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Martin, Micheál

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions

Thursday, 9 May is Europe Day. Unfortunately, the European Union and the European economy are not emerging from the unprecedented financial and economic crisis. The predictions are that Europe is...More Button

Many European citizens believe the response of the European leadership from the outset has lacked urgency and been out of tune with the impact of the crisis on the daily lives of people in terms ...More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

This is having a detrimental impact on the capacity of countries across Europe to recover. Does the Taoiseach believe there should be a radical rethink of the economic model Europe is pursuing now...More Button

The problem is that those policies are not working across Europe. That is the point. They are simply not working. Millions of people across Europe are unemployed and the levels of unemployment a...More Button

The agricultural budget is being cut by 10% for the first time in the lifetime of the Common Agricultural Policy. That money cut from that budget would have put funding into rural economies and th...More Button

The budget has been cut, the banking union has been delayed and downscaled from what was originally envisaged and there will be no discussions on reforms until the end of next year. I do not get a...More Button

It should have been expanded at this time when we are in a recession.More Button

European Council Meetings

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will be distributing any documentation prior to the March EU Council meeting; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he held any bilaterals when attending the EU Council meeting in March; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he has spoken to or held a bilateral meeting with President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he has spoken or written to Mr Mario Monti since the recent election in Italy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he has spoken to or had a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho recently; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he circulated any papers at the most recent EU Council meeting; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

European Council Meetings (Continued)

Five or six questions have been tabled. Deputy Adams asked what could be done to get more timely answers to the questions that were tabled before the last summit. I suggest we go back to the two-...More Button

It seems to me from what the Taoiseach has reported that the defining characteristic of the work of the European Council over the last six months is that things have slowed considerably and very ...More Button

I will cut to the core point. It appears to me that Europe needs to support economic stimulus, strengthen the foundations of the financial system and introduce wider reforms of the structures an...More Button

The real issue with the multi-annual financial framework is not the question of a breakthrough in the normal negotiations between the European Parliament and the European Council but that it is t...More Button

The provision of €6 billion for the youth employment guarantee involves the shifting around of moneys. There is a net budget cut. Supports have always been provided under various headings. It ...More Button

The Taoiseach might indicate, with specific regard to Question No. 5, whether any documentation was circulated prior to the European Council meeting in March from the perspective of the Irish Pre...More Button

The Taoiseach might discuss it with us before it becomes a fait accompli. We have been here for two and a half years now but no one has discussed a thing with me.More Button

The Taoiseach wants to discuss it before he makes it a fait accompli.More Button

This should be about jobs.More Button

That is not true.More Button

The Deputy does not have the statistics. The opposite is true.More Button

It has been filibustered.More Button

  Written Answers follow Adjournment.More Button

Order of Business

According to the latest figures from the Health Service Executive, more than 5,600 patients in Limerick have been waiting for four years or more for an outpatient appointment. Of those, more than ...More Button

When is the gas regulation Bill due, given the Bord Gáis Energy sale?More Button

The Taoiseach keeps saying that, but he is not.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

Will there be a Cabinet sub-committee for that too?More Button

International Fund for Ireland

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the International Fund for Ireland has decided not to support the Wider Horizons Project that has over the past 25 years brought more than 17,000 un...More Button