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Daly, Clare

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Finance Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

Budget 2015 may be characterised as a continuation of policies which have seen the Government operating like Robin Hood in reverse. The Minister continues to rob from the poor and from ordinary pe...More Button

The reality is that people are not. They are getting up earlier, working longer for less than they did years ago while the cost of living is rising. It is an absolute disgrace the Government miss...More Button

Water charges have to be brought into this context. Even the few crumbs the Government threw at people will be massively wiped out by water charges. Nobody is taken in by this idea that the Gov...More Button

We already pay for our water. The people already pay €1.2 billion, largely sweated off the backs of taxpayers, to our water infrastructure. The setting up of Irish Water cost €640 million. Tha...More Button

Could we get the money elsewhere? One only has to look at the headlines in today’s newspapers about the activities of the multinational sector and corporations to know we could. Not only did th...More Button

The Government, however, chose not to do that. Instead of protecting citizens, it has consciously used this budget to protect those at the top. It is incredibly unfortunate that the Government ...More Button

It is a crime that billions of euro of citizens’ money in pension funds is invested abroad. While I accept these are private pension funds and the Government cannot control private money or dire...More Button

It is a little bit rich to listen to lectures about how we need to conserve water when for the past four years the Government has been in power it has not put a single water butt on to a Governme...More Button

The facts speak for themselves. The rich have been made richer at the expense of ordinary citizens. Thankfully, the people have seen through that. They are up off their knees and will not be t...More Button

Public Sector Staff Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the steps he will take to tackle low pay in the public service.More Button

Public Sector Staff Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the areas of recruitment planned for the public service; the grades at which recruitment will take place; and if the local authorities will be included.More Button