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Lawlor, Anthony

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)

I remind the Minister that I spoke last night on the importance of ensuring the Bill is worded as simply as possible in a language the people can understand. The wording of some of the previous tr...More Button

We must deal with the facts. There is no point in dealing with lies. Members of the public must be able to discern what are the facts and what are untruths. I will highlight some of the truths. ...More Button

Deputy Mary Lou McDonald stated that none of the economists came out in support of the treaty. I find that extraordinary when an eminent economist, Mr. Seamus Coffey, from UCC, wrote:More Button

During the boom time there would have been checks and balances in the treaty that was in existence at the time that could have ensured the current recession would not be as serious.More Button

Mr. Coffey further wrote: “The expenditure rule would have put the country in a much stronger fiscal position to absorb the deficit and debt problems the crisis has created and it is likely we woul...More Button

I plead with people to deal with the facts. It is vital we vote “Yes” for this treaty because future Governments must not put us back into the situation with which we are now dealing.More Button

Written Answers - Liquor Licensing Laws

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: when he will be in a position to comment on the public consultation process on the third compliance report on the implementation of the code of practice on the display and sale of alcohol in mixed ...More Button