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Browne, John

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 Nbr. 1


Medical Treatment (Termination of Pregnancy in Case of Risk to Life of Pregnant Woman) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

I wish to share time with Deputy Michael Moynihan.More Button

I welcome the Bill which gives us an opportunity to reflect on our membership of the EU. It is also important — whether one is on the “Yes” side or the “No” side — that we have a const...More Button

The Government is grudgingly holding a referendum having made every effort to avoid it by watering down the treaty, as was verified by the German Minister at the time of the negotiations. Cabinet ...More Button

We are a small island nation on the edge of Europe and if we are to progress further as a country we must continue to be at the heart of the European agenda. We have greatly benefited from our mem...More Button

One to the major changes has been in the area of working conditions. When I first began to work there were few legal requirements for working conditions, the work environment or overtime — i...More Button

When I travel around my county and the conversation turns to the EU treaty, people ask me what is in it for the unemployed and the less well-off. This is an area the Government must deal with in t...More Button

Irish exports provide the success story. The figure for exports which amounted to €24.5 billion in 1998 rose to €35.1 billion in 2010. As the House will be aware, exports have reached a...More Button

Overall, there is a need for a full debate on the treaty in the next four or five weeks. We cannot take things for granted. The opinion poll results today in The Irish Times show clearly t...More Button

We must state clearly that the moneys that we acquired from the European Union were spent wisely. They were spent on the people through the development of infrastructural projects far beyond our w...More Button

Written Answers - Croke Park Agreement

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will be seeking to ensure that all teachers’ allowances are protected under the review of allowances for public servants; his views on whether all such allowance are considered part of ...More Button