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Healy-Rae, Danny

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

The programme for Government includes a promise to do something about the cost of insurance. The Members opposite are the Government and Deputy Paschal Donohoe is the Minister for Finance. The co...More Button

Will we have to bring someone like Seán Quinn back into the insurance industry? People could pay for insurance when he was involved.More Button

Heritage Bill 2016: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

She did lose her eye.More Button

I am glad to get the opportunity to talk again on the Bill because, as I see it, it is one of the most important Bills to come into this Chamber since I have come here. What this is about is the r...More Button

Those supporting these amendments have the Luas, trains, buses, taxis and everything else and they do not give one damn. They are taken to their door and they do not have to operate a car, pay t...More Button

Countrywide, I have nothing at all against birds or bees or any other thing-----More Button

They were addressing me when they were looking this way. I can look around too, Acting Chairman, and I am entitled to do that. I will tell you one thing, Acting Chairman. I have no gripe with bi...More Button

In addition, we are asking that farmers be allowed to burn their scrubland because they are being fined by Europe if they do not have their ground clean. In that type of ground, if anyone in the...More Button

I heard Deputy Burton say there is something wrong with the way farmers are producing meat and that people are moving away from meat. Farmers were never more regulated and they produce their pro...More Button

What I will fight for is the people of rural Ireland, who are entitled to a safe road to their door. There are deaths on our roads and I would like to eliminate as many of them as possible. We ...More Button

If people were interested in ground nesting birds, there are other things we could do. We could talk about vermin, mink, foxes, magpies, grey crows, badgers and rats. They are hurting the nests...More Button

I am very critical of the Government for certain things it is not doing and will remain so. However, I support it 100% in what it is doing in the Bill. If I had my way, and I had an amendment d...More Button

I have no personal gripe about this but it will hurt rural Ireland if it is not addressed. I appeal to those putting forward the amendments to give over because it will create a divide eventuall...More Button

I ask the Minister to progress the legislation as quickly as possible given the huge number of people who are asking for it. Their roads are in a shocking state.More Button

That is why there is no ground support.More Button

The Deputy cut their wages.More Button

A reference was made to my plant hire company. It is a small company and I am proud of it. We employ people, pay our taxes and pay our suppliers as best we can and the taxes we pay help to pay ev...More Button

Deputy Burton referenced the fact that there was no science and no database. All that is needed here is common sense. The roadside hedges have to be cut to allow people come and go safely on na...More Button

Then what is the hullabaloo about?More Button

We are saying there is no problem inside the ditches. The birds and the bees can have the rest of the countryside and all of us will do our best to help them.More Button

I appeal to the Minister to ensure this Bill is passed speedily because many narrow roads cannot be travelled. Three people were killed in a storm that hit the country, and mothers were taking t...More Button

I appeal to the Deputies in that regard because it is very important. We do not begrudge the Deputies what they have which is unobstructed access to their houses. We have no problem whatsoever ...More Button

We want the same for the people we represent in the rural counties like Kerry.More Button

Medical Aids and Appliances Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount the HSE spent on wheelchairs in 2017; if the HSE will consider repairing wheelchairs rather than offering new chairs; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

HSE Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount the HSE spent on crutches in 2017; the reason it does not take back used crutches when a patient wishes to return them; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button