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Keating, Derek

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions

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Defence Forces Reserve Issues (Continued)

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Defence Forces Reserve Strength

Asked the Minister for Defence: the current numbers of the Reserve Defence Forces based in Dublin; his plans to expand the Reserve Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I thank the Minister for his comprehensive reply and the information provided. Question No. 18 in my name deals with a similar issue. I am sure that in due course the Minister will provide me wit...More Button

Defence Forces Reserve Strength (Continued)

I believe they are the best in the world at what they do. I ask the Minister to consider conducting a review of the Reserve Defence Force to determine how we can utilise them, as a voluntary body ...More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to speak on the Social Welfare Bill 2012 and I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy White, to the House.More Button

Like many other Members, I feel for and am concerned for those in our community who are struggling to meet their day-to-day demands and the needs of the less well-off in our society. Carers in o...More Button

Since the budget was announced this day last week, I have been examining ways of trying to find €26 million to meet the respite grant reduction that was announced by my colleague the Minister for...More Button

Accordingly, I find it incredibly difficult to listen to and accept Fianna Fáil's argument that the Government must find the money from the respite grant reduction from somewhere else. The reali...More Button

For many years I have been troubled by the growth in dependency on the State, the abuse and the fraud in our social welfare system, which can be all too apparent at times. I came across a case r...More Button

The establishment of family support for a girl or woman who finds herself in the unfortunate situation of an unplanned pregnancy is far from today's reality when, for example, many women cannot a...More Button

I am supporting this budget with a heavy heart because of its impact on some of the most deserving cases. I believe there should be a review of welfare payments, including those cases which I ju...More Button

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Defence Forces Reserve Training

Asked the Minister for Defence: the number of Reserve Defence Force members who attend on a regular basis for training from the Lucan, Clondalkin, Palmerstown, Newcastle, Rathcoole and Saggart areas of County Dublin; and if he wi...More Button

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: following his budget announcement of 2013 and his Department’s decision in relation to a teacher-student ratio of 1:19 in PLCs and colleges of further education, if his attention has been drawn to ...More Button