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O'Dea, Willie

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Continued)

I propose to share time with Deputy Barry Cowen if he appears in the Chamber.More Button

The central defence made by the Minister is that core social welfare rates will remain unchanged. Like many things, that is not completely true but it is partly true. I wish to draw the attenti...More Button

Since the downturn in the economy in 2008 there have been eight austerity budgets in total. The ESRI, Social Justice Ireland and several other organisations, which have no political axe to grind...More Button

Social Justice Ireland and a number of other organisations, which have no political axe to grind and no affiliation to any party but simply tell it as they see it, have stated unequivocally that la...More Button

This has nothing to do with anomalies or uniformity in the tax system. This is a direct increase in taxation to prise an extra €40 million out of women from the allowance they receive before and a...More Button

  Yeats wrote a poem about a man who was trying to impress his chosen woman. After telling her what he could do if he was wealthy, he admitted "But I, being poor, have only my dream...More Button

What about Sinn Féin's record in the North?More Button

It is one policy here and another in the North. Tell us about the Sinn Féin policy in the North.More Button

The Shinners are the only people who-----More Button

The Deputy promised me he would tell us about the North.More Button

He said he would tell us about the North.More Button

Here is the guy who has one policy in Newry and another in Dundalk. I welcome his conversion to democracy. We have ways of-----More Button

Two-faced? You could give lectures on being two-faced, you hypocrite.More Button

Your friends were caught in a van with items to commit crime. You come in here and talk. You hypocrite. One policy in Dundalk and one in Newry.More Button

Look in the mirror and you will see what it means.More Button

One policy in Dundalk and one in Newry. That is hypocrisy. You do not have to go to any dictionary.More Button

That is hypocrisy of the highest order. They are hypocrites.More Button

Joint Policing Committees Remit

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his plans for the future of joint policing committees; his view on broadening their remit; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Child Benefit Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will outline in tabular form the number of recipients of child benefit who are in receipt of payments for third and subsequent child broken down by country and number of children.More Button

Respite Care Grant Data

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will provide in tabular breakdown by county the total number of persons in receipt of respite care grant, regardless of other payments in 2010, 2011 and 2012. More Button