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McGrath, Finian

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Teachers' Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: her plans to reverse the pay cuts imposed by her Government and the previous Administration on new entrant teachers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Does the Minister plan to reverse the pay cuts imposed by her Government and the previous Administration on new entrant teachers? I raise this question because this is a grave injustice to many yo...More Button

Let us address the core issue. Does the Minister support unequal pay? How can she support the fact that two teachers doing exactly the same job are paid vastly different salaries because one was ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if she supports the principle of equal pay for all teachers.More Button

Teachers' Remuneration (Continued)

The 10% cut for 2011 entrants, along with starting on the first rather than the second point on the scale, were imposed in the budget by the previous Government. The cuts to allowances were unilat...More Button

I hope negotiations lead to ending this inequality and injustice. The former president of the INTO, Anne Fay, told a rally of thousands of teachers in 2012 that the Government could not defend sep...More Button

Leaders' Questions

The Taoiseach should up his game.More Button

On the Minister of State's watch.More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Put on your wellies and get down there.More Button

It is a bit like Santa Claus. We will have it on St. Patrick's Day.More Button

Tell the Minister to put on his wellies and get down there.More Button

He will come after the event. That is the problem. He goes every five years.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the status of the provision of resources hours for children with a disability in primary schools.More Button

Educational Disadvantage

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if she will provide the maximum support to all pupils in disadvantaged schools in 2015-16. More Button

School Funding

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: her plans to fund primary schools to the same level as secondary schools.More Button

School Management

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: her plans to rebuild a middle management structure in our primary and secondary schools.More Button

Departmental Staff Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of staff within his Department earning over €100,000 by grade in 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Flood Prevention Measures

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: further to Parliamentary Question No. 67 of 11 November 2015, his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding flood relief schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

IDA Data

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if, when and where the Industrial Development Agency Ireland plans to open new offices outside Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Air Corps Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he will hold a further recruitment drive for the Air Corps early in 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Garda Overtime

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the overtime budget allocation to and the amount spent by An Garda Síochána in 2013 and in 2014; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Legislative Programme

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if she will support reform (details supplied) to the Coroners Bill 2007; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Health: if he is aware that 9,000 of the 26,000 children who qualify for the domiciliary care allowance are without medical cards, if he will end this injustice; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of the case of a person (details supplied) who requires advice and support from a social worker; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Ministerial Meetings

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: when he last met formally with the Irish ambassador to China, Mr. Paul Kavanagh; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Housing Provision

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: to support rent supplement and housing assistance payment limits and introduce rent certainty as short-term housing measures, as advised by the National Economic and Social Council; to make better ...More Button

Public Transport

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

Acht na Gaeilge

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