Houses of the Oireachtas

All parliamentary debates are now being published on our new website. The publication of debates on this website will cease in December 2018.

Go to oireachtas.ie

Martin, Micheál

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Business of Dáil

Does that apply to Leaders' Questions as well?More Button

Introduction of New Member (Continued)

On behalf of my party and on my own behalf, I congratulate Deputy Ruth Coppinger on her success in the by-election and welcome her to the Chamber, which is the key national decision-making chamber ...More Button

Leaders' Questions

It is fair to say that one of the issues that had caused the greatest offence to the people we met on the doorsteps in recent weeks, irrespective of whether they were affected by it, was the policy...More Button

We have been raising these issues with the Taoiseach and the Minister for Health, Deputy Reilly, for more than two years. I have raised them on Leaders' Questions a number of times. We got deni...More Button

This issue has offended people's sense of decency. Many who never held medical cards told us that, whatever we did, we should look after those who were sickest first. Will the Minister confirm ...More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

The Minister said the policy will not be changed overnight. It was changed overnight. Legislation was not introduced to take the discretionary medical cards from approximately 30,000 people over ...More Button

Pressure came on the medical card system and the ones that were focused on were the discretionary medical cards.More Button

This issue was raised long before the elections. It was raised over two years ago. The Jack & Jill foundation is saying that in the past two years the policy became particularly vicious, and it...More Button

-----or will we definitely get change? Will there be a more definitive, clear policy in terms of both holding discretionary medical cards for those who desperately need them and restoring them to ...More Button

I did actually.More Button

Order of Business

Can the Minister indicate whether we will need a Supplementary Estimate for health this year given that the Minister for Health has made it clear he does not believe he can make the savings outline...More Button

Can the Minister confirm when the hospital insurance fund, as promised by the Government, will be introduced? It is to assist hospitals in more remote locations that may not have a large through...More Button

When are we likely to see the completion of the review of the fair deal system of financing home care and the development of what the programme for Government states is a secure and equitable sys...More Button

It is in the programme for Government.More Button

Bank Stress Tests

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he has seen the letter sent from Mr. Mario Draghi in relation to EU-wide stress tests; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Cabinet Committee Meetings

Asked the Taoiseach: the number of Cabinet sub-committee meetings he has attended in the month of April. More Button

Boston College Archives

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his views on the release of the Boston College papers; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his views regarding threats and use of provocative labels such as touts being made against persons who co-operated with the Boston College tapes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Northern Ireland Issues

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his views on the recent comments by the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland regarding possible party political activities within the PSNI; if he and his Department are concerned about same; a...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he has spoken to Secretary of State Villiers regarding the allegations made by the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland regarding possible activity within the PSNI; and if he will make a st...More Button

Foreign Conflicts

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he has spoken to or written to the Ukrainian Prime Minister following recent events there; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

International Relations

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he will report on the Taoiseach's visit to Rome, where he spoke with the Pontiff; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Asked the Minister for Finance: the position regarding the new State vehicle to channel funds from the German State bank, KfW; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Management

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the avenues of redress parents or pupils have, in the event that a dispute arises between a person and the board of management of a school that cannot be resolved and remains an outstanding grievan...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the person to whom the board of management is answerable to in the event that a person is not satisfied with the outcome of a grievance; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Dissident Republican Activity

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: her views regarding increased activity from dissident republicans in view of the fact a bomb was found in a Dublin city hotel recently; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Dublin-Monaghan Bombings

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if she or her Department have examined whether there is any agreement from the justice dimension at EU or international level that would assist with seeking an inquiry into the Dublin-Monaghan bomb...More Button