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Murphy, Eugene

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Estimates for Public Services 2018: Message from Select Committee

The Select Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government has completed its consideration of the following Supplementary Estimates for Public Services for the year ending 31 December 2018: Vot...More Button

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

I wish to point out to Members the procedure for questions. There are 30 seconds, and 30 seconds only, for Deputies to put their questions and the Minister has two minutes to respond. Deputies ha...More Button

Bus Services

Thank you, Minister.More Button

Olympic Games

No, I am going to move on.More Button

I am sorry.More Button

The time is up and I am moving to Question No. 4 in the name of Deputy Coppinger.More Button

Tender Process (Continued)

I did not think this question was about Michael O'Leary at all.More Button

It is about tendering of Bus Éireann routes, so let us stick with it. The Minister has a final minute. We have gone way over time on this question.More Button

I say to everyone in the House that the abuse of the time slots is outrageous. It is very hard for a Chair to tolerate. It should be remembered that Deputies accept the rules of the House as set ...More Button

No, I am not having any interruption or intervention. I am moving to question No. 5.More Button

No. Deputy Collins has 30 seconds.More Button

I am not allowing a point of order. I call Deputy Collins to put her question.More Button

No, I am not taking any point of order. I have made my point. I call Deputy Collins to put her question.More Button

Trans European Transport Network Programme

I thank the Minister. Before I move to the next question, I welcome the junior class from Rosses community school in Dungloe, County Donegal, the town of the Leas-Cheann Comhairle, Deputy Pat the ...More Button

Departmental Funding

Please conclude, Minister.More Button

Deputy Ó Cuív, without interruption.More Button

Departmental Funding (Continued)

Before the Minister responds, there are three Deputies sitting here who will not get their questions in. Deputies, and not only the Minister, continue to exceed the time. The Minister has one min...More Button

I would appeal to the three Deputies left to love their colleagues for the next 15 minutes, keep their questions as brief as possible and we will get all their questions in.More Button

Public Service Obligation Services

I thank Deputy Collins for her co-operation.More Button

I note Deputy Collins's co-operation with the Chair.More Button

Very quickly.More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

I refer to the programme for Government which has many references to a better health system for the aged, those in need of mental health services and those with disabilities. It is incredible that...More Button

That is an outrageous comment.More Button

That is an outrageous comment.More Button

It is going on as we speak.More Button

It is going on as we speak.More Button

He is not telling me the truth.More Button

He should stop it now.More Button

I am not calling the Minister of State a liar.More Button

I know what is happening on the ground.More Button

I am annoyed over this.More Button

Consumer Credit (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I support the Bill. I spoke earlier this evening to Deputy Pearse Doherty and am glad Fianna Fáil is supporting the legislation as a party. It is extremely sad that in the run-up to Christmas, th...More Button

It is unacceptable that we cannot bring this issue under control as legislators. This type of lending is widespread, in particular at this time of year. It is a type of predatory lending. It i...More Button

It might seem a small sum but it was enormous for that lady. While those moneylenders did not threaten the woman with violence, they turned up every single evening, day after day, week after week,...More Button

Loan sharks use blackmail constantly to frighten people. Some loan sharks threaten violence on people if they fall into difficulty with a loan. We cannot have that happening to any of our citiz...More Button

Coming into January and February there will be people unknown to us scurrying around the place trying to pay off those moneylenders. They will be paying exorbitant rates of interest. These are ...More Button

Sometimes we do not think of the little things but I know of a woman who, in the very recent past, had to borrow in excess of €3,000 to pay for the cost of a funeral. We abolished the funeral gr...More Button

I know the Minister of State means well. I urge him to withdraw the amendment, to support the Bill, and to let this go forward as quickly as possible.More Button

Road Projects Status

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: when he plans to commence the upgrading of the N4 route from Roosky to Boyle in County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the status of the N5 bypass from Ballaghaderreen to Scramogue; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Home Care Packages Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if home care hours will be provided to a person (details supplied).More Button

Hospital Appointments Status

Asked the Minister for Health: if an orthopaedic consultant appointment for a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Carer's Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for carer’s allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button