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Calleary, Dara

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Youth Employment: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I also thank Deputies Mac Lochlainn and Crowe for submitting their motion this evening because it gives us an opportunity to reflect on this subject. I have consistently welcomed the youth guarant...More Button

However, my concern all along regarding the youth guarantee, which is now being realised, is the funding issue. I am also concerned that the silo mentality of the Government and its predecessors s...More Button

I was critical of the Taoiseach last week for heading off to Paris. The Minister boasted about being in Paris earlier yet there are funding issues here. As Deputy O'Dea said, the European fundi...More Button

Many sectors are crying out for labour, one of which is tourism and hospitality. The Restaurants Association of Ireland has an ambitious proposal to train chefs because there is a shortage in th...More Button

We all share that ambition and we all want it to work out. Deputy Lyons referred to second generation unemployment and I can point to families with third generation unemployment. We need to bre...More Button

The Minister of State has a personal involvement in the guarantee, which needs to be fought for. Somebody in Cabinet needs to stand up. The Minister's contribution earlier was mostly along the ...More Button

It was only towards the end of her contribution that she referred to the substance of the motion. I always find it ironic when she lectures us about responsible opposition having listened to her b...More Button

She has introduced good schemes, including JobsPlus, but they are the equivalent of putting a finger in a dam. Perhaps whoever responds on behalf of the Government will reply tomorrow about why ...More Button

Global Economic Forum

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the achievements the Global Irish Economic Forum has made to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Single Euro Payments Area

Asked the Minister for Finance: the steps he is taking to support Irish businesses in preparation for the single euro payments area in view of the extra costs placed on them by the banks’ refusal to implement a business to busine...More Button

Credit Review Office Reports

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on the recent report of the Credit Review Office; the implications of the continuing difficulties for companies accessing credit; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Prison Staff

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if, in the context of a recent internal competition within the Irish Prison Service for promotions to work training officers, his attention has been drawn to an information memo of 23 August 2013 c...More Button

Departmental Properties

Asked the Minister for Defence: if Lifford Army Barracks and Rockhill Army Barracks in County Donegal were sold to Donegal County Council on a bundled basis at the request of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will have their area based payment processed; the reason for the delay in same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will have an area based payment and a single farm payment processed; the reason for the delay in same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Ambulance Service Response Times

Asked the Minister for Health: the average response time for an ambulance call in 2011, 2012 and to end of September 2013 in counties Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo and Leitrim; the percentage of occasions in which calls were ou...More Button