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Mitchell, Olivia

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Public Sector Pay and Conditions: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

After five years of budgetary adjustments, it is inevitable we all feel we have reached the end of our tether, that we have had enough and that we cannot take any more. However, it would be tragic...More Button

The people who are most hard done by are not the public sector. They are those who have lost their jobs, their pensions and their savings. They are those older people who have lost jobs and wil...More Button

Realism is necessary now. The saving of €300 million is not a matter of choice. The Croke Park II negotiations and the ballot were never about the right to reject a cut of €300 million in payro...More Button

Another suggestion was that we should tax those earning over €100,000. On the face of it, this suggestion is appealing, but in reality we are at a point where if we increase tax any further, th...More Button

I commend the union leaders who recommended the deal to their members. I know this was not an easy choice and I know it was difficult for those who voted for it to do so, because nobody wants to...More Button

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if a decision has been taken to continue to increase the pupil teacher ratio in fee paying schools until it reaches 28:1 being the option included in the McCarthy report; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Schools Building Projects Status

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will provide an update on the permanent school building in respect of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button