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Adams, Gerry

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Business of Dáil (Continued)

I want to object very strongly. Sinn Féin put forward a motion of no confidence and called on the Taoiseach to resign as part of our Private Members' business. Rather than allowing that to procee...More Button

We want to strongly object to the way in which the Government has undermined the right of the Opposition, as well as of those who give us a mandate to come here, and has therefore undermined the ...More Button

The Minister of State is telling me what I already know.More Button

The Government is following Fianna Fáil.More Button

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Confidence in Taoiseach and Government: Motion (Continued)

They are in Canada or Australia.More Button

Time up.More Button

Tá an Rialtas seo ag dul trí ghéarchéim mhór agus tá a chumhacht caillte aige anois. Tá na fáthanna leis seo an-soiléir. Bhris páirtithe an Rialtais gach gealltanas a rinne siad roimh an olltoghc...More Button

Sinn Féin tabled a motion of no confidence in the Taoiseach to be debated in tandem with tomorrow's right-to-water demonstration, as is our entitlement. However, the Government was determined at...More Button

The distance between the Taoiseach's election rhetoric and the reality of this Fine Gael-Labour Government did not begin this week or last. It is over two years since the Taoiseach and Tánaiste ...More Button

We saw how Labour and Fine Gael mishandled the GSOC affair, and the whistleblower controversy around Garda corruption which culminated in the firing of the former Garda Commissioner, Mr. Martin C...More Button

The local and European elections last May sent a very clear message from the citizens to the Government to change direction. However, in what has become the hallmark of Labour and Fine Gael, the...More Button

The overriding theme has been the pursuit of a deeply unfair economic policy, which has imposed brutal and destructive austerity measures on struggling families and vulnerable citizens. The Gove...More Button

In the period from 2008 to 2015, budget changes in tax and social welfare have had the greatest impact on two groups in particular - welfare-dependent households and working-poor households. As I ...More Button

The Taoiseach has refused to listen to his own backbenchers and the growing list of critics within his party. He refuses, all the time, to listen to the Opposition here in the Dáil, no matter wh...More Button

In cut after cut, the Labour Party, in particular, has attacked the very people it has always claimed to protect. Is it Fine Gael’s way or Labour’s way? Deputies should check it out. The Gover...More Button

It abolished the bereavement grant. The Cabinet sat down and took that decision collectively. It abolished the telephone allowance, taking €251 from the annual budgets of people over 70 years o...More Button

It first taxed maternity benefit and then cut it. The majority of maternity benefit recipients will now see their weekly payment cut by €32. It cut the rate at which the invalidity pension woul...More Button

Under this Government the State’s shambolic health system continues to crumble.More Button

The Taoiseach stood by his former Minister for Health, even when primary care centres were conveniently located on the Minister’s doorstep.More Button

Then there was the debacle about the removal of discretionary medical cards when citizens with acute medical conditions and disabilities had their medical cards taken from them. For a long time,...More Button

The troika is now gone, but I have my own little theory. When the troika was here and the Government just did what it was told, things were okay. However, when the Government had to deal with i...More Button

The Government has no progressive policy on the Irish language. The Straitéis 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge is a non-policy. Gaeltacht areas are being subverted by the failure to look after what are e...More Button

In his remarks, the Taoiseach never even mentioned the North. The last time he had to make a keynote speech here he did not mention the North either. The Government’s approach to the North and ...More Button

For many Irish citizens, and particularly for people in the Six Counties, the success of the current discussions will be judged on whether they deliver justice to the many families injured and be...More Button

The Government has no intention of properly marking the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. It has no plan and no vision. Under recent pressure from the relatives of the 1916 Leaders, the Gov...More Button

The Government's imposition of domestic water charges in the face of such widespread opposition is proving to be the final straw for many families. Irish Water is this Government's Frankenstein ...More Button

Tomorrow’s demonstration outside the gates of Leinster House will leave the Taoiseach in no doubt where citizens stand on this issue. I am sure he is in no doubt, anyhow. He has underestimated ...More Button

What is needed is a complete change of political direction and a realignment of politics in this State. A fairer way forward is required, involving economic stimulus, investment in public servic...More Button

The Taoiseach has said he sees the next election as a choice between Fine Gael or Sinn Féin. The fundamental ideological difference between Sinn Féin and this deeply unpopular Government is that...More Button

The Taoiseach should take courage in his own hands. If he is really serious, he should resign, call a general election, have a real democratic revolution and let the citizens decide. I urge Dep...More Button

And to yourself, Brendan.More Button

And keep their mandate.More Button

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Economic Management Council Meetings

Asked the Taoiseach: when the last meeting of the Economic Management Council took place.More Button

Water Services Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Palestine: Motion [Private Members]

I move:

    That Dáil Éireann---

    notes that:

    — in 2011, the Irish Government upgraded the status, titles, and functional privileges of the Palestinian Miss...More Button

    Palestine: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

    It calls on the Government to do all it can to assist in the development of the democratic and state institutions of the Palestinian state and to do everything it can at international level to help...More Button

    Commemorative Events

    Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the position regarding the Government's plans to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button