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Martin, Micheál

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

In January 2018 the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Deputy Eoghan Murphy, announced with great fanfare a Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme which would be available to all loc...More Button

We learned this morning from Louise Byrne on the RTÉ "Morning Ireland" programme that in a briefing note to the Minister's press office the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government st...More Button

I do not know what planet the Minister is living on, but the question I ask the Taoiseach is why was the scheme not extended. Why was there no public announcement to that effect?More Button

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

If the Taoiseach tells his press office, surely the public deserves to know. Why was the Dáil not told in an upfront and honest way? Why is there this continuing lack of respect for the House in ...More Button

When did the Taoiseach discover that the Government had to do those two things? The Minister said last year: "We are not going to wait for the fund to run out before we build up a second fund to a...More Button

It is low-income people who are being let down again. Their hopes are raised with fanfare by the Government, but the dashing of those hopes is done silently. Why was what the Taoiseach just tol...More Button

The Government advises its own press office and tells no one else. We are all dealing with applications in our constituencies.More Button

These are people who are desperate to buy homes. If they could get mortgages, they would be cheaper than the rents that they are paying. There have been higher rents for seven or eight years now ...More Button

The Minister misled the House. He said he was going to extend it.More Button

That is wrong. He said that he was not going to wait for-----More Button

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (Continued)

Aontaím leis an rún atá curtha os comhair na Dála ag an Rialtas. Táimid sásta comhaontú leis an Rialtas i gcomhthéacs an Bhille seo. Go bunúsach, tá sé i gcroílár an Bhille seo go mbeidh an tír s...More Button

-----ag éirí as an Aontas Eorpach.More Button

Is é sin an méid atá i gceist sa Bhille seo.More Button

Tá suim faoi leith agam.More Button

Ba mhaith liom é seo a rá, a Cheann Chomhairle, más féidir liom. Tá suim faoi leith agam sna hábhair nach bhfuil díospóireacht againn fúthu an tseachtain seo de bharr an Bhille seo. Ní féidir lin...More Button

Tá mise ag lorg gnáthsocruithe na Dála a thabhairt ar ais, fiú agus muid ag déileáil leis an mBille seo. Caithfimid bheith ionraic agus macánta anseo.More Button

Tá sé i gceist againn go mbeimid go léir sa tír seo réidh má fhágann an Bhreatain an Aontas Eorpach gan chonradh. Tá súil agam nach dtarlóidh sé sin, ach tá sé i gceist againn bheith réidh dá dtar...More Button

Tá rudaí eile curtha ar ceal faoi láthair ós rud é go bhfuilimid ag déileáil leis an mBille seo. Tharla an rud céanna an tseachtain seo caite agus tá sé ag tarlú arís inniu. Tá cúlbhinseoirí ár b...More Button

In the context of justice legislation and the "Claire Byrne Live" programmes last week and this week, there is a need to progress legislation to ensure those who commit homicides will not benefit f...More Button

The Government did not oppose it and it now needs to prioritise it. The Parole Bill was published in 2016 and passed Second Stage. It passed Committee Stage in May 2017 and the Government gave a ...More Button

Brexit Issues

Asked the Taoiseach: the role of his Department in contingency planning for Brexit; and the number of meetings that have been held since September 2018 on same. More Button

Since the beginning of the year I have been asking the Taoiseach on every sitting day to outline what will happen if there is a no-deal scenario in the coming months. Every time, the Taoiseach has...More Button

Does the Taoiseach not realise that there are orders already under production that will be delivered after 29 March? Why is Ireland the only member of the EU that has not said what will happen o...More Button

All-Island Civic Dialogue

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on the all-island civic dialogue held on 15 February 2019.. More Button

Some of the most consistent themes we heard at the all-island civic dialogue are the frustrations of people about the lack of detail on potential aid programmes and the clarity from the Government ...More Button

Last December the Taoiseach stated that the Government's intention was to ensure that every business which needs to be ready will be ready by 29 March. What is the Taoiseach's current assessment...More Button

All-Island Civic Dialogue (Continued)

I asked questions about business preparedness.More Button

Yes, we can continue to the third group.More Button

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on his recent meeting with the Portuguese Prime Minister; the issues that were discussed; and the officials who accompanied him on the visit.More Button

Will the Taoiseach clarify what he means by an informal meeting with the Portuguese Prime Minister? What were the circumstances? Was the meeting organised in advance or did the Taoiseach happen t...More Button

The British Attorney General has been in ongoing contact with Dublin in the past month and it is now clear that tripartite negotiations are under way. On Saturday it was reported that Brussels w...More Button

It appears that a committee of Tory backbenchers is receiving detailed legal briefings and will have a chance to review the text and the UK Attorney General's advice before the debate on 12 March...More Button

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (Continued)

The UK Attorney General has been to Dublin and met our Attorney General. That is not internal negotiations.More Button

Brexit Negotiations

Asked the Taoiseach: if he discussed the possibility of a second referendum on Brexit in the UK with Prime Minister May when they last spoke or met; and his views as to whether this is a realistic and helpful option.More Button

Northern Ireland

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he has written to his British counterpart about an inquiry into the murder of a person (details supplied) in view of the fact that it was agreed under the Weston agreement in 2001 and the recent...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he has spoken to his British counterpart about the public inquiry into the murder of a person (details supplied) following the UK Supreme Court ruling on 27 February 2019.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he will report on the lack of a Northern Assembly and the possibility of direct rule returning to Northern Ireland.More Button

National Dementia Strategy

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to a mapping project (details supplied) that was produced in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the case of an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button