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Howlin, Brendan

Thursday, 11 April 2019

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

Since the publication of the Morris tribunal report a number of years ago, significant and far-reaching proposals for reform of An Garda Síochána have been made. Multiple reports and recommendatio...More Button

It is replacing one plan with another, but nothing has been implemented.More Button

A Better World: Ireland's Policy for International Development: Statements (Continued)

I pay tribute to the life and work of Sally O'Neill Sanchez whose sudden passing was a terrible shock. I met her on several occasions. She was a tremendous advocate for the work of Trócaire and c...More Button

That human story is what we cannot lose sight of as we debate the budget figures and the percentage allocations of resources.More Button

Overseas development assistance, ODA, is about making a vital difference to the lives of the most disadvantaged people on the planet. We give most of our overseas development assistance through ...More Button

Ireland is home to a number of leading humanitarian organisations. We rightly celebrate their work and acknowledge the charitable giving of the people to the least developed peoples everywhere. ...More Button

It is worth remembering from where the 0.7% figure came. It was derived from the econometric work of the Dutch economist Jan Tinbergen. He estimated the level of income flow necessary for devel...More Button

I am heartened by information from the United Nations, the World Bank and other organisations that shows that the relative number in extreme poverty around the world is decreasing, even though it...More Button

The quality of Ireland’s aid is ranked as being very good, but we have to improve the quantity. As I have just said, it is not money lost but money properly, wisely and humanely invested. We ge...More Button

That leaves me with some genuine questions for all of us in this House. First, is there any serious party or group in this House that does not believe we should achieve the target? I genuinely ...More Button

The A Better World strategy is good on our spending priorities and ties into the sustainable development goals, but we need to say on what we are going to spend the money to make sure we actually...More Button

The elimination of poverty is the first goal listed in the sustainable development goals to which we have signed up to achieve. The World Bank defines “extreme poverty” as living on less than $1...More Button

Schools Administration

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of providing release time for administrative and management purposes of one day per week for each teaching principal of a primary school; his plans to bring this about in view of...More Button

Teacher Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the main categories of teacher absences in primary schools for which substitute cover is not provided; the cost of substitute cover in each category; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

European Labour Authority

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: her plans to seek the location of the new European labour authority here; the resources that will be committed to the campaign to achieve same; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rental Sector Strategy

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the additional resources provided to each local authority to enable the implementation of new regulations on short-term lets; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the date on which the regulations on short-term lets will be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button