Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Dáil Éireann Debate
Priority Questions - Departmental Agencies
Can the Minister of State guarantee that such a company, if established, will not lay the groundwork for the eventual privatisation of what were formerly State assets? For example, a new State compan...
Regarding another aspect of the NewERA programme, the fate of Bord na Móna and Coillte’s assets, especially Coillte’s forestry, is unclear following the companies’ merger into a new bioenergy company....
Priority Questions - Energy Exploration
We have both had fracturing in the past, although, unlike the Minister, I am not in denial. With regard to the Lough Allen project, in particular hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, as it is known, i...
I welcome that the Minister is prepared to, let us say, investigate the consequences of fracking in other jurisdictions. I am not referring to any horror movie. I understand a very alarming presenta...
Other Questions - Departmental Bodies
Asked the minister: if he has considered the recommendations of the McCarthy report on State assets and liabilities regarding companies under his responsibility; and his response to those recommendations.
Does the Minister agree that the sale of public assets which have been built up over generations of investment by taxpayers into leading successful entities, both economically and socially, would repr...
Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009: Motion
Offences against the State (Amendment) Act 1998: Motion
Workers’ Remuneration: Motion
I support this motion and reiterate my party’s opposition to any attempt to undermine further the wages and conditions of low-paid workers. I reiterate there has been an attempt to create a type of m...
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