Kelly, Alan

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 187 No. 25

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Budget Statement 2008: Statements (Resumed).

I welcome the Minister of State and his officials to the House. I will try to go through the budget’s provisions in a fair-minded way, the best way to do so. I will give praise and criticism where t...More Button

I listen intently to every debate in the House, but Senator MacSharry’s statement could have been on any budget. There was no detail. That he read the budget beggars belief. Complimenting the Senator’...More Button

I believed the Senator did not interrupt people. Complimenting his namesake of 20 years ago does not show any degree of modesty. Senator Boyle went into detail, as he did unscripted on RTE, but he wi...More Button

Not one worth talking about. It only covers 29 weeks of the year.More Button

It has been increased by one week — gee whiz. The increases in social welfare benefits are €12 per week instead of the recommended €20 per week. Child benefit only goes up by €6 which will be below ...More Button

Job Creation.

I had hoped the Minister of State, Deputy Hoctor, would reply to this matter as she is a fellow countywoman and constituency colleague of mine. This matter is as pertinent to her as it is to me. None...More Button

I am aware of that.More Button

Only those two representatives were present. Unfortunately the other public representatives were not invited.More Button

Is that appropriate?More Button

No, is it appropriate that the other representatives were not invited?More Button


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