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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Business of Dáil (Continued)

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Confidence in Taoiseach and Government: Motion (Continued)

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On seeing the Taoiseach table a motion of confidence today, I have to compare him to Comical Ali claiming he was winning a war when the tanks were rolling into Baghdad. The speeches I heard today ...More Button

The Taoiseach's claim to be making progress on women's rights is also delusional. All we see is a medieval anti-abortion law. The Government has not the guts to take on this issue. I refer in ...More Button

The claim of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Brendan Howlin, that not guillotining debate is one of democratic Ireland's greatest achievements is laughable.More Button

On Friday, there was nobody sitting on the Government benches. They let the clock run down on the debate. That is the new tactic.More Button

The charade that the Government is going through today is irrelevant. The real politics will be tomorrow, when I guarantee tens of thousands of people will be on the streets outside the gates of...More Button

I raised the question a couple of weeks ago whether the Taoiseach or the Tánaiste were Del Boy or Rodney in trying to sell the dodgy water charges at a discount. Today, I see the Taoiseach is Tr...More Button

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Water Services Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

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Commemorative Events

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if she will report on funding for 1916 commemorations; the percentage of her Department's budget that was devoted to this; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I wish to ask the Minister what percentage or proportion of funding for the arts budget is being devoted to the 1916 commemorations, compared to the rest of her departmental budget, and if she will...More Button

The information seems to be that all of the increase in the arts budget is being devoted to the commemoration of the 1916 Rising. Artists throughout this country are really struggling. Most peopl...More Button

I believe that the 1916 centenary is an important historical event whose pros and cons should be debated and discussed throughout the country. Its impact should be assessed on many different lev...More Button

I was referring to the Department's budget. The Arts Council and the national cultural institutions have had their budgets cut by 40% to 50% between 2008 and 2015. The Department's budget is, as ...More Button

I hope there will be a real involvement by communities and ordinary people in the 1916 celebrations. I hope it will not be a grand style event, with military and heads of state tripping over eac...More Button

Job Initiatives

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the percentage of staff at cultural organisations in receipt of Arts Council or other such State funding who are on the JobBridge scheme or any other unpaid internship; and if she will make a state...More Button

I wish to ask the Minister about the percentage of staff at cultural institutions in receipt of Arts Council or other such State funding who are on JobBridge schemes or any other unpaid internships...More Button

It is a common myth that people interested in a career in the arts, such as young people fresh from college, are going on arts internships. That is no longer the case.More Button

Job Initiatives (Continued)

It is an open secret in the arts fraternity that free labour is being used to displace people in full-time labour. A quote in the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy s...More Button

We are all in favour of interns and people getting experience in the arts but my problem is that they are doing so without getting any money whatsoever. The €50 would basically pay one's travel ex...More Button

If the Minister is that concerned, why does she not look at what they are doing in Britain, for example? The creative employment programme of the Arts Council of England is designed to support u...More Button

Water Services Bill 2014: Committee Stage (Continued)

People will be surprised to hear that the Government is not serious about a plebiscite to keep Irish Water in public ownership and is refusing to accept the word "shall" instead of "may" or any com...More Button

I endorse what my colleague has said with regard to citizens. The Government has no compunction about taking money from the non-Irish who make up 12% of the population of the State, so it should...More Button

I also ask, under amendment No. 8, that the Minister accept that in any plebiscite the McKenna principles should apply and that public money should not be used to promote one side of the debate o...More Button

We should have brought the sleeping bags tonight. We may even need them tomorrow night, because the conduct of the Government has added to the cynicism that is out there and to the numbers who w...More Button

Easter Rising Commemorations

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the involvement the military of other European States may have in the commemorative events related to the anniversary of the 1916 Rising.More Button

National Cultural Institutions

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if she will expand the funding for the National Archives, the National Library, the National Gallery, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum; and if she will make a statement on the...More Button

Community Employment Schemes Eligibility

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: if she will confirm that community employment participants who commenced prior to 16 January 2012 and have had continuous service may retain their primary social welfare payment alongside the CE pe...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: if she will report on the number of community employment participants who will have a dual payment ended after December 2014; and the savings to the Department's budget as a result of this change.More Button

Social Welfare Code

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: if she will amend social welfare regulations to address the anomaly where a married couple (details supplied) in receipt of carer's allowance and jobseeker's allowance have income earned on a once-...More Button

Taxi Regulations

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: in order to increase the supply of wheelchair accessible vehicles, WAVS, if he will intervene to extend the deadline for taxi drivers wishing to avail of the WAV grant from the National Transport A...More Button