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Murphy, Catherine

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Order of Business

The Taoiseach should satisfy his backbenchers-----More Button

Confidence in the Government: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members]

The benchmark against which the Government will be measured is what it committed to prior to the general election. It will also be benchmarked against three big issues, namely, debt, job creation ...More Button

With regard to reform, there was an expectation that the political and public service systems would be radically reformed. I acknowledge that reform takes time, but under the Government, we have...More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Continued)

It is helpful that the change in the reduction to the qualifying age is being postponed, but commitments were made last year with regard to reducing the age of the youngest child. The situation in...More Button

I know there is provision in the Social Welfare Bill for particular areas and that there will be some improvements. However, this problem is not confined to individual areas. Lone parents can b...More Button

The proposal to extend the timeframe is helpful. The Minister will accept that we are starting from a very low base. Those who will be required to sign on will no longer be regarded as lone paren...More Button

Will a place be available for every child who requires it on the commencement date targeted by the Minister? Will she have to come back to us to talk about the commencement, or will it happen auto...More Button

  Progress reported; Committee to sit again.More Button

  The Dáil adjourned at 11.15 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 13 December 2012.More Button

Bond Markets

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide detailed figures for the total sovereign debt issued by the State through the sale of bonds for each year 1990 to date in 2012; if he will break down the nature of each of these ...More Button

General Government Debt

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide figures of the total interest payment made by the State on general Government debt for each year 1990 to date in 2012 by amount and as a percentage of total Government expenditur...More Button

Early Child Care Education Issues

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the required fields in which a potential pre-school leader must have achieved a level seven major award or equivalent in order to successfully receive the higher rate of capitation under the early ...More Button