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Connaughton, Paul

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3


Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed).

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Topical Issue Debate - Special Educational Needs

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this topic and the Minister of State for being present. Parents of children with intellectual disabilities who are about to leave school are in...More Button

Many of these children require ongoing speech and language support, physiotherapy or occupational therapy. Parents fear their children will regress if they do not receive the necessary support. E...More Button

Fears are being expressed by parents of people with intellectual disabilities that the current issues will result in a reduced quality of life for those involved. A number of parents in Galway hav...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for her response. Her final point answered what I was going to ask. This has been happening for a number of years now. We are talking about some of the most disadva...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for her response and encourage her to bring some clarity for the 700 currently affected by this in the next seven days.More Button

European Arrest Warrant (Application to Third Countries and Amendment) and Extradition (Amendment) Bill 2011: Second Stage

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for the opportunity to speak on this very important Bill. In recent years, we have heard much talk about the impact of globalisation on world commerce, finance and food...More Button

I welcome a number of the Bill’s provisions in particular. The Bill gives effect in Irish law to an agreement between the European Union and both Norway and Iceland, and it contains signific...More Button

A rise in the incidence of international crime, such as Internet crime, results in the need for greater clarity on the extradition legislation. Methods need to be updated, including to take cognis...More Button

I welcome the power for An Garda Síochána to take fingerprints and palm prints, and to photograph a person’s arrest under the Act. Amendments to this Bill also provide, for the...More Button

In recent days, there has been some media coverage of the prospect of a cashless society. While it is anticipated that this would make certain crimes, such as bank robberies, less attractive, it m...More Button

It is worth noting that, at a time when much of the commentary in Ireland surrounding Europe appears to be negative and highlights the strictures that EU membership brings, EU law enforcement is on...More Button

I welcome the provisions of the Bill, which are timely and sensible and which make the job of law enforcement easier, be it through the enforcement of arrest warrants or a more streamlined extradit...More Button

Written Answers - Turbary Rights

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: [420] the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not received compensation to cease cutting turf on their bog; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Written Answers - Single Payment Scheme

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway did not receive their single farm payment for 2010 or 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Grassland Sheep Scheme

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway did not receive their ewe grant in 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button