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McGrath, Mattie

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Nearly two and a half years ago, this Government took office with the hopes and dreams of a nation behind it. Like some great prophet, the Taoiseach announced that he was entering into a covenant ...More Button

The Taoiseach has failed to keep faith with the promises he made and the defined mandate on which the Government was elected.More Button

I wonder if the Minister, Deputy Rabbitte, is waiting to milk another cow. He has his hands out there.More Button

You will be like that very soon, at a graveside. The Government has failed to keep the promises it made. Hardly any group has suffered more from those betrayals than the young people of our count...More Button

Empty vessels make most noise.More Button

When he goes back to Longford, he will get his answers from the people he promised on the pro-life issue.More Button

The Taoiseach's so-called covenant has failed to prevent us from losing an entire generation of our young people. This week, the Taoiseach spoke eloquently about Ireland's EU Presidency. I comp...More Button

Who is the Taoiseach trying to cod? What hope can any young person have that the Taoiseach or the Government will be able to deliver on this grand promise? Ireland has almost the highest youth un...More Button

I am not being allowed to continue.More Button

I know the truth is bitter but it should not be that hard to sit on. I am entitled to ask a question, am I not?More Button

Go raibh maith agat.More Button

The pizza boy is back. Will the Minister give a commitment today and demonstrate his seriousness in tackling this issue by bringing to the Taoiseach a proposal to create an office with the sole re...More Button

That is the past.More Button

If that is the best that Ministers can do, they should all stay in bed in the morning.More Button

What people want are sustainable long-term jobs, of which the Minister promised 70,000. Despite this continuous mantra about the last Government, the Minister saw the books before he came into off...More Button

We all know that the live register numbers have fallen due to FÁS and JobBridge training programmes, as well as the back-to-education scheme.More Button

Nobody ever employed anybody by offering €72 after somebody is taken on for 12 months because it is a pittance. The Minister does not understand what makes employers tick. The sooner the Minister...More Button

Order of Business

How can we take this Government seriously when it cannot even deal with relatively straightforward issues such as applications for third level education grants? The SUSI system is a shambles. Tho...More Button

I am not yet finished. The Government has broken all of its promises. The Taoiseach reneged on his commitment to the families of those killed in the Omagh bomb and to the Stardust victims' commit...More Button

Members of the Government backbenches can laugh all they like. However, they can hide but they cannot run.More Button

The Government can neither run nor hide.More Button

There is no place to run.More Button

Run like a rabbit in the fog lights.More Button

It is a matter of trust. The young have lost trust in this Government. Why is it that one in four of our young people have to leave our shores? It is a tragedy. Will the Government establish a ...More Button

That is what happened, the Government never started.More Button

In spite of the Government.More Button

How many full-time jobs have been created?More Button

Pat yourselves on the back?More Button

That is just papering over the cracks.More Button

What about SUSI?More Button

Live horse and you'll get grass.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

It is eviction legislation.More Button

Boot-boys.More Button

It seems as though he can get something right.More Button

Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Taxi Regulation Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I came especially to support my colleague, the Minister of State, from Tipperary.More Button

Equal Status (Amendment) Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed) [Private Members]

I also wish to support this Bill because I do not believe there is any regulatory impact assessment of public spending and, as for all the Bills being passed in this Chamber, one is more draconian ...More Button

Equal Status (Amendment) Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

I believe there is a cartel in the public service that has its hands on the power and is associated with Ministers. It does not care about the ordinary people. It does not care about Tony Rochf...More Button

I am looking across at a Labour Minister of State and I see Labour Party Deputies who talk about standing up for ordinary people and small business people, the backbone of this country. This man...More Button

I appeal to the Minister of State, Deputy Lynch, to bring some sanity to the situation. Legislation was rushed through this House and guillotines were used and what is the Government doing? Abo...More Button

Taxi Regulation Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Criminal Law Matters

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if his attention has been drawn to the presence of the Anglo Irish Bank tapes; the date on which he was made aware of their presence; the action he has taken since being made aware of their presenc...More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason there has been no orthoptist services available in Our Lady's Hospital Cashel, County Tipperary since December 2012; when will the previous orthoptist be replaced in Cashel; where are pa...More Button