McCarthy, Michael

Wednesday, 4 October 2006

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 184 No. 17

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I agree with the sentiment expressed by Senator Brian Hayes. In the past two weeks, the Seanad has taken a very measured approach to the issue of the payments which were made to the Taoiseach. Nonet...More Button

Where did the Taoiseach keep the £50,000 he gathered, by his own admission, between 1987 and 1993?More Button

I ask Senator Callanan to cease interrupting for a moment. Can anyone explain where the £50,000 was held? The Taoiseach has admitted he did not have a bank account of his own in this jurisdiction be...More Button

Throughout all this controversy, that question has remained glaringly unanswered. Many myths have been thrown out and many red herrings have arisen, but that question still remains unanswered.More Button

It is a wonder the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform got so animated and emotional on national television last Thursday evening about the £8,000 the Taoiseach received in Manc...More Button

That is outrageous.More Button

I did not have £50,000 in 1989.More Button

Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Bill 2006: Committee Stage.

I move amendment No. 1: In page 5, line 22, after “work” to insert “, use”. I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Deputy Batt O’Keeffe, t...More Button

I move amendment No. 2: In page 9, line 8, after “concerned,” to insert “and on the internet”. These amendments essentially provide for free public access to any proposal on the Internet. I had table...More Button

The Minister of State’s response sounds very reasonable. On that basis we withdraw the amendment. More Button

That is reasonable and may be beneficial in the future. More Button

I move amendment No. 43: In page 26, subsection (2), line 35, to delete “2003” and substitute “2004”. These amendments have been tabled to correct an error and take the Local Government Act 2003 into ...More Button

I move amendment No. 45: In page 3, line 20, to delete “2003” and substitute “2004”.More Button

I, too, thank the Minister of State and his officials for the swift and professional manner with which they dealt with the Bill. Such was the agreement from Senator Bannon that he did not table any a...More Button

I wish to raise a related point. The Minister of State and I sat near each other when we were members of Cork County Council. I raised an issue on the Order of Business regarding the service local a...More Button


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