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Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

Yes, I certainly will.

  I move amendment No. 1:More Button

The test of our respective performances will come at the next general elections in each of these parts of Ireland. I warrant that Sinn Féin will hold and likely build on its latest vote share. I ...More Button

Who were the winners in budget 2013? The Government pretends there were no winners but the reality is that the most highly paid, the wealthy elite, escaped yet again and those struggling on the ...More Button

The Labour Party boasts that it has protected the core social welfare payments. This is a false claim. It claims to have fought the good fight in Cabinet and pushed for a 3% increase in the uni...More Button

I deplore the cuts to child benefit in the budget. They are possibly the most far-reaching of all the cuts. Let us make no mistake: child benefit is a core payment and it has been slashed, cont...More Button

The value-for-money review of child benefit published in 2010 by the Department of Social Protection demonstrates the dependence of middle income families on the payment. Its analysis found that...More Button

The child benefit cuts come on top of other penalties and obstacles encountered by struggling families. In November the Minister informed us that working families who are in poverty and who appl...More Button

I have no doubt that the Social Welfare Bill, in combination with the health cuts, will damage the health of children. It would be fairer, simpler and economically sounder to introduce a third r...More Button

Confidence in the Government: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

We greatly regret it too, because the Minister is the best of craic.More Button

The Deputy should show some manners.More Button

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: in view of announcements made in budget 2013, if he will give assurances to students in receipt of a maintenance and top-up grant for the academic year 2012-2013 under the category NA1-T, that seco...More Button

Public Transport Provision

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the details and arrangements applying to all Bus Éireann wheelchair accessible routes within and serving County Cavan and County Monaghan; the details of any other wheelchair accessible public or p...More Button