Leaders Questions

Oct
2013
23

Dáil Issues, Economy, Leaders Questions, Transport Tourism and Sport

22/10/2013

This week in Leaders Questions, Clare raised the issue of the effects of cuts in this years budget on the elderly.  She also asked about the ongoing attacks on working conditions for workers at Dublin Bus.  Click on the link below to watch the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeKDb2gGgKQ&feature=youtu.be

Oral Questions

Oct
2013
23

Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dáil Issues, Oral Questions

22/10/2013

Clare asked the Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaelteach about budget cuts to funding of the Arts.  Click on the link below to watch the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs8kI9pMYsM&feature=youtu.be

Foreign Affairs, International

On September 5th Irish army personnel noted that one of the warplanes landed at Shannon was armed with a fixed weapon, i.e. a missile. Galway’s local peace group believes that it was no accident that Derek Nolan, a Galway Labour TD, was given the task of posing the question in a vain attempt to save the Labour seat.  Nolan, in posing a question given to him by the authorities about the US military at Shannon, is attempting to rebrand himself for the voters.  Nolan has never shown any interest in this issue up until now.  I have raised this issue with Eamon Gilmore and Enda Kenny on numerous occasions and each time the response was denial and indifference.   One Labour Party question gets a front page headline, only because they couldn’t deny it. This fully supports the points that have been made by myself and the Shannonwatch activists.  Below is a press release from the Irish Peace and Neutrality Alliance:
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Features, International

by Jamison Maeda

After 16 days of a U.S. Federal government shutdown, Congress’s approval rating fell to an all time low of 5% according to the Associated Press.  The latest polls show zombies, hipsters and Miley Cyrus are experiencing a higher public approval rating than Congress. 
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