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Maloney, Eamonn

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Public Sector Pay and Conditions: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

I will be as brief as I can. To the relief of my colleagues in Fianna Fáil, I will confine my remarks to the position of some of the other people on the left of the House on this issue.More Button

Given the subject matter of this motion, I have to declare an interest. I joined a trade union when I was a teenager and was a member of Jim Larkin's Workers Union of Ireland and, subsequently, wi...More Button

I say this because, for a newcomer, I find the debates here often take strange directions. In the debate before the ballot on Croke Park II, as a union man I thought we had some strange contribu...More Button

No negotiations ever end up in a win-win situation. As somebody who has been around unions for a sizeable part of my life, I know it is in the nature of things that people do not get everything ...More Button

Of course, I do not mean all of those in the House as I know there are those here who are staunch union people, and I respect them. However, why is this done? The previous speaker, Deputy Kevin...More Button

In conclusion, I notice some of those who have been lecturing us and lecturing those in the trade union movement are very selective in terms of public service issues. One would expect people who...More Button