Hayes, Tom

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 3

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Order of Business

Question put. “That the proposal for dealing with No. 16 be agreed to.”
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Topical Issue Debate - Pension Provisions

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this important matter. As the Minister of State is aware, the qualifying age for both the contributory and non-contributory State pension currentl...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for her comprehensive reply. This is an issue that must be dealt with and the Minister of State has outlined the position that the OECD is to examine the current pension...More Button

Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2012: Motion to Instruct Committee

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Motorist Emergency Relief Bill 2012: Second Stage

That must have been when the Deputy decided he wanted to be in opposition.More Button

I welcome the opportunity to speak on this Bill. The enormous increase in the cost of fuel in recent years has put considerable pressure on businesses, households and older people. Under the last Go...More Button

——and the credibility of the Fianna Fáil benches on this matter, I struggle to believe what I am hearing.More Button

So much so that I read through some of the old files in my office to find a quote that would suit tonight’s topic perfectly as follows: Given the current Exchequer deficit position, the decision to in...More Button

Of course I understand the difficulty many people have in coping with the high costs. The reality is that most of these increases have come as a result of changing oil prices on the international mar...More Button

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We rank tenth in the EU when it comes to petrol prices with countries such as Netherlands, Italy, Germany and France ranked above us with higher fuel costs.More Button

The problem is an international one. However, the important issue that remains to be tackled is the issue of fuel laundering. Across the country several people have raised that issue and it has not ...More Button

That is the issue we need to address and stop the nonsense of bringing in a Bill that cannot be passed by the House while trying to bluff the people. The reality is that laundering is what needs to b...More Button

Written Answers - Community Employment Schemes

Asked the minister: if she will consider providing those with a disability that restricts their travel and accommodation options, with an extended or open ended community employment scheme in their own local rural commu...More Button


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