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McGuinness, John

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Brexit: Statements (Resumed) (Continued)

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine's description of having friends in court and his comments on the importance of the UK market and what its approach might be are in stark contrast t...More Button

I have heard Ministers in the past outline how Brexit is going to impact their particular area, be it agriculture as the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Deputy Creed, outlined, touri...More Button

The Government has said that we are prepared to canvass and take on the relocation of financial services from Britain to Ireland. That has not happened. The financial services are relocating to...More Button

It is true. If the Minister for State looks at the headlines he will see the financial services companies are going to Frankfurt and elsewhere and we are not at the races in terms of the forceful ...More Button

I am not convinced that we are as well-prepared as we should be in terms of agriculture. I admire the Minister for seeking out his friends and having people, as he said, in court who will suppor...More Button

I am not convinced that we know how to deal with the transport systems. What will happen if there are tariffs on transporting goods across our Border, through England and into Europe? What wil...More Button

The Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Deputy Eoghan Murphy, brought forward the welcome report on the cost of motor insurance. However, the issue of truck insurance being made avai...More Button

In recent weeks in this House, we have kicked the can down the road on issues such as water charges, the Garda Commissioner and so on. I do not want to see the same happen in regard to the Brexi...More Button

We need to be good Europeans with a strong, hard edge. We must not be afraid to argue our case and look after our own self-interest. That is what other European countries will do. That is cert...More Button

Reform of An Garda Síochána: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I will follow on from what Deputy John Curran has said. There are internal audits and it is a wonder that those two groups of internal audit committees did not uncover at an earlier stage the 14,7...More Button

Regarding the Garda whistleblowers, they are being treated as badly today as they were when they first came forward. That is an awful reflection on the management, who talk about change and the ...More Button

Invalidity Pension Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if an invalidity pension will be approved for a person (details supplied).More Button

Hospital Appointments Status

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason the Health Service Executive has not responded to the Dublin Dental Hospital regarding two applications for funding to cover treatment for a person (details supplied); if he will expedit...More Button

Infectious Disease Screening Service

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason the results of tests for Lyme disease carried out by a laboratory (details supplied) are not accepted by the Health Service Executive; if the same standard of test can be undertaken here...More Button