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Healy-Rae, Michael

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Budget Statement 2014 (Continued)

It is a pity they did not all get stuck in the lift.More Button

Financial Resolution No. 2: Tobacco Products Tax

Unpopular as it might seem to be, I am totally opposed to the measure because of the last point to which the Tánaiste referred, namely, that constantly increasing the price of cigarettes only incre...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 4: Income Tax (Continued)

We are always warned we should declare any potential conflict of interest. I have concerns. If there is deliberate avoidance in this matter I can see where the Government is coming from, but I wo...More Button

The Minister can see my concern, in case it would affect legitimate operators who are going about their business. They may be at it in a bigger way than the usual person and that is why it comes a...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 6: Income Tax

The Minister never needed any help.More Button

Financial Resolution No. 6: Income Tax (Continued)

I add my support to those who have spoken, in particular Deputy Naughten, who presented the figures. I believe the Government is hell-bent on ensuring people no longer have any incentive whatsoeve...More Button

All of us in this Chamber know that people who have had private health insurance for a long time want to keep it because they believed in it and thought it was right to provide for their own heal...More Button

I do not know what the Minister or those in the Department were thinking when this was drawn up. Like my colleagues, I too ask what the Minister for Health is doing tonight. It is like when the...More Button

Yes, perhaps he is reading some other book. It is ridiculous. What are the priorities of this Government? Has it not learnt from the debacle of the Seanad referendum, where it took its eye off t...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 7: Income Tax

The Minister could allow the official to answer all the questions.More Button

Third Level Charges

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his plans for the reduction of the student contribution charge which will have increased by 50% in 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his plans to ensure that no deferred payment model of funding higher education is introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Student Grant Scheme Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he plans to continue the student grant scheme, ensure it does not endure further budgetary cuts and protect the maintenance grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Postgraduate Loan Scheme Implementation

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his plans to secure a more favourable loan scheme for postgraduate students which now, with the abolition of the maintenance grant for postgraduate students in budget 2012, can have interest rates ...More Button

Back to Education Allowance Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: her plans to protect the back to education allowance against cutbacks in the upcoming budget, which would deter mature students from returning to higher education; and if she will make a statement ...More Button

Invalidity Pension Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the position regarding an invalidity pension appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry.More Button

Planning Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the number of developers' bonds that are sitting in banks accounts; the amount of interest these bonds have created in view of the fact that many have been invested for more than ten years; and, as...More Button

Sex Offenders Notification Requirements

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the proposal he will bring forward in terms of informing the public of the whereabouts of convicted sex offenders where gardaí believe the criminal is a threat or a risk to the local community in w...More Button

Garda Overtime

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the amount by which the Garda overtime bill has been cut in the past five years up to September 2013; if he will provide the figures per year for the past five years showing each individual year; a...More Button

Land Parcel Identification System

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: in view of the number of farmers that are finding their payments being cut following their lands being digitised, the number of farmers that have been notified that the area of ground they have bee...More Button

Forestry Management

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding the management of forestry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: in view of the fact that the Irish Farmers Association opposes the introduction of fees for licences and other unspecified services as it may act as a disincentive to farmers to convert land to for...More Button

Compulsory Purchase Orders

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: in view of the fact that the Irish Farmers Association strongly opposes the function conferred on him to compulsorily purchase land suitable for afforestation or for any other forestry-related acti...More Button

Forestry Sector

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if section 13(a) will be removed from the Forestry Bill 2013, and the collection of information for statistical purposes be undertaken voluntarily; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding the Forestry Bill 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: in view of the fact that the fines associated with felling a tree without a licence or in contravention of a condition of the licence are excessive for the type of misconduct, if the fines will be ...More Button

Single Payment Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the position regarding area aid payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kerry has not received their payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the reason a person (details supplied) has not received their area aid payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the reason area aid has been cut in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the reason area aid has been cut in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Felling Licences Applications

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: further to Parliamentary Question No. 418 of 8 October 2013, if he will direct that the trees causing the reception blockage be removed as quickly as possible (details supplied); and if he will mak...More Button

Medical Card Applications

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Vaccination Programme

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will introduce a new vaccine against meningitis B, Bexsero, which was licensed by the European Commission in January 2013, and has been a breakthrough to potentially save thousands of lives; ...More Button