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McNamara, Michael

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

I return to the issue of antigen testing, which I have raised several times with the Tánaiste. The European Commission has advocated the use of antigen testing. The Irish Government said "No" and...More Button

I do not disagree with the decision to facilitate antigen testing in meat plants by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine but, if it is good enough for this sector, why is it not goo...More Button

The second thing I will raise is a follow-on from a previous question, which I believe I can do, and it is in regard to banks.More Button

Bank of Ireland has announced it is going to close 83 branches. We know what those branches will be because three of them are in my own county. They are the branches that were closed and reopened...More Button

But I think I can follow up on a previous question.More Button

Okay. I am sure the Tánaiste can respond if he wishes, given that his Department specifically deals with the banks daily. He is well acquainted with the issue of antigen testing should he choose ...More Button

This false positive and reassurance is a bit like the argument against giving out condoms during the HIV pandemic, that people would feel reassured and behave on that basis. Frankly, I do not buy ...More Button

With regard to the banks, the shareholding is one thing but Departments have huge bank accounts. There was once a time when the Tánaiste said not another red cent. How about not lodging another...More Button

I was following up on the Tánaiste's response.More Button

Is there one within 5 km of everybody?More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

There are other people waiting for the national broadband plan to be connected. Among those, there is a smaller cohort who are just a half a kilometre down the road from where the existing Eir con...More Button