Dáil debates

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Finance Bill 2011: Committee Stage


1:00 pm

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)

Last Sunday, I canvassed at a house where a child was sick. The woman needed to bring her child to Westdoc. She travelled approximately 50 miles from Carratigue to Ballina to meet a doctor, not a consultant in a hospital. Her family is in receipt of social welfare payments and cannot afford this type of cost. It is fine for the Green Party and for the Fianna Fáil Ministers. For the past 13 years, the latter have not bought a gallon of petrol or diesel, have not had a meal they needed to pay for and have not known what has been occurring in the real world.


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