Dooley, Tim

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 670 No. 2

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Order of Business.

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 10 without debate be agreed to.”
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Health Bill 2008: Order for Second Stage.

Question put.
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Consumer Issues: Motion (Resumed).

I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this debate. Like my colleague, I am amazed at the audacity of the Opposition, particularly the Fine Gael Party, in putting down such a motion.More Button

Its members have been trotting in here week after week since the budget was introduced, bringing bands of supporters or interest groups from various parts of the country, and trying to indicate that t...More Button

They have opposed every cut and rejected every development the Government has put in place——More Button

——to try to stabilise the economy. They talk about their own budget strategy, and I am delighted to see that Deputy English has mentioned that. It is terribly light on detail. There are many cliché...More Button

They talk about finding efficiencies which will save about €4.5 billion——More Button

——but they have not told us the details.More Button

I would much prefer if the Opposition Deputies came in here with that document——More Button

——and subjected it to scrutiny from across the House.More Button

Well, you have the document. Bring it in next week.More Button

Through the Chair, I suggest they bring it in. Let us have a proper discussion about it. If Fine Gael is talking about making savings of €4.5 billion in the budget strategy, it will have to make sig...More Button

There will be no extra borrowing for current spending. This is fairy-tale stuff. It is Lapland economics. It is as though they are going to write to Santa and all will be delivered on Christmas mor...More Button

One need only look in my area to see what we are doing in the mid-west. We are investing in the western rail corridor; we are investing in the Atlantic corridor, which is the road network from Donega...More Button

These are multinational companies that are still prepared to invest in this region. Of course, I will be asking the Minister to ensure that Shannon is included in this and that we get significant inv...More Button

Amendment put.
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