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Boyd Barrett, Richard

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

I am.More Button

Struggling families throughout the county are all too aware of the cruel and impossible cuts and taxes the Government has imposed on them, and that its grim determination to impose this suffering i...More Button

-----refusing their demands for public inquiries to look into the environmental dangers posed by drilling for oil six kilometres off the coast of Dublin Bay? Why is he refusing their demands to lo...More Button

The estimates come from the oil companies. I brought a little file to hand over to the Taoiseach which details the oil company estimates and shows 90 billion barrels off the west coast and a simil...More Button

I am glad the Taoiseach mentioned Norway. I have a simple question for him. Will he adopt the Norwegian model? Norway does not allow any drilling unless there is a public inquiry and thoroughg...More Button

Just do not grant the licences in Dublin Bay.More Button

Here is the map. There are 87 prospects in specific locations.More Button

Does the Taoiseach propose to instigate a public inquiry with regard to what is happening in Dublin Bay?More Button

Order of Business

I also want to add my appeal to the Taoiseach to remove the guillotine on the debate on the Social Welfare Bill. These issues are too important and touch too many lives to truncate the debate on t...More Button

A little extra time, which is inadequate, has been granted for the debate on the Bill but the Technical Group will not have any extra time because of the rotation system. We number a third of th...More Button

I appeal to the Taoiseach to lift the guillotine on the debate for those specific reasons but also, more generally, because we need adequate time to debate the Bill and discuss amendments to it.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

I put it to the Taoiseach and the Minister for Justice and Equality that Fianna Fáil's miraculous conversion on the road to righteousness and political transparency is not the issue.More Button

Those double standards are not the issue. The Government promised no less than a democratic revolution in how we do business in the House.More Button

The Taoiseach is not only betraying promises he made to the families of those with disabilities and promises made by the Labour Party on child benefit; he is now betraying the promise to have a new...More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

All of the political point-scoring - the jibes about Fianna Fáil, about what happens in the North and about the Labour Party - has to be set aside at this juncture, frankly. Notwithstanding the id...More Button

The Labour Party knows there are alternatives. Fine Gael does not believe there are alternatives. The idea of imposing higher taxes on the rich is anathema to Fine Gael Deputies because they re...More Button

I would like to put a political point to the Labour Party. If there is one thing that could rehabilitate the fortunes of Fianna Fáil, which destroyed this country's economy and plunged us into t...More Button

We have tabled amendments.More Button