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Monthly archive October, 2011

Questioning Minister for Justice on bankruptcy legislation

Stephen questioned Alan Shatter, Minister for Justice, on the forthcoming legislation on bankruptcy, on Tuesday, 25 October 2011. Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, with regard to the forthcoming legislation revising the system of bankruptcy, his views on the statement in the Keane Report that the automatic bankruptcy discharge period...

In memory of Garda Ciarán Jones

I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Garda Ciarán Jones, who tragically lost his life coming to the aid of others during the floods on Monday night in Blessington. The scale of the search operation, including emergency service professionals and a mass of volunteers from his community,...

We need a more vigorous negotiating strategy

Statement by Stephen Donnelly  TD in the Dáil on November 26, 2011, on the European Council Summit Last week, the Minister of State, Lucinda Creighton, and I were on Prime Time discussing the European crisis.  The Minister of State said that one should not shout a negotiating strategy from the rooftops.  I agree with her...

Brian Hayes v Stephen Donnelly. On the Oireachtas Inquiries Amendment

Yesterday, along with Independent colleagues from the Dáil and Seanad, I called on people to vote No in the referendum next Thursday on inquiries by the Oireachtas. I made my case briefly on the News at One, and then I addressed a press conference. Brian Hayes, junior minister for Finance, responded on the News at...

Statement on the Keane Report on mortgage arrears

This is the text of Stephen’s statement to the Dáil today, October 20, on the Keane Report and the mortgage arrears crisis: Deputy Stephen Donnelly: Earlier this week I sat down with one of my constituents at her kitchen table to discuss her situation. For the purposes of this example, I will refer to her...

Independents calling for No vote in Inquiries referendum

STEPHEN DONNELLY TD, THE INDEPENDENT TD FOR WICKLOW AND EAST CARLOW, HAS JOINED WITH A NUMBER OF INDEPENDENT POLITICIANS TO VOICE THEIR GRAVE RESERVATIONS ON THE PROPOSED 30TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION. The group, which is composed of Independent members of the Dáil Technical Group and the Seanad, while expressing its broad agreement with the...