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Barry, Mick

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Resumed) (Continued)

The Government Whip went on radio on Saturday and sang a song. It was a fitting way to round off what had been a most musical week in Dáil Éireann. Did not half of the Cabinet spend the week accu...More Button

As for the Taoiseach, like Sinatra, he did it his way and now the end is near and, if Deputy Brendan Griffin has his way, he soon will face the final curtain.

  My question to th...More Button

Now, now.More Button

I have to confess that, as one of the founder members of the national boycott campaign, I never expected to see a 73% non-payment rate. The anti-poll tax campaign which, by the way, ended the poli...More Button

I suggest that 73% non-payment is not far off a tipping point.

  Is the Government seriously going to try to use European Commission threats to save a sinking ship? Is it seriou...More Button

Does the Tánaiste seriously believe the Irish people will not believe the water commission is rigged? Joe O'Toole let the cat out of the bag. The cat ran across the floor of the Dáil and everybod...More Button

However, although the members of the commission are not talking to the press, the Tánaiste cannot bury their past statements. Xavier Leflaive of the OECD is on the commission. He once said, "Wate...More Button

Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on the continuing depth of involvement of religious organisations in providing State-funded health care, on the separation of church and State, and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Does that mean that Deputy Connolly will get an opportunity to speak after me?More Button

I will do that and I appreciate this. My question is to ask the Minister for Health for his views on the continuing depth of involvement of religious organisations in providing State-funded health...More Button

The Minister is right in saying there is a long history of provision of health care by such service providers but we are now in the 21st century. The Minister said the key issue is the whether the...More Button

A dedicated State-funded service with the specific remit of catering to homeless pregnant women has been provided by a so-called pro-life organisation, Life Pregnancy Care, which recently branded i...More Button

Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2016: Report Stage (Continued)

Where was it agreed?More Button

It is grand.More Button

An historic one. Put it on the record.More Button

Regulation of Charities: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I move amendment No. 1:More Button

Abortion Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on whether women's health is adequately protected given the restrictions on health care for pregnant women in view of the eighth amendment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rental Accommodation Scheme

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he can reimburse Co-operative Housing Ireland the cost of heating Merville Court, Fairview, Dublin 3, given that prior to it being taken over by the co-operative, the tenants were part of the re...More Button

Health Services Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: to report on discussions he has had with the management of the Central Remedial Clinic and the Health Service Executive regarding the wind-up of a pension scheme for CRC workers; and if he is in fa...More Button

Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of non-consultant doctors who could not commence their work rotations in acute hospitals and mental health services on 11 July 2016 due to outstanding documentation issues relating to wo...More Button

National Standards Authority of Ireland

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if the National Standards Authority of Ireland has ever carried out checks on the weighing mechanisms on the back of refuse collection trucks; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button