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Hayes, Tom

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)

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate on the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill. This is one of the most important items of legislation to come before the House each year. I underst...More Button

As it introduces austerity measures to try to reduce the budget deficit in the coming years, the Government is going to face another major challenge. I am pleased the Minister is present because I...More Button

Social welfare fraud is having a major effect on the economy. I have been informed by people who want to obtain legitimate employment or to establish businesses in the area of construction or what...More Button

I must be careful with regard to how I frame my next point. I understand that non-nationals are engaging in major abuses of the social welfare system, particularly those who fly into the country t...More Button

There has been much discussion in this House and elsewhere with regard to wrongdoing in society. Those who are fraudulently claiming social welfare benefits are committing a wrong against society....More Button

Action must be taken to make it easier for those who are unemployed to take up training courses and return to mainstream employment. I understand many businesses are prepared to take people on for...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: when a decision on a child benefit appeal will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button