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Barry, Mick

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Cabinet Committees

Asked the Taoiseach: the Cabinet committee which is responsible for public transport matters; and the membership of same.More Button

Report of the Fennelly Commission: Statements (Continued)

The Fennelly report tells us many things. I want to focus on what it tells us about one matter, that is, a murder investigation. I am talking, of course, about the investigation into the murder o...More Button

The murder investigation team was based at the Garda station in Bandon. Their phone calls were recorded without their knowledge. The Fennelly report tells us that all bar a few of the tapes were ...More Button

Report of the Joint Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services: Motion (Continued)

The anti-water charges movement has won a victory over the charges and the political establishment that backed the charges. The victory has been won by hundreds of thousands of people who marched ...More Button

People power has won the following gains. First, 90% of households will not pay charges for water next year. Second, households that have paid, many of which paid under duress, will be compensa...More Button

None of these gains would have been conceded without the actions of the anti-water charges movement and its hundreds of thousands of followers nationwide. People were sold short last night by Fi...More Button

The Fianna Fáil Party supported the excessive use charge. In doing so it has built a back door for the return of charges down the road. Everyone knows that an excessive use charge threshold mea...More Button

The Government has set the excessive use rate at a relatively low level. It is 588 litres of water per day per household. That is 133 litres by 1.7 times the average household use by 2.6.More Button

Those in Fianna Fáil shake their heads but those in Fine Gael are not shaking their heads.More Button

Those in Fianna Fáil are shaking their heads but those in Fine Gael are not.More Button

Fine Gael is introducing the legislation.More Button

Fine Gael is introducing the legislation so we will see what happens in a month's time. A five-person household, using an average of 133 litres per person, comes to 665 litres. That is above 588 ...More Button

A six-person household using 798 litres is well above 588 litres. This is discriminating-----More Button

Yes, but what it says in the deal that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil cobbled together yesterday is that there will be some allowances. Will there be full 100% allowances to bridge the gap? I do not s...More Button

I do not see any heads nodding on that one. They are discriminating against larger households and if they deny it today, we will see what the reality-----More Button

We will see what the reality is.More Button

I am not a drowning man. I am on the winning side that forced Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael to concede. I suspect that there is discrimination here against larger households.More Button

We will see the colour of their money on that when the legislation is tabled in a month's time.More Button

The anti-water charges campaign has given street politics a massively increased credibility in Irish society. Governments are now nervous of the people rather than the people being nervous of th...More Button

Waste Disposal

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the steps his Department is taking and plans to take with respect to the growing use of non-recyclable disposable hot drink cups; the data being collected on these receptacles entering the waste di...More Button