Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Amendment) Bill 2011: From the Seanad
Question put: “That amendment No. 1 to Seanad amendment No. 1 be agreed to.”
Bretton Woods Agreements (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2011: Second Stage
My contribution may be somewhat disjointed because I have been running around dealing with the consequences of IMF-inspired austerity in the form of the household charge. The bottom line — the point ...
I apologise. That is well spotted by the Deputy opposite. However, it does not change the substance of my point.
The conditionalities. Yes, but wait until the Minister feels the effects. He should look at what the IMF did to other countries. Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel prize-winning economist who worked closely...
Why do they not refer to their projections as guesses?
By whom will they be elected?
That is not true.
We would have €10 billion in interest.
We will just have to put up with ten years of Thatcherism.
Senior bondholders have been.
They are certainly not getting those loans now.
Topical Issue Debate - Industrial Relations
I submitted this matter twice this week.
It is a cut in their pay.
We were talking about the guys who dictated lending policy.
We were talking about the guys at the top who were guilty of reckless lending.
That is dishonest.
We are for the workers. That is very consistent.
We were referring to bonuses for those at the top and never about the workers.
The Minister is only playing games.
The Minister should be fair to the workers.
Can the Minister find me a quote where I said we should not pay ordinary workers?
We want the people at the top to pay.
We want to pay the ordinary workers who should not get their pay cut €2,500 before Christmas.
Written Answers - Social Welfare Payments
Asked the minister: the input she had into the decisions to cut the income disregard for lone parents in budget 2012; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
Written Answers - Child Care Services
Asked the minister: the impact she believes the 2% efficiency target for child care announced in budget 2012 will have on child care services; in view of this cut the way she envisages putting the Children First guideli...