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McGrath, Finian

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Defence Forces Operations (Continued)

Turn a blind eye.More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

There is no confidence in him.More Button

He did not send for the Technical Group.More Button

It was disgraceful; 16 Deputies were ignored.More Button

Turn off the bugs.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

What about the Technical Group?More Button

Go up to Beaumont hospital.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

The Taoiseach did not ask us.More Button

There is no need for the dig.More Button

Restorative Justice (Reparation of Victims) Bill 2013: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle for the opportunity to speak on the Restorative Justice (Reparation of Victims) Bill 2013. I thank and commend Deputy Halligan for putting this Bill together and ...More Button

It is also very relevant to the debate today when the Minister for Justice and Equality has once again taken his eye off the ball of crime and justice issues. It is a disgrace that serious issue...More Button

There are many burglaries in many communities, events about which the upper echelons and the elite do not hear. Most of the people being robbed are poor. Working class people are being hammered...More Button

The Bill seeks to introduce a requirement for offenders to make a reparation for the damage caused by their crimes.More Button

The reparations could pay for victims' medical costs or repairs to damaged property. The Bill also provides for recognition to be afforded to offenders who voluntarily make reparations prior to th...More Button

Two particularly important sections are sections 5 and 6. Section 5 enables an offender to make pretrial reparations in respect of the cost of medical treatment. That is a common sense provisio...More Button

I want to mention the sad hit and run case of Shane O'Farrell. The perpetrator had more than 40 previous convictions and was at large on 2 August 2011 when he killed the 23 year old Shane O'Farr...More Button

Foreign Policy

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if the Government supports a government in Ukraine that has five ministerial posts from the far-right Svoboda Party and that works hard to de-escalate the situation; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Freedom of Information Requests

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the reason no FOI requests received by his Department since 2013 have been published on the request database on his Department’s website; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the reason there are no FOI section 15 and section 16 manuals published on his Department’s website; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

IBRC Staff

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will support the IBOA members in the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation in respect of their redundancy terms (details supplied). More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the position regarding a school placement in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Education Policy

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on correspondence regarding the raising of and giving an innovative approach to student engagement (details supplied). More Button

Public Sector Staff Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if the Commission for Public Service Appointments conducted an investigation into a complaint that solicitors were not eligible to apply for positions as advisory counsel in the Office of the Attor...More Button

Departmental Websites

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if the website of the Commission for Public Service Appointments is maintained and updated on a regular basis; if the freedom of information section 15 and section 16 manual is up to date and corre...More Button

Public Sector Pensions

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if the Commission for Public Service Appointments conducted an investigation into a complaint that solicitors were not eligible to apply for positions as advisory counsel in the Office of the Attor...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if the website of the Commission for Public Service Appointments is maintained and updated on a regular basis; if the freedom of information section 15 and section 16 manual is up to date and corre...More Button

Employment Support Services

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the position regarding employment in respect of a person (details supplied). More Button

Ministerial Meetings

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will meet a person (details supplied).More Button

Inter-Country Adoptions

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: to explain the position regarding speeding up the process on inter-country adoptions with Russia and Nigeria (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Appointment Status

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding surgery in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will investigate the reason children with high risk neuroblastoma do not receive funding towards the costs of treatment abroad (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will support better services for cystic fibrosis in Beaumont Hospital Dublin; and if he will make 13 patient rooms a priority.More Button

Departmental Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: if funding will be made available to a group (details supplied). More Button

Taxi Regulations

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding overpayment.More Button

Pension Provisions

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the position regarding pension loss in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button