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Daly, Clare

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Forestry Sector

We are discussing this issue against the backdrop of Coillte's decision to sell 1,000 acres of public forestry with the approval of the Minister, which is in addition to the 40,000 acres of public ...More Button

Forestry Sector (Continued)

There is a problem with the Minister's reply. He says the sale and acquisition of land takes place on a regular basis and is the responsibility of the company. The Irish people believe these fore...More Button

Care Services: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I expect that some Government backbenchers, those in the Labour Party in particular, are hopeful that the deed was done last week in regard to the Social Welfare Bill. They took some flak regardin...More Button

I will stand over it any time. The Government could have targeted the wealthy-----More Button

I will explain it to Deputy McCarthy if he does not understand.More Button

I am being asked to withdraw the word "lie" in reference to the claim that the choice was between a cut in the respite care grant and a cut in the carer's allowance. That is a lie. Those were not...More Button

The comment was untruthful.More Button

This Government chose not to tackle the wealthy, the corporations or their own perks. The notion that we should be grateful that core payments were not tackled is a disgrace and an insult. The re...More Button

The Government has made a very serious mistake on this issue. We have all met the people protesting outside these gates, people who are under acute and intense pressure. I never encountered so ...More Button

Deputy John Halligan is correct when he says this is modern day slavery. It is a crime that we are saving a fortune through the unpaid labour of hundreds of thousands of citizens in this State. ...More Button

Finance (Local Property Tax) Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages (Continued)

It is difficult to make any points so late in the day. The points made by the Minister reflect a disconnect with reality that I have seldom seen. People's homes are the greatest source of financi...More Button

In instances where they spend their whole life paying for the property, the idea that the Minister would package that and call it an asset to be milked for further taxation is a ridiculous concept....More Button

The Minister said he would look at some of these issues in the Finance Act. That is not good enough. It is a total cop-out, in terms of pyrite. The findings of the pyrite panel were given to G...More Button

We do not know that. The Minister said houses that demonstrate pyritic heave beyond a certain certifiable amount would be looked at in the Finance Act. Who will certify it? Who will pay for test...More Button

By using the Revenue Commissioners, the Minister might succeed in putting his hands in people's pockets or pay packets and take the tax from them, but at what price? If people are down that amou...More Button

This is much more like a European situation. People say we should be more like the French or the Italians. In Greece, for example, the property tax is connected to people's electricity bill. I...More Button

It is, and it deals with properties that are struggling and home owners who are struggling in negative equity, are in arrears and have paid stamp duty.More Button

It does, and everyone else touched on every other subject under the sun, in fairness. I know it is late in the day and we are all getting grumpy. This is reflective of the fact that the Governmen...More Button

Adoption Legislation

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if, in relation to the promised Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill and access to records by adult victims of illegal adoptions, she will ensure that the rights of the person, against whom a cr...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will publish a list of the known location of adoption records and ensure that these records are immediately protected and secured.More Button

Student Grant Scheme Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: with regard to the change over to Student Universal Support Ireland, the amount by which the costs will exceed the savings for year one and two.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: in future years will there be an overall reduction in the moneys allocated for student grants and the proposed figures for same.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: in future years will access to grant aid and third level places for the children of low wage families and persons be withdrawn.More Button

Student Grant Scheme Application Numbers

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: in comparison to last year's figures the number of new or first time grant applications have been received this year.More Button

Climate Change Policy

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: noting that the Kyoto extension negotiated in Doha will only cover 15% of the world's greenhouse emissions, the current expected compensation costs from 2020 that Ireland has signed up to. More Button

Maternal Mortality

Asked the Minister for Health: in relation to recent statements he has made in the press about Ireland having one of the lowest rates of maternal mortality in the world, if he will confirm that the recently published first Confi...More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will confirm that the Health Service Executive commissioned KPMG Independent Review of Maternity and Gynaecology Services in the greater Dublin area, published in 2008, found a 30% shortfall ...More Button