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Doherty, Pearse

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

How naive is the Taoiseach.More Button

The Taoiseach is embarrassing himself now.More Button

Consumer Credit (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members]

I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."

  It has been six and a half years since I brought the Bill before the House. Is it not telling what the then Minist...More Button

Consumer Credit (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I am not sure whether Fianna Fáil is supporting the legislation. I do not know if Deputy Michael McGrath was here when I acknowledged that it supported this identical legislation in 2012 and I ass...More Button

Ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas a ghabháil d'achan Teachta a labhair ar an ábhar seo agus faoi choinne na tacaíochta a thug an mhórchuid acu faoi choinne an Bhille seo, go hairithe an tacaíocht ó mo ch...More Button

I acknowledge all of the contributions to this debate and I welcome the support which Fianna Fáil has pledged to the Bill and its opposition to the Government's stalling amendment. As I said in ...More Button

I had the unique opportunity to look under the bonnet of one of these prominent loan sharks, Provident. I did so because five people who worked for Provident - although not directly because Prov...More Button

The Minister of State, Deputy Cannon, needs to read his brief. Nobody is forcing anybody into the hands of moneylenders. If one looks to what happened across the water in terms of the restricti...More Button

This Bill makes sense. It is about protecting people. It challenges the Government to stop protecting the vested interests in terms of moneylending. The Taoiseach and the Tánaiste have previou...More Button

I commend those members who supported this legislation. I am disappointed with the Government benches for proposing this stalling mechanism six and a half years after this Bill was originally vo...More Button