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McCarthy, Michael

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

We are living in an absolutely unprecedented, difficult economic time. This is the second budget of five and there is not a Deputy in the House who wants to see the measures being spoken about wid...More Button

We would be plunging the country into a political crisis as bad as the one in Greece, which is the line some Members opposite argued for when the crisis began. We would then have parties in govern...More Button

The restoration of the minimum wage in the last budget was indicative of what left-wing politicians do when in government, as is exempting 330,000 lower paid workers from the universal social cha...More Button

One might as well be speaking archaic Latin to a right-wing individual whose only interest is bringing down the Government so that it can be replaced with the right-wing ideology that allows his in...More Button

I conclude by putting several questions to Opposition Members. They have rightly criticised the measures that the Government has taken. I am certainly not proud of this budget but it is essenti...More Button

Sinn Féin's pre-budget submission, which did not make its way to Merrion Street because it would have been thrown out, suggests that Deputies' salaries should be reduced from €92,000 to €70,000. ...More Button

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the options open to a person (details supplied) in County Cork in terms of financial assistance; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Installation Aid Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the position regarding the installation grant aid in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button