Archive for the category: ‘Dail’

22. 4. 2015

PMB Interest Rates 31 March 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this motion. Encouraging more competition in the banking sector is a key priority in the remaining term of this Government and recent interaction with constituents in county Galway has brought home to […]

22. 4. 2015

Health Bill 16 April 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this Bill. The provisions of this bill, which makes GP services available free to all people aged 70 and over is most welcome. It is a crucial step in terms of this […]

22. 4. 2015

PMB Low Pay Commission 16 April 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this motion. In supporting the counter motion, there are five points I would like to make, to welcome the establishment of the low pay commission and also to welcome the increased focus […]

26. 2. 2015

Topical Issue – Single Farm Payment administration

Deputy Paul J. Connaughton: I thank the Ceann Comhairle’s office for giving me the opportunity to raise this issue. I understand the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine is not available today to take the matter in the Chamber […]

19. 2. 2015

Private Members Business – Childcare

Dáil Éireann 11 February 2015 Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this motion. I understand that currently childcare funding is provided to parents in Ireland through a mix of child benefit and childcare support programmes, but am also […]

19. 2. 2015

Competition needed on GLAS planning

Welcoming the fact that the new GLAS scheme will be announced later this month, East Galway TD Paul Connaughton this week warned that strong competition is needed in terms of the price farmers will have to pay for GLAS plans. […]

6. 2. 2015

Private Members Business – European Debt Conference

Dáil Éireann 3 February 2015   Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this motion.   It has been acknowledged by previous speakers that the unprecedented financial crisis that Ireland and Europe was plunged into exposed vast fault lines […]

6. 2. 2015

Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2015

Dáil Éireann 4 February 2015 I very much welcome the extension of the protection of the Central Bank’s code of conduct to borrowers who are currently unregulated as it provides additional and much-needed security for home owners and owners of […]

22. 1. 2015

PMB Junior Cycle reform

Dáil Éireann 21 January 2015     Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this motion.   It is over a quarter of a century since the current Junior Certificate was established, at a time when for many students […]

22. 1. 2015

Commission on Mother and Baby Homes

Dáil Éireann, 21 January 2015 Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this motion. As the centenary of the issuing of the 1916 Proclamation approaches and the stated aim of that Proclamation that a new Irish Republic of ‘cherishing […]