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Healy-Rae, Michael

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Where is he now?More Button

He was here a while ago. He disappeared.More Button

That is not what he said.More Button

Restorative Justice (Reparation of Victims) Bill 2013: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

First, I thank and acknowledge the Technical Group for allowing me some of its speaking time and compliment Deputy Halligan on bringing what is an excellent Bill before the House. It will be a def...More Button

I respect the Minister of State, Deputy Perry, for being here tonight. I have no difficulty whatsoever with Deputy Perry - he is doing his job - but I will say something about the man who should...More Button

Why is crime on the increase? I will tell Members why crime is on the increase. This Minister for Justice and Equality and the Government have misled the people in the fight against crime. The...More Button

I am talking about a person who was in a job whereby he closed down our Garda station and I will make no apology to the Leas-Cheann Comhairle or anybody else for highlighting that fact. I am sorry.More Button

I am telling the truth and one cannot be caught out for telling the truth. If other people told the truth, it might be a different country. I am saying that these people worked in collusion to cl...More Button

This is on the shoulders of the Labour Party and Fine Gael. Councillors from the Labour Party and Fine Gael up and down the country can answer to the people when they are knocking on the doors f...More Button

Tax Code

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to the recent announcements that grandparents looking after their grandchildren will have to fill up forms, if he will outline his proposed plans; the reason it is being proposed; and if he...More Button

State Examinations Reviews

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding teachers protesting outside schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Weight of Schoolbags

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he has explored the possibility of reducing the weight of schoolbags.More Button

Third Level Institutions

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the amount of money University College Dublin has spent on court proceedings (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Summer Works Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the position regarding an application for the summer works scheme in respect of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Office of Public Works Projects

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the reason the Office of Public Works does not do maintenance on the Brown Flesk River (details supplied).More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the position regarding an alleged breach of contract by the Office of Public Works (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Carer's Allowance Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the position regarding carer's allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: her views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding social welfare payments to young persons.More Button

Fuel Allowance Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: his plans to put back in place a larger heating allowance for persons who are vulnerable, cold and in need of the assistance (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Parks Projects

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding fallen trees in Killarney National Park, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Energy Regulation

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the way the ESB can stand over the ever increasing costs of energy to hard pressed householders at a time when they made a profit of €415 million and they continue to raise their prices by a furthe...More Button

Postal Services

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the position regarding persons who offer services of postal agencies in the community; the proposals there would be in the future to enable postal agencies to process local property tax, car tax, w...More Button

Garda Vetting Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if a person has a case taken against them by the Director of Public Prosecutions at the request of a member of An Garda Síochána and if following that case the charge against the person was complet...More Button

Single Payment Scheme Payments

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

Installation Aid Scheme Applications

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

Suckler Welfare Scheme Extension

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his plans to pursue a suckler cow annual premium, specifically for farmers on the western seaboard; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Beef Industry

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his views on the ICSA's call for a regulator to be appointed for the beef sector; his views that a regulator would go a long way in redressing the imbalance which currently exists in the anti-compe...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his views on the fact that in a week there were no buyers in the marts for Holstein-Jersey crosses calves, farmers have paid up to €10 per head for buyers to take the calves from them.More Button

Rural Development Programme Funding

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his views that cattle and sheep farmers must be prioritised with regard to Pillar 2 funding allocation, which will be distributed as part of the next rural development programme; and if he will mak...More Button

Forestry Grants

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

Bovine Disease Controls

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kerry has been told they cannot sell animals at present.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding TB testing.More Button

Nursing Home Services

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding compliance with new regulations. More Button

Water Fluoridation

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding the fluoridation of water (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services

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

Medical Card Applications

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

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry. More Button

HSE Staffing

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding employment in the case of a person (details supplied) in County KerryMore Button

Respite Care Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding respite beds in St. Mary of the Angels, County Kerry (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Insurance Prices

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on the difficulties families are encountering in paying their VHI bills; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Appointment Status

Asked the Minister for Health: when a surgical procedure will be carried out in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on correspondence (details supplied) in County Kerry regarding special assistance; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Driver Licence Applications

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the position regarding a car and trailer licence in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry. More Button

Road Safety

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding a vehicle safety audit; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Driving Test Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the position regarding resitting a driving test in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button