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Government Appeal of European Commission Decision on State Aid to Apple: Motion (7 Sep 2016)

Mick Wallace: I move amendment No. 2:To delete all words after “Dáil Éireann:” and substitute the following:“supports the ruling of the European Commission that a sweetheart tax deal between Apple and the Irish tax authorities amounted to unlawful State aid; calls on the Government to make public the details of how many similar deals have been made by the Revenue...

Government Appeal of European Commission Decision on State Aid to Apple: Motion (7 Sep 2016)

Mick Wallace: Many people in Ireland would be of the opinion that this place here - the bubble that is Leinster House - is a bit disconnected from the real world. No two recent issues emphasise that as much as the Apple tax issue and the NAMA scandal. Richard Murphy, a professor of practice in international political economy in City University in London also happens to be a director of the Tax Justice...

Other Questions: Domestic Violence Refuges Provision (21 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: 9. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her plans to increase funding to women's refuges to allow them to increase their capacity and provide much-needed services to victims of domestic violence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22961/16]

Other Questions: Domestic Violence Refuges Provision (21 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: We would all agree that women and children experiencing domestic violence are incredibly vulnerable and that the facilities in the State for helping them are not nearly good enough. The Minister said lately that funding for domestic violence services is being protected to the same level as that in 2015. I assure her that will not be nearly good enough for a deprived county like Wexford...

Other Questions: Domestic Violence Refuges Provision (21 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: There is one women's refuge centre in Wexford with four family bedrooms serving the entire county. In 2014, it turned away 338 women and 259 children. The figures for 2015 are not yet collated but we are told they are as bad if not worse than those for 2014. Recently, the women's refuge centre in Wexford submitted, for the second time, a comprehensive funding application through the...

Other Questions: Domestic Violence Refuges Provision (21 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: The Minister is probably aware that the level of unemployment in Wexford is at 20%. We have the highest suicide rate in the country and the third highest rate of teenage pregnancy. We probably have a few more problems than most counties, and I do not deny that there are problems throughout the country. The housing crisis has a direct impact in this area also. It is mainly women and...

Other Questions: Domestic Violence Services Funding (21 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: We will agree.

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad]: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (21 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: I am glad to hear the Minister of State has promised legislation in the autumn on safe injection centres. I have listened to her points regarding our amendments, but I remain of the opinion that if the amendment is not included, the Bill represents socially damaging legislation which will allow gardaí to lock up some desperate people with no gain for anybody, left, right or centre.

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016 [Seanad]: Report Stage (21 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: I move amendment No. 1:In page 3, after line 28, to insert the following: “Amendment of section 3 of Principal Act 3. Section 3 of the Principal Act is amended by the insertion of the following subsection:“(2A) That possession of the substances listed in Part 1 and Part 2 of the Schedule not be subject to prosecution for amounts equating to personal use.”.”. This...

Other Questions: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (20 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: 36. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the impact of the regulatory co-operation chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in view of the concerns raised by a number of groups regarding the potential privileging of corporate interests in decision making that will affect public policy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22538/16]

Other Questions: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (20 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: I raised issues concerning the TTIP many times with the Minister's predecessor but we are not getting much more satisfaction than we were at the start. My question relates to concerns that many people have about the potential privileging of corporate interests in decision making that will affect public policy. The potential absence of the precautionary principle is also very worrying, as...

Other Questions: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (20 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: The report to which the Minister referred is based on an economic model that assumes nothing can go wrong and everything will go well. There is no real evidence whatsoever that Ireland will benefit from the TTIP. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan raised the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, CETA, with Canada, which seems to be an attempt to get a foot in the door before the TTIP is...

Other Questions: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (20 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: I am sorry, but my question refers to concerns about the potential privileging of corporate interests in decision making that will affect public policy. That is exactly what I am referring to.

Other Questions: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (20 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: I am not throwing stones at the Minister. She is new in the job and I do not expect her to be-----

Other Questions: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (20 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: When Greenpeace released the document in April there was a lot of denial about its contents. I went to the reading room in the Department and compared the released document with a similar document in the agreement. I was not allowed to bring anything out of the reading room but I was able to make comparisons. I discovered that the Greenpeace document was 100% accurate, which is even more...

Housing Strategy: Statements (19 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: I am sorry I do not have more time. The Minister will not be shocked when I say I would have liked to see a lot more in the report, but I will not shoot him, rather I will give him the benefit of the doubt and I am hopeful he will deliver a lot more in time. Rome was not built in a day, but it was started. I accept that it is a start and will not dismiss it out of hand. I will address...

Other Questions: Airport Development Projects (19 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: 43. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a comprehensive impact assessment has been carried out in respect of the effect that the proposed runway at Dublin Airport will have on 2020 emissions reduction targets; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21987/16]

Nice Attacks: Expressions of Sympathy (19 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: On behalf of Independents 4 Change, I extend our sympathies to the families and friends of all who lost loved ones and those who were injured. It is an unthinkable act on the part of a madman. It hardly bears thinking about. One would be better off not seeing what happened. I find it sad that just before this madman struck there was an aerial display of French fighter planes. All of...

Other Questions: Bord na gCon (13 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: I hope the Minister of State has a good attitude to it and he does actually-----

Other Questions: Bord na gCon (13 Jul 2016)

Mick Wallace: I will give him the benefit of the doubt; he has only just arrived on the scene. I have not shot him yet.

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