Archive for the category: ‘Views’

15. 10. 2014

European Stability Mechanism 2012

The European economy has gone through unprecedented turmoil in recent years necessitating the institution of a permanent rescue fund for the euro area and that was the purpose of the European Stability Mechanism, which took over from the European Financial […]

25. 9. 2014

Sport Ireland Bill 2014

Dáil Éireann 24 September 2014 Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this Bill. Leaner government and a common sense approach to the nation’s housekeeping is what this Government is about and the Sports Ireland Bill 2014 is another […]

6. 6. 2014

Private Member’s Business – Putting People First

Putting People First – Action Programme for Effective Local Government aims to institute a system of local government that will drive economic, social and community development, while at the same time representing value for money and representing citizens fairly. Key […]

29. 5. 2014

Topical Issues Debate – Credit Union regulation

Dáil Éireann 28 May 2014 Topical Issues debate Deputy Paul J. Connaughton: Credit Unions Regulation Deputy Paul J. Connaughton: I thank the Office of the Ceann Comhairle for selecting this topic. I mean no disrespect to the Minister of State, […]

17. 1. 2014

Private Members Business – Irish Water

Dáil Éireann 16 January 2014       Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this issue.   The establishment of Irish Water aims to modernise the way water services are delivered throughout the country. Water is an extremely […]

17. 1. 2014

Betting (Amendment) Bill 2013

Dáil Éireann 16 January 2014   Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this Bill.   I very much welcome this piece of legislation, which represents the enactment of a provision of the Finance Bill 2011 to extend betting […]

22. 11. 2013

Private Members’ Business – Youth unemployment

Dáil Éireann 20 November 2013   Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this motion.   The scale and rapidity of the implosion of jobs in Ireland after the economic crash is simply staggering.  When one considers that in […]

8. 11. 2013

Private Members Business – Cannabis regulation

Dáil Éireann 8 November 2013   Deputy Paul J. Connaughton: I am grateful for the opportunity to speak on this issue and very much welcome this debate. One thing that I find frustrating about Private Member’s business is that some […]

30. 10. 2013

Local Government Bill 2013

Dáil Éireann 22 October 2013   Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this Bill.   When the structures for Local Government in Ireland were established in the closing years of the 19th century, few could have envisaged the […]

17. 10. 2013

Private Members’ Business – Discretionary Medical Cards

Dáil Éireann 8 October 2013 Thank you for the opportunity to speak on Private Members’ Business. Since July, I, like many other Deputies in this chamber, have met on a daily and weekly basis with constituents affected by the huge […]