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Murphy, Eoghan

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 Nbr. 1


Medical Treatment (Termination of Pregnancy in Case of Risk to Life of Pregnant Woman) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

The European Union is not perfect, neither is the euro, the Commission, the European Central Bank or even this treaty because if they were perfect we would be finished with them. Our enterprise wo...More Button

I have been reading Fukuyama’s book on The Origins of Political Order recently and he talks about the concept of adaptability and when political institutions face decay. Politics and ...More Button

In Ireland we are facing the exact same challenge. We have had a shock to the system and to the country. Recent history has exposed massively the need for our political institutions and our democ...More Button

The great difficulty for us is that we are not masters of our own fate at present. Part of our sovereignty has been suspended because of the bailout agreement. Because of the massive deficit and ...More Button

I would like to focus on that one aspect, that the treaty will give us access to the ESM. That is incredibly important if we are to return as a sovereign nation to the markets abroad. People will...More Button

What is facing us is quite a simple choice, and Deputy Mitchell referred to this. It is a simple treaty. If we choose this treaty, we will have access to the ESM and in that scenario we should be...More Button

Once the referendum is held and if it is passed successfully, and I believe it will be, we can move to the bigger questions and debates that must be held. We are in a period of such rapid change t...More Button

Written Answers - Third Level Fees

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the most up-to-date figures for payment and collection of the second instalment of third level fees for this academic year, for the country and per relevant institution. More Button

Written Answers - Fee-Charging Schools

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will confirm whether he has no intention of withdrawing public funding to fee paying secondary schools. More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Charges

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will provide details of charities and the types of accommodation owned by charities that are exempt from the household charge; the estimate of what this is worth in lost revenue; and if they ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Defence: the amount of money that has been spent by the Ombudsman for the Defence Forces in preparing, publishing and printing its annual report in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 including design, consultancy an...More Button