Agriculture/Animal Welfare

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Agriculture/Animal Welfare, Dáil Issues, Oral Questions

Challenging Minister Coveney on the issue of hare coursing and asking if he will invite  a broad range of animal rights organisations to attend futre Animal Welfare Conferences.  Unfortunately the questions didn’t come up but written replies are below:

To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will bring forward an amendment to the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 to enable the protection of the legislation to be extended to hares at coursing events. 
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Dáil Issues, Education, Oral Questions, Parliamentary Questions

The Minister is missing the point of the Question, the workers unions at NUI Galway have no confidence in this task force which has little experience in these issues and has produced what is a weak list of recommendations. An independent inquiry needs to be established to investigate the culture of gender discrimination, intimidation and bullying at NUI Galway.   

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the damage to the reputation of the National University of Ireland by recent high profile discrimination against female academic staff and applicants at NUI Galway, if she will back SIPTU’s call for an Independent Equality Review.
Clare Daly
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Dáil Issues, Economy, Oral Questions

Ministering Noonan immune to any concerns in relation to pensioners being deprived of their retirement livelihood’s as a result of the manner in which he has imposed the pension levy… An intransigence matched by his shrugging of the shoulders in relation to ongoing privatisation at AIB where he is the principal shareholder.
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Dáil Issues, Oral Questions, Social Welfare

Tanaiste Burton battens down the hatches and refuses any responsibility for the loss of livelihood of Aer Lingus and DAA pensioners

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection in relation to whether she had any meetings or discussions with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in relation to securing a percentage of the proceeds of the sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus to offset some of the financial hardship being experienced by existing and deferred members of the Irish Airlines (General Employees) Superannuation Scheme . – Clare Daly.
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