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McGrath, Mattie

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

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Order of Business (Continued)

On a point of order, we agreed the Order of Business at the Business Committee this morning. I am getting tired of going to the Business Committee every week and having agreed the business at the ...More Button

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-----I resent being accused of messing. We do our business in the best manner we can and I object to the way it is being changed and undermined here, but I will not accept that we are messing. I ...More Button

Reform of An Garda Síochána: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak to the motion. The Minister for Justice and Equality said that she would not for one moment seek to underestimate the seriousness of the issues that...More Button

First, I express my support for the ordinary rank and file members of An Garda Síochána, as well as the inspectors and superintendents I deal with in Tipperary. However, it appears that matters ...More Button

To return to An Garda Síochána today and the systemic problems that exist, we depend on the Garda. There is a thin blue line between the community and anarchy. The men and women of the Garda pu...More Button

What is going on? We must have a truly independent board for total oversight. A week or ten days ago I had decided that I wanted the Garda Commissioner to go, but now I believe there must be fu...More Button

They are instructed to go out and do their work. There was extra pressure in recent years. All Members of the House knew that they had no tools of the trade. They did not have squad cars. I m...More Button

They must be supported and respected. The respect of the public must be earned by An Garda Síochána. It is hard earned, and ongoing respect must be maintained by how the gardaí behave. No poli...More Button

I do not know how I will vote on these motions. One is trying to compete with the other and we all want publicity, as we saw today with regard to water. We must think seriously if we want a Gar...More Button

How can they go out to earn the respect they want without the proper support measures in place and without being bullied to carry out so many checkpoints and other pieces of work - getting no recog...More Button

I thank the Minister for her briefing last week on the commission and look forward to working constructively with her in that regard. We must get to the bottom of the issue, for the sake of the ...More Button

Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme

Asked the Minister for Finance: if his attention has been drawn to fact that the waiting list for a primary medical certificate appeal is six to seven months; the efforts being taken to address this waiting list; if there is an o...More Button

Teacher Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of teachers employed in the voluntary secondary sector who are in receipt of a salary from his Department; the number of these that are subject to salary deductions to facilitate members...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of teachers in the voluntary secondary sector who are in receipt of the payment for participation in the supervision and substitution scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Teacher Redeployment

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if his Department will apply the same criteria for the awarding of contracts of indefinite duration and access to the redeployment scheme to all teachers in the voluntary secondary sector irrespect...More Button

Hospital Appointments Status

Asked the Minister for Health: when a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary will receive a hospital appointment; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin has returned refer...More Button

Health Insurance Prices

Asked the Minister for Health: the efforts being made to alleviate the spiralling costs of health insurance; the supports available to those under 35 years of age who are of the view that they were pressurised by the Government ...More Button

Regional Road Network

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will sanction funding to resurface the N24 regional road through Tipperary town, County Tipperary; when funding will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Road Safety Data

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide a breakdown of road fatalities by category or cause for the past five years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button