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Barry, Mick

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

It is under-investment.More Button

Underinvestment, Tánaiste.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

On the business for the week, I scanned the business paper and I could not find anywhere within it the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017. This Bill is not everything that we would wa...More Button

I accept that there are competing interests. One of those competing interests is the interests of low-paid workers who are working in retail and the like through the summer who cannot wait until t...More Button

The Business Committee should meet and discuss how it can be processed before the summer recess.More Button

Public Sector Pay

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the estimated cost of eliminating all forms of two-tier pay discrimination in the public service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

My question asks the Minister to set out the estimated cost of eliminating all forms of two-tier pay discrimination in the public service, and to make a statement on the matter.More Button

The two-tier pay discrimination is still very much in place. Apart from being bad news for young workers, it is bad news for our public services because the Minister cannot fill much-needed positi...More Button

Public Sector Pay (Continued)

The Minister, Deputy Donohoe, must be the only person in Irish society who does not believe there is a problem recruiting and retaining nurses for our hospitals. I will leave him on that.More Button

Tomorrow in Macroom, County Cork, young archaeologists who have been working on the Macroom N22 bypass will place pickets over a dispute on union recognition and low pay. Their direct employer i...More Button

Urban Regeneration and Housing (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

It is 7.5 minutes.More Button

This Bill proposes several positive steps that Solidarity will support. In particular, we welcome the proposal to increase the vacant site levy from 3% to 25%. We also support the removal of the ...More Button

The biggest hoarder of land in the State is the State itself. According to research conducted recently by Mr. Mel Reynolds, the State controls sufficient land zoned for residential development t...More Button

Solidarity has proven the potential for public housing on public lands by publishing detailed costed plans for potential developments at Old Whitechurch Road in Cork, Damastown in Dublin West, Ki...More Button

In Cork city, there are now 310 hectares of land zoned for residential development in the hands of NAMA. This is more than 18% of all such lands owned by NAMA in the entire State. There are a f...More Button

The provisions of this Bill are modest but they are positive, and Solidarity supports them as far as they go. However, only the development of public housing on the vast majority of that publicl...More Button

Budget Consultation Process

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the engagements his Department will have with the public sector committee of an organisation (details supplied) between now and budget 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Public Private Partnerships

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if the public private partnership model of funding public projects has been reappraised in view of the winding up of a company (details supplied) which had publicly funded projects sub-contracted t...More Button

External Service Delivery

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if a cost-benefit analysis will be conducted into the outsourcing of public service work to private agencies across Departments and State bodies versus the creation of directly employed public serv...More Button