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Boyd Barrett, Richard

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


European Council Meetings

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on the December European summit; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he discussed the issues of growth and employment at the European Council meeting in December 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

European Council Meetings (Continued)

What numbers have been grouped?More Button

It is actually our turn.More Button

In his discussions on the economic situation in Europe at the European Council, did the Taoiseach raise the issue of the property sector, housing and homelessness? The reason I ask this is that if...More Button

I find it extraordinary that in the reports and discussions on the situation we talk about banking union, stress tests for the banks and the viability of the banking system etc. It is all about ...More Button

As cynical as I am about the neoliberal dogma that dominates European political and economic thought, even I cannot believe that only six or seven years after the crash caused by this issue, it i...More Button

-----as an opportunity for investors to make money. However, this is a human crisis that lies at the heart of our economic problems. In his discussion with our European counterparts, is there any...More Button

On Ukraine, I agree the Russian invasion is unacceptable. The Russian empire has long been the prison house of small nations, particularly in the areas between Russia and Europe. I agree that c...More Button

We seem to be lining up with dangerous people who have a history of corruption and dangerous far right wing political ideas and saying these are the good guys. We should not be doing this. We sho...More Button

Please do not equate marching with what those thugs were doing.More Button

I mentioned housing.More Button

What is the Taoiseach going to do about it? He should build some council houses.More Button

Do you think tax breaks for speculators-----More Button

I have a supplementary question.More Button

So I do not get the same-----More Button

I will put in ten questions next time.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

The Taoiseach referred to the security of the State. I put it to him that what is at stake with the resignation of the Garda Commissioner is not the security of the State but democracy and the acc...More Button

It is unacceptable in the aftermath of the Commissioner's resignation and on foot of a litany of scandals-----More Button

-----that the Taoiseach excluded one third of the Opposition from the briefing and refused to facilitate the making of statements in the House. The statements that will be taken later this week pe...More Button

-----and an end to discrimination against one third of the Opposition.More Button

Multidenominational Schools

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his plans to locate a multidenominational or Educate Together school in the De la Salle campus in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Ambulance Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason for the review of ambulance services in Dublin city; if he will give an assurance that Dublin Fire Brigade will retain control of the day-to-day running and, crucially, the despatch of a...More Button

Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason no treatment is available to patients suffering from lymphoedema; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button