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Barry, Mick

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Free Travel Scheme

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: his plans to announce an increase in his Department's contribution to Bus Éireann to cover the real cost of free travel; and if he will make this announcement before the conclusion of talks between...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the methodology arrived at for calculating the contribution his Department makes to Bus Éireann and to private coach firms for free travel; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am asking the Minister to report on the issue of increasing his Department's contribution to Bus Éireann for the free travel pass scheme. When precisely will the relevant changes be coming throu...More Button

Putting Bus Éireann on a sound financial footing is, to a significant extent, within the Minister's gift and that of his Department. If the free travel pass was to be paid to Bus Éireann at a 100%...More Button

On 1 April, the mask slipped a little when the Minister said in an interview that the Government may allow Bus Éireann to fold. He did say that this would not be his preferred option but he then h...More Button

Leaving the word "gift" out of it, the Minister's Department clearly has the option of increasing payments made for the free travel pass to semi-State companies. We have been hearing for months ...More Button

Free Travel Scheme (Continued)

The crisis continues and yet the money continues to be withheld. Why? What is the story there? What is the agenda?More Button

The mask is slipping even further.More Button

Reform of An Garda Síochána: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I am sharing my time with Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett.More Button

It is clear from this debate this evening that if the Garda Commissioner remains in her post for the next period, it will be in large measure courtesy of the Fianna Fáil Party. It is true that t...More Button

Scandal after scandal has occurred. How many does it take? There was the McCabe scandal and that of the other whistleblowers. There were nearly 1 million dodgy breathalyser tests. Nearly 15,0...More Button

Cabinet members have briefed the press to say there is a feeling in the Cabinet that public confidence has been shattered in An Garda Síochána. Questions are being asked about the broader justic...More Button

In that case, I will conclude by saying that the idea that 70,000 people who live in Tallaght should not be able to sit on a jury, or that hundreds of thousands of people who have expressed their o...More Button

Youthreach Programme Staff

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if revised payscales and allowances for persons recruited to certain direct entry grades are applicable to the position of Youthreach resource person; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the circulars for revised payscales and allowances for persons recruited to direct entry grades which are applicable to the position of Youthreach resource person from 2010 to 2016 and to date in 2...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the circulars for revised pay scales and allowances for persons recruited to direct entry grades which are applicable to the position of Youthreach resource person currently for remuneration.More Button

Middle East Issues

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his views on the circumstances surrounding the resignation of a person (details supplied) as Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia of the UN arising from critic...More Button

Foreign Naval Vessels

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if his Department has received reports of US Navy personnel berthed in Cobh, County Cork, bearing arms onshore in March 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Work Permits Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if a person (details supplied) can be designated as having the required skills that will enable them to seek work without being dependant on an employer sponsoring them; and the process open to the...More Button