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Collins, Niall

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Garda Investigations

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this topical and important story, which was broken this morning by Barry Duggan and Tom Brady of the Irish Independent. I regret that we...More Button

Garda Investigations (Continued)

We can also point to other positives. For example, there has been only one murder in Limerick this year. This is against a backdrop of years of multiple gangland murders. It is important that we...More Button

I thank the Minister. He and I differ as regards the Government's policy on Garda recruitment. We have had many a disagreement in the House on this matter, but this event demonstrates the need fo...More Button

It is also worth noting that Limerick has the highest ratio of gardaí to population. That decision has been borne out by the successes. If one could increase the ratio across the rest of the co...More Button

The Minister stated that the community needed to support the Garda. I could not agree more. Nine individuals were arrested in Limerick at the time of the Alan Ryan funeral. These arrests appar...More Button

We must have some political honesty on the question of why certain people within the Sinn Féin leadership and the Sinn Féin movement, in Limerick and throughout the country, are affording a degree ...More Button

That is exactly what is going on. I have been accused of political opportunism on this issue.More Button

However, when I read into the record what people have said publicly on radio stations and to other media, I am merely stating the facts.More Button

We must have an honest political debate about the role of all political parties in supporting the Garda Síochána.More Button

The actions of the Garda in Limerick were in no way an overreaction. In fact, they ultimately prevented an attempt on a man's life in the city, for which the gardaí involved deserve to be commended.More Button

The numbers are dropping below that.More Button

Child Care Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her plans to develop a Scandinavian model of childcare here; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button