Brady, Cyprian

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 680 No. 4

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Order of Business.

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 12, motion re presentation and circulation of Revised Estimates 2009, without debate, be agreed to.”
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Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 3 be agreed to.”
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Private Members’ Business - Social Welfare Benefits: Motion (Resumed).

I have listened to the debate in the Chamber. It is all very well trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes——More Button

——in respect of where the economy is going and using the most vulnerable people in our society as a political football.More Button

Ireland is in the position that more is going out than is coming in. It is like any household — one cannot spend what one does not have. The Department and the Minister have come out early and been ...More Button

The contributory pension has increased from €113 ten years ago to €230, an increase of over 100%. Old people appreciate that and accept that conditions have improved. I have spoken to pensioners on ...More Button

——particularly those who are not used to being on social welfare such as those who are recently unemployed and have never been unemployed before.More Button

They will have an opportunity to manage whatever the State can give them. The Minister for Finance has pointed out that we have one of the most generous and efficient welfare systems in Europe, if no...More Button

If the Opposition Members think it is palatable for those on this side of the House to make these decisions at this time, they are not living in the real world.More Button

Amendment put.
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Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
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Social Welfare Bill 2009: Second Stage (Resumed).

Question put.
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