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Boyd Barrett, Richard

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí (Atógáil) - Leaders' Questions (Resumed) (Continued)

They must be very extreme in Germany and most of Europe.More Button

It does not say that.More Button

It does not say that.More Button

One can sell it with the tenant.More Button

Why would we do that?More Button

Death of Former Members: Expressions of Sympathy (Continued)

On behalf of Solidarity-People Before Profit, I extend my sympathy and condolences to the Harte and Barnes families. Both of the deceased were a bit before my time and I would not have been that f...More Button

I know that Deputy Seán Barrett will have a lot more to say about Monica Barnes. I am not sure if I ever met her. It is quite possible I did because my aunt Janet Kinsella, who was a stalwart o...More Button

Pre-European Council Meeting: Statements (Continued)

The Tory Party is in a mess of its own making. Its members have played with the fires of xenophobic nationalism, of anti-immigrant sentiment, of nostalgia for some imagined historical imperial glo...More Button

One hopeful sign from this mess is when Theresa May starts talking about the real possibility of a united Ireland. Even though she desperately wishes to avert it and while others speak of "my pr...More Button

Another interesting aspect of the currently unfolding debacle in the Tory Party, members of which are quite happy to tear each other part, is that the one thing the Tories are capable of uniting ...More Button

Although the yellow vest movement is somewhat incoherent, and while there are certainly some dodgy elements operating in certain places, overwhelmingly this is a mass movement of the poor, the di...More Button

The anger over those issues runs right across Europe and into this country and elsewhere. In respect of the revolt that is taking place, there are now protestors in Iraq wearing the yellow vests. ...More Button

Anti-Evictions Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I will start by referring to what the Taoiseach stated earlier and the use of the term "extreme". This has become a familiar trope of the Taoiseach when referring to the socialist left and our pol...More Button

For Elaine, who I have mentioned here previously but whose case is still on my desk, the situation is extreme. It is now past the date when she must leave her house. The landlord is evicting he...More Button

She went to the council and she was told the place finder service could not find anywhere for her. There is no emergency hub accommodation available for her and she tries every day to look for hou...More Button

In the past few days, she has found herself in another dilemma. As we are approaching Christmas, her young children pleaded with her to put up a Christmas tree. She debated on whether or not to...More Button

Unless the Minister can provide an answer for Elaine, then morally he has not got a leg to stand on, and neither has any Deputy in this Dáil, in opposing this Bill. The Minister must respond to ...More Button

I want to make another point about the housing assistance payment, HAP, and the contribution the State's social housing policy is making to the extreme situations people are facing. At this morn...More Button

Add to this the absolutely shocking and extortionate rents currently being charged in the private rental sector. Some weeks ago I held up a newspaper property supplement to the Taoiseach showing...More Button

I appeal to the Minister, Deputy Eoghan Murphy, to support this measure, even on a temporary basis while we are faced with this emergency. If we get out of this emergency in five or ten years, w...More Button

I did not. I said it could have been public housing.More Button

Public Transport Fares

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his views on whether it is advisable that public transport fares are increased in view of Ireland's obligations under climate change agreements and the need to see an increase in the number of pers...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will report on the recent changes to the fare structures in Dublin Bus which means that the shortest trip of 1-3 stages has increased to €3; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason the State has secondary security over moneys loaned by the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland to a company (details supplied) while the minority lender has a stronger fixed and flo...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason €675 million of Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland funding has as of December 2016 gone to the pillar banks (details supplied) and only 11% of its drawn down lending has gone to wo...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on whether a series of financial matters concerning a person (details supplied) is appropriate or a potential abuse; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to a freedom of information request, the reason onlenders of SBCI moneys are not required to obtain a copy of current tax clearance certificates from their respective customers leaving the ...More Button

Direct Provision Payments

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if a person who lives in a direct provision centre is entitled to a weekly payment for transport if attending a full-time or part-time course; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button