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Calleary, Dara

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

Yes. Deputy Kirk and I have seven and a half minutes each, with five minutes for Deputy Troy.More Button

I welcome the chance to speak on the Social Welfare Bill, but first I will pick up on something mentioned by Deputy Timmins and a number of other Deputies. This is madness. It is the same every...More Button

There are many other areas of concern. The Minister has made some sneaky changes in the cuts and restrictions she initiated in the community employment schemes. No longer can rental of offices ...More Button

There are many areas and Departments in which the Government could have made different choices that would have allowed us not to target carers - the people who, as we speak, are giving unbelievab...More Button

I welcome the activation measures. JobBridge has been a fantastic success, and those who criticised it need to bring ideas to the table. The people who participated were excellent. There was a...More Button

The Minister might share the idea with her colleagues. It sounds like a good scheme, one that would give skills to those who want to use their talents and who, because of the construction collapse...More Button

This is where one must think outside the box, which brings me back to my opening point. The carers, small farmers and parents of this country are paying because of the Minister's inability to thin...More Button

Student Grant Scheme Delays

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: when students (details supplied) in County Mayo may expect to have their higher education grant applications processed; the reason for the delay in making a decision in respect of their application...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo who has been awarded and paid the higher education grant has yet to receive the confirmation letter that they require for their college from St...More Button

Computerisation Programme Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will make funding available for computer upgrading or replacement to a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button