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Coppinger, Ruth

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Tender Process

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will report on the tendering of Bus Éireann routes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I ask about the plans of the National Transport Authority, NTA, and by extension the Minister and this Government because I do not believe that there is any independence between them, to privatise ...More Button

Tender Process (Continued)

Let us talk about Go-Ahead, the company that, under the Minister's watch, has been allowed take over these routes. Go-Ahead starts its bus drivers on €28,000. How is one meant to buy a house in t...More Button

The Minister tweets about him positively.More Button

Bus Éireann underbid Go-Ahead by €3 million but Go-Ahead was still given the contract, so it seems to be a rigged system. The NTA does not want Bus Éireann to be able to maintain its own routes. ...More Button

The Minister may not be a friend of Mr. O'Leary - I will rephrase that - but he is certainly an admirer and has tweeted very approvingly about the activities of the Ryanair boss, just voted the w...More Button

It is not.More Button

There is no socialist government in Greece.More Button

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí (Atógáil) - Leaders' Questions (Resumed) (Continued)

Every homeless organisation has called for this.More Button

It does not say that.More Button

The Taoiseach is totally disingenuous.More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

The Taoiseach once made the very unexpected admission that he would nearly become a socialist when he saw the way drug companies profiteer. That was in response to a question I put on cystic fibro...More Button

Women whose tests were messed up by the State are getting access but unfortunately the women who did not have their tests messed up cannot get access.More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

We are talking about a small number. Could the Taoiseach now tell us that these women will be able to access the drug and that doctors should be allowed to prescribe whatever they feel is effectiv...More Button

I was speaking of the 221 cases.More Button

Does the Taoiseach know how soon that will be?More Button

Pre-European Council Meeting: Statements (Continued)

The Taoiseach and the representatives of the Government must take note of what is happening in France. This is one of the largest countries in Europe and a massive tide of protest is taking place....More Button

Anti-Evictions Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

It is just a factual matter.More Button

That is nonsense.More Button

The issues involved are completely different.More Button

There are lots of new provisions in it.More Button

That represents a single housing estate.More Button

Half the number of houses in my estate is what the Government has built.More Button

Every time we put forward proposals that would give security to those who are renting the usual two arguments are thrown out, one of which is that landlords will exit the sector, which I want to ad...More Button

The other argument is that this is unconstitutional. The Government would not let us insert the right to housing in the Constitution when we introduced a Bill only a short time ago. It would no...More Button

This is the brutal logic of capitalism now. Landlords must retain their divine right to evict families over any other consideration, despite a housing emergency. Profit is the only law that mat...More Button

The Minister has talked about undersupply. He is bringing in two big investment companies to Cherrywood to build 3,000 housing units for rent. They will be unaffordable for families and tenants...More Button

The State now builds virtually nothing. It built 351 local authority houses in the first six months of this year and 150 for housing agencies, which amounts to 500 houses. That is not a programme...More Button

I live in a housing estate of 700. The idea that that is a programme is a joke. What is at the root of this? Public lands should be 100% public housing to rent or to buy. If the construction in...More Button

We need a housing movement, as has been said, to force the Government on a path that it does not want to go, which is down the public housing route. As we did in the case of water charges and th...More Button

Vótail.More Button

Bus Services

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will report on the implementation of the BusConnects programme for the bus service in Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Sports Organisations

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the funding provided to initiatives to increase women’s participation in sport; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button