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Boyd Barrett, Richard

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Well below.More Button

They are cherry-picking because the Government allows them to.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

Vótáil.More Button

Will we be coming back to Bills to be introduced?More Button

Constitutional Convention Recommendations

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on recommendations arising from the Constitutional Convention that have not yet been implemented or that are still awaiting a plan for implementation.More Button

Constitutional Convention Recommendations (Continued)

There are many pressing issues in this increasingly failed State. However, there is no greater emergency than the housing and homelessness emergency. The report of the Constitutional Convention w...More Button

The convention also overwhelmingly voted for all the rights enshrined in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to be inserted into the Constitution. Yet, this week, ...More Button

Why on earth were the non-housing related economic, social and cultural rights referred to the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government? It was perfectly right to ref...More Button

When are we going to do that?More Button

When are we going to do that?More Button

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on his conversation with the Prime Minister, Theresa May, in the aftermath of the events in London on 22 March 2017.More Button

The Taoiseach mentioned the fact that he passed on his sympathies and condolences to Prime Minister May after the atrocious attack in London last week. We all condemn that attack as absolutely mur...More Button

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (Continued)

Afghanistan.More Button

Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Housing) Bill 2017: First Stage

Tairgim:More Button

Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Housing) Bill 2017: First Stage (Continued)

I was not aware until recently that, at the time of the debate on the Lisbon treaty, one of the derogations the then Fianna Fáil Government sought from the Charter of Fundamental Rights was, incr...More Button

Last week, I raised the case of a young homeless woman, Sinead, who was told she had to travel 12 km with her young daughter to Francis Street. In fairness, I did get a call from the Minister be...More Button

What about the case of Antonia, a woman with two children, whose father suffers from motor neurone disease? She has a four-bed housing need and was granted housing priority in 2012. In the past...More Button

Will the Government listen to the Constitutional Convention, take seriously the housing emergency and support this Bill to insert the right to housing into our Constitution?More Button

Tairgim: "Go dtógfar an Bille in am Comhaltaí Príobháideacha."

  I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."More Button

  Cuireadh agus aontaíodh an cheist.More Button

An Garda Síochána: Statements (Continued)

We are running out of time.More Button

Does the Tánaiste think it is necessary for senior Garda management, particularly the Garda Commissioner, to enjoy the confidence of the public in order for that Commissioner and management to func...More Button

As an extension of that question, we have suggested that Nóirín O'Sullivan be suspended without prejudice since the Maurice McCabe affair. We suggested that was normal practice for public and ci...More Button

I am saying they are allegations.More Button

The Tánaiste did not explain why 26 people under her remit have been suspended without prejudice.More Button

The Tánaiste will not tell us whether it is in An Garda Síochána. Why was it done?More Button

Child Abuse Reports

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if there has been a full report or if she is planning to commission a report into allegations of abuse and neglect at a home (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Residential Institutions Redress Scheme

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her plans to make recommendations to Cabinet with regard to a review of the congregational indemnity agreement, in view of the revelations concerning the mother and baby home in Tuam; and if she wi...More Button

Housing Adaptation Grant Funding

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: when the 2017 funding for housing adaptation grants will be allocated to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Child and Family Agency Staff

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: further to Parliamentary Question No. 1312 of 21 March 2017, if she will forward the request for information regarding seven suspensions of staff at Tusla to Tusla for answer or if she will request...More Button