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O'Dea, Willie

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

No, we did not.More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

Would you, Deputy?More Button

Look in the mirror.More Button

I did not.More Button

What did it create?More Button

Get off the stage.More Button

I find the Deputy funny. Is that okay?More Button

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

What about all the increases we provided?More Button

When in opposition the Minister said these were not adequate and then after the crash they said they had been too generous.More Button

There will be a great deal of interest in the Minister after tonight.More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Continued)

I take this opportunity to again record my grievous annoyance at the way this Bill is being dealt with by Government. There is no reason ample time could not have been provided for us to debate th...More Button

I do not have any strong views in regard to these amendments. As stated by Deputy Ó Snodaigh, the Bill deals with more than social welfare. Perhaps the wording of the Bill would be improved if ...More Button

I was just about to make the same point. I thought we were dealing with Deputy Ó Snodaigh's amendments.More Button

For clarity, this issue is addressed in section 13. I take it that we will have an opportunity to debate that section. I tabled two amendments to section 13 but they were ruled out of order on th...More Button

I understand that.More Button

I welcome the change with regard to the starting date for the change affecting lone parents as this alleviates the situation slightly. However, I recall the Minister telling the Seanad last year t...More Button

Defence Forces Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he is satisfied that remuneration levels for Defence Force personnel are adequate; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Tax Yield

Asked the Minister for Finance: the average and median individual amount of increased taxation in comparison to pre-July 2013 levels that women on maternity benefit will pay after July 2013 in a full tax year; and if he will make...More Button

Tax and Social Welfare Codes

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason behind the changes in taxation regarding maternity benefit; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Tax Rebates

Asked the Minister for Finance: the amount of money the Revenue repaid in tax refunds under maternity benefit rates in 2011 and to date in 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button