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Kelleher, Billy

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Their broken backs.More Button

Care Services: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

With the agreement of the House, I will share my time with Deputy Robert Troy.More Button

I welcome the opportunity to speak on this issue. Having contributed to the debate on the Social Welfare Bill, I will be repeating myself to an extent, but what I said is worth repeating. More Button

The Technical Group has put down a comprehensive motion, which is worth reflecting on. It outlines and recognises the contribution carers make to society. It goes on to acknowledge their need f...More Button

The decision to cut the carer's respite grant was an amazing one. It now appears we are targeting people who have been made vulnerable by an intellectual or physical disability. I do not say th...More Button

The Government, in trying to honour its commitments not to increase taxation or cut basic social welfare payments, is attacking vulnerable groups in a very malicious way. I do not use those word...More Button

The respite care grant is a valuable contribution to people who are caring for someone at home, particularly to many people who do not qualify for the carer's or half carer's payment. It gives t...More Button

This cut was mean and nasty.More Button

The Minister of State referred in her speech to the budget being difficult. We all knew it would be difficult. Every political party in the Dáil agreed about the broad parameters. Fianna Fáil si...More Button

Bullying of Children

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her policy to combat cyberbullying; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Garda Stations Refurbishment

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding the relocation of Glanmire Garda Station, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Primary Care Centres Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: if the funding is being provided for primary care schemes in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button