Healy-Rae, Michael

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 4

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Order of Business

When will the promised legislation to allow previously self-employed people to claim social welfare be introduced? They are now in limbo through no fault of their own. The legislation was promised b...More Button

Yes. The board of An Bord Pleanála should have nine members but at present there are four members of the board dealing with all the cases referred to it from all over the country.More Button

Only two are required for a quorum so there could be a situation where very important planning matters are being dealt with by only two people.More Button

No, it is not.More Button

He should reply on the second issue too, because it is important.More Button

He has not answered it.More Button

Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011: Second Stage (Resumed)

I sincerely thank the Technical Group, the Whip and her staff for arranging for me to have speaking time. I also acknowledge the presence of the Minister in the Chamber. I have no difficulty with mea...More Button

I thank the Minister. I would like to repeat that he is using a lump-hammer to crack a nut.More Button

That is the best way to describe the proposals contained in the Bill. There are many problems with the Bill. It seems the Minister has reluctantly admitted there are problems with it, following the e...More Button

No, I will not, but there are such instances. Even though I could say what I believe to be fact, I will not do so. Perhaps the Minister might do it to someone else, but I will not do it to him, even...More Button

I am sorry, but I am not in the habit of interrupting the Minister. However, I am pleased I have touched a nerve. Obviously, I have hit something that is a little raw. If that is the case, well and...More Button

In summary, I hope the Minister will take on board what I have said in good faith. He knows that much of what I have said makes sound, solid sense. I also hope he will take on board my constructive ...More Button

Community Employment Schemes: Motion (Resumed)

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Code

Asked the minister: if she will review a matter (details supplied) regarding employers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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