Archive for the ‘Dáil Issues’ Category
Clare asked Enda Kenny about the costs and resources used by the state to provide security for the G8 summit held in Co. Fermanagh in June 2013.
The decision by the Greek Government to close down the national broadcaster is an outrageous attack on democracy, on journalism and on the jobs of 2,700 workers employed by ERT in Greece and has been met with widespread condemnation and serious resistance from Greek workers.
Clare Daly TD has welcomed the Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar’s calls for a Garda Ombudsman investigation into the Penalty Points Controversy. Speaking on the matter Clare said, “The minister’s calls for an ombudsman investigation clearly vindicate the argument put forward by myself and others that there are still questions left unanswered regarding the Penalty Points issue and that Assistant Commissioner, John O’ Mahony’s investigation left much to be desired.”
Fingal County Council’s plan to develop a monster sewage plant in North County Dublin was met with fierce resistance right across North Country Dublin over the last few years. Yesterday’s decision to locate the plant at Clonshaugh north of Coolock will be welcomed by communities of Lusk where the plant was originally to be located. However the new location will prove just as problematic.
The objections from the 10,000 signatories who signed a petition against the monster plant are still relevant. The communities were concerned with the massive disruption it would have caused to the villages in the north county as well as the environmental and health consequences of having waste from seven counties dumped on their doorstep. This will still be the case for the residents of Clonshaugh where over 2,500 family homes are located.