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O'Brien, Jonathan

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions

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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

The Taoiseach knows why - the Government did nothing for five years.More Button

Financial Resolution No. 5: General (Resumed) (Continued)

I wish to be associated with the expressions of sympathy to members of An Garda Síochána and the Traveller community.More Button

In my brief contribution I wish to focus on education. Fine Gael and the Labour Party came to office in 2011 and between then and yesterday's budget announcement some €500 million had been taken...More Button

Does the Minister know how much was included in the education budget yesterday? The answer is €24 million. The Department will spin and state an extra €170 million was included in the education...More Button

The same goes for the health service. Members on the Government side may shake their heads, but apart from the investment to provide for the rise in demographics, the additional spend in this ar...More Button

The Government massaged the figures for housing. It talks about NAMA delivering 20,000 houses, but the bulk of them are to be built in Dublin, with only 2,000 to be built in the other 25 countie...More Button

Homelessness is on the rise. Despite all the announcements made on housing in 2015 alone - five - we have more people homeless now than when these initiatives were announced. Clearly, the strat...More Button