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Murphy, Eugene

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Drugs Crime

I understand the Minister has a long and detailed reply. He will have an opportunity to come back in.More Button

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

My question relates to the programme for Government and to the Taoiseach's suggestion, with which most people will agree, that as the economy improved, there would be more money for people with spe...More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

I sincerely thank the Minister of State, Deputy Patrick O'Donovan, for taking this matter as I know a change had to be made that was nobody's fault. These things happen. I appreciate his coming t...More Button

As the Minister of State knows, the July provision scheme provides funding for an extended school year that is not available to the vast majority of children with Down's syndrome, leaving them at...More Button

The scheme allows an extra month of tuition during July for children with a specific diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder or a severe or profound general learning disability. The scheme is v...More Button

On a separate matter and wider note, parents of children with Down's syndrome in County Roscommon have also told me about the great difficulties they have in accessing occupational therapists, sp...More Button

I hope the Minister of State recognises the message that we should rectify the July provision scheme and will bring it to the Government. We can give the children a decent chance in life.More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision (Continued)

I thank the Minister of State. Like many Deputies, he will be aware of this situation from his own constituency. I welcome the fact that discussions are taking place and that further meetings wil...More Button

While I welcome what the Minister of State has said, and I know he has knowledge of this issue from his constituency, I do not want discussions to go on and on without any changes taking place. ...More Button

I thank the Minister of State.More Button

Post Office Closures (Continued)

I am afraid that I cannot allow-----More Button

I cannot-----More Button

The Deputy knows the rules better than anyone.More Button

I am sorry, we must move on.More Button

No, please. I am sorry-----More Button

I ask Deputy Pearse Doherty to resume his seat.More Button

All of the Deputies know that Topical Issues matters are set down here. We all agree on how they are handled. I ask the Deputies to not constantly break the rules. That applies to everybody.More Button

The Deputy knows I am in a difficult place too.More Button

Carers: Motion [Private Members]

That is fine.More Button

Carers: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

Like everybody else, we come here every time asking, "Why, why, why?" The motion deals with carers this evening and it was home helps yesterday evening. There seems to be an ongoing situation inv...More Button

In respect of the case referred to by Deputy Penrose, those people are from my own parish. He is correct. They are from my parish and I know them very well. The Deputy made his case here passi...More Button