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Murphy, Paul

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

The Taoiseach has three minutes per question.More Button

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

The discrimination against PUP recipients is a shambles worthy of the Government. Ten minutes before Leaders' Questions began, the Minister responsible was in the House announcing what sounded lik...More Button

The Taoiseach has been in the House a lot longer than I have but my understanding is that this session is called Leaders' Questions. The implication is that we ask questions and, I presume, we get...More Button

I will restate the basic questions people need to know. This is not a question about whether there will be reviews of individual cases. Rather, it is a question of policy. The Taoiseach is res...More Button

Financial Provisions (Covid-19) (No. 2) Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

The way the Government and the political establishment have been marketing the July stimulus, one would think that it is going to transform the economy and that it will be a landmark for the Govern...More Button

The Government claims that this is the greatest ever State investment in the economy, at €7.4 billion. While Fianna Fáil and the Green Party may have forgotten their last period in government, t...More Button

Let us take the example of the help-to-buy scheme. It has expanded further and that is simply more money going into the pockets of developers. Even at this time of economic crisis and the deep ...More Button

I draw attention to something contained in the July stimulus that has attracted little attention so far, namely, its labour activation measures. Let us look at a press release from the Departmen...More Button

This YES scheme is to be expanded from a small scheme for 18 to 24 year olds to people of all ages. It is a return to the widely-hated JobBridge scheme, or ScamBridge as we termed it at time, ex...More Button

That is what we get, instead of the State directly investing in creating the jobs we need in health and education. People will not accept JobBridge 2.0. They will see it as the scam that it is....More Button

A socialist stimulus would involve real public investment in green infrastructure and in green energy and public transport in particular. It would invest in green jobs and bring welfare payments...More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if the €350 per week pandemic unemployment payment rate will be maintained rather than reduced.More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if jobseeker’s benefits will be raised to the €350 per week pandemic unemployment payment rate rather than reducing the pandemic unemployment payment.More Button

Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of children under 18 years of age that have an acquired brain injury; the person or body that records data on children with the injury; the national strategy for the rehabilitation of ch...More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic

Asked the Minister for Health: the provisions that have been made in the regulations which require persons to wear face masks for those persons that for certifiable medical reasons are unable to wear facemasks.More Button