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Adams, Gerry

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Tá an cheist chéanna agamsa faoin stailc in Iarnród Éireann. Mar a bhfuil a fhios ag an Taoiseach, tá a lán daoine faoi bhrú inniu agus iad gan traein. Creidim go bhfuil ceart ag an lucht oibre. ...More Button

The decision of workers to engage in industrial action is completely understandable. They have not had a pay rise in ten years. There are looking for fairness, which is an increase in line with...More Button

The Taoiseach knows that in 2016, the revenues for Iarnród Éireann were a record high of €245 million. Passenger numbers have increased hugely and the company is looking forward to the best ever p...More Button

The question must be asked as to where the Government is in all of this. Where is the Minister? The Taoiseach claims not to be a keeper of his Ministers but where is the Minister with responsib...More Button

It is little wonder a union official stated there is no point in calling for the Minister to intervene. The Government has a responsibility and is the sole shareholder in the company. Unless ther...More Button

Will the Taoiseach step in to ensure the rail workers' very reasonable demands are met as a matter of urgency? Will he ask the Minister, Deputy Ross, to do his job? He is paid many times more t...More Button

The Taoiseach is gaining a reputation for having a hard edge to his tongue. Supporting workers' rights is interpreted by him as, "Not honest politics". Within 12 months, Deputies and Ministers wi...More Button

I understand that the Cabinet met this morning. Was the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Ross, at the Cabinet meeting? Did he mention this issue? This is a rail strike. Thous...More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

The programme for Government commits the Government to actively fulfilling its mandate as co-guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement. As part of this, the former Taoiseach, Deputy Enda Kenny, agree...More Button

Does the Taoiseach wish to answer it?More Button

I certainly did.More Button

Cabinet Committee Meetings

Asked the Taoiseach: when Cabinet committee B, social policy and public services, last met; and when it is scheduled to meet again. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: the Cabinet committee that has assumed the responsibilities of the former Cabinet committee on justice reform. More Button

I will concentrate on reform of the justice system, with particular reference to white collar crime. As part of the Fine Gael leadership campaign, the Taoiseach promised action on this matter. Th...More Button

Brexit Documents

Asked the Taoiseach: if the recent Brexit and the consequences for Irish Customs report by the Revenue Commissioners was received by his Department; when it was received; and if he will report on its contents.More Button

Brexit Documents (Continued)

At the risk of annoying the Fianna Fáil leader, I agree with him on this issue. These reports should be brought before the Dáil and the Taoiseach should agree to publish all internal reports relat...More Button

Revenue Commissioners

Asked the Minister for Finance: if his attention has been drawn to difficulties reported by persons in Dundalk accessing local Revenue Commissioners offices since the introduction of the appointment service from 17 July 2017; his...More Button

Domestic Violence

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the timeframe for ratification of the Istanbul Convention; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Home Repossessions

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of court orders issued in County Louth for repossession of homes as a result of mortgage distress in each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017; the number of these homes that we...More Button

Psychological Services Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of persons on waiting lists for psychology services in each of the years 2011 to 2016, by CHO area, in tabular form.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of children who are on waiting lists for psychology services; the number of children who have been waiting three months, six months, 12 months and longer than 12 months, respectively, by...More Button

North-South Ministerial Council

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the funding which may be allocated to the Narrow Water Bridge project under the capital plan the Government has committed to; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Domestic Violence Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the departmental funding to each domestic violence refuge in each of the past five years.More Button