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Leaders' Questions - October 2nd 2014

Posted on October 02, 2014

Today's Leaders' Questions in the Dáil were taken by the Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party Joan Burton TD. Today's debate saw questions on state board appointments process, and the economic recovery. 

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Leaders' Questions - January 19th 2012

Posted on January 19, 2012

This morning the Labour Leader and An Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore took Leaders' Questions in the Dáil. First, the Tanaiste spoke about the headway being made by the Govt in addressing the difficulties that many people face in paying their mortgages.

He went on to outline the progress being made by the Govt in terms of economic recovery, calling on opposition parties to acknowledge that progress and to put forward realistic and workable solutions to our economic difficulties.

The Tánaiste also assured the Dail that the Govt would resist any pressure to change our corporate tax rate and explained why a financial transaction tax could pose difficulties for Ireland.

 

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You do not have the confidence of the people, Gilmore tells Cowen

Posted on January 19, 2011

"The Taoiseach is now doing everything he possibly can to move away from having his case tested in the Dáil and is delaying for as long as possible from having it tested in the country," Eamon Gilmore TD told the Dáil today.

"The country needs a new Government that can deal with the problems that are facing the people, can come to grips with the need to get people back to work, get some confidence back into the economy, get a fresh start and enable people to move on from the mess that Fianna Fail has created."

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Gilmore tells Cowen to let the people decide

Posted on January 18, 2011

Speaking in the Dáil during Leaders' Questions, the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore once again called on Cowen to let the people decide and call an election.

"The Taoiseach has given his party a secret ballot on his future as leader of the party and I wish him the best of luck. When will he give the people of the country a secret ballot to decide his and his Government's future as leaders of the country?

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Bailing out insolvent bank is economic treason says Gilmore

Posted on January 12, 2011

"If the Taoiseach's Government knew Ango Irish Bank was insolvent and he asked the Irish taxpayer to bail it out and to pay the cost we are now paying for it, that was and is economic treason," the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD told Cowen.

Gilmore made the comments during Leaders' Questions where he quizzed the Taoiseach about contacts he had with Anglo's Seanie Fitzpatrick.

"First, did the Taoiseach discuss the bank's business at the dinner or the golf outing? Second, will he put on the record of the house all of his contacts with Anglo Irish Bank between the beginning of 2008 and the time of its nationalisation?

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Punitive interest rate raised in Dáil

Posted on December 15, 2010

"Will the Taoiseach tell us why Ireland is being charged a very high 3 per cent interest penalty on this money which is coming through the European Union? Why did the Government agree to it?, the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD asked during Leaders' Questions this morning.

"When money was loaned to other countries under that provision of the EU treaties and I have referred to the situations in Latvia, Hungary and Romania, the additional margin was not applied. Thise countries were not charged an additional 3 per cent on the money lent. Ireland is the first country being charged a penalty rate of interest.

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Minister 'shutting the door after the bonuses had bolted' - Gilmore tells Cowen

Posted on December 14, 2010

"Are we in a situation where the Minister is shutting the door after the bonuses have bolted?... Are we in fact in a situation where, as this works its way out, we will find that the bonuses will end up having to be paid? - Eamon Gilmore TD asked Cowen today during Leaders' Questions.

Gilmore was questioning the Taoiseach about the letter the Minister for Finance wrote to Allied Irish Bank after it emerged that senior executives in Allied Irish Bank were to paid €40m in bonuses.

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Fianna Fail betrays low-paid workers

Posted on December 01, 2010

The proposed cut in the minimum wage was raised during Leaders' Questions by the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD this morning.

"Someone who is working a 40-hour week will have their pay cut from €346 a week by €40 a week," Eamon told the House.

"Among the first who are being asked to pay the price for this bad deal are people on the lowest level of pay in the country, those at or below the national minimum wage."

Deputy Gilmore demanded the Taoiseach answer three basic questions on the plan to cut the minimum wage.

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"You've given this House and country a bum steer on the banks for a very long time," says Gilmore

Posted on November 24, 2010

"I will push [Cowen] about the banks because he has given the House and country a bum steer on them for a very long time," Eamon Gilmore Leader of the Labour Party told the House during Leaders' Questions this morning. Deputy Gilmore was asking the Taoiseach about the size of the bail out.

"It would be preferable and helpful and would add a little certainty to the public discussion if the Taoiseach gave at least a ballpark figure for what the banks will require rather than having commentators here and elsewhere speculating today and over the weekend on the amount required, given that this is the last day on which the Taoiseach will be answering questions in the House before next week.

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Gilmore pushes Cowen on bail-out contacts

Posted on November 16, 2010

'I want to ask the Taoiseach what is going on', the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore TD told the House this afternoon during Leaders' Questions.

"We need to get some clarity... What type of contacts have been taking place between the European institutions and the Government over the course of the weekend?

"Were they at Central Bank level, official level or Ministerial level? Has there been any suggestion from European sources that some assistance is to be provided to the State or is it the case, as is being speculated in this morning's newspapers, that what is now being discussed is in effect another bailout for the banks, this time through the European institutions?

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