McGrath, Michael

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 745 No. 2

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Leaders’ Questions

Heckler of the year.More Button

The Taoiseach is misleading the House again.More Button

What agreement is that?More Button

Order of Business

Question again put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 14 be agreed to.”
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Bill 2011: First Stage

I move: That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to make provision to empower the Financial Services Ombudsman to report on investigations and adjudications of regulated financial ser...More Button

I move: “That the Bill be taken in Private Members’ time.”More Button

Topical Issue Debate - General Government Debt

It does not give me any pleasure to raise this issue, which can only be described as a humiliating schoolboy error committed by the Department of Finance in the calculation of Ireland’s official debt ...More Button

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for selecting this important issue. The statement made by the NTMA yesterday gave the impression that the issue had been raised repeatedly. It suggested it had raised the...More Button

Developments in the Eurozone: Statements (Resumed)

I thank the Minister for his opening remarks on this critical issue. At a time of deepening crisis across the eurozone, which is spreading beyond it to the global economy, it is appropriate that we a...More Button

The EFSF is being established as a lender of last resort and will come into play following the injection of any available funding by the private sector and national governments. However, its existenc...More Button

Written Answers - Memoranda of Understanding

Asked the minister: the completion of the recent review mission by the EU-ECB-IMF, when he expects that the revised memorandum of understanding and associated documents will be published; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Written Answers - European Banking Authority

Asked the minister: if he will provide details of the contact he and the Central Bank of Ireland have had with the European Banking Authority in relation to potential further recapitalisation of Irish banks under stress...More Button

Written Answers - Sovereign Debt

Asked the minister: if he will explain his reasoning for not seeking to negotiate a voluntary write down of Ireland’s sovereign and or bank debt in the context of the negotiations which have been taking place in recent ...More Button

Written Answers - Promissory Notes

Asked the minister: if he will provide details of his engagement with the European authorities on the issue of redesigning the Anglo Irish Bank-Irish Nationwide Building Society promissory note structure; and if he will...More Button

Asked the minister: if he intends to repay in full the $1 billion unsecured, unguaranteed senior Anglo Irish Bank bond which falls due for repayment on 2 November 2011. More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code

Asked the minister: if he will clarify the capital gains taxation position in respect of sale of a principal private residence when the residence enjoys a garden with some development potential; and if he will make a st...More Button

Written Answers - Banking Sector Regulation

Asked the minister: if he has made a decision on the request by AIB to approve a salary in excess of €500,000 for a new chief executive; the current situation with regard to filling the vacancy; if a formal offer of the...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Yield

Asked the minister: the amount of money collected to date on the pension levy introduced in the jobs initiative; and if he will provide details of any amount which it is believed remains outstanding for payment in respe...More Button

Written Answers - Interest Rates

Asked the minister: when he expects the interest rate reductions applying to funds available to Ireland under the European Financial Stability Fund and European Financial Stability Mechanism to take legal effect; and if...More Button

Written Answers - Financial Data

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 65 of 5 October 2011, if he will arrange for the outstanding information to be supplied to this Deputy; and in view of the need for the utmost transparency and a...More Button

Written Answers - Banking Sector Regulation

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 141 to 147, inclusive, and 150 of 21 July 2011 and Parliamentary Questions Nos. 127 and 191 of 4 October 2011, when he intends to respond to the various specif...More Button

Written Answers - Higher Education Grants

Asked the minister: the nationality requirements with which an applicant must comply in order to be deemed eligible under the student grant scheme 2011-12; if a stamp 2 visa qualifies a person; if the applicant will qua...More Button

Written Answers - Public Sector Staff

Asked the minister: if there is a standard policy for all civil servants and public servants in relation to the use of business class economy class in air travel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 77 of 6 October 2011, if he will arrange to have the information requested forwarded to this Deputy. More Button

Written Answers - EU Directives

Asked the minister: the position regarding transposing the EU Directive on Temporary Agency Workers 2008 into Irish law; the consultation he has had with interested parties on the matter; his views that the legislation ...More Button

Written Answers - Redundancy Payments

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 291, 295, 296 and 297 of 27 September 2011, when she expects to be in a position to answer these questions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Asked the minister: if she has any plans to introduce any restrictions on the payment of rent supplement to tenants who regularly engage in anti-social behaviour, cause noise disturbance and nuisance to neighbours, as v...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Asked the minister: the position regarding a carer’s allowance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied)in County Cork. More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding an application for carer’s allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. More Button

Written Answers - State Agencies

Asked the minister: if he will provide a list of the commercial semi-State companies under his remit whose chief executives have agreed to take a voluntary salary cut to bring them within the €250,000 salary cap announc...More Button

Written Answers - Environmental Policy

Asked the minister: if, similar to his predecessor, it is his intention to announce a carbon budget for the calendar year 2012 separate to the budget being announced by the Minister for Finance on 6 December 2011; if ...More Button

Written Answers - Criminal Prosecutions

Asked the minister: his views on whether specially trained jurors may be required to adjudicate on complex criminal cases, including any banking-related charges; if he has any proposals to introduce changes in this are...More Button

Written Answers - Prison Building Programme

Asked the minister: the position regarding the planned development of the new prison at Thornton Hall; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Bodies

Asked the minister: if he will provide a list of the commercial semi-State companies under his remit whose chief executives have agreed to take a voluntary salary cut to bring them within the €250,000 salary cap announc...More Button

Written Answers - State Bodies

Asked the minister: if he will provide a list of the commercial semi-State companies under his remit whose chief executives have agreed to take a voluntary salary cut to bring them within the €250,000 salary cap announc...More Button

Written Answers - State Airports

Asked the minister: if he will provide details of the terms of reference he has given to consultants on the future ownership and operation of Cork and Shannon airports; if the consultants are being asked to consider the...More Button


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