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Murphy, Catherine

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

And not the Technical Group.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

The programme for Government referred to new thinking and new approaches to politics. A feature of past governments has been a very centralised, managed approach to matters.More Button

Today the Taoiseach organised a briefing for the leaders of Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin. The Technical Group comprises one third of the Opposition. We have made it easy for the Taoiseach and Minist...More Button

The Taoiseach knows.More Button

The Taoiseach has done it before.More Button

I must object because we notified all Departments and have been briefed in the past by the Department of the Taoiseach. They know that one telephone call needs to be made to my office which will c...More Button

We deliberately made it that easy.More Button

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

I thank Deputy Halligan for tabling this Bill. I will focus my remarks on the crime of burglary, which is particularly difficult for people. As gardaí who have responded to burglaries point out, ...More Button

Restorative justice should not be used to mitigate responsibility but it could add to the consequences. It can be appropriate in the case of low level crimes, including in particular youth anti-...More Button

Burglary is a difficult crime to solve. The ratio of Garda resources around the country is unbalanced. With the exception of Dublin and Limerick, there is a weak connection between recorded cri...More Button

Shannon Airport Facilities

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the number of persons he is aware of who have been transited through Shannon Airport in the custody of agents of other governments, and who are being detained in an extrajudicial manner in violatio...More Button

Emigrant Support Services

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the initiatives his Department is taking to try and better inform Irish citizens who emigrate to popular destinations about the realities of the employment market, cost of living, accommodation and...More Button

Unfinished Housing Developments

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will indicate, in relation to lands and property assets held by development companies for liquidation, and where developments are not completed to the planning permission, do the assets trans...More Button

Planning Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the result of the tendering process for independent planning expertise in the setting up of inquiries into certain planning decisions (details supplied); if any contracts or appointments have been ...More Button

Housing Assistance Payments Administration

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if, in respect of the proposed housing assistance payment, an estimate of rental top-ups currently being paid has been factored into the calculations on the new payment arrangements that will be in...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if, in respect of the proposed housing assistance payment, he is concerned that the new system is being fully tested if it is only being rolled out in local authorities with low staff to population...More Button

Land Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will indicate, in relation to lands and property assets held by development companies for liquidation, and where developments are not completed to the planning permission, do the assets trans...More Button

Driver Licences

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the reason for substantial delays in the issuing of driver licences to persons who have passed their test; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that many people are having to persuade insura...More Button