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Adams, Gerry

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Death of Member: Expressions of Sympathy (Continued)

Níor chuala mé ach uair a chloig ó shin go bhfuair Nicky McFadden bás agus bhí an-bhrón orm nuair a chuala mé an scéal uaigneach sin. Ar mo shon féin agus ar son Shinn Féin, ba mhaith liom comhbhr...More Button

As Teachta Micheál Martin said, motor neuron disease is a dreadful ailment. A young guy who is a gael and a friend of mine, Antrim footballer Anto Finnegan, suffers from the disease and is headi...More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

While Commissioner Callinan has undoubtedly done the State some service, his decision to resign was the right one because his position had become untenable. I had prepared a series of Leaders' Que...More Button

I recounted earlier the Taoiseach sent for myself and Deputy Martin.More Button

On the way there a journalist told me the gist of the Taoiseach's statement, as I told him during our meeting. At the same time as we were told what was in the Taoiseach's statement the media were...More Button

The Taoiseach should have made a statement here. That is my point.More Button

European Council Meetings

Asked the Taoiseach: the discussions he had at the European Council meeting on 19 December 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: the discussions he had at the European Council meeting on 19 December 2013 on European defence capability and common security and defence policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: the discussions he had at the European Council meeting on 19 December 2013 on economic and monetary union and economic and social policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the European Council meeting on 19 December 2013; and if he discussed with her economic and monetary union, economic and social policy; and if he will m...More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: the discussions he had German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the European Council meeting on 19 December 2013 regarding bank recapitalisation, the ESM and the timetable for any progress on this matter...More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: the discussions he had at the European Council meeting on 19 December 2013 on enlargement, migration and energy policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he had discussions with the British Prime Minister at the European Council meeting on 19 December 2013 regarding the issue of legacy matters and the way these might be addressed; and if he will ...More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if the issue of US National Security Agency bugging of EU Governments was discussed at the 19 December 2013 meeting; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if the disaster in the Philippines was raised during the European Council meeting of 19 December 2013; the aid Europe is providing; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on his meetings with European Council leaders prior to Christmas.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he discussed the exit of the Irish State from the EU-IMF bailout programme with European Council leaders during the meeting of the European Council on 19-20 December.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he discussed the issue of the retrospective recapitalising of Irish banks with his European partners in the European Council meeting on 19 and 20 December. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he discussed the impact of the European Union’s commitment to strengthening its common security and defence policy on Irish neutrality with his European partners during the European Council meet...More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: his plans to meet the European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on his meeting with EU leaders in Brussels on the Russia-Ukraine crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: the bi-laterals he had while attending the EU summit on the crisis in Ukraine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he met the German Chancellor at the EU summit on the Russia-Ukraine crisis in Brussels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on his meeting with the German Chancellor in Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he raised with the Spanish Prime Minister the recent positive development in the Basque country; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

European Council Meetings (Continued)

I was going to limit myself in this round to two supplementary questions. If I get a chance, I will come back in and ask another one.More Button

I would like to ask supplementary questions on the situations in Ukraine and Crimea and in the Basque country. In regard to the situation in Ukraine, the Taoiseach has outlined the sanctions impos...More Button

It is also very clear that the future of Ukraine is a matter for its people there, yet there is significant support in Crimea for unity with Russia. This concerns the issue of the application of...More Button

That brings me to the recent development in the the Basque country. It is very disappointing and beyond me why the Taoiseach did not refer to it, given the success of the peace process here, eve...More Button

I bring the Taoiseach's attention to Question No. 7, which asks if the Taoiseach discussed with the British Prime Minister legacy matters and how they can be addressed. The talks with Dr. Richard ...More Button

Is the Taoiseach conscious that there has been no progress whatever on these issues and that they need to be dealt with? We cannot wait until after the next local government elections or anythin...More Button

Yes.More Button

I met Dr. Haass and former President Clinton, but I am asking about the Government's role.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

We put in a Standing Order 32 request in order to have a discussion on this matter. I made the point earlier that the Taoiseach should have come into the Dáil to make a statement. I welcome the f...More Button

My point is that the Dáil has to be treated with respect by everyone, especially the Government, because it is not every day that a Commissioner resigns. We do not even know whether he was aware o...More Button

Will the Taoiseach not allow special time on this issue to have proper discussions so that all of the people who respect the Garda Síochána can have confidence that the administration of that servi...More Button

I did.More Button

Inland Waterways Development

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if he has considered the negative effects the new changes to by-laws dealing with access, fees and permits for the waterways in this State will have; the reason these changes are being made; and if...More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if the locations where boats will be able to moor have been identified; if he will outline them; the annual mooring charge for each of the mooring locations; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Coroners Service

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: in view of the TV3 programme "A Search for Justice: Death in Bray" broadcast on the evening of 10 March 2014 (details supplied) and the clear criticism of the conduct of the Coroner for East Wicklo...More Button

Joint Policing Committees Remit

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: when his Department, together with the Garda authorities and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government will outline the outcome of the review process of the role of the joint po...More Button

Child and Family Agency Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: to explain the reason funding of Rape Crisis Network Ireland is due to cease at the end of March; the tendering process that will be involved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: if the clinical review of all patients waiting for bariatric operations has been completed as part of the transition from St. Colmcille's to St. Vincent's Hospital; if the position of a person (det...More Button

Medical Card Reviews

Asked the Minister for Health: the reasons a discretionary medical card was withdrawn from a person (details supplied) in County Louth; if he will consider directing client services to review the decision, being cognisant of thi...More Button

Medical Card Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will consider issuing a discretionary medical card to a person (details supplied) in County Meath, taking into consideration the fact that prior to a review in September 2013 this person held...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the current guidelines in place when assessing persons who exceed income guidelines for a medical card; the social and-or personal factors which may result in undue hardship that are taken into acc...More Button

Medical Card Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of persons who have had discretionary medical cards withdrawn to date since 2013; the number of persons engaged in the process of appealing a decision to withdraw a medical card; the len...More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Health: the way a residential placement for a young person is decided upon by Health Service Executive disability services; if input from parents or guardians and current service providers is considered du...More Button

Disability Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: the funding that was made available for residential placements in respect of young persons assisted by the National Association of Housing for Visually Impaired in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013; th...More Button

Rail Network

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his views on the reopening of Dunleer railway station; if he has received many representations calling for the station to be reopened; the amount it would cost to reopen Dunleer train station; and ...More Button