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Howlin, Brendan

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Questions on Promised Legislation

I welcome the Tánaiste's clarity on that matter and I share his views on the work of the committee and its Chair. I wish to raise another matter. It is six months since the Minister for Education...More Button

Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (Continued)

I came to the Chamber to express my very strong support of this legislation. Unfortunately, as happens in the Houses, committees and other demands mean we do not all have the opportunity to be pre...More Button

I commend Senator Mark Daly and all those who were involved. This is a House of Legislature. The recognition of Irish Sign Language as a unique language in its own accord is a very important adva...More Button

I will not be discordant in my contribution. I hope that what is intended in this amendment can be accepted. I express my party's strong support for the thrust of the Bill and all the work done...More Button

Legislative Programme

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within his area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within his area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within his area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within her area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Commencement of Legislation

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within his area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within his area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within her area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within his area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within his area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within his area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within her area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within his area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within his area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within her area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within his area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Legislative Process

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the Acts, or parts of Acts, awaiting commencement within his area of statutory responsibility; the reason for the delay in the commencement of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Higher Education Schemes

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reason a housing estate (details supplied) is geographically split in two for the purposes of deprivation indices used for qualification for the higher education access route, HEAR, scheme; his...More Button

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her plans to ratify the optional protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography; and if she will make a state...More Button