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McGrath, Finian

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders’ Questions

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Defence Forces (Second World War Amnesty and Immunity) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

I thank the Cathaoirleach for giving me the opportunity to speak on this Bill. It is important that we pay tribute to and commend the silent majority who have defended this State since its foundat...More Button

Defence Forces (Second World War Amnesty and Immunity) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

The effect of the order was to impose significant hardship on many individuals and families and remove from them the right to be tried for the offences of which they stood accuse and to provide a d...More Button

In June 2012, following detailed consideration the Government concluded that the sacrifice and contribution of those who deserted the defence forces to fight on the Allied side in the Second Worl...More Button

The Government's commitment to apologise for the manner in which these members of the Defence Forces who left to join the Allied side between 1939 and 1945 were treated after the war by the State...More Button

I have major concerns about the Bill, but also about the future of and morale in the Defence Forces which are important in this debate. I hope the debate on this Bill is a lesson to all of us th...More Button

Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2013: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle for the opportunity of speaking in this important Private Members' debate on the survivors of symphysiotomy.More Button

I thank and commend all of the survivors for their great work, dedication, perseverance and courage in bringing forward this issue after many years of hard suffering and pain. In the past I have...More Button

Today, at 4 p.m., I listened to the women again make their case for justice and fairness. I agree with Dr. Andrew Rynne when he stated that their trust was betrayed and there was no justificatio...More Button

It is up to all Members of the Dáil and Seanad to support these women. That is what I am doing here tonight, I am joining my colleagues in supporting this legislation. The decision to lift the ...More Button

Returning to the core issue, I listened to the plight of the women. The breaking of the pelvis generally left women disabled, in pain, incontinent, their lives damaged, their babies occasionally...More Button

The demand by survivors for truth and justice has been stonewalled since 2002. Instead of an independent inquiry, there was a whitewash report which stands over surgeries that were condemned las...More Button

There is significant international support for these women and it is important that they know that is the case. Some 22,222 people in 68 countries have supported this group, including 490 doctors....More Button

I usually have a go at the Minister for Justice and Equality and the Minister of State on other issues, but I commend them on and thank them for their efforts on this issue and also for not divid...More Button

Foreign Conflicts

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he will meet the Colombian delegation visiting Dublin on 23 April in order to support the peace process in Colombia.More Button

Property Taxation Exemptions

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding local property tax.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will respond to the issue raised by the resident association concerning the property tax for the Marino area of Dublin (details supplied).More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if there are any property tax exemptions for families whose homes were damaged during the construction of the Dublin Port Tunnel.More Button

Mortgage Debt

Asked the Minister for Finance: the position regarding arrears in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9.More Button

IBRC Staff

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding pay for bank staff.More Button

Ministerial Allowances

Asked the Minister for Finance: regarding if Ministers living outside Dublin claim tax breaks on Dublin properties plus new house taxes, if they are allowed to write off costs of mortgages interest; if they can claim tax relief o...More Button

NAMA Portfolio

Asked the Minister for Finance: if a person (details supplied) owns the Killester British Legion Hall in Dublin 5 or is this property under the National Assets Management Agency.More Button

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the position regarding an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied).More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his policy on children with Autism; and the reason he is not issuing a definitive policy document on Autism.More Button

Legislative Programme

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he will support amendments to the national lotteries Bill, in particular section 41(1) as raised in correspondence (details supplied). More Button

Pension Provisions

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the pensions of retired gardaí.More Button

Insurance Coverage

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he will advise residents on the Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, on the way in which they can get home insurance on account of the fact that the insurance companies have designated this area as a floodi...More Button

International Summer Camp

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he will support the International Summer Camp due in August by the Order of Malta, Ireland (details supplied).More Button

Special Areas of Conservation Designation

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if any support or compensation is available to farmers who have lost out on possible income and payments as a result of their land being designated as a special area of conservation.More Button

Broadband Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding national broadcasting.More Button

Rental Accommodation Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the position regarding the rental accomodation scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5.More Button

Fire Safety Regulations

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding fire, health and safety regulations. More Button

Local Authority Funding

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will detail the benefits an estate (details supplied) in Dublin 9 will derive from the implementation of the residential property tax. More Button

Noise Pollution

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the position regarding a noise pollution issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3.More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if the county and city councils have autistic planning teams to assist adults with Autism; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Proposed Legislation

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will give an update on the plans to repeal the 1871 Lunacy Act.More Button

Asylum Seeker Accommodation

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding conditions in a reception an integration agency hostel.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will investigate the living conditions of asylum seekers here in particular families with children (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Anti-Social Behaviour

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the action being taken to curb anti-social activity in an area (details supplied) in Dublin 9. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding the anti-social activities reported in an area (details supplied).More Button

Garda Vetting Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will support the matter of a Garda vetting clearance (details supplied) in Dublin 9.More Button

Irish Red Cross Funding

Asked the Minister for Defence: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the Irish Red Cross.More Button

Grant Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of farmers who applied under the disadvantaged areas payment, agri environment option scheme payment and REP scheme for the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013, ...More Button

Agricultural Productivity

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the analysis that has been done on a county or regional basis in regard to agricultural productivity in the dairy, beef and sheep sectors; and the linkages that have been established, if any, betwe...More Button

Homelessness Strategy

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will provide an update on her plans to assist young persons trapped in homeless accomodation.More Button

Thalidomide Victims Compensation

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will meet with the Irish Thalidomide Survivors' Society as a matter of priority. More Button

Disability Support Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if he has a policy in place when local authorities are providing new playground facilities that they would provide playground equipment, which is, at least in part, accessible for children with dis...More Button

HSE Properties

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will advise on the process to access the hospital application 2193/13 on the Hospital Development Control and Site Mobility Management plans for Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9More Button

Hospice Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding access to a hospice (details supplied)More Button

Cochlear Implants

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will support the provision of funding for bilateral cochlear implants for deaf Irish childrenMore Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding a hospital appointment in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 17.More Button

Mobility Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding allowances in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5. More Button

Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the assistance available to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 17.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will review the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5. More Button

HSE Reports

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 98 of 26 May 2011, if he will provide an update on same.More Button

Medicinal Products Supply

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will support lung fibrosis patients here as a matter of urgency (details supplied).More Button

Nursing Staff Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will end the salary discrimination in the graduate nursing and midwifery initiativeMore Button

Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will support the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 17More Button

Disabilities Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will clarify the amount of the Health Service Executive money being spent on children and adults with Autism; the amount of disability funding that is budgeted for Autism and its services; if...More Button

Sports Capital Programme Applications

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the position regarding financial support in respect of a club (details supplied) in Dublin 5.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide financial support to a club (details supplied) in Dublin 5; when funding will be accessed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Taxi Regulations

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the taxi industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button