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McGrath, Mattie

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Show me the houses.More Button

Questions on Promised Legislation

What part of this is promised legislation?More Button

The good weather is causing lots of problems for farmers and for other sections of society. Apart from that, there are hardship cases made to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on ...More Button

Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

It is a racket.More Button

European Council: Statements (Continued)

I do not think so.More Button

Deputy Danny Healy-Rae will not be here, but I am not sure about Deputy Michael Healy-Rae. If he arrives, I will give way.

  I am happy to make a few brief remarks. For most of...More Button

Where is the failure proof position and the cast iron guarantee the Taoiseach announced last Christmas? I think the heat is having an inordinate effect on the Government.More Button

I do not normally find myself agreeing with my colleague Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett, but he put his finger on the main issue when he asked President Jean-Claude Juncker a very simple question: c...More Button

I did not offer any profanity. It is what we are good at. We want to be the best boys and girls in class at all costs and have to be up there with our cheerleaders, as we are proving every week. ...More Button

The migration crisis is being made fundamentally worse because it is not being addressed at a pragmatic level; rather, it is being addressed in a piecemeal political manner that is making things ...More Button

I keep asking the Minister of State about migrants in these debates. We have never had any real debate in the Dáil about the migrant crisis and the persecution of Christians and minority Muslims...More Button

I do not know how the Minister of State can go to summits and devote 90% of the time to saving Ms Merkel's skin, while ignoring the thousands of lives that have been destroyed. Havoc was caused ...More Button

Pathway to Redress for Victims of Convicted Child Sexual Abusers: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I commend Fianna Fáil on tabling this motion which makes it clear that the conditions in place to access redress are causing huge distress to the victims. I agree with the point in the motion that...More Button

I was appalled to note that the State Claims Agency, which manages litigation against the State in cases of child sexual abuse in schools, has settled only seven cases out of court to date. One ...More Button

We need something of that spirit now as we debate how to approach redress and compensation pathways for the victims of sexual abuse. Let us not forget that this country still has an enormous chi...More Button

In light of that information, it should be clear that we need to put in place, as a matter of urgency, better pathways to a more humane and compassionate redress scheme. Certainly, we need to be...More Button

Heritage Bill 2016: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

I thank the Acting Chairman for letting me in. I am sorry I was not here earlier, albeit I was here for the votes and I am aware that this is a difficult and challenging matter. The Bill has had ...More Button

We have to get the balance right between the environment, our flora and fauna and the need to have productive crops. I recall that ten years ago, set-aside was at its height. There is still set...More Button

I remember cutting hay with a finger bar mower. One cut from the headlands in and tried to mind the corncrake and pheasants. There was generally a buachaill or cailín on the tractor too and one...More Button

The cost of these machines is unbelievable.More Button

The reason I support parts of the Bill is that when it comes down to either the health and safety of a human being or the safety and protection of wildlife species, I come down straight on the si...More Button

I know that. I am making the comparison. It is part of it, a chathaoirligh. Road safety, the cutting back of roadside hedges and the felling of trees on the roadside are paramount. It must be d...More Button

It is important that we are in a position to act. There is nothing worse than residents, homeowners and road users contacting us on a daily basis to say that they cannot walk, cycle or do anythi...More Button

Gun clubs and other clubs such as fishing clubs do Trojan work maintaining hedgerows. They want an organised burn of the hill for the gorse where I live, in Tipperary, on the Knockmealdown Mounta...More Button

It is not merely ideology that one should not cut anything, let the growth hang out into the middle of the roads. If one comes out of a field with a tractor with an implement in front of it, one...More Button

I wondered where some of the Members were going but we must have road safety and adhere to health and safety. We are told about it in every other aspect of life yet we want the sides of the road...More Button

It amazes me at times as well, following up on the recent referendum, we will mind the birds and the eggs but we have no problem with abortion and killing babies.More Button

It defies logic.More Button

It is coming from the same place.More Button

It is not for God's sake. It is reality.More Button

Protect the birds and the eggs and kill the babies. The kill the baby brigade have no problem with that.More Button

It is a fact. They have no problem with that.More Button

I listened with interest to the contributions and I do not want an urban-rural divide in any shape or form. We need to mend those fences rather than have such division. As was said, we live on a ...More Button

I stand by the comments I made in the debate. The Minister decided not to reply to them. She did not have to but I believe I am right that the people who are concerned about the birds and the b...More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Taoiseach: the number of times his Department has engaged polling companies or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; and the co...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the number of times her Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the number of times his Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

Departmental Consultations

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the number of times his Department has engaged polling companies and or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

Departmental Contracts Data

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the number of times his Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the as...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of times his Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the number of times his Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of times his Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the as...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of times his Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the number of times her Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of times his Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the number of times his Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the number of times his Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the number of times her Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the number of times his Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

Harness Racing Industry

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: further to Parliamentary Question No. 222 of 27 June 2018, the locations of the education programmes that have successfully been awarded a tender; the name of the course provider; the costs awarded...More Button

Consultancy Contracts Data

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of times his Department has engaged polling companies and-or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button

Departmental Contracts

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the number of times her Department has engaged polling companies and or Irish market researchers to conduct research on its behalf in each of the past two years; the names of such companies; the co...More Button