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Calleary, Dara

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Brexit: Statements (Resumed) (Continued)

Here we are nine months later. The letter is written but we are still very much in the dark as to the potential consequences of Brexit. I fear that it has not dawned on people what those conseque...More Button

It is only fair to acknowledge that the Government has done a lot of good work in getting the Border issue and the issue of Northern Ireland recognised. Instead of rhetoric, we must acknowledge ...More Button

I was in Brussels as part of a party delegation some weeks ago. There is no understanding in Brussels of the impact on the Irish economy and of the fact that we are specifically in the downstrea...More Button

Bord Bia's report on the impact on food and agriculture spoke about increased trade costs, which are applicable all over the EU, the decline in the value of the Irish food industry as a consequen...More Button

I heard the Minister of State, Deputy Murphy, speak about an event for business tomorrow. It will be interesting to get their feedback from the past three weeks since the letter was lodged and t...More Button

What I would hold the Government to account for is the failure to ramp up investment significantly. I am not talking about one or two places. I am talking about significant investment in staff ca...More Button

We must also become ambitious and serious about our capital investment programme. As a country we have failed to engage with the Juncker plan in a meaningful or ambitious manner. We have used i...More Button

Brexit is effectively a declaration of war against the Irish economy and we must fight back in the same way we would fight a declaration of war, and that is with might and a sense of purpose. Th...More Button

The EU needs to look in the mirror, so to speak. I have made criticisms, and since last June I have seen no sense that the EU establishment is looking at itself in the mirror and looking at why ...More Button

My party has made a commitment in terms of appointing a party spokesperson on Brexit. I look at the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. His focus is purely on Northern Ireland, where it sho...More Button

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

I commend Deputy Jim O'Callaghan for his constructive and practical motion.More Button

I want to pick up on some comments by the Minister for Education and Skills, Deputy Richard Bruton, in regard to overdoing it and particularly in regard to oversight and accountability. The very...More Button

It is the reason that those who think the solution to this is to call for heads are wrong. A few heads rolled in the lifetime of the previous Government, including the former Minister for Justic...More Button

The role of the Department in its management and its functions in regard to An Garda Síochána has to be looked at. The Department of Justice and Equality is too big. There is too much going on ...More Button

I fully support Deputy John Curran's point that the Minister should have attended the conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, AGSI. This year in particular, the gardaí o...More Button

The Minister was not here yesterday and she was not here this morning. This is not a personal attack but she needs to talk to someone in her diary office.

  The Minister spoke a...More Button

Planning Issues

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: the options available for persons in estates that cannot be taken over by county councils in view of the fact that the developer is not in a position to apply for takeover; and if he will make a st...More Button

Local Elections

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: if a review of local electoral area boundaries will take place ahead of the local elections scheduled for 2019; and if so, the proposed timeline for same.More Button

Action Plan for Rural Development Funding

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the details of the scheme for restoring old dwelling houses in rural areas; the amounts available; the application process; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Cancer Strategy Implementation

Asked the Minister for Health: when the publication of the national cancer strategy is expected; to his views on the delay in the publication of the strategy; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that in the absence of th...More Button

Medicinal Products Availability

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on the national cancer control programme's opinion on the cancer treating drug nivolumab also known as Opdivo; his views on making this drug available on the reimbursement scheme; the num...More Button

Road Safety

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his plans to review speed limits on the N60 and, in particular, at its junction with the L55393, which has been the scene of numerous accidents; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button