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McDonald, Mary Lou

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Estimates for Public Services 2015 (Continued)

I have noticed in many of the Minister's public pronouncements of late that he attempts to make a virtue, as he sees it, of increased and ahead-of-profile tax returns while keeping a firm reign on ...More Button

The Supplementary Estimates reflect some of the reality of underinvestment and low spending. The allocation for health is the figure that jumps out most. While Sinn Féin has no objection to add...More Button

I always have the sense when the Minister presents figures that it is being done for the optics. While he spins out substantial figures, the reality is that he continues to preside over a system...More Button

From next year onwards, the Government will no longer have available to it the facility of introducing Supplementary Estimates. I have not heard a convincing answer from the Minister or any othe...More Button

Establishment of Independent Anti-Corruption Agency: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members]

It makes a very depressing vista, and who would have thought after all the tribunals, the political scandals and the exposure of the cynical and self-serving behaviour of a coterie of councillors, ...More Button

Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of the establishment of a headstrong jigsaw site in the north inner city of Dublin following from a meeting held with an organisation (details supplied) in summer 2015; and if he will ma...More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: why a person (details supplied) in County Dublin is losing an entitlement to a special needs assistant; if she will reinstate the person's special needs assistance hours; and if she will make a sta...More Button