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Wallace, Mick

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Freedom of Information Act 1997 (Prescribed Bodies) Regulations 2014: Motion (Continued)

Last week, the Taoiseach told the House that no public body should be secretive and that the people had a right to know. When the freedom of information motion is passed, however, 41 public bodies...More Button

Big business, through its ownership of newspapers, television channels and radio stations, can buy influence and control media content. It can impact on how politicians behave and deal with legi...More Button

The problems with penalty points that we have been examining over the last 18 months bears this out strongly. The Garda still refuses to publish this code of conduct. There is no code of practice...More Button

We have a list of so-called crime correspondents who, rather than challenge the workings of gardaí, work with them instead. This is all due to the fact that we do not have proper access to informa...More Button

Health Services: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members]

The Euro Health Consumer Index 2013 ranks Ireland in 14th place and it looks like we are still falling. The Government was elected to office on promises of free general practitioner care for all a...More Button

The Government's failure in the health service manifests itself most starkly in the number of people on waiting lists. Last September, more than 49,000 people were on hospital waiting lists comp...More Button

Health Services: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

Wexford General Hospital is also experiencing direct cuts to resources and a recruitment embargo that has led to junior doctors working excessively long shifts without proper periods of rest. Some...More Button

All this has been taking place against the backdrop of austerity cuts to the health services that are destroying people's lives. As noted by Michael Taft yesterday, since the beginning of the cr...More Button

Arts Council Membership

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the number of persons sitting on the Arts Council at present; when he expects to fill existing vacancies; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Electricity Transmission Network

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the likely impact of the proposed EirGrid Grid Link pylon project on Ireland's heritage and wildlife; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button