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Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (18 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: The programme for Government contains a commitment to tackle inequality. Obviously, one could be forgiven for thinking it should refer to creating, deepening and worsening inequality. I am not sure if the Taoiseach has been watching the programme "Ireland's Rich List" on RTE 2. At the moment according to The Sunday Times rich list, there are 17 billionaires in Ireland - not...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (18 Dec 2019)

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Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (18 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: Does the Taoiseach believe that we should have billionaires in our society in this day and age? Given the levels of deprivation, the housing crisis and the climate crisis that needs investment, should we as a society have billionaires? If the Government is serious about tackling inequality, should the Government move to ban billionaires by having a 100% wealth tax on all wealth in excess of...

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (18 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: I thank the staff who make this place work. I would not want to be in their position of having to deal with many of the Deputies and Senators in the Houses. I thank them for making this place tick and I wish everyone a happy Christmas.

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights (18 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: 44. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if his attention has been drawn to the gravity of the recent human rights abuses committed by the Government of Bahrain; and the reason a joint statement will not be introduced at the UN Human Rights Council in March 2020 to address the gravity of the abuses. [53209/19]

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Middle East Issues (18 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: 60. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the content of his discussion with the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Israel; and if they discussed the recent plans by the Government of Israel to build a further illegal settlement in Hebron. [53210/19]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Appeals (18 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: 449. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the record will be corrected regarding the statement by the chief appeals officer of the social welfare appeals office to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection that the social welfare appeals office does not use test cases in view of the fact this contradicts a letter of 9 January...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Appeals (18 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: 456. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the social welfare appeals office does not have legislative powers, cannot set precedent and is not free to act outside of legislation and precedents set by court. [53882/19]

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Approved Housing Bodies (18 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: 466. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if the over-reliance on approved housing bodies which do not have the properties to meet the needs of those on the council housing list, as in the case of a person (details supplied), will be addressed; and the steps he will take for persons who need to be transferred from their approved housing body property to another...

Ceisteanna - Questions: European Council Meetings (17 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: Will the Taoiseach and his Government make a clear statement of condemnation about the systematic human rights abuses in Bahrain? More than 5,000 people are currently imprisoned on political charges, with many of them subjected to torture, including sexual abuse. I will give a few examples. Nabeel Rajab was incarcerated for posting so-called false tweets criticising Saudi Arabia's war in...

Ceisteanna - Questions: European Council Meetings (17 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: 20. To ask the Taoiseach his plans for official visits abroad over the next six months. [53202/19]

Written Answers — Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment: Broadband Service Provision (12 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: 302. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of individual homes in each of the four Dublin local authority areas that do not have access to fibre broadband. [52182/19]

Pre-European Council Meeting: Statements (11 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: I will focus on the matter of climate change in the context of COP25, which is taking place in Madrid currently, as well as the plan launched by the European Commission today which will be discussed by the European Council over the coming days. COP25 and the European Council and European Commission discussions take place in the shadow of a quite incredible article that appeared in Naturea...

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed): Cabinet Committee Meetings (11 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: The Taoiseach is gas.

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed): Cabinet Committee Meetings (11 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: The Taoiseach is turning into Deputy Danny Healy-Rae.

Ceisteanna (Atógáil) - Questions (Resumed): Cabinet Committee Meetings (11 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle. I wish to follow up on Deputy Howlin's point regarding the ownership and management ethos of the national maternity hospital. The Religious Sisters of Charity own the land on which the new facility is being built and the Government is negotiating with the order through its company, St. Vincent's Healthcare Group. That group will have a majority on the...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (11 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: The programme for Government promises improved intervention for children with special needs but the reality is that we have a national crisis, with hundreds of children on waiting lists for years not getting the early intervention that everybody acknowledges is needed. The State is failing families. There are particular black spots. Tallaght and many other areas of Dublin are among those....

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Constitutional Amendments (11 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: Hear, hear.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Social and Affordable Housing Data (11 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: The Minister plays with figures and the definition of social housing to create confusion. To be clear, as he said, the plan is to build 6,545 new social housing homes. The plan is not to build 10,000 homes, 20,000 homes or 27,000 homes but 6,545. The figures of 27,000, 20,000 and 10,000 are the equivalent of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 60 new hospitals and 50,000 new nurses. Can the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Social and Affordable Housing Data (11 Dec 2019)

Paul Murphy: The Minister should stick to the facts.

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