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Healy-Rae, Michael

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Social Welfare Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed)

I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Kevin Humphreys, for attending and the Technical Group for allowing me to use some of its speaking time.More Button

I propose to continue in the same vein as my contribution last night. The purpose of social welfare is to protect vulnerable people and ensure sufficient money is available to take care of peopl...More Button

The Department is engaged in a witch hunt in which it seeks, through the review of entitlements, to cut off benefits to social welfare recipients. Under these so-called reviews, persons who rece...More Button

If the Tánaiste and the Taoiseach are running Irish Water, why does the company need a chief executive officer? What does the CEO do and why is he being paid if the Government is running the sho...More Button

I am speaking about money.More Button

Yes, I am speaking about money for social welfare payments. Why is the Department trawling through people's entitlements in an effort to reduce payments? The Government has wasted large amounts o...More Button

I did not realise Deputy Keating was running the show. I am entitled to speak.More Button

To return to the money from the Department that is to be repaid - a point raised by Deputy Robert Troy in an earlier discussion - from where will the money needed to repair the pipes come? The p...More Button

The only reason Government Deputies are now running scared is that they dread the prospect of an election. Whatever hammering they are given and whatever is said about them by good people, they wi...More Button

I am glad I had an opportunity to speak on this issue. It is a pity no one in the Government showed a little common sense.More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

In other words, it woke up.More Button

It came out of the coma.More Button

After millions of euro have been wasted.More Button

It was a charge last week.More Button

Water Sector Reforms: Motion

You cannot even organise this, lads. We should have had this an hour ago.More Button

This is a disgrace.More Button

You cannot even organise this.More Button

Water Sector Reforms: Motion (Continued)

That is a joke.More Button

We call them bonuses.More Button

They did a good job until the Government broke them. Tell that to the local authorities.More Button

You did not fix one pipe.More Button

You took a long time.More Button

They were in a coma.More Button

Suspend the House.More Button

Water Sector Reforms: Motion (Resumed) (Continued)

Why are they not listening?More Button

They are in a coma.More Button

Agriculture Scheme Administration

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if there is a compensation scheme available in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork who lost cattle due to electrocution.More Button

Firearms Licences

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: her views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding SHAM consultations; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button