Archive for the category: ‘Seanad Work’

The Friday Feeling

14th March, 2011

It’s been a good start for the new Government, and the decision to cut senior Ministers’ pay at the first meeting of the cabinet......

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Showing Leadership

10th March, 2011

Politicians should be treated in the same manner as all other public servants. We will abolish the additional pay for Ministers who leave office.......

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48 days to go.

21st January, 2011

I know many of you will be waking up this morning with an even lower regard for politicians than you once had. Yesterday’s events......

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Update on the Dart Interconnector

29th December, 2010

The below is a response that I received from the Government on the future of the Dart Underground in an adjournment debate in the......

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Blue Lines and Red Lines

23rd December, 2010

The political landscape is rapidly changing. Just as economic uncertainty caused huge damage to our country it is vital that we make sure that......

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Europe and Us

17th December, 2010

Much has been made in recent weeks about our poor standing in Europe. This is important, but perhaps more crucial for Ireland’s future is......

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More Committees

15th December, 2010

A week of committees. Spent late afternoon in Transport Committee. Focused on a review of Transport 21 by the Institute of Transport and Logistics.......

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EU Affairs Committee

14th December, 2010

Attended a meeting of the EU Affairs Committee today. First part of meeting was about the implementation of the Single Market Act. I made......

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Change to the Lisbon Treaty

10th December, 2010

This was discussed yesterday in the EU Affairs Committee. Coverage of it is here, along with coverage of my comments on the proposed plan....

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The challenge for Fine Gael is to offer hope and realism.

4th December, 2010

The state of our politics is a sorry one indeed. Fianna Fail has abandoned the country. The Greens have abandoned Fianna Fail. And Labour......

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