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McGrath, Finian

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 Nbr. 1


Leaders’ Questions

The question was about seven year old children.More Button

Charlie Flanagan is on Twitter already.More Button

Check out what Charlie Flanagan wrote on Twitter.More Button

It is set out in section 4 of the Bill. Check out what Charlie Flanagan wrote.More Button

Fix the leaks.More Button

Order of Business

We will take Fergus. He has been on the television every night.More Button

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

The language in here is something else.More Button

That is precisely what the Labour Party did in the previous Dáil.More Button

I propose to share time with Deputies Maureen O’Sullivan and Mattie McGrath.More Button

I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate on an issue that is hugely important for this country and for future generations of its people. As such, it is vital that we have a measured a...More Button

I stand for a Europe of nations working closely together, with Ireland having a strong and assertive independent foreign policy. That is what I stand for, clear and straight. It may not be popula...More Button

It is not populist to challenge the political establishment in this country. It is not populist to challenge those who have a larger project in mind. In fact, it is sometimes a very lonely place ...More Button

I raise this point in respect of the details of this debate today. However, it also is important to challenge the manifestation of what I call the EU mindset in this House. I refer to those who a...More Button

I welcome this debate and urge everyone to calm down in respect of the language used, such as the use of words like “lunacy” by colleagues in the Labour Party. People should grow up and listen to ...More Button

I make this important point to all Members present, including the Minister, Deputy Shatter.More Button

I note the Garda Representative Association sorted out the Minister as well and he should not forget that.More Button

The Minister loves battlegroups.More Button

Written Answers - Third Level Fees

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the position regarding a 73% increase in fees for part-time students at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, an increase which could lead to 90% of part-time students having to abandon their studie...More Button

Written Answers - Planning Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local [200]Government : as there seems to be a gap in legislation where there is no independent body overseeing the consistent application of planning policy by local authorities throughout the country, An Bord Plean&aacu...More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Correspondence

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his views on a matter (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will increase the home support in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3.More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding an application for a medical card renewal in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9. More Button