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Ó Cuív, Éamon

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Public Sector Pay and Conditions: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

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The audacity of the Government never ceases to amaze me. These are the people who introduced funny mathematics into Irish politics, with the idea that cutting a few top wages would save billions. ...More Button

I do not think the Government understands that the public service has rejected the deal. If there were threats, they came from the Government to get the deal through to the effect that legislati...More Button

With a budget of €50 billion, I could never understand how the Government got itself into this situation. The Minister of State said the Croke Park agreement was a good and ground-breaking deal....More Button

As the Minister of State pointed out, the success we have had in cutting the cost of the public service wage bill is testament to the fact that Croke Park I was a very good and a very fair deal. More Button

The second issue with which I would like to deal is the unreality of going to public servants, many of whom are between the ages of 30 and 50, and, in particular, to front-line workers who are ev...More Button

The Government wonders why the agreement was rejected. Let us be honest about it. If one is between 55 or 60 years of age, one's mortgage is paid and one's family is grown up and educated. Of ...More Button

If the Minister wants to go back to public servants again, he should deal with the mortgage issue and not by saying 95,000 people can reach personal arrangements which will mean they will have to...More Button

Why will the Government not raise taxes for those earning more than €100,000, many of whom are in the private sector? Why was there such a paltry cut comparatively to salaries of more than €100,...More Button

People are at breaking point and are very disillusioned that this Government seems to be oblivious to the problems faced by ordinary, decent and hardworking families. Will the Government pause a...More Button

Employment Support Services

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of staff within her Department committed to employer engagement as part of the pathways to work strategy, the use of private contractors in the INTREO activation service; the number of I...More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Appeals

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a decision will be made on an appeal to the 2012 disadvantaged area scheme appeal committee by a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the reason for the delay in deciding this appeal; a...More Button

Childcare Education and Training Scheme Administration

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the reason persons on the jobbridge schemes are treated differently from other persons on activation schemes and persons in receipt of social welfare for the purposes of the childcare subvention sc...More Button