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Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig, Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Personal Insolvency Bill: Report Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

One can get a much better car for £1,000 in the North, even allowing for the VRT differential, than in the South. That is almost identical to the amount allowed in the Bill.More Button

The road network in the North is superior to that in many areas of rural Ireland, where one needs a reasonable car. I can only speak with knowledge of my own constituency of Donegal North East. ...More Button

I accept that we are trying to strike a balance. I said so last night. We have all been lobbied by credit unions and we know stories of small businesses that are unable to pay their employees b...More Button

There may be a mid-way point. Perhaps €2,000 would be a reasonable figure. I ask the Minister to reflect on this issue. Some basic consultation with the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, SI...More Button

I move amendment No. 31:More Button

As I asked last night, is it the objective of the Minister to have guidelines provided when this process is instigated?More Button

I move amendment No. 37:More Button

I move amendment No. 87:More Button

I move amendment No. 90:More Button

For clarification it is "and ordinarily resident". It is to strengthen the provision. I do not know whether this changes the Minister's perspective.More Button

I move amendment No. 91:More Button

I move amendment No. 117:More Button

Defence Forces Reserve Strength

Asked the Minister for Defence: his views on the future role of the Reserve Defence ForcesMore Button

Defence Forces Reserve Strength (Continued)

The Minister will be aware of the growing concern that the Reserve Defence Force is to be depleted by thousands.More Button

As a Deputy for Donegal North East, I have met individuals in my constituency who are concerned about the supports for the Reserve Defence Force. They told me about a recruitment day held in one...More Button

Whatever the Minister is considering, I ask him to think about the impact it will have on the ground. During a profound recession when large numbers of young people are out of work, it is more c...More Button

The VFM review was initiated by the previous Government. The Reserve Defence Force Representative Association, RDFRA, made very imaginative submissions to the review as to how the Reserve Defence ...More Button

The Minister says the process is not completed. Before he signs off on it, I ask him to take one more look at the suggestions contained in the RDFRA document which was submitted in August 2010 a...More Button

Defence Forces Reorganisation (Continued)

PDFORRA represents the overwhelming majority of our Defence Forces personnel. It is important we take its analysis seriously, in particular the quotations of its general secretaries and outgoing p...More Button

Unfortunately the Minister referred to Sinn Féin's position on the Defence Forces. I am very proud of our Defence Forces. I am proud of the role they have played throughout the world in peacekeep...More Button

Absolutely untrue.More Button

You just rewrote history yourself. You did a fine job.More Button

What about the murder and mayhem in Israel? What about your friends in Israel who are responsible for murder and mayhem? You welcomed the Minister. What about those people who commit murder and ...More Button

You endorse them fully so do not use words like murder and mayhem when you endorse that type of approach in Palestine.More Button

No. Your factual statements-----More Button

Statements of fact you have made on the record.More Button

Defence Forces Veterans Associations (Continued)

As Deputy Tommy Broughan observed, one of the veteran housing units is located in Letterkenny, in my constituency, and I have seen the excellent service it provides. Representatives of ONE will, o...More Button

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

I move amendment No. 133:More Button

That was a long and spirited defence of the position but if people analyse the debate yesterday and today, they will see discussions of the value of engagement rings and wedding rings and being abl...More Button

There must be consistency in how we convey the intent of the Bill to the public and I doubt it will see consistency in what is being presented here. The Minister has not explained his decision.More Button

The Minister gave a long and spirited defence of his position.More Button

I will conclude. The Minister was invited by Deputy Collins to outline the rationale for the €3 million provision. People will ask where this figure came from when we are debating whether people ...More Button

No, I do not.More Button

I move amendment No. 135:More Button

I move amendment No. 138:More Button

  Question, "That the figure proposed to be deleted stand", put and declared carried.More Button

  Amendment declared lost.More Button

I move amendment No. 147:More Button

I move amendment No. 149:More Button

I move amendment No. 150:More Button

  Question, "That the words proposed to be deleted stand", put and declared carried.More Button

  Amendment declared lost.More Button

I move amendment No. 151:More Button

  Question, "That the words proposed to be deleted stand", put and declared carried.More Button

  Amendment declared lost.More Button

I move amendment No. 152:More Button

  Question, "That the words proposed to be deleted stand", put and declared carried.More Button

  Amendment declared lost.More Button

I move amendment No. 153:More Button

  Question, "That the words proposed to be deleted stand", put and declared carried.More Button

  Amendment declared lost.More Button

I move amendment No. 154:More Button

  Question, "That the words proposed to be deleted stand", put and declared carried.More Button

  Amendment declared lost.More Button

I move amendment No. 155:More Button

I move amendment No. 163:More Button

Yes.More Button

I move amendment No. 165:More Button

  Question, "That the words proposed to be deleted stand", put and declared carried.



  Amendment declared lost.



  Amend...More Button

I move amendment No. 167:More Button

  Question, "That the words proposed to be deleted stand", put and declared carried.



  Amendment declared lost.



  Amend...More Button

I move amendment No. 175:More Button

I move amendment No. 177:More Button

  Question, "That the words proposed to be deleted stand", put and declared carried.



  Amendment declared lost.



  Amend...More Button

I move amendment No. 179:More Button

  Question, "That the words proposed to be deleted stand", put and declared carried.



  Amendment declared lost.



  Amend...More Button

I move amendment No. 190:More Button

I move amendment No. 191:More Button

We tried to finish it as quickly as we could.More Button

Defence Forces Reserve Funding

Asked the Minister for Defence: the financial supports that will be available to members of the Reserve Defence Forces into the future.More Button

Defence Forces Deployment

Asked the Minister for Defence: the measures he will undertake to ensure that rural Reserve Defence Forces outposts are maintained and fully supported by permanent members of the Defence Forces.More Button