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Boyd Barrett, Richard

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement: Statements (Continued)

This deal should be opposed completely. The Government should oppose this deal if it cares at all and if there is any meaning to its concerns about the environment, the protection of human rights ...More Button

The Government states that it will carry out an economic assessment of how the deal will impact on our economy. I say, "Farmers of Ireland, beware; the sell-out is coming". Just as the fishing ...More Button

My final point is a bit of an "I told you so" but it has to be made. This deal is the reason the left opposed the Lisbon treaty and the other treaties that introduced qualified majority voting o...More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

The Government has said it is committed to universal healthcare and to ending the two-tier health system. However, Professor John Crown highlighted recently the shocking situation where people wit...More Button

I think that is utterly outrageous. Does the Taoiseach agree it is utterly outrageous that whether people gain access to the best cancer treatment, potentially life-saving treatment, should depe...More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

If the Taoiseach does not think it is acceptable, what does he intend to do about it? The person who emailed me says his wife needs this treatment now. If she does not get it, her life expectancy...More Button

What about the medicine?More Button

Cabinet Committee Meetings

Asked the Taoiseach: when Cabinet committee E, health, last met.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: when Cabinet committee D, infrastructure, last met.More Button

Cabinet Committee Meetings (Continued)

I asked the Taoiseach this morning about the really shameful inequity in the cancer treatment available to people with malignant melanoma. Some people who have the right private health insurance c...More Button

Can I just get my question answered?More Button

I deserve some answers.More Button

There is no good reason in this case.More Button

There are many aspects to the scandal of the national children's hospital and the shocking financial mismanagement by this Government of this project, which is going to cost the people of this coun...More Button

When I have asked about this, I have been told it is because the consultants' contracts are public-private contracts. I have a solution to this for the Taoiseach. Every paediatrician in the cou...More Button

I did not get a response to my questions, again.More Button

Cork Mail Centre: Motion [Private Members]

I am sharing time with Deputy Gino Kenny.More Button

Cork Mail Centre: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

On behalf of People Before Profit, I commend Deputy Barry and Solidarity on tabling this motion. I pledge our complete support for the campaign of workers in the Cork mail centre to fight against ...More Button

How many times have we heard both the Government and Fianna Fáil refer to dramatic plans for population expansion in Cork? They even talk of the population doubling. Why are we taking away a cr...More Button

This is a consequence of moving away from understanding that An Post, like many other State-owned companies, is part of a vital infrastructure that should not be based on narrow short-term commer...More Button

Afforestation Programme

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the efforts made to address the failure to meet afforestation targets and to develop a higher proportion of native and broadleaf forestry within the national forest estate; his engagement with Coil...More Button

Schools Building Projects

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: when the policy under review for hiring clerks of works on additional accommodation schemes will be concluded; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Planning Data

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the number of strategic housing developments submitted to An Bord Pleanála; the number of units in each of the applications; the number granted planning permission; the length of time it took for p...More Button