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Moynihan, Michael

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 Nbr. 1


Medical Treatment (Termination of Pregnancy in Case of Risk to Life of Pregnant Woman) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

I thank Deputy John Browne for sharing time with me to allow me to contribute to this debate on the European stability treaty.More Button

Few politicians in this House, either past or present, or any other elected body, have not at times questioned how the European Union is moving forward, but if we look back in time, we can see from...More Button

In the past four years, since the crisis to which the Minister referred began in the United States in 2008 and then crashed into Europe with a vengeance, it has been an issue that the European syst...More Button

Given the democratic deficit in Europe about which my party has spoken, it is important that the treaty is put to the people in a referendum. When it was negotiated in December and being finalised...More Button

It is important that I, as the Fianna Fáil spokesperson on agriculture, indicate that it is vitally important for agriculture and the agricultural community, particularly the food sector, to...More Button

During the years we have developed a world-class food sector. Primary food producers have worked tirelessly and borne the brunt of considerable regulations to produce a world-class product. We sh...More Button

In addition, Irish economic and political interests are best served by being at the heart of Europe. With regard to our economic interests, we have benefited enormously from being within Europe an...More Button

Ireland is politically best served by being at the heart of Europe. Because of our being at the heart of, and firmly committed to, all of the European institutions, we are seen internationally as ...More Button

To recap, I certainly will promote the treaty across the country and canvassing at any farmers’ meetings or agricultural meetings which will be held in the coming weeks. We will focus very s...More Button

The second point concerns agriculture, which has been at the very heart of Europe. Many countries are looking to the success of agriculture, which has been consistent in Ireland through the years....More Button

It is vital we understand from where Europe came. Over the past century, two world wars were fought for control of Europe. The European Community, for all its flaws, has ensured generations upon ...More Button

It is an easy soundbite to find the flaws. If anybody stands up at a public meeting, they are guaranteed to get a round of applause if they mention the EU directive on crooked or straight bananas ...More Button

Other Questions - School Staffing

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reason a school (details supplied) in Dublin 1 will lose three teacher posts in September despite the promise that DEIS band schools would not lose any legacy posts; and if he will make a state...More Button