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Murphy, Catherine

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

This morning RTE reported that the Government is considering relaxing the cap on bankers' pay to facilitate a huge salary for the new Bank of Ireland chief executive officer. The cap is already se...More Button

The Minister for Finance, Deputy Noonan, has himself said that because the Government now holds a stake of only 14% in Bank of Ireland, it can be more flexible regarding pay. Are we now about to...More Button

AIB is 99.9% State-owned. The money we pumped into it is not the Taoiseach's or mine; it belongs to the people across this country, not just this generation but also generations to come. They d...More Button

It was heralded recently that the Government is considering a sizeable AIB share sale. I now read that Goodbody Stockbrokers has been appointed along with familiar names such as JP Morgan, Goldm...More Button

It is a matter for the people and, as such, no such sale should even be contemplated without at least majority support. The Social Democrats have tabled a motion on the Order Paper to that effect....More Button

I suppose clichés exist for a purpose but one that jumps to mind immediately is that if one does not learn from history, it has a tendency to repeat itself. It looks like we are heading back to th...More Button

It is essential that there is a cost-benefit analysis on whether to sell, and when to sell if it is decided to sell. It is unconscionable that there would not be a vote in this House given that ...More Button

School Accommodation

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will review the policy in which there is no provision or obligation to provide a general purpose hall when providing for renovations in a school, in view of the fact that it is provided for d...More Button

Local Authority Housing Mortgages

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: his plans for local authority mortgages for house extensions in situations in which it would cater for overcrowding or in which it would satisfy housing needs for those on the housing waiting list;...More Button

Housing Policy

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: his plans for persons that purchased starter homes and have now outgrown them due to family size; the measures being considered; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Planning Issues

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: if the bond that was required by the then Minister for Local Government in the context of planning permission for a facility (details supplied) remains in place; if so, if it can be called in to fu...More Button

Development Contributions

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: the amounts of development contributions which have been collected and unspent by local authorities; if arrangements remain in place that only permit local authorities to spend the equivalent of th...More Button

Property Tax Administration

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: the year in which the assessment of needs were done that now inform the distribution of local property tax; his plans to repeat the exercise; if so, when that will be done; and if he will make a st...More Button

Irish Language

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the status regarding implementing the numerous components of the 20-year strategy for Irish language report; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Gorse Burning

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the number of investigations that have taken place in the past ten years into illegal gorse fires and the illegal burning of uplands; the number of these investigations that have resulted in prosec...More Button

Public Transport

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if an evaluation has been carried out into the fitness to drive guidelines in respect of public service vehicle drivers; if so, if standards will be applied equally between public and private opera...More Button