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Order of Business (20 Feb 2014)

Ciarán Lynch: First, I apologise for any disrespect I may have cast on the Chair earlier this morning. Also, comments were made earlier this morning-----

Order of Business (20 Feb 2014)

Ciarán Lynch: -----that cast aspersions-----

Leaders' Questions (20 Feb 2014)

Ciarán Lynch: On a point of order-----

Leaders' Questions (20 Feb 2014)

Ciarán Lynch: A remark was made that cast aspersions on the competence of the Judiciary to carry out an inquiry.

Leaders' Questions (20 Feb 2014)

Ciarán Lynch: If Members of this House have no confidence in the Judiciary, they should say so and we can debate the matter.

Leaders' Questions (20 Feb 2014)

Ciarán Lynch: The matter should be debated in the House.

Leaders' Questions (20 Feb 2014)

Ciarán Lynch: All of the Opposition Members who are contesting-----

Leaders' Questions (20 Feb 2014)

Ciarán Lynch: -----or casting aspersions-----

Topical Issue Debate: Flood Relief Schemes Funding (4 Feb 2014)

Ciarán Lynch: We are talking about a process of accreditation that exists in other jurisdictions, with which insurance companies operating in Ireland, such as Zurich, and others in Germany comply. It would mean that when the Office of Public Works or local authorities carry out accredited engineering, remedial or flood-prevention works in those areas, the insurance company would be compelled to buy into...

Topical Issue Debate: Flood Relief Schemes Funding (4 Feb 2014)

Ciarán Lynch: I thank the Minister of State for coming to the House to take this issue. I ask him the status of the memorandum of understanding between the OPW and the insurance industry on ensuring that insurance is offered to households and businesses where flood remediation work has been carried out. This evening, people in Cork are bracing themselves for a flood that is expected to arrive at 8.30...

Topical Issue Debate: Medical Card Reviews (29 Jan 2014)

Ciarán Lynch: I will wrap up. I will make a very short response if the Acting Chairman gives me a bit of leeway. The patient or the person caring for the patient can be made aware of the requirements of the review and if necessary can be assisted in completing the forms by hand or on-line. The Minister of State will say that many pharmacists can deal with the prescriptions. I propose that the...

Topical Issue Debate: Medical Card Reviews (29 Jan 2014)

Ciarán Lynch: I thank the Minister of State for his response and for being open to my proposal. The proposal is not a question of changing the qualifying criteria. The criteria remain exactly the same for those who qualify and those who do not. I am proposing a change in the system and its operation that provides a better quality service to the customer who holds the medical card. A difficulty arises...

Topical Issue Debate: Medical Card Reviews (29 Jan 2014)

Ciarán Lynch: I thank the Ceann Comhairle's office for allowing me to raise this matter today. I also thank the Minister of State, Deputy White, for coming to the Chamber to respond to it. I wish to propose a minor alteration to the medical card review process. This modification would have no cost, would improve the notification system and would make life much easier for a substantial group of...

Older Citizens: Motion [Private Members]: Motion [Private Members] (22 Oct 2013)

Ciarán Lynch: I refer to what was maintained in the budget. Despite the economic meltdown we inherited and the necessary programme of recovery we are in, the core rate of State pensions has been maintained in full; free travel has been maintained in full; the fuel allowance has been maintained in full; the living alone allowance has been maintained in full; the television licence has been maintained in...

Older Citizens: Motion [Private Members]: Motion [Private Members] (22 Oct 2013)

Ciarán Lynch: The Government will not be opposing the motion, rather it supports it. If there was a suggested Government amendment to it, it would probably relate to the last point of the motion which states "agrees that the elderly should not be used as just economic statistics". Perhaps that wording should be amended to include the words "and should not also be used as political footballs". If there...

Older Citizens: Motion [Private Members]: Motion [Private Members] (22 Oct 2013)

Ciarán Lynch: An income threshold in this respect had to be put in place for the over 70s. The idea that somebody who has an income in retirement greater than that of a Deputy qualifies for a medical card is bananas.

Older Citizens: Motion [Private Members]: Motion [Private Members] (22 Oct 2013)

Ciarán Lynch: That was a great crack.

Older Citizens: Motion [Private Members]: Motion [Private Members] (22 Oct 2013)

Ciarán Lynch: Deputy O'Dea would not be guilty of that at all.

Mortgage Arrears Proposals: Motion [Private Members] (9 Jul 2013)

Ciarán Lynch: I wrote about it. The Deputy and I were both writing for Douglas Weekly at the time, but we had different things to say. The market was bust; there was no doubt about it. The craziest aspect of the whole situation is that mortgages worth ten times people's incomes were being given out, with repayment periods of 30 to 35 years. It was nothing but a Ponzi scheme, which was sustained by the...

Mortgage Arrears Proposals: Motion [Private Members] (9 Jul 2013)

Ciarán Lynch: The opening paragraph of the Fianna Fáil motion states there were 142,118 family home mortgages in arrears on 31 March 2013. That is a fact; the question is why. The answer, of course, is that it is the legacy of the wait and see approach adopted by the previous Administration to this issue. In short, it did nothing. The Fianna Fáil Party has raised this issue more times during...

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