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McGrath, Mattie

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


An Garda Síochána: Statements (Continued)

Like Deputy Healy-Rae, I fully support the Tánaiste in the job she has but I believe at this stage that the position of the Garda Commissioner, Nóirín O'Sullivan, is untenable and that she must imm...More Button

The public have reached scandal saturation point with respect to the breadth and scale of the latest Garda mismanagement fiasco. I support the ordinary rank and file gardaí on the ground 100%, a...More Button

The Commissioner, by clinging on to her position, is only delaying the inevitable and causing real and long-lasting damage to the wider reputation of An Garda Síochána. It is no longer credible ...More Button

For almost 14 years, the Commissioner has been in a position to effect internal reform of the Garda and demonstrate accountability but that accountability must start at the top. As things stand,...More Button

Does the Tánaiste not believe that the public has reached scandal saturation point with respect to the breadth and scale of the latest Garda mismanagement fiasco? Does she not believe that it ha...More Button

Money Advice and Budgeting Service and Citizen Information Centres: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I acknowledge the work of Deputy Willie O'Dea in bringing forward this motion which reflects the enormous concerns among the volunteer staff in MABS and the Citizens Information centres around the ...More Button

I want a value-for-money audit carried out of the extreme value and lifeline support given by MABS and the CICs. There has been attack after attack, first on the community welfare officers, now ...More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

It was anti-rural.More Button

Internet Safety

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the details of the measures her Department is taking to combat cyber blackmailing, cyberbullying and other forms of online abuse directed at children or carried out by children on other children; t...More Button

Foster Care Policy

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the status of the abolition of the 40 year age gap requirement that was previously used by Tusla as part of the assessment for suitability to foster; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social Welfare Appeals Status

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: when a decision will be issued on a social protection appeal by a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

General Practitioner Data

Asked the Minister for Health: if up to 915 general practitioners are set to retire from general practice in the next three to five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Agriculture Scheme Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the amount of the €150 million fund provided in budget 2017 enabling farmers to access low-cost loans that has been loaned to farmers; the number of persons who have applied for this facility, by c...More Button

Tourism Project Funding

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the details of the capital grants that have been awarded as part of the Ancient East initiative; the status of efforts to have Cahir town in County Tipperary included as part of the initiative; and...More Button