Connaughton, Paul

Wednesday, 10 December 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 576 No. 6

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Leaders' Questions.

It might not happen.More Button

Order of Business.

Will the Government write and explain its reasons to the 70 towns which were unsuccessful with their decentralisation applications?More Button

What are we doing here?More Button

It is not so long ago that the Minister for Defence went against his leader.More Button

What about—More Button

I hope that day will come.More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2003: Second Stage (Resumed).

The Deputy got it all in.More Button

The Deputy is like Hans Christian Andersen.More Button

I wish to share time with Deputies Hayes and O'Dowd. I have listened to the contributions of Government Deputies all afternoon and everyone started by saying that the Minister for Social and Family Af...More Button

Members of the Government should be ashamed of themselves for some of the measures it has introduced. I have heard Deputies Johnny Brady and Callanan comparing what happened in 1997 with what is happe...More Button

There is no point in doing this and Deputies are living in cloud-cuckooland. Agencies such as CORI, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the ESRI clearly state that the gap between rich and poor is ...More Button

I received a letter from the Minister of State, Deputy Callely, this morning in which he went to some lengths to explain all the good work he is doing in terms of services for older people. He referre...More Button

I do not like to see people sneering on a occasion when a person is affected, such as in the case to which I referred.More Button

What did the Minister of State do about that? He is not able to take criticism. This is one of his problems. Is it the case that Fianna Fáil would not be in east Galway? If that is so, fair enough. It...More Button

The Government side does not like my raising this matter. Its Members do not sing from the same hymn sheet. They are in a world of their own.More Button

We had the three factories and they did not close until the Minister of State came into office. This is what happened over the past seven years. The Minister of State would not know about this. The cu...More Button

The Minister of State, Deputy Roche, has always been “helpful”.More Button

What did the Government do in respect of community employment schemes? It abolished 5,000 places. The Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Deputy Ó Cuív, has introduced a new scheme fo...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: the reason a suckler cow grant was not awarded in 2003 to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there was a genuine mistake when this applicati...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: the position regarding an application for resource teaching for a person (details supplied) in County Galway who is attending Glinsk National School; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button


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