Costello, Joe

Wednesday, 5 April 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 451 No. 6

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Consumer Credit Bill, 1994: Report Stage.

This section deals with interpretation. If by redefining “mortgage lender” one improves clarity, that is desirable. If there is anything in the clarification which Deputies find undesirable, that is...More Button

The word “purports” is rather loose and has been bandied about by Deputies O'Rourke and Molloy. In common parlance it seems to suggest that a person is not acting with absolute integrity, trust or con...More Button

I concur with the remarks of Deputies O'Rourke and Byrne. This is an important issue that must be addressed in legislation such as this. I would like clarification of the term “social status”. Does...More Button

I suggested that another category should be added. I referred to one of the largest retail outlets in the city which discriminated on the basis of marital status, and that category should be specifie...More Button

Women in particular have been discriminated against because their marital relationship is seen not to give them the same credit rating in financial terms as it give to men. I suggest that an addition...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Third Level Education Grants: Motion (Resumed).

Having listened to Deputy O'Keeffe I wonder if he wants to spend all the money in the kitty on third level education. At the other extreme we read in the newspapers today that the loony commentator, ...More Button

Caretakers and secretaries and extra career guidance teachers have been appointed while a transition year and the applied leaving certificate have been provided for.More Button

That is a good question.More Button

Dr. Walsh wants to privatise third level education.More Button

Which side is Deputy Cullen on, the Opposition or the Government side?More Button

Written Answers. - Drug Problems.

Asked the minister: the proposals, if any, he has for addressing the drug problem in Dublin; the role he envisages for his Department in enforcing the law against drug dealers; the role of customs officers in this matter...More Button

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has for utilising the resources and powers of the Revenue Commissioners in the fight against drug abuse in Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Drug Problem.

Asked the minister: the proposals, if any, she has for addressing the drug problem in Dublin; the role she envisages for her Department in enforcing the law against drug dealers; the role of the Garda and the prison serv...More Button


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