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Adams, Gerry

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 Nbr. 3

Leaders’ Questions

I agree with Deputy Martin regarding the plight of citizens who are waiting for new medical cards and who are caught in a bind because they have not received their medication. However, I want to t...More Button

There is a certain benign arrogance in the way the Taoiseach addresses some of these questions. One week he referred to citizens as being mad and this week he referred to them as spluttering into ...More Button

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Why cannot there be a full grant aid scheme? Just before Christmas, the Minister said this could cost citizens in excess of €8,000 but last night he said it would cost €100. I have atte...More Button

In any society people should have safe sewerage and the State should uphold that. When one forces a system on people through a series of threats, fines and all the rest, why can the Minister not s...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Appointments to State Boards

Asked the Taoiseach: the board appointments from his office that have been made in the recent past; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Athraithe polaitiúla agus athraithe tríd an gcóras a dúirt Fine Gael a bheadh ann faoi Rialtas Nua. Dúirt an Taoiseach é sin i rith an toghcháin be...More Button

Why have so many Departments ignored the Taoiseach’s stated commitment to introduce new procedures for appointments to State boards? Instead we have seen the appointment of a flock of past o...More Button

I have indicated to the Taoiseach on previous occasions my view that the committees do not have any real power and should instead be modelled on those in operation on Capitol Hill. Putting that to...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Official Engagements

Asked the Taoiseach: if he raised the issue of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings with the British Prime Minister David Cameron at his meeting of 12 January 2012. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he raised the issue of the murder of human rights solicitor Pat Finucane during his meeting with the British Prime Minister David Cameron on 12 January 2012. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will provide a report on his attendance at the British-Irish Council meeting on Friday 13 January 2012. More Button

I thank the Taoiseach for raising the issues of the Ballymurphy killings, the Dublin-Monaghan bombings and the killing of Pat Finucane with the British Prime Minister, Mr. Cameron. I would like to...More Button

The British Administration is currently in breach of the Weston Park agreement, an accord between the two Governments. The Dublin-Monaghan bombings occurred almost 40 years ago and successive Brit...More Button

The Government must develop a strategy for dealing with these matters. It is a deeply traumatising obstacle to the furtherance of the peace process if these citizens are left outside it and if the...More Button

Justice for the Forgotten is a group which comprises the families of the victims of the Dublin-Monaghan bombings and which is not being provided with funding. We refer to victims, we deplore what ...More Button

I thank the Taoiseach for raising these issues with the British Prime Minister. My colleagues and I were involved in very close negotiations with the British Government for at least ten years in a...More Button

It is not enough to raise the issue with the British Prime Minister. It is not enough to state there is a difference of opinion. It is entirely within the grasp of the Government to bring forward...More Button

I also know how deeply wounded all the people concerned are. I lost family members also. I hear the Taoiseach railing against IRA killings, as he is perfectly and fully entitled to do. I regret ...More Button

I did not give it. The Irish Government helped the people in Derry.More Button

Order of Business

A Leas-Cheann Comhairle, I was waiting for you to read out motion No. 11. I may be remiss but I want to put it on the record that this effort to put together participation in the European Union ba...More Button

I missed an opportunity in this respect but I do not believe the gravity of the issue has been discussed or that it can be properly dealt with in the 20 minutes that have been allocated for it.More Button

International Agreements: Motion

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

International Co-operation: Motion

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Written Answers - Prison Deaths

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will establish an office of prisoner ombudsman to investigate all deaths in the custody of the Irish Prison Service to ensure equivalency of human rights guarantees as part of the State&rsquo...More Button

Written Answers - Prison Conditions

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he is satisfied that the current procedures regarding deaths in prison custody comply with the terms of the European Convention on Human Rights. More Button

Written Answers - Commemorative Events

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if he has any plans to develop a permanent exhibition to the famine in the National History Museum of Ireland in Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button