McGrath, Finian

Wednesday, 7 December 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 611 No. 17

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Commemorative Events.

Asked the minister: the position regarding plans to commemorate the 1916 Rising; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if Independent Deputies will be involved in discussions to progress the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising.More Button

Will the Taoiseach ensure maximum support among all Oireachtas Members for the 1916 celebrations? Will he ensure that the voluntary and community sectors are invited to take part? Will he include Inde...More Button

Good Samaritan Bill 2005: Second Stage (Resumed).

Question put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Budget Statement 2005.

Hats off to the artists.More Button

I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle for the opportunity to address the House on the budget. It is a great honour and privilege to put forward the views of Independent Deputies on our current financial s...More Button

In this House last week, Deputy Gregory stated that if the Government cared about educational disadvantage, these inner city schools would get more resources rather than less. Putting resources into d...More Button

I ask that I be allowed to continue and that the Minister of State, Deputy Treacy, stop heckling me. My colleague from County Clare, Deputy James Breen, has pointed out that €20.8 million or £15 milli...More Button

This could easily have resulted in the loss of life. This is the type of health service to which the people of Clare are subjected. My colleague, Deputy Connolly, has informed me that the Royal Colleg...More Button

It is not good enough.More Button

Furthermore, the Government has excluded children over six in its child care provisions. The budget for 2006 comes at a testing time for homeless people and those in need of housing. My test for the b...More Button

There is also no eye unit in Mayo so the poor man had to travel to Sligo. Today’s budget will not help him.More Button

Deputy Cowley has also spearheaded the campaign for a helicopter emergency medical service for this country for several years. As an experienced rural GP he knows of too many families robbed of their ...More Button

A revamping of the courthouse in Cork, estimated to cost €6.5 million, ended up costing the taxpayer €26.5 million. What a waste of public money.More Button

The Minister knows from Loughrea that 30 road projects——More Button

——which were estimated to cost €932 million are costing the taxpayer and the Government €2.97 billion. Road projects were 86% over budget and the Minister knows that. Trim Castle was another fiasco——More Button

——a waste of taxpayers’ money. The amount involved could have ended the scandal of patients on trolleys forever, bought all the new schools we wanted, made a major dent on our housing waiting lists, d...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 4: Income Tax.

What will one get with €20,000?More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Asked the minister: if assistance will be given to a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan in obtaining new hearing aids and if the maximum support will be given.More Button

Written Answers - Ombudsman for Children.

Asked the minister: the role of the Ombudsman for Children particularly in relation to assisting children in primary schools in obtaining resources and services for their educational needs.More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Home Subventions.

Asked the minister: if assistance will be given to persons (details supplied) in Dublin 9 with their nursing home costs; and if she will work with the relevant Departments on this matter.More Button

Written Answers - Hospitals Building Programme.

Asked the minister: if the go-ahead will be given to the Mater and children’s hospital development; and the position regarding the project.More Button

Written Answers - Northern Ireland Issues.

Asked the minister: to request that the British Government rein in their so-called security services; and the position in relation to the peace process.More Button

Asked the minister: to request that the British Government disband all Unionist paramilitaries and other instruments of their own creation.More Button

Asked the minister: if the maximum support will be given to a victim of the Dublin bombings (details supplied) in relation to expenses for consultation fees and hearing aids to resolve other matters.More Button

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