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Broadcasting Bill

Apr
2014
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Communications Energy and Natural Resources, Dáil Debates, National

Click on the link below to hear Clare speaking on the Amendment to the Broadcasting Bill 2014, which intends to remove the term offence from the original Bill.  This Bill comes about in the aftermath of the Pantigate controversy which saw RTE payout a substantial sum to parties who were offended at being labelled homophobic, regardless of the fact that the word was an accurate description of their attitudes towards members of the LGBT community.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeNTXDbttYg&feature=youtu.be

Dáil Debates, National, Topical Questions

The debate surrounding RTE’s controversial compensation payment to IONA and others was finally discussed in the Dáil after weeks of attempts by TDs to have the issue discussed. Click on the links below to watch some of the points raised.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7UkZnwRc9k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiYzLBqvk6E

Dáil Debates, Economy

Speaking at this weeks Technical Group motion re bond repayments Clare said “We should halt the payment of taxpayers money to dead banks…invest our money in jobs.”  You can watch her contribution to the debate by clicking on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pQdJ_v5_Ls

Dáil Debates, Economy, National

Speaking on the Social welfare and Pensions Bill 2013 Clare accuses Government Ministers of glossing over the high emigration figures and demonizing the unemployed.  There is no evidence to suggest that social welfare cuts will create jobs on the contrary it will lead to further emigration.  Click on the link below to watch Clare’s contribution to the debate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAFT4PocbHU&feature=youtu.be