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Monthly archive January, 2012

Statement | The alternative to Sherlock’s ‘SOPA’ law

‘SOPA’ LAW: CATHERINE MURPHY AND STEPHEN DONNELLY PRESENT ALTERNATIVE STATUTORY INSTRUMENT TEXT TO MINISTER SHERLOCK DOWNLOAD: Amended SI CMurphy and SDonnelly MURPHY AND DONNELLY CALL UPON THE MINISTER TO ENACT THE BALANCED MEASURES AT FIRST OPPORTUNITY AND TO FOLLOW WITH PRIMARY LEGISLATION. Independent Deputies Catherine Murphy (Kildare North) and Stephen Donnelly (Wicklow-East Carlow) today presented...

Questioning Burton | On the reasons for the cuts to rent allowance limits in Wicklow

Stephen asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will publish the report on the rental sector prepared by her prior to the announcement of changes to rent supplement rates;

Parliamentary question | Haircuts on junior bonds

Further to his questions on the identity of the senior Anglo bondholders, and whether Michael Noonan had attempted to identify them, Stephen asked the Minister about the identification of junior bondholders, on whom haircuts were successfully imposed.

Parliamentary question | Cuts to CE schemes

As background to the controversy in Aughrim where the National Disabled Angling Facility was faced with closure following the withdrawal of CE scheme funds, Stephen asked the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, a number of questions on cuts to the CE schemes, as follows. To ask the Minister for Social Protection with regard to...

Article | Why forceful action is needed against the banks

Their aim is simple: to get back every cent they can. Two bills will give families the protection they need, writes Stephen Donnelly. Article for the Sunday Independent, Sunday January 29 2012 THINK of everyone you know who has a mortgage. Family, friends, work colleagues. Today, one in 12 of them has not paid their...

UPDATE | The SOPA legislation

The controversial Statutory Instrument on internet copyright has just been published on the Department’s website and is pasted here below. There is to be a “topical issue” debate on the matter at 3.40 pm today (Thursday 26th) and we’ll post that transcript here as soon as we have it. That can be viewed live on...