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Wallace, Mick

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

European Council: Statements (Continued)

We were not.More Button

And we will not be.More Button

I put it to the Minister of State, Deputy McEntee, that while the Irish were campaigning for a seat on the UN Security Council, we did not hear a lot about neutrality. The fact that Ireland was co...More Button

There is an unparalleled humanitarian crisis happening right now in Yemen. I am not sure how much the Irish Government members say about Yemen when they get the opportunity while in the EU. The...More Button

The Minister of State, Deputy McEntee, is probably aware that a group of Independents 4 Change travelled to Syria last week. While we might not necessarily agree with our good friends, Deputies ...More Button

We travelled to Aleppo and met some industrialists and factory owners. They showed us some of the industrial estates in Aleppo. There are three huge industrial estates there.More Button

Aleppo once had an industry of 40,000 companies employing almost 1 million people. One of the first things that the Free Syrian Army, Al-Nusra Front and Jaysh al-Islam did when they reached Aleppo...More Button

Yes.More Button

I have some questions and it would be good to get answers. While I do not want to pin the Minister of State down to providing the answers today, it would be great to get a response.More Button

To put things in context, I echo the words of Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan. We are also of the opinion that we should not be taking sides in any war. It was unfortunate that Syria had to seek the ...More Button

A huge problem is brewing in Syria. The jihadists were holding out in many different regions of Syria and they are slowly but surely being forced out of them. Deals are being done where the gov...More Button

Turkey, which let them in, does not want to let them come back. The Arabs do not want them. Certainly, Syria does not want them. Syria says it is prepared to work with Syrians who took sides aga...More Button

Europe does not want them. I can understand why Europe does not want to flood the EU with mad jihadists but what is the EU plan to deal with the jihadists in Idlib who nobody wants but who the EU ...More Button

Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016: Report Stage

I move amendment No. 1:More Button

Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016: Report Stage (Continued)

It is unfortunate that I have to repeat much of what was said on Committee Stage but it is necessary because the Department did not address the concerns we raised at the time and so I am forced to ...More Button

At the very least, all of Deputy Clare Daly's amendments must be accepted. My amendments go a little further and do away with the tour restriction altogether. The notion that someone who would ...More Button

Where is the logic in that? People who have not been in a craft brewery will want to do tours but if a person has had the tour, bar a change in the premises, he or she is unlikely to want to have ...More Button

The Department has defined the terms of a guided tour in Government amendment No. 13. It must include "an explanation of, or information relating to, the process whereby the intoxicating liquor ...More Button

I am, yes, and I have not gone off subject. Does the Minister think I have?More Button

Schools Building Contractors

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if guarantees will be sought from the remaining partners of an organisation (details supplied) that it will pay subcontractors for work already carried out on the schools bundle 5 PPP project; and ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he has met unpaid subcontractors involved in constructing the schools bundle 5 PPP project; his plans to ensure they are paid for the work they have carried out; and if he will make a statement ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if the NDFA or his Department has an estimation of the number of subcontractors owed money for works carried out on the schools bundle 5 PPP project following the collapse of companies (details sup...More Button