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Ellis, Dessie

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013: Report Stage

I certainly welcome this amendment. There is no doubt this has been a problem over the years. Many people have complained about the mileage being adjusted on second-hand cars. There have been co...More Button

Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013: Report Stage (Continued)

Is there a term which defines "mileage"?More Button

I, too, support the amendment in principle. Perhaps the Minister will clarify that this provision relates not to cars but to trailers attached thereto and so on and that, in the context of the pro...More Button

Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013: Fifth Stage

I, too, thank the Minister and his staff for all the information that has been passed to us and the way it has been handed over. It has made my job far easier. While we might disagree on small po...More Button

I lost a friend in Mayo over Christmas. It struck home how bad it can be and the number of accidents we have had. Overall, in recent years, given all the measures that have been put in place, t...More Button

Irish Water: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

Roddy Doyle wrote an amusing but scarily realistic characterisation of what a consultant is, and why the Government uses consultants, and shared it on a well-known social network today. If I can p...More Button

This whole stroke, like the privatisation of bus routes and the continued removal of the role of the State in social housing, is all about serving up basic public need to the foaming profit-mad m...More Button

I would like to raise a number of issues regarding the process of installing these meters. JobBridge, or "ScamBridge" as it should be known, is being used to source workers to carry out the seri...More Button

Council officials have brought my attention to their concerns about what will happen to the valuable scrap metal that is being removed during these installations. I am told that entire stopcocks...More Button