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Calleary, Dara

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed).

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Topical Issue Debate - Schools Building Programme

That was in place already.More Button

No, it was not.More Button

European Arrest Warrant (Application to Third Countries and Amendment) and Extradition (Amendment) Bill 2011: Second Stage

I thank the Minister for introducing this administrative and technical Bill, which aims to facilitate the efficient processing of European extradition warrants. The creation of pan-European freedo...More Button

It is an irony of having in place a proper justice system that the criminals who often seek the system’s protection use its checks and balances to delay the administration of justice. As leg...More Button

The range of technology and new forms of criminality, including cybercrime, that has evolved since the introduction of the European arrest warrant system in 2003 challenge legislators to produce le...More Button

It is difficult to believe that only 20 years ago Members of this House, specifically members of my party, used to drive themselves apoplectic over the issue of extradition. Those who can no longe...More Button

The majority of the extradition requests received and issued by Ireland are governed by the European arrest warrant procedure. According to the European Commission, the total number of European ar...More Button

I share the Minister’s concerns that the review of the European arrest warrant process since 2003 has been piecemeal and welcome his commitment to undertake a review of our entire suite of ex...More Button

The provisions outlined by the Minister, specifically those relating to sections 9 and 10, constitute a considerable tightening of practice in the European arrest warrant system. Vague aspirations...More Button

The EAW procedure, since its inception, has considerably changed the nature of extradition within the Union. As the Minister has said, it came into place rather suddenly, following long discussion...More Button

If we enact this Bill, it will give effect to various Council decisions which govern situations where people have been tried in their absence. This is a growing trend in criminal law. The decisio...More Button

The key provision in the Bill is the extension of the provisions of the European Arrest Warrant Act 2003 to third countries, when previously it had only applied to designated EU member states. If ...More Button

I welcome the various commitments made by the Minister in respect of amendments. I think they strengthen the Bill, but he might give the House a timeframe, in what is a very productive legislative...More Button

Regulation of Debt Management Advisors Bill 2011: Second Stage

I join Deputy Sean Fleming in thanking our colleagues, Deputy Michael McGrath and Senators Byrne and MacSharry, for the work they have put into this Bill. It is interesting to note this Bill was t...More Button

Up to 1.5 million people owe money on an unsecured credit product such as a credit card or personal loan. Senators Byrne, MacSharry, Darragh O’Brien and Deputy Michael McGrath have introduce...More Button

We all know the advertisements for these companies which are generally targeted at a UK audience but are relevant here. Unfortunately, in recent months with the publication of the personal insolve...More Button

Various consumer credit codes are in place for financial institutions contacting individuals, but these are really only there in spirit. When a person is put under pressure about unsecured debt by...More Button

In the case of Home Payments Limited, the consumers had their cash cleaned out, leaving them exposed to further debts with utility and other companies for which they had signed payment arrangements...More Button

When the history of the past ten years is written, part of it will deal with legislation and the protection it afforded. We have already discussed banking regulation or the lack thereof, and every...More Button

We do not know how many hundreds of families around the country tonight have been sold a pup by signing up to arrangements made by debt management companies, paying interest rates way in excess of ...More Button

In January, the Minister for Finance, Deputy Noonan, stated he had received advice from the Central Bank and agreed that debt management and advice service firms should be subject to regulation. H...More Button

I refer to Deputy Fleming’s proposal, and the entire protection it affords, which we can see through if we want to. Unfortunately, more and more people will seek these services. We are look...More Button

If we can get through Committee Stage of this, it would send out a very strong signal that we will not tolerate cowboy or wild west behaviour and will instead offer protection to those people who a...More Button

Will it be June of this year?More Button

The Fine Gael Party was a cheerleader.More Button

Written Answers - Social Work Staff

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the number of social workers that have retired since 1 January 2012; the number of these posts which have been replaced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Harbour Charges

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will outline in tabular form the existing and newly proposed harbour fees in each of the State controlled harbour centres; the implications these changes will have; if he will consider freezi...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Procedures

Asked the Minister for Health: when the Symphysiotomy Report will be made available to those directly affected and when the report will be published. More Button

Written Answers - Hospitals Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: the total amount of money spent on the Sacred Heart Hospital Castlebar County Mayo in the past ten years. More Button