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Adams, Gerry

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3


Leaders’ Questions

The economic difficulties across Europe about which the Taoiseach and Deputy Micheál Martin wring their hands are the direct consequence of austerity, the very policies the Taoiseach wants t...More Button

Sinn Féin proposes a three year €13 billion investment package focusing on infrastructure and new enterprises. The money could be sourced from the discretionary portfolio, the National...More Button

It must have taken Fianna Fáil eight or nine years before the people had enough of them. It has taken the Taoiseach one year before the majority of people have had enough of the policies th...More Button

The Taoiseach pays lip service to the proposition of Government-led investment but no one really believes him. He is out of his depth dealing with these issues at the European Union summits and he...More Button

He has never raised the issue of jobs and investment at the summits. The treaty which the Taoiseach has signed on for has no social or economic merit to it whatsoever.More Button

I asked the Taoiseach to support Sinn Féin’s proposals and, naturally, he dodged the issue. Will the Taoiseach tell us in detail whether he has proposals for Government-led investment...More Button

I do: well done, Taoiseach.More Button

He is not even listening.More Button

Deal with the question. The Government should stop giving our money to the banks.More Button

Were we right?More Button

Will the Taoiseach put that in the Constitution?More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Programmes for Government

Asked the Taoiseach: if he has any plans to review the progress made with the implementation of the programme for Government. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he has any plans to bring forward a revised programme for Government. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on the launch on the 7 March of the report into the progress made on the implementation of the programme for Government. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on the publication of a report on the progress the Government has made in its commitments over its first year in office and the priorities it has outlined for the next 12 months. ...More Button

I would like to deal with two issues. May I deal with the first before returning to the second?More Button

Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. While I welcome publication of the Government’s progress report, the real measure of its first year in office is the 7,000 citizens who pre-registere...More Button

The Taoiseach sat on the Opposition benches for a long time, during which he asked questions and was not given answers. I would like to think that in his heart of hearts he appreciates that he som...More Button

The Taoiseach went through a list of measures about which I did not ask him. For the record, the Government is also introducing water charges and will use the National Pensions Reserve Fund to cov...More Button

The cut that sticks in my craw is the reduction by 500,000 in the number of home help hours. Elderly people——More Button

Gabh mo leithscéal, a Cheann Comhairle, but we are discussing the programme for Government and the Taoiseach will not answer a straight question seeking an explanation of what happened to tw...More Button

The Taoiseach knows that is not true.More Button

Investments, not propositions.More Button

A Cheann Comhairle, I tabled four of those questions.More Button

Order of Business

Tá ceist agam faoi reachtaíocht atá fógraithe, the personal insolvency Bill. The scheme was published in January and the Bill was due to be published at the end of Apri...More Button

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed).

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Child and Family Support Agency

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she has met with her ministerial counterparts in the North of Ireland to discuss the matter of joint co-operation in the work of the Child and Family Support Agency. More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Services

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her plans to [338]provide supports for transgender children; if she has met with the Department of Health on this matter. More Button

Written Answers - Banking Sector Restructuring

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he intends to proceed with plans to move tracker mortgages from State-owned banks such as Permanent TSB and Allied Irish Bank to Irish Bank Resolution Corporation. More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: his plans for further restructuring of the State-owned banking sector. More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if his Department, Allied Irish Bank or Permanent TSB has had any contacts with a company (details supplied) in relation to his plans for further restructuring of the State owned banking sector. More Button

Written Answers - Banking Sector Regulation

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the Central Bank of Ireland will confirm whether the outsourcing of servicing of residential mortgages for Permanent TSB or any other covered financial institution is considered a controlled fun...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the Central Bank of Ireland will confirm whether the outsource services which IBRC is seeking after their published pre-qualification questionnaire are services which the Central Bank of Ireland...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the Central Bank of Ireland will confirm whether the current agreement between a company (details supplied) and Allied Irish Banks is defined as a controlled function or pre-approval controlled ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will confirm whether the Central Bank of Ireland, in their consideration of compliance with section 3.3.2(c) of the fitness and probity standards code, a person’s performance of ...More Button

Written Answers - State Banking Sector

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on whether it was appropriate for the current chief executive of State owned IBRC to send a supportive text message to a person (details supplied) on 27 January 2012 revealing IBRC board ...More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Transport

Asked the Minister for Finance: the annual cost of the new scheme introduced for the provision of drivers for Ministers in 2011 and to date in 2012; if he will provide a comparison of the annual cost of the provision of civilian ...More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the position regarding an appeal in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Louth; the number of teachers the school will have for September 2012; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will consider reviewing the decision to extend the age whereby a citizen can access a pension at age 66 years; if he will confirm that public servants who are due to retire this year aged 65...More Button

Written Answers - Court Procedures

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will outline the process followed when an individual brings a claim to the small claims court; whether the registrar of the small claims court is allowed to make an arbitrary judgement withou...More Button

Written Answers - Missing Children

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he has been in contact with a person (details supplied) in relation to child abduction; if he has provided any assistance to the family; and the position regarding this situation. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Procedures

Asked the Minister for Health: when he intends to publish the report from the independent academic researcher who was appointed to complete a report into the practice of symphysiotomy here. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Equipment

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 1225 of 18 April 2012, the number of insulin pumps currently unused in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda, County Louth; if he will confirm that as many ...More Button

Written Answers - National Lottery Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: if he has received an application from Drogheda Special Olympics; the position regarding this application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will give details of the public hospital that is facing significant fines for failing to meet his targets for treating patients on waiting lists. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Accommodation

Asked the Minister for Health: the measures that have been put in place since the beginning of 2012 to deal with accident and emergency overcrowding in Drogheda Hospital, County Louth. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if an assessment has been carried out of the capacity requirements of Drogheda Hospital, County Louth, including the number of beds required at the hospital; the current number of beds at the hospi...More Button

Written Answers - Child Abuse

Asked the Minister for Health: if the attention of the Health Service Executive has been drawn to the allegations of abuse in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Louth who suffered while in the care of the State; if...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: if he has received any requests to financially support the Irish Performing Arts Festival which will be hosted by an organisation (details supplied) and take place in Cork city and county between 2...More Button

Written Answers - Tourism Promotion

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his plans to attract cycling tourism into County Louth; the steps he has taken on this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his plans to attract cycling tourism into County Louth; the steps he has taken on this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - National Cycle Policy

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport as part of: the National Cycle Policy, the steps he has taken to further investment in cycling infrastructure here; the individual projects that have been furthered since he took office; his plans for further ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport as part of: the National Cycle Policy, the steps he has taken to further investment in cycling infrastructure here; the individual projects that have been furthered since he took office; his plans for further ...More Button

Written Answers - Cycle Facilities

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if assessments have been made of abandoned railway lines across the State and the feasibility of developing these into cycle ways; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if assessments have been made of abandoned railway lines across the State and the feasibility of developing these into cycle ways; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button