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December 2010
10 December 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (The Labour Party) 14 and 15 December 2010
"That Dáil Éireann: - recognising that the national minimum wage is low, providing a full-time employee with less than €18,000 annually (with reductions for those under 18 or in their first job), and that amongst EU states it ranks as 12th highest when measured as a percentage of average monthly wages and 9th highest if measured in terms of purchasing power parity;
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November 2010
26 November 2010
PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS 30 November 2010 - 1 December 2010
"That Dáil Éireann: - recognises the urgent need for the establishment of economic and political stability; - believes that an accelerated budgetary process would contribute to economic stability; - notes that Dáil Éireann is currently scheduled to sit for just eight days during the month of December; - notwithstanding anything in Standing Order 26 resolves that the Dáil should, if necessary, sit on each working day during December to deal with the budgetary process; and - agrees that the 2011 Budget, and the legislative measures to give effect to it, should be presented to, and disposed of, by the House before the end of December 2010."
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19 November 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 23 and 24 November 2010
"That Dáil Éireann confirm its commitment to the maintenance of the 12.5% rate of corporation tax as an indispensable tool for growth, job creation and economic recovery"
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12 November 2010
Adobe PDF format documentDáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 16 and 17 November 2010
"That Dáil Éireann: welcomes the publication of the investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman entitled, 'Who Cares? - An Investigation into the Right to Nursing Home Care in Ireland'; and notes with serious concern:
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05 November 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (The Labour Party) 9 and 10 November 2010
"That Dáil Éireann: -concerned that the sudden and calamitous change in our economic fortunes, coupled with revelations of waste of public money and resources, has undermined public confidence not alone in the present Government but also in the structures of government...
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01 November 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 2 and 3 November 2010
"That Dáil Éireann condemns the Government for its incompetence in dealing with the banking crisis and, in particular: the failure of the Government to ensure adequate supervision of the banks; the failure of the Regulator, Central Bank and the Department of Finance to monitor the banks and provide advance warning of the crisis; the failure of the Government to act in a timely fashion when banks abroad had collapsed and...
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October 2010
15 October 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 19 and 20 October 2010
"That Dáil Éireann:- recognises that up to 80,000 small firms employ approximately 800,000 people in every city, town, village and region in the country;- recognises that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are heavily involved in emerging sectors in areas such as green energy, bio-technology, tourism, healthcare, agri-food and creative industries;- notes with concern that...
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08 October 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (The Labour Party) 12 and 13 October 2010
"That Dáil Éireann, noting that:- electricity prices increased by almost 5% from 1st October, 2010;- there is a significant pressure from this electricity price increase on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) experiencing financial hardship and households dependent on low incomes;- electricity disconnections have increased to an alarming level of approximately 2,500 every month;- similarly...
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04 October 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 5 and 6 October 2010
This motion is in substitution for the motion circulated on 1 October, 2010
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01 October 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 5 and 6 October 2010
"That Dáil Éireann, noting with concern: - that there are more than 46,000 adults and children on hospital waiting lists across the country, which is 5,400 patients more than last year; - that over 272,000 bed days were lost in 2009 due to the delayed discharge of patients; - that 50,000 operations have been cancelled since 2007, leaving many patients waiting in pain...
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September 2010
24 September 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 29 and 30 September 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 29 and 30 September 2010 "That Dáil Éireann, noting with concern that since the Taoiseach took office:- the number of people on the live register has more than doubled bringing the total number on the live register to a record 466,923;- over 100,000 people have emigrated;- GNP has declined by 20% and the Irish recession has been deeper and longer than that of any other EU country;- Irish borrowing costs have increased dramatically, reflecting
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July 2010
02 July 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 6 and 7 July 2010
"That Dáil Éireann: notes with concern that: - Ireland has suffered the longest and deepest recession of any Eurozone country because of reckless domestic management of the economy; - investment, consumption, employment and living standards continued to decline in the first quarter of this year;
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June 2010
25 June 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 29 and 30 June 2010
"That Dáil Éireann:noting with concern: - that to date the Health Service Executive (HSE) has received almost 300 telephone calls from concerned women and their families about the treatment received in maternity hospitals around the country;-that to date approximately a dozen women have come forward with stories of having been wrongly told by maternity hospitals that their babies had miscarried, only to give birth later to healthy infants...
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18 June 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (The Labour Party) 22 and 23 June 2010
"That Dáil Éireann: noting that: - in 2009 tourism contributed €5.2 billion in revenue - €1.2 billion benefiting the Exchequer in taxation;- employment in the accommodation and food sector alone accounted for 119,800 jobs in 2009;- Fáilte Ireland has estimated that for every additional €1 million spent by tourists an additional 23 jobs are created...
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11 June 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 16 June 2010
That Dáil Éireann:- commending the depth of analysis and conclusions of the Report on The Irish Banking Crisis - Regulatory and Financial Stability Policy 2003 - 2008 by the Governor of the Central Bank (the 'Honohan Report') and the Preliminary Report on The Sources of Ireland's Banking Crisis by Klaus Regling and Max Watson;- noting the conclusion in both Reports that the conduct of fiscal......
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May 2010
28 May 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 1 - 2 June 2010
Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill 2010 [PMB]. Deputies Leo Varadkar, Enda Kenny and all the Fine Gael Deputies. Copies of this Bill are available in the General Office.
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21 May 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 25 - 26 May 2010
Electoral Representation (Amendment) Bill 2010 - Deputy Phil Hogan. Copies of this Bill will be available in the General Office on Monday, 24th May, 2010.
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14 May 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (The Labour Party) 18 - 19 May 2010
"That Dáil Éireann: welcomes the Final Report of the Joint Committee on the Constitutional Amendment on Children published on 16th February, 2010; commends the members of the Committee for the manner in which they discharged their duties and the fact that cross-party consensus was achieved on this issue...
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07 May 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 11 - 12 May 2010
Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction (Fixed Penalty Notice) (Amendment) Bill 2009 (PMB)- Deputy Jim O'Keeffe
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April 2010
30 April 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 5 and 6 May 2010
"That Dáil Éireann calls on the Government to introduce legislation to cause, with immediate effect, the cessation of the payment of Ministerial pensions to members of both Houses of the Oireachtas"...
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23 April 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (The Labour Party) 27 and 28 April 2010
"That Dáil Éireann: noting that: the Irish economy is experiencing one of the worst recessions of any developed country; unemployment, which stood at less than 5% in 2008, is forecast to reach nearly 14% by the end of 2010, with the live register currently at more than 435,000; some 100,000 people are expected to leave Ireland in a two year period; there remains a significant infrastructure deficit which undermines competitiveness, constrains productivity, threatens recovery and puts at risk our ability to continue attracting high value-added inward investment; and firms must have access to working capital and growth capital, but the banking crisis has seriously impaired the capacity of Irish banks to lend to the SME sector and to start-ups with high-growth potential...
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16 April 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 20 and 21 April 2010
"That Dáil Éireann: recognises Ireland is acutely exposed in the event of fossil fuel import disruptions because: fossil fuels comprise 96% of Ireland's primary energy mix; all oil used for energy and over 90% of natural gas is imported; Ireland is at the end of a long supply chain that mostly originates in regions of geo-political instability; Ireland has a total of only 11 days of commercial storage capacity for natural gas which may, or may not, be filled at any particular time...
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March 2010
26 March 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 31 March 2010
"That Dáil Éireann: deplores: the manner in which the Government has withdrawn educational supports from schools in the middle of a school year, without adequate consultation with schools or parents and the negative impact this has had on special needs children being taught in mainstream and special schools; and the Government's failure to implement the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004...
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19 March 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 23 - 24 March 2010
"That Dáil Éireann: recognising: tourism revenue dropped by €1.1 billion in 2009 to €5.2 billion, its lowest level since 2004; overseas visitor numbers fell by close to one million in 2009 compared to 2008; Ireland's largest tourism market, the United Kingdom, declined by 16% in 2009; access to Ireland has become worryingly restricted with the ongoing removal of routes and reduction in airline capacity at both Shannon and Dublin airports...
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05 March 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (The Labour Party) 9 - 10 March 2010
Land and Conveyancing Law Reform (Review of Rent in Certain Cases) (Amendment) Bill, 2010 [PMB] - Deputy Ciaran Lynch. Copies of this Bill are available in the General Office.
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February 2010
26 February 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 2 - 3 March 2010
Civil Liability (Good Samaritan and Volunteer) Bill 2009 (PMB). Copies of this Bill are available in the General Office.
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19 February 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 23 - 24 February 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 23 - 24 February 2010 "That Dáil Éireann: notes that the Standardised Unemployment Rate (SUR) has risen to 12.7% which is the second highest in the EU; notes that there are 434,700 people on the live register, the highest figure ever; notes that there are 85,910 people under the age of 25 on the live register; notes that unemployment is higher now than when the Government came to power in 1997...
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12 February 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (The Labour Party) 16 - 17 February 2010
Committee of the Houses of the Oireachtas (Powers of Inquiry) Bill, 2010 - Order for Second Stage, Deputy Pat Rabbitte. Copies of this Bill are available in the General Office.
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05 February 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 9 - 10 February 2010
"That Dáil Éireann rejects as neither just nor equitable in all the circumstances the decision made by the Minister for Finance on 22 December, 2009, to reverse the reductions in base salary for the highest-paid public servants announced in Budget 2010, while leaving the cuts for the lowest-paid public servants unchanged..
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January 2010
29 January 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 2 - 3 February 2010
"That Dail Éireann notes with grave concern: the fact that five gangland gun murders have taken place in the first three weeks of 2010; the fact that criminal gangs are gaining a greater foothold in communities throughout the State; the drug abuse afflicting communities throughout the State; the involvement of criminal gangs in people trafficking and prostitution...
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22 January 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (Fine Gael) 27 - 28 January 2010
"That Dáil Éireann:notes the swift response and work of local authority workers during the cold weather emergency; condemns the Government for its slow national response to the recent weather crisis; is concerned that no national co-ordination plan for severe weather emergencies is in place to co-ordinate local plans at a national level...
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15 January 2010
Dáil Éireann - Private Members Business (The Labour Party) 18 - 22 January 2010
"That Dáil Éireann: noting the unprecedented crisis in the Irish banking system, the contribution of that crisis to the present economic emergency and the on-going implications of that crisis for employment and output; noting the emergency measures that have already been taken to stabilise the banking system...
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