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Healy-Rae, Michael

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions

He will be delighted.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

I welcome Mr. Michael O'Sullivan from Gneeveguilla who is in the Visitors Gallery as part of Job Shadow day.

  With regard to changes to be made to the Finance Bill, the capital ...More Button

Non-Use of Motor Vehicles Bill 2013: Second Stage (Continued)

I thank the Technical Group and all who work so diligently in the Whips' office for allowing me some speaking time. I appreciate that at all times.More Button

I am totally opposed to the Bill before the House, because it is lacking in common sense. I have read the Minister of State's contribution and what is being proposed in the Bill. The Government...More Button

-----is ill-treating the highly respectable members of An Garda Síochána. If one does not have respect for the Garda force one has respect for nothing. Its members get up in the morning and put t...More Button

While I am a Member of this great House I will stand up for the rank and file members of the Garda Síochána on every occasion because the Minister for Justice and Equality certainly will not defend...More Button

In his contribution the Minister of State said that many people take a holiday from paying motor tax. Either the Minister of State or the person who wrote his speech should go back to speech-wri...More Button

I want to raise an issue on behalf of those who own lorries, the majority of whom are in real financial difficulty. One may have a lorry parked by the house, but there may be no work for it. Mo...More Button

My problem with the Government is that it is staring into the skies, wondering from where we will attract foreign investment to create employment, while missing the elephant in the room. The ele...More Button

I also take the opportunity to speak about the Road Safety Authority, RSA. I can only be complimentary to the agency as in 2005 there were 369 road deaths, while last year there were only 186. ...More Button

In his travels around the country the Ceann Comhairle will have seen farmers selling farm goods such as spuds, carrots, tomatoes and onions from stalls on the side of the road, a good developmen...More Button

It must be remembered these are the ones who fell asleep at the wheel when we were building motorways from Dublin to Cork and Limerick. What did the RSA do about ensuring there would be service ...More Button

We will, but you must admit that what I am saying is interesting and true.More Button

I am coming back to it. It was ridiculous that the RSA did not demand service stations in the interests of safety when the Government was investing hard earned taxpayers’ money in these great road...More Button

I am coming back to it.More Button

When it comes to the Government’s dealings on this matter, we have gone a step too far. I would have preferred if it had used its time more productively, instead of bringing a Bill such as this be...More Button

That is a shame because I was only starting to get going.More Button

Third Level Facilities

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding public access to a university library; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Motor Tax Collection

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: his views on the following matter regarding motor tax (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button