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McDonald, Mary Lou

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Today and tomorrow, the Taoiseach will attend the meeting of the European Council in Brussels. We are all aware that this meeting is absolutely crucial to our economic, political and social future...More Button

Sinn Féin also cautioned that the commitments made were not legally binding and that the Government needed to be very careful in its dealings with the Tory Government. Over the days that followe...More Button

We are left with a set of contradictions. The first is the claim that there will be no hard border in Ireland, but Britain is leaving customs union and the Single Market and wishes to drag the N...More Button

I met with cross-community sectoral groups in Belfast last Monday. I can tell the Tánaiste that they are feeling far from assured, clear or certain about their future. We have clarity only on o...More Button

The remarks I have made to the Tánaiste are based in full on exactly what he has secured in writing. I have simply reflected to him the fact that no sooner was the ink dry on those agreements and ...More Button

Will the Taoiseach ask for additional assurances over the next two days? Will any such assurances be legally binding? Will any such assurances be contained in the conclusions of the European Co...More Button

I did not suggest that.More Button

Questions on Promised Legislation

I take the opportunity to wish the Leas-Cheann Comhairle a very happy Christmas.More Button

Yesterday, we received the very good news that the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution had voted to recommend that the amendment be repealed. It was a very positive move fo...More Button

Teacher Discipline

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if the procedures set out in Circular 0059/2009 are underpinned by legislation; and if so, the relevant Act.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if there are exceptional circumstances in which the formal procedures set out in circular 0059/2009, as issued by his Department, do not have to be adhered to once the initiation of the formal proc...More Button