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Boyd Barrett, Richard

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

European Council Meetings

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on his attendance at the European Council meetings on 14 and 15 March 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

European Council Meetings (Continued)

Those of us on the Left who have criticised the strategy pursued by the Government and European leaders have repeatedly pointed to an alternative strategy. When somebody talks about alternatives, ...More Button

Instead of that, the Taoiseach continues to peddle myths and pursue a failed strategy. Will he stop repeating the untruth that we are borrowing €1 million every month to pay social welfare? Wil...More Button

I appeal to the media to scrutinise that statement. We are borrowing €12 billion or so every year and €8 billion of that goes towards interest on debt. Will the Taoiseach please acknowledge that ...More Button

Is the Taoiseach not living in a dream world when he says confidence is returning to the private sector? Is he not aware that the purchasing managers' index in the past week or so has reported t...More Button

Is it not a fact that Ireland was the guinea pig? We were the laboratory experiment for an austerity policy that has devastated our economy. As that experiment is being applied to the rest of E...More Button

We on this side of the House are asking the Taoiseach to genuinely consider alternatives given the mounting evidence that policy that has been pursued and that has focused on propping up private ...More Button

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Order of Business

And the Taoiseach is peddling his myths at length.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

The Waterford Crystal workers, in their battle to get justice over the collapse of their pension fund, won an important ruling in the European Court of Justice that has major implications for them ...More Button

The workers would rather meet the Government.More Button

Property Taxation Application

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will explain the way a joint owner of a house who has no communication at all with the other owner of the house should complete the local property tax form, when they are not in a position to...More Button

Departmental Staff Numbers

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of persons that are employed at the local property tax help line; the grade of these people employed; the nature of their contracts and if he will give details of the customer charter th...More Button