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Smith, Bríd

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí (Atógáil) - Leaders' Questions (Resumed) (Continued)

Today is a great day for the fossil fuel industry in this country. In particular, it is a great day for Providence Resources which has just had transferred into its bank account $10 million from A...More Button

I am going to prove it. I would not say so if I could not.More Button

Okay, I will withdraw it and say that the Taoiseach told untruths in writing.More Button

I wish to finish my point. Will the Leas-Cheann Comhairle allow me to finish my point?More Button

The Taoiseach told deliberate mistruths to the Ceann Comhairle.More Button

The Taoiseach told untruths. We are getting into semantics now. The truth is, however-----More Button

-----that the Taoiseach's Department told the Ceann Comhairle that a money message was necessary for this Bill because this country would lose economic benefits. Let us look at what was reported i...More Button

Those were two mistruths. The third was that the Government was threatened with legal action, which is why I repeat my question. It is important that the people know when that lobbying took place...More Button

-----but we find once again that the Bill has been blocked by the Government. When did that lobbying take place? It is a very straight question.More Button

Untruths.More Button

Untruths; not lies.More Button

Why did the Taoiseach not report it then?More Button

So Feargal Purcell is now telling untruths.More Button

I do not know what language to use but Feargal Purcell has certainly told an untruth, if that is the parliamentary language-----More Button

-----because he stated on the lobbying register that he sought the meeting with Mr. Carroll in the Minister's office-----More Button

If what the Taoiseach saying is true then what Feargal Purcell says has to be wrong or, at the very least, untrue. He says he sought the meeting to provide information on energy security, the tran...More Button

-----because clearly somebody is saying something that is not correct because it is on the lobbying register as lobbying. The point about all this is there was a deliberate thwarting and blocking ...More Button

Tonight they will be outside the Dáil protesting and on 20 September, there will be strike action against the Taoiseach's policies.More Button

That is interesting.More Button

That date of 2 May is before the Taoiseach's party wanted the Ceann Comhairle to-----More Button

That was just before the-----More Button

-----money message.More Button

I will hear the Taoiseach's answers.More Button

They do not stand up-----More Button

The Ceann Comhairle received a letter from the Taoiseach's Department-----More Button

-----after 2 May after which the money message-----More Button

Of course I am. I am totally angry.More Button

Why not? They go together.More Button

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (Continued)

I am sorry, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle-----More Button

You cannot end the business of the parliamentary year on such an anti-democratic note.More Button

We should be able to put the motion before the House without debate.More Button

No, it is not.More Button

No, it is not agreed.More Button

Palliative Care Services

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Taxi Regulations

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Government Pay Policy

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the estimated cost of paying childcare workers across the sector directly by her Department on a pay scale in line with primary school teachers.More Button

Free Travel Scheme Data

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the estimated cost of extending the free travel scheme to persons that are visually impaired or blind and are unable to obtain a driver licence (details supplied).More Button

Disability Support Services

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the estimated cost of extending the workplace adaptation grant to those that are blind and vision impaired for a second year on community employment schemes.More Button

Bereavement Grant

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the estimated cost of restoring the bereavement grant.More Button

Jobseeker's Transitional Payment

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Working Family Payment

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Direct Provision System

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the estimated amount it would cost to introduce a weekly allowance for children living in direct provision in line with the rate for a qualified child including the higher rate for children over 12...More Button

Child Benefit Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the estimated amount it would cost to reinstate child benefit for children living in direct provision.More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the estimated amount it would cost to restore the full adult rate to persons under 26 years of age on jobseeker's allowance.More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the estimated amount it would cost to link income and the income and earning disregard means test to the income of national minimum wage for social protection payments that have an income and earni...More Button