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Adams, Gerry

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 Nbr. 1


Medical Treatment (Termination of Pregnancy in Case of Risk to Life of Pregnant Woman) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

Aontaím leis an méid a dúirt an Teachta Ferris. Sinn Féin is an internationalist party and our republicanism is a European and internationalist philosophy. Co-operatio...More Button

The eurozone crisis is part of a deeper crisis within international capitalism. The treaty is the French and German strategy for tackling this crisis but in a way that favours big business and the...More Button

The Government tried very hard to deny citizens their right to vote on this treaty. It sought and secured changes to the final draft of the treaty in a brazen attempt to avoid a referendum. This ...More Button

Once again the claim is being made that this vote is about staying in the European Union or the eurozone or leaving. This is not true. Ireland’s position as a member of the eurozone is secu...More Button

This has been referred to as a blackmail clause. It is also an empty threat to bully people into supporting the austerity treaty. This clause is not an article of the ESM treaty. It is part of t...More Button

There are options, and the threats now being made are as bogus as were the promises during the Lisbon treaty campaign that passing that treaty would create jobs. Since that treaty was passed, 170,...More Button

There are very many good reasons, however, for believing the austerity treaty is neither a good deal for the State, for citizens or for Europe. We have rehearsed the argument that the treaty will ...More Button

We saw the pitiable pictures today, in the newspapers and on YouTube, of an elderly couple being evicted from their home. All of this is the product of austerity which, plainly and clearly, does n...More Button

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The treaty will hand over significant control of fiscal and budgetary matters to unelected EU officials. Whatever view a citizen takes of this or any other Government, at least by virtue of univer...More Button

Sinn Féin has argued consistently — the Labour Party did the same in opposition — that there are alternatives to the Government’s focus on bank bailouts and austerity. The...More Button

For these reasons and because there is an alternative, the austerity treaty must be opposed. Its debt and deficit limits are draconian. It will mean decades of austerity imposed on a people cryin...More Button

Written Answers - Third Level Admissions

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reason certain achievements, qualifications and certification gained by young persons in out-of-school activities or in-school extra curricular activities are not given recognition by the CAO s...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will make a statement on the UCAS system that operates in the North of Ireland which provides a tariff system for the recognition of non-school based certification in, for example, speech and...More Button