Connaughton, Paul

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 640 No. 1

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Pre-Budget Outlook: Motion.

There are serious problems.More Button

The Government has a long way to go. The Minister should have left that comment out.More Button

If only it was as simple as the way the Minister finished up his speech. It is a pity those concepts are not actually put into practice. I have listened to the same comments from one budget to anoth...More Button

I will have much to say the next time.More Button

Private Members’ Business - Agrifood Industry: Motion

The Government did not look. More Button

Every day, they speak with their feet. The Minister of State knows that. More Button

What percentage has organic farming risen by in the past five years? More Button

I want to introduce some realism into this debate given that the Minister of State responsible for this area is present. I was surprised by some of the interjections he made but I will listen to what...More Button

A calf was born on my farm at 6 a.m. this morning.More Button

Thank you, Deputy. What will happen to our beef industry over the next two years will determine whether it will be worth my while and that of 100,000 other Irish farmers to get up at 6 a.m. and spend ...More Button

That is the way the Minister passes over this issue. I have illustrated the hard fact. Like every other farmer, I am delighted to go through that system. In terms of organic farming, I put it to the...More Button

—— that he will die in debt and that an animal reared under much worse conditions thousands of miles away is allowed free rein on the Irish market, and because of a lack of proper labelling, people do...More Button

The Minister is making a terrible mistake in her approach to this matter. As was rightly said by my colleagues, the minute there was an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in England the Minister righ...More Button

——she has no influence where it counts most. It is one thing to have influence in County Donegal but it is another matter to have it where she is paid to have it, namely, in the heart of European pol...More Button

The Minister of State does not believe that; he is too sensible to believe that. He is playing politics here and I am surprised he is carrying on like that.More Button

We know only too well what the Government is doing.More Button

He has taken no notice of the Minister.More Button

She frustrated it.More Button

That is too bad.More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Provision.

Asked the minister: the reason the Government has proposed a new approach to funding for playschools; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the playschool movement has been extremely successful, both in big u...More Button

Written Answers - General Medical Services Scheme.

Asked the minister: if her attention has been drawn to the hardship being caused to many people as a result of the decision by some pharmacists to cease to operate the drug purchase scheme; the plans the Health Service ...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff.

Asked the minister: if a person (details supplied) in County Galway was deemed to be an employee of the Western Health Board from 1990 to 2002 in their role as supervisor over a community employment scheme at Toghermore...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Asked the minister: the reason the domiciliary care allowance has been withdrawn from a person (details supplied) in County Galway; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that three other brothers of the applicant ...More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities.

Asked the minister: if a site will be made available for the supply of services to the mentally handicapped at St. Bridget’s Hospital, Ballinasloe, County Galway in the event that the property is sold; and if she will m...More Button


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