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Martin, Micheál

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions

I beg the Ceann Comhairle's indulgence to wish the Taoiseach a happy birthday. Is it the Tánaiste's birthday as well?More Button

The birthdays are about the only thing that unite both of them at the moment but the Taoiseach should enjoy the day nonetheless.More Button

I raise the issue of the aftermath of the Croke Park II deal and the vote by public sector workers to reject the deal presented to them by Government - a deal we said was unfair and had a disprop...More Button

When we raised this issue last week, the Taoiseach said the Government was going to take time out to reflect on the vote. It seems the reflection did not really last more than 24 hours because t...More Button

While the Minister has asked the chair of the Labour Relations Commission-----More Button

The Government. Sorry, I thought the Minister, Deputy Howlin, was leading the charge on this. In any event, the Government asked the chair of the LRC to reconsider while at the same time throwing...More Button

Sources close to the Government have said the legislation the Minister, Deputy Howlin, promised in regard to the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act, the Pensions Act and the ...More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

That is why workers really get fed up with the mixed messages that flow from the Government. What the Taoiseach has said is really a threat to workers. He is basically saying that if there is no ...More Button

Nurses, health care workers and public servants felt the deal was fundamentally unclear. There was a divide and conquer approach at the time and it is continuing. The Minister for Public Expend...More Button

The Taoiseach has confirmed that there will be only little adjustments. Government sources said yesterday there could only be a tweaking of the deal. In reality, the laws that must be enacted t...More Button

There was no debate last week on the Estimates.More Button

Order of Business

It is not agreed. We raised this last week and objected to the procedure and process being engaged in by Government whereby it referred all these Estimates to committee last week generally without...More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

That is the reality, irrespective of whatever other pretence is going on in terms of a genuine renegotiation. We are not going to rubber-stamp or be part of a charade which, on the one hand, is sa...More Button

There appear to be mixed messages between the Government parties on when water charges are to be introduced. The Water Services Bill, a major item of legislation, is still awaited. The Taoiseach ...More Button

Will the Taoiseach update the House on the protection of maternal life Bill because there are reports that emergency discussions took place last evening involving the Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and ...More Button

I seek clarification as to when the Bill will be published and of the Government's intentions in that regard.More Button

Starting from October.More Button

For the October period.More Button

Just after the local elections.More Button

The Taoiseach can trust the Minister, Deputy Phil Hogan, to organise things that way.More Button

Will there be six or 12 on the panel?More Button

It is not speculation. I am just trying to have clarity on the issue.More Button

Neither do I, but somebody on the Taoiseach's side is doing so.More Button

Youth Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the community run youth service for Cabra, Dublin, is being put at risk because her Department has not signed off on the funding allocation for 2013...More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will examine the case of a person (details supplied) in County Meath awaiting an urgent hip replacement surgery, who requires this surgery in order that he may be allowed home from temporary ...More Button