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Ó Ríordáin, Aodhán

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 Nbr. 1


Medical Treatment (Termination of Pregnancy in Case of Risk to Life of Pregnant Woman) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

I am disappointed by some of the inflammatory language used on both sides of the House. Anyone who would suggest that those on social welfare benefit are in receipt of a suite of allowances should...More Button

Some of the challenges in the social welfare budget are stark. While 450,000 people now depend on social welfare, the Minister was required to take more than €300 million out of the social we...More Button

Further reforms will be needed. We will shortly be looking at next year’s budget and at how we can target child benefit in order to focus on lower income families. We must tackle the issues...More Button

I congratulate the groups that have campaigned on the lone parents issue in the last number of months. I met some of them yesterday. It is encouraging that a group of people who were once so deri...More Button

My colleague, Councillor Jane Horgan-Jones, proposed a motion on this issue on behalf of the Dublin North-Central constituency council at the Labour Party conference last weekend. The motion point...More Button

Many of those who have campaigned against this measure have said seven years is too young. The Minister agrees with that. She has said she will proceed with the measure to reduce the upper age li...More Button

All sides of this Parliament must launch a war on child poverty. The one issue we have consistently failed to tackle effectively in recent years is creeping child poverty, which is deepening and ...More Button

Written Answers - Adult Education

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his plans to make it statutory for all education institutions in the State to have an adult literacy policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button