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Phil Hogan, Fine Gael

to a question from Wed, 04/12/2013 - 08:19

7 question(s), 1 answer(s)

The Local Government Audit Service of the Department worked closely with the Local Authority Sector, the County and City Managers Association (CCMA) , the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) and all 34 city and county councils, in reviewing the...

John Lyons, Labour

to a question from Thu, 24/10/2013 - 15:02

2 question(s), 2 answer(s)

Dear Stephen,

Thanks for your email and for raising this matter with me.

It is not the intention of the government to legalise the use of
cannabis. However, I understand from my colleague Minister Alex White at
the Department...

Joe Higgins, Socialist Party

to a question from Wed, 02/10/2013 - 15:08

2 question(s), 2 answer(s)

Dear Colm,

Thank you for your message. Joe Higgins and the Socialist Party have a very different view on TDs salaries than what you are describing as we believe that TDs should be on an average industrial wage.

Kind Regards,


Topic: Education

Question from Philip Howlin
Thu, 30/01/2014 - 12:39

Do you agree with Minister Quinn when he says Schools should stop teaching Religion?

No answer yet
Topic: Finance

Question from Ros Caffrey
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 13:52

I am very dissapointed to read today that the department of finance have lost files that may be crucial to the banking inquiry. It is even more disturbing to read that rigid document management processes were not in place within this government department. This brings the compentency and professionalism of all departments into question. Given the high profile of the department of finance why were strict data management controls either not in place or not adhered to? Are data mangement controls not audtied yearly, if so did no auditors report highlight gaps in the controls or instances where they were not followed? As part of the project mentioned in the RTE article "project which would ensure the completeness and integrity of its records from the time of the bank guarantee." are audit procedures going to be reviewed?
When we are as a country trying our best to create jobs, attract investment and restore our international reputation it is frankly embarrassing when a high profile government department cannot maintain a filing system and reflects very poorly on this country as a whole and its Government.

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Topic: Children

Question from Matthew Jordan
Thu, 09/01/2014 - 16:58

Hi Alex,

Can you shed some light on why the tax credits for single parents is been taken from us (Fathers).with this been taken away i will be further tax on my salary to the sum of 200 euro a month , i aleady pay USC and my PRSI has gone up.this is an outrage to the honset fathers out there who have a active part of there lifes and pay for all the needs like monthly maintence , school , christmas etc.
We are tax to the bone now.and i amy have to reduce my maintence to compensate for the lost of this which will give further headache as i will have to go to court to change a payment order.

Please shed some light on this


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Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2014: Second Stage

Vote from 15/04/2014, Dail


Duties of Broadcasters

1. Section 39(1)(d) of the Broadcasting Act 2009 shall be amended by the substitution of
the following for paragraph (d)—
(a) anything which may reasonably be regarded as causing harm, or as being likely to
promote, or incite to, crime or as tending to undermine the...


Land and Conveyancing Law Reform (Amendment) Bill 2013: Second Stage

Vote from 15/04/2014, Dail


Pearse Doherty said -

The Land and Conveyancing Reform (Amendment) Bill 2013 will:

  • Level the playing field between banks and homeowners by making the repossession of the Family Home a less attractive option for banks
  • ...


Commission of Investigation (Certain Matters relative to An Garda Síochána and other persons) Order 2014: Motion

Vote from 15/04/2014, Dail


Niall Collins TD asked to insert the following after "15th April, 2014":"the Commission will report in modular form at 8 week intervals; the opening modules shall be ‘the handling of correspondence and information by the Department of Justice and Equality and the administration procedures in place within...