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Healy-Rae, Michael

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Finance Bill 2016: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I too appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the debate on this important Bill which will implement the changes contained in the budget. I refer, first, to the USC and the fact that when it w...More Button

On the increases in pension and other social welfare payments, one question is being asked continuously. If a budget measure is being introduced to increase taxation, it can be done before midni...More Button

Deputy Noel Grealish referred to the squeezed middle. Recently, I was approached by a young garda who had graduated from the Garda College in Templemore and had been deployed in Dublin city. He...More Button

With regard to the self-employed, it is of tremendous importance that people who create employment have the opportunity to avail of State assistance if their business gets into trouble. This has...More Button

Revenue and the Department examined the equalisation of the rebate on diesel and petrol when drafting the budget. I am glad that it has been desisted from at this time, but in future budgets any...More Button

I refer to housing. In case anybody says I have a vested interest, I am involved in the business in a small way and want to declare this in case anybody accuses me of anything afterwards. Helpi...More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

I want to bring to the attention of the Taoiseach and, in particular, the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath, the report published in 2011 entitled, Time to Move On from Congregated Settings....More Button

There is confusion.More Button

In yesterday's Irish Examiner, Claire O'Sullivan reported that the manager of St. Mary of the Angels said it is not closing. However, the Minister of State, Deputy McGrath, said the HSE had...More Button

I thank the Taoiseach. While he said the closure of St. Mary of the Angels is not imminent, he has not said it will not close. The truth is that if people are no longer being taken in, by natural...More Button

Living in what the Taoiseach calls communities outside of congregated settings is not suitable for all people. The Taoiseach knows in his own constituency that there are young people with profou...More Button

We are taking for granted that this report is excellent, right and perfect. It is not. It is not addressing the problems people in the future who will have profound physical and mental disabili...More Button

Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

The programme for Government promised to tackle the high costs of insurance. Just yesterday we were informed there was going to be another spike in the high costs of home and motor insurance. The...More Button

-----and tidy up and frighten people off-----More Button

-----from engaging in illegal behaviour.More Button

European Council: Statements (Continued)

I thank the Minister of State for the work he has been doing, past and present, in his role.More Button

I appreciate the Minister's work. With regard to the humanitarian crisis, I compliment the people working in our Naval Service. As Deputy Wallace rightly said, they are picking people from the wa...More Button

I turn to Brexit. Since becoming Chairman of the Joint Committee on European Union Affairs, I have embarked on a weekly dialogue with ambassadors from different countries. Earlier today, for in...More Button

Deputy Mattie McGrath touched on the following a few moments ago. I would like to remember fondly and positively the great work that was done in the past on international relations. Deputy Haug...More Button

Medical Card Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding children on domiciliary care allowance receiving medical cards; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Appointments Status

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of a hospital appointment 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: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the HPV vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Congregated Settings Report

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding congregated settings for persons with special needs and disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Basic Payment Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the status of a farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Basic Payment Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the status of a farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the status of an appeal on a decision on a farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Regional Road Network

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide information on funding for the N72 road from Killorglin to Killarney (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Driver Licences

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding a driver's licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Army Barracks

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the use of a house; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button