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Spring, Arthur

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 Nbr. 1

Medical Treatment (Termination of Pregnancy in Case of Risk to Life of Pregnant Woman) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

I will do my best. The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union is the proper title of what we are discussing. It is more commonly known as the stabilit...More Button

Three issues are at stake. First is confidence in the currency. Second is an insurance policy were things to go further wrong for our country or the currency.More Button

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The third point to bear in mind is that we are seeking a solution to the problems that present. Some people seem to be taking an approach much like in the television advertisement where the person...More Button

I was originally opposed, for various reasons, to the establishment of a common European currency. I was privileged enough to be studying economics in Sweden at the time, under an eminent professo...More Button

It is important to clarify that nothing in this treaty will supersede our agreement with the troika. Before seeking external assistance, most of us associated the IMF with basket case economies in...More Button

As a Government, it is very difficult for us to put in place policies that are not populist. However, we are putting the needs of the country ahead of that of the political party. It would be eas...More Button

Some people in the Opposition parties are being very irresponsible on this matter. On the other hand, I commend the Fianna Fáil Party which, unpopular as it has been in recent times, has op...More Button

The troika deal is not exactly what we envisaged as the way forward for our country as we approach the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the State. It is a question of taking incremental step...More Button

We are dealing with a complex issue, as is the case in respect of most Government business. For those with a less engaged attachment to politics, it boils down to a question of trust. Do they tru...More Button