Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Search only Mick Wallace Search all speeches

Results 1-20 of 1,571 for section:Dáil debates speaker:Mick Wallace

Interdepartmental Report on the Commission of Investigation into the Mother and Baby Homes: Statements (17 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: I also wish the Minister well and hope he enjoys his new portfolio more than the last one. This week, Ireland's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights was examined by the UN Human Rights Committee. The State was found wanting across a range of areas but the committee reserved some of its most severe criticisms for Ireland's record on women's rights. Given...

Other Questions: Broadband Services Provision (17 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: I welcome direct State intervention. However, because of EU rules, the State is not allowed to get involved in areas that have been marked out by the private sector and the Minister states that the role of the State is to get involved where the private sector does not deliver. The private sector is earmarked to bring high-speed broadband to my area, around Wellingtonbridge and Bannow in...

Other Questions: Hydraulic Fracturing (17 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: Large corporations, who are likely to engage in the fracking process if they are allowed, have a wonderful capacity to buy the research and influence how the media covers the matter. In America, fracking has been lauded as a wonderful form of cheap energy and a great help to the state, while others are trying to highlight the fact that the water table has been seriously damaged. The...

Disability Services: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (16 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: I too wish the Minister of State well in his new challenge and hope he makes a positive impact. While Deputy Finian McGrath's motion may be a statement of the obvious, the points therein need to be continually made in an effort to obtain fairness for some of the people who most need it. I will raise a number of issues, the first of which is the matter of respite care. Budget 2013 imposed a...

Topical Issue Debate: Foreign Conflicts^ (16 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: Unfortunately, the US and Egypt are happy to see Hamas take a beating. On Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry said the US was concerned about escalating tensions. On Tuesday he said, "I cannot condemn strongly enough the actions of Hamas". The Minister spoke about both sides behaving themselves. If France invaded Liechtenstein, killed 200 of its inhabitants while only one French...

Topical Issue Debate: Foreign Conflicts^ (16 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: Hamas was not even consulted on that initiative.

Topical Issue Debate: Foreign Conflicts^ (16 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: Jesus Christ.

Topical Issue Debate: Foreign Conflicts^ (16 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: I wish the Minister, Deputy Charles Flanagan, all the best in his new portfolio. No doubt we will have plenty of battles here. To date, more than 200 Palestinians, mostly civilians including women and children, have been killed. In contrast, there has been one fatality on the Israeli side. I do not understand how the Government has stayed so silent. More than 300,000 Palestinians have...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Quesitons: Sale of State Assets (16 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: Questions have been raised about the manner in which the sale took place. It is not good enough for a State body to claim that it cannot tell us exactly how something was done because of commercial sensitivity. Everything could have been done perfectly and completely in order - I am not saying for a second that it was not - but some of the smaller seaweed companies are dubious about how the...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Quesitons: Sale of State Assets (16 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: I realise that Údarás na Gaeltachta contacted likely bidders, but it is disappointing that there was no public tender. It is difficult to have transparency without one. Údarás na Gaeltachta did not apply for a licence. Rather, Arramara Teo did. The licence application was included in the sale. Traditional harvesters could be pushed off the pitch. They are uneasy....

Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Quesitons: Sale of State Assets (16 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: 3. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will make public the terms under which the State seaweed company Arramara Teo was sold; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31286/14]

Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Quesitons: Sale of State Assets (16 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: I wish the Minister and Minister of State all the best in their new jobs and I hope they enjoy them. Seaweed is a valuable resource and is now used in a wide range of areas. It has been harvested by local people on the west coast for generations. These traditional harvesters are afraid that Údarás na Gaeltachta has done a deal with Arcadian Seaplants that will prevent them from...

Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Quesitons: Sale of State Assets (16 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: Yes. He will enjoy this more.

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (10 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: We are not saying we have too much time. If fact, we do not have enough.

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (10 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: I draw the Minister's attention to comments about the proposed banking corporation by the director of the Nevin Economic Research Institute, Mr. Tom Healy, to the effect that a proper State development bank needs to be able to deal with and lend directly to small and medium enterprises and that the existing banks constitute a significant part of the problem which SMEs face seeking to access...

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (10 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: Deputies Catherine Murphy and Joe Higgins.

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (10 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: In the past three years, I have asked about the Government's commitment to establishing a strategic investment bank 13 times. I wonder why this has been so slow in coming, but better late than never. It is somewhat disappointing that such little time has been allocated for debate on an issue so important. There is a serious democratic deficit when we do not discuss these issues properly....

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Bill 2014: Second Stage (10 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: Nobody has been injured on the Israeli side.

Free Travel Pass: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (9 Jul 2014)

Mick Wallace: I am aware that the Minister for Social Protection insisted last night that there is no threat to the free travel pass. Similar promises have been made in the past so she will forgive us for being a little sceptical. I am sure she remembers her colleague, Deputy Ruairí Quinn, signing a pre-election pledge not to increase third level fees. We know what happened to that. The Minister...

   Advanced search
Show most relevant results first | Most recent results are first | Show use by person

Search only Mick Wallace Search all speeches