Higgins, Joe

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 761 No. 2

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Order of Business

I never engage in the farcical gameplaying that goes on generally when an adjournment of the Dáil is proposed.More Button

I assure those sections of the media who will misreport it that I certainly have enough to keep me going over the next few weeks——More Button

——to serve my constituents and the people of the country who will have me as busy as I have been for the past three months.More Button

I propose to the Government a variation whereby before the adjournment today it allows two issues to be dealt with. With regard to the household tax, the Minister, Deputy Hogan, has wisely cancelled ...More Button

——there is a misrepresentation of the reality and the real figures and the Minister must confirm this.More Button

A total of 1.8 million households are due to register——More Button

——not 1.6 million——More Button

The other issue I wish to raise is that another multinational company, Game, has peremptorily shut up shop and left workers——More Button

In that case I will rest it there but——More Button

This is the third time in almost as many months that workers have been disgustingly treated like this and legislative provisions are needed——More Button

I ask the Minister to reply.More Button

Speculators and the financial institutions.More Button

And the workers.More Button

Topical Issue Debate (Resumed) - Sheep Worrying

Some of those dogs might be handy next week.More Button

Topical Issue Debate (Resumed) - Job Losses

I am also speaking for Deputy Clare Daly. The Socialist Party and the United Left Alliance condemn the brutal fashion in which the Game workers are being treated. This is the third time in less than...More Button

The Topical Issue Debate is becoming a joke.More Button

No, but it is ridiculous. These debates are supposed to be meaningful and Ministers are supposed to attend. Now it is by ministerial rote.More Button

The Topical Issue Debate was supposed to make a revolutionary change to the way the Dáil operated by facilitating a real engagement between Members and the Government on issues arising around the coun...More Button

Written Answers - Illegal Dumping

Asked the minister: if he will report on his decision announced on RTÉ news in November 2011 that he will meet the costs of remediating illegal dumps in County Wicklow; the funds he has committed to this; if any have al...More Button

Asked the minister: if he will respond to a claim in the High Court that his intervention in the matter of the payment for remediation of illegal dumps in County Wicklow would mean the abandonment of court proceedings r...More Button

Asked the minister: if he intends to recoup the costs of remediation of illegal dumps in County Wicklow when the companies which might be liable are gone out of business.; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: if he has received correspondence from the Department of Social Protection in the past number of years requesting an investigation into the council’s handling of illegal dumping in County Wicklow and...More Button


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