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Quinlivan, Maurice

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Reform of An Garda Síochána: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I start by voicing my deep concern and disquiet at the way Fianna Fáil has acted to undermine the Sinn Féin motion which was scheduled for tomorrow. I believe its actions are purely political and ...More Button

As Deputy Jonathan O'Brien said, this is a detailed motion that does very little. It does not address one of the key issues which needs fixing, namely, the removal of the Garda Commissioner from...More Button

The most recent revelations are in addition to the many that have come before and they are now harming the very fabric of the Garda Síochána, which is unacceptable. Public confidence in the Gard...More Button

Following the publication of the Fennelly report this week, the revelations of the taping of telephone calls does not even shock people. That is what is most shocking - that it does not shock pe...More Button

We now have the bizarre situation where Fianna Fáil, despite saying it cannot express confidence in the Commissioner, is still refusing to take the necessary action for fear it might trigger an e...More Button

The Minister concluded by saying it takes courage to be a member of An Garda Síochána, on which I agree with her. I have worked with the Garda on a number of community groups and the joint polic...More Button

Child Benefit Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if he will change the guidelines of the child benefit payment to include 18 year olds who are still in school to be in receipt of the payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button