DÁIL SPEECH ON THE ROAD TRAFFIC BILL 2016

I warmly welcome this opportunity to speak on this long-awaited Bill. I acknowledge that the Minister made time, soon after being appointed, to meet a number of important civil society stakeholders who promote road safety, in particular, Ms Susan Gray and Ms Anne Fogarty and other representatives of Promoting Awareness, Responsibility and Care on Our Roads, PARC, a great civil society group. I also acknowledge the recent decision of the Garda Commissioner to scrap fees for abstracts and statements for families who have been bereaved by road traffic collisions. A number of Deputies and the PARC organisation had campaigned for this change for a decade.

Many of us have been waiting for this Bill to be brought before the House. Finally, we will have legislation in place to address drug driving and close the loophole which arose when the mutual recognition of disqualified drivers agreement between Ireland and the United Kingdom lapsed. During my time as an Opposition spokesperson on transport, I pleaded with a number of the Minister’s predecessors, on perhaps 30 occasions at Question Time, to introduce a model of testing for drugs and follow the example of States such as Victoria in Australia which embarked on the invigilation of drivers in respect of drugs 15 or 20 years ago. The Minister referred to the three key drugs involved. The question is why it has taken so long to address this issue. The safety of people on roads is the key responsibility of the Minister and, as such, I welcome the fact that this Bill has finally been introduced to the House.

The Bill also provides for the reduction of speed limits to include 20 km/h zones. Deputies will remember the debate we had on Jake’s law which arose from the tragedy of little Jake Brennan. We tried to introduce legislation to ensure the safety of children and vulnerable citizens, including older people, in housing estates. As a member of Dublin City Council for 12 years, I called for the introduction of home zones many times. This concept, which was piloted in the Netherlands, involves the designation of certain areas in cities where very low speed limits would apply. At that time, we sought a 25 mph (then) restriction in all housing estates.

The Bill includes a number of other amendments to the Road Traffic Acts dating from 1961 onwards.

It is important to note the purpose of the Bill is to improve road safety and reduce fatalities and serious injuries. While there has been a significant improvement in the number of fatalities on our roads, and 2012 had a low of 162, we have recently seen the worrying trend of numbers of deaths increasing, with all of the incredible tragedy that brings to families, the removal of citizens from society and the associated costs. Of course, one life lost on our roads is one too many. Distressingly, as of 27 September, the number of fatalities was 23 higher than last year, at 138 compared to 115 at the same point in 2015.

The Minister, Deputy Ross, is the person on the deck and he has the responsibility to see how that may be addressed, in conjunction with the RSA. I believe a major focus of RSA campaigns should be on speeding. What we are doing in this Bill is important, as is what we did in the past to discourage drink driving, the use of mobile phones and so on. However, speeding seems to be the essential issue that results in horrendous deaths and casualties. The RSA has mounted some very effective campaigns recently to protect motor cyclists and pedestrians, but the emphasis should be on speeding. The statistics for the west of the country, from Kerry to Donegal, have been shocking for many years, which is something we have to address.

Despite such high numbers, it is striking a judge recently gave a bachelor farmer from Kerry time to find a woman to drive him around before his ban for driving while intoxicated came into effect. Such jokey comments about drink driving and dangerous driving are totally inappropriate, and this culture has to be changed. As I said to the Minister at a previous Question Time, I believe the Courts Service has been deficient in regard to enabling us to collate the information we in the House need to know, and the Minister needs to know, in order to make our roads safer.

I note the stand the Minister took today on the judicial appointments Bill. I applaud this as I believe it is the direction the House needs to take in order that the best possible people are appointed to the bench in a transparent and independent manner. Some of the things we hear in the District Court are very disrespectful in regard to the ongoing litany of tragedy on our roads. Earlier in the summer, a man whose blood alcohol reading was 198 mg per 100 ml, which is almost four times over the limit, and who had previously pleaded guilty to drink driving in 2014, was granted an adjournment of his driving ban until 8 December. Earlier this month, there was a case where a driver who had nine life bans for driving without insurance was jailed for just five months and given a small fine for breaking the law repeatedly in a most profound way.

The Bill will provide for the changing of the name of the mandatory alcohol testing – the MAT checkpoints – to mandatory intoxicant testing – the MIT checkpoints. Figures I have received in response to previous parliamentary questions I raised on this issue with the Minister and his predecessor, and the Minister for Justice and Equality, show there were 78,000 MATs in 2014 and 59,000 up to the end of September 2015. However, there has been a concern among citizens that the number of checkpoints has been decreasing due to the fall in the number of gardaí and, in particular, the dramatic fall in the number in the Garda traffic corps and the fact the traffic corps is not given the specific, 24-7, role of protecting our citizens on the roads. It is important to ensure accurate reporting and the Bill reflects this. The new MITs indicate how many tests are conducted for alcohol only or for drugs only, or for both. Research carried out by the Medical Bureau of Road Safety showed that of 1,158 specimens, 58% tested positive for at least one type of drug and, of this figure, 70% was for cannabis.

Since January 2015 there has been no mutual recognition of driver disqualifications between Ireland and the UK. Up to December 2014 we had an agreement under the European convention on driver disqualifications but the UK then opted out of the convention when it was moved to the jurisdiction of the European Court. While a bilateral agreement was reached on 30 October 2015, it could not be placed on a statutory footing without legislation. Again, the Minister is to be commended that, at long last, we have reached this milestone. It is unfortunate that an impasse of over a year and a half arose, and I raised this with the Minister’s predecessor many times. Given the Brexit result, the closing of this loophole is of even greater importance.

What is the impact of section 18, which amends section 38(1) of the 2010 Act? While section 38 has not yet been commenced, when will this important section be commenced and when will the third payment option be introduced? I note the legislative programme which we received today from the Chief Whip states that the courts (fixed charge notice, third payment option and summons printing) Bill, which was listed for pre-legislative scrutiny before the summer recess, is to be published before Christmas. The Minister might confirm that it will be published before the end of this session. What is its status and what is the timeframe for bringing it to the House? The Bill is listed on the priority list for publication and I hope this will happen.

I presume this minority Government has made a collective decision that it will finally, in the coming 12 weeks, start to legislate seriously. We have lived through a different era since the general election but there are so many important Bills on that programme, including Bills that have not reached the pre-legislative stage, that we need to see action from the Government to produce legislation.

That amendment concerning fixed charge notices was requested by the Director of Public Prosecutions due to the number of persons in court claiming they had not received their fixed charge notices. Some people say this charade is still going on, that people can still make this claim and very little can be done, and that offences are then struck out. If this Bill is not passed and enacted before the Road Traffic Bill, how will the Minister ensure there are not further delays in enacting section 44? Statistics have shown that many drivers before the courts on penalty points offences such as speeding and holding a mobile telephone while driving are avoiding conviction and application of penalty points in court by claiming non-receipt of the fixed charge notice.

With regard to section 44, on the third payment option, we know there was a disagreement between the Garda and the Courts Service in regard to the operation of this measure due to the inadequate IT systems of both bodies. The Minister might tell us whether those two critical IT systems are now upgraded, whether there has been financial support for this and whether we will begin to get the flow of statistics that governments and road safety organisations in other jurisdictions seem to have. It is notable the British Government has apparently decided to double penalty points from three to six points for drivers using a mobile telephone while driving. This initiative will mean the loss of a driving licence for learner drivers in the UK who infringe the law in this way. What is the Minister’s view on this? There was an increase in that penalty point category fairly recently. It is striking the UK authorities, in making this decision, seem to have very detailed information on the role of mobile telephone use by drivers in causing serious crashes on British roads.

I wish to make a couple of points to the Minister on the Bill as there are some important issues that it does not address. I refer specifically to section 19, which relates to the amendment of section 78A of the principal Act, namely, to ensure the motor insurance industry gives both clarity and full information details to An Garda Síochána on driver insurance policies. The details specified include the name and address of the policyholder; the period of cover; any limitations as to the use of a vehicle; the persons or the classes of persons insured; the vehicle itself and the names of any driver or the class of driver who is covered under the policy. It has been put to me by the PARC road safety organisation that the Minister should also have included the driving licence number of the policyholder and the named drivers. In view of the appalling increase in insurance, more and more young people are being put on policies as named drivers. I urge the Minister to look again at section 19.

It is intended to commence the amended provisions, of which the Bill is virtually entirely composed, when necessary administrative supports have been agreed with the insurance industry and put in place. It is expected that a more robust and targeted enforcement of uninsured driving can take place. It is very important that the full details of the driver linked to the licence is specified in that section of the legislation.

It is a cause of much frustration among people who are very committed to road safety that licence numbers of those disqualified in court are not accurately recorded and forwarded quickly enough by the courts to the Road Safety Authority, within days of conviction, as is the procedure in Northern Ireland. Currently, it seems to take the Courts Service three months to forward the information to the RSA. The identification of disqualified drivers is a significant problem if they decide to continue to drive. According to data received by the PARC organisation, a total of 96% of drivers disqualified in court do not surrender their licences to the RSA via the post office box number in Cork. Is that something the Minister could address? I accept that issues relating to the Courts Service and enforcement by An Garda Síochána is the responsibility of the Minister’s colleague, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Frances Fitzgerald, but they are matters that must be urgently addressed.

In one of the first Question Time appearances of the Minister he said the Department is committed to the consolidation of the Road Traffic Acts. It is striking how much of the Bill is virtually composed of a series of amendments to the Act of 2010 and all the Acts going back to 1961. Surely, the promised consolidation must be put out to tender without delay. Could it not be considered in stages, while giving priority to drink and drug driving, penalty points, driving licences and disqualification? The Minister’s predecessor, Deputy Paschal Donohoe, replied to a parliamentary question a year and a half ago that the work will commence this year, which was 2015. Could the Minister comment on the matter in his reply? One could ask what is a reasonable amount of time to allow for the consolidation to be completed. Part of the problem in terms of adequate enforcement is due to the complexity of traffic law.

Another outstanding problem which has already been raised with both the Departments of Transport, Tourism and Sport and Justice and Equality, is the wording on the summonses for the Gardaí to prosecute drivers who fail to present their licence in court. As the Minister is aware, Judge Marie Keane dismissed all 21 cases taken by the Gardaí in November 2015 for this offence due to the wording not appearing on the summonses as well. She ruled that the summonses were “fundamentally flawed”, because a person who comes before the court is entitled to know the consequences that flow from not having produced his or her licence. What has the Minister or his colleague, the Minister for Justice and Equality, done to correct the wording on the summonses so the Gardaí can begin to prosecute again?

The 2014 Garda Inspectorate Report, recommendation 2.10 is that a system would be introduced immediately to ensure that all penalty points are endorsed on driving licences. A parliamentary question I tabled in 2013 revealed that only 40% of defendants convicted of penalty point offences had their licence numbers recorded. Although the inspectorate considered that was an urgent matter in February 2014, another question I tabled in April 2016 revealed that more than half of those convicted in court for speeding offences in the past 27 months did not have points applied to their licence. What solutions, if any, has the Criminal Justice Working Group arrived at, and what has been the contribution of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in that regard?

Late last year I was informed by the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Frances Fitzgerald, that the Courts Service has advised that there is no project under way to electronically record the non-production of a licence in court, yet we know that the manual recording of licence numbers does not happen most of the time. Figures supplied to me by way of reply to parliamentary questions showed that in the case of drink driving convictions and disqualifications between January 2013 and March 2015, just 20% of licence numbers were recorded and in the case of speeding convictions just 42% of licence numbers were recorded. What is the Minister’s intention in that regard?

What progress has been made on the proposed master licence record project, an initiative to link driver licence details with vehicle registration details which was to cost just over €4 million and take three years to implement? I asked the Minister’s predecessor, Deputy Donohoe, about the matter as well.

A further issue concerning the application of road safety laws is the continuing use of the court poor box for penalty point offences. A reply I received in April 2016 to a parliamentary question revealed that almost 2,000 drivers avoided points in that way over a 27-month period. That was despite a High Court judgment by Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan in February 2014 which confirmed that section 55 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 precluded District Court judges from allowing offenders to make donations to the poor box to avoid incurring points for road traffic offences. That is another reason for the judicial council Bill to be introduced as quickly as possible.

I understand that a future project is to be introduced to furnish the Garda with roadside IT devices. Will they be similar to the devices used by the PSNI which are linked to an accessible central database? Has the Minister asked his officials to examine the potential use of the new driving licence which could be used to electronically record penalty point convictions and disqualification?

I welcome the general thrust of the Bill and I am pleased it is before the House. It will be another step on the way to making the roads that bit safer. I urge the Minister to consider the points I have made on the amendments. One of the difficulties with road traffic law is that very close interaction is required with the Department of Justice and Equality. There are many examples of where there is one line Department but in the road traffic area the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport must liaise closely with the Department of Justice and Equality and they must speak with a united voice. The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Ross, has responsibility for road safety and the Road Safety Authority. I urge him to follow up on those issues.

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Tommy's oral finance PQ on Ireland's contribution to the EU budget

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Crime
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Crime

Tommy's speech on Child Homelessness
Tommy's speech on Child Homelessness

Tommy's objection to Friday's business at Order of Business
Tommy's objection to Friday's business at Order of Business

Tommy's speech on the Urban Regeneration and Housing Amd Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Urban Regeneration and Housing Amd Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on HBFI 2018
Tommy's speech on HBFI 2018

Tommy's speech on Pre-European Council June 2018
Tommy's speech on Pre-European Council June 2018

Tommy's speech on Motion on Housing
Tommy's speech on Motion on Housing

Tommy's PQ with Minister for Community Development on North Fringe
Tommy's PQ with Minister for Community Development on North Fringe

Tommy's question on promised legislation - crime
Tommy's question on promised legislation - crime

Tommy's contribution on Amendments to the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017
Tommy's contribution on Amendments to the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017

Tommy's speech on Health Waiting Lists
Tommy's speech on Health Waiting Lists

Tommy's speech on the Summer Economic Statement
Tommy's speech on the Summer Economic Statement

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Housing and DBN
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Housing and DBN

Tommy's speech on Shane O' Farrell's death
Tommy's speech on Shane O' Farrell's death

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Clongriffin DART Station
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Clongriffin DART Station

Tommy's PQ to Finance on Corporation Tax
Tommy's PQ to Finance on Corporation Tax

Tommy's PQ with PER on PPPs
Tommy's PQ with PER on PPPs

Tommy's PQ with PER on Government Spending
Tommy's PQ with PER on Government Spending

Tommy's speech on Palestine
Tommy's speech on Palestine

Tommy's Leaders PQ on Kuvan
Tommy's Leaders PQ on Kuvan

Tommy's speech on pay inequality
Tommy's speech on pay inequality

Tommy's PQs to Health on Cervical Check and cancer screening
Tommy's PQs to Health on Cervical Check and cancer screening

Tommy's PQ with Culture on hare coursing
Tommy's PQ with Culture on hare coursing

Tommy's speech on the future of the EU
Tommy's speech on the future of the EU

Tommy's speech on the Gambling Control Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Gambling Control Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on Markets in Financial Instruments
Tommy's speech on Markets in Financial Instruments

Tommy's PQs with SP on social inclusion
Tommy's PQs with SP on social inclusion

Tommy's speech Amds 2 and 3 in Road Traffic Bill 2017
Tommy's speech Amds 2 and 3 in Road Traffic Bill 2017

Tommy's PQs to Agriculture on Export of Greyhounds
Tommy's PQs to Agriculture on Export of Greyhounds

Tommy's speech on PPPs
Tommy's speech on PPPs

Tommy's speech on Amd 4 on Road Traffic (Amd) Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on Amd 4 on Road Traffic (Amd) Bill 2017

Tommy's speech on motion on Amendments to Road Traffic Bill
Tommy's speech on motion on Amendments to Road Traffic Bill

Tommy's priority PQ on solar energy
Tommy's priority PQ on solar energy

Tommy's speech on the Vehicle Registration Data Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on the Vehicle Registration Data Bill 2018

Tommy's speech on affordable housing
Tommy's speech on affordable housing

Tommy's speech on Data Protection Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on Data Protection Bill 2018

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Building Regs
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Building Regs

Tommy's speech on Seaweed Harvesting Rights
Tommy's speech on Seaweed Harvesting Rights

Tommy's speech on the Referendum on the 8th amendment
Tommy's speech on the Referendum on the 8th amendment

Tommy's speech on Business Insurance
Tommy's speech on Business Insurance

Tommy's speech on Genuine Progress Indicators
Tommy's speech on Genuine Progress Indicators

Tommy's speech on the UNCRPD
Tommy's speech on the UNCRPD

Tommy's speech on Central Bank Amd Bill 2018
Tommy's speech on Central Bank Amd Bill 2018

Tommy's PQ On Youth Justice
Tommy's PQ On Youth Justice

Tommy's speech on Project Ireland 2040
Tommy's speech on Project Ireland 2040

Tommy's speech on Vulture Funds
Tommy's speech on Vulture Funds

Tommy's Leaders' Questions on Housing
Tommy's Leaders' Questions on Housing

Tommy's speech on Section 39 Organisations
Tommy's speech on Section 39 Organisations

Tommy's speech on teacher shortages
Tommy's speech on teacher shortages

Tommy PQs with Finance on LPT
Tommy PQs with Finance on LPT

Topical Issue on Carillion
Topical Issue on Carillion

Tommy's PQs with Minister for Business on Co-ops
Tommy's PQs with Minister for Business on Co-ops

Tommy's speech on the McCartan Report on the Stardust
Tommy's speech on the McCartan Report on the Stardust

Tommy's speech on the Electoral Amendment Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on the Electoral Amendment Bill 2017

Tommy's PQ to the Minister for Foreign Affairs on Kurdistan
Tommy's PQ to the Minister for Foreign Affairs on Kurdistan

Tommy's speech on the Topical Issue Debate on joyriding and antisocial behaviour in DBN
Tommy's speech on the Topical Issue Debate on joyriding and antisocial behaviour in DBN

Tommy's PQ with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on the Civil Service
Tommy's PQ with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform on the Civil Service

Tommy's PQs with Minister for Children on homelessness
Tommy's PQs with Minister for Children on homelessness

Tommy PQs with Defence on personnel
Tommy PQs with Defence on personnel

Tommy's speech on Social Welfare Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on Social Welfare Bill 2017

Tommy's Amendment 3 on the Social Welfare Bill 2017
Tommy's Amendment 3 on the Social Welfare Bill 2017

Tommy's Amendment 14 on the Social Welfare Bill 2017
Tommy's Amendment 14 on the Social Welfare Bill 2017

Tommy's PQ with Housing on Homeless Children
Tommy's PQ with Housing on Homeless Children

Tommy's Priority PQ with Health on PKU and Kuvan
Tommy's Priority PQ with Health on PKU and Kuvan

Tommy's speech on the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017

Tommy's speech on Multi-Party Actions
Tommy's speech on Multi-Party Actions

Tommy's Leaders Question on Community Policing
Tommy's Leaders Question on Community Policing

Tommy's Topical Issues Debate on Irish Rail
Tommy's Topical Issues Debate on Irish Rail

Tommy's speech on Private Rented Standards
Tommy's speech on Private Rented Standards

Tommy's speech on Medicinal Cannabis
Tommy's speech on Medicinal Cannabis

Tommy's speech on Tracker Mortgages
Tommy's speech on Tracker Mortgages

Tommy's speech on Women's Pensions
Tommy's speech on Women's Pensions

Tommy's speech on Animal Welfare
Tommy's speech on Animal Welfare

Tommy's PQ on Energy Poverty
Tommy's PQ on Energy Poverty

Tommy's speech on Budget 2018
Tommy's speech on Budget 2018

Tommy's question with Minister Ross on Unaccompanied Drivers
Tommy's question with Minister Ross on Unaccompanied Drivers

Tommy's speech on Aer Lingus Pensions
Tommy's speech on Aer Lingus Pensions

Tommy's PQ with Agriculture on greyhound_industry
Tommy's PQ with Agriculture on greyhound_industry

Tommy's speech on Brexit Sept 17
Tommy's speech on Brexit Sept 17

Tommy's speech on Srebrenica
Tommy's speech on Srebrenica

Tommy's Leaders' Questions on National Debt
Tommy's Leaders' Questions on National Debt

Tommy's speech on Right to Housing
Tommy's speech on Right to Housing

Tommy's speech on Water Services Bill
Tommy's speech on Water Services Bill

Tommy's Topical Issue on  Family Hubs
Tommy's Topical Issue on Family Hubs

Tommy's question to Education on Student Loans
Tommy's question to Education on Student Loans

Tommy's speech on Pre-European Council Meeting
Tommy's speech on Pre-European Council Meeting

Tommy's speech on Building Standards
Tommy's speech on Building Standards

Tommy's question with Agriculture on Export of Greyhounds
Tommy's question with Agriculture on Export of Greyhounds

Tommy's speech on Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017

Tommy's Priority PQ with Communications on An Post
Tommy's Priority PQ with Communications on An Post

Tommy's question with the Minister for Jobs on Dept Funding
Tommy's question with the Minister for Jobs on Dept Funding

Tommy's speech on Bin Charges
Tommy's speech on Bin Charges

Tommy's speech on the Rugby World Cup 2023 Bill
Tommy's speech on the Rugby World Cup 2023 Bill

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Funding for Section 39 orgs
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Funding for Section 39 orgs

Tommy's speech on Dublin Transport
Tommy's speech on Dublin Transport

Tommy's question with the Minister for Children on aftercare
Tommy's question with the Minister for Children on aftercare

Tommy's Topical Issue on IWA and funding
Tommy's Topical Issue on IWA and funding

Tommy's questions with Minister for Jobs on CETA
Tommy's questions with Minister for Jobs on CETA

Tommy's questions with Minister for Jobs on Brexit and Motor Industry
Tommy's questions with Minister for Jobs on Brexit and Motor Industry

Tommy's questions with the Minister for Jobs on zero hour contracts
Tommy's questions with the Minister for Jobs on zero hour contracts

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Homeless Families
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on Homeless Families

Tommy's speech on HEMPI
Tommy's speech on HEMPI

Tommy's speech on Motion on Hospital Health Services
Tommy's speech on Motion on Hospital Health Services

Tommy's speech  on Competition (Amendment) Bill
Tommy's speech on Competition (Amendment) Bill

Tommy's speech on AIIB
Tommy's speech on AIIB

Tommy's speech on Taoiseach's new Gov
Tommy's speech on Taoiseach's new Gov

Tommy's speech on proposed sale of AIB Shares
Tommy's speech on proposed sale of AIB Shares

Tommy's speech on Ireland and negotiations on Brexit
Tommy's speech on Ireland and negotiations on Brexit

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Student Loans
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Student Loans

Tommy's questions with the Minister for Jobs on IDA Business Parks
Tommy's questions with the Minister for Jobs on IDA Business Parks

Tommy's questions to the Tánaiste on Garda Breath-test errors
Tommy's questions to the Tánaiste on Garda Breath-test errors

Tommy introducting the Welfare of Greyhound (Amendment) Bill 2017
Tommy introducting the Welfare of Greyhound (Amendment) Bill 2017

Tommy questioning the Tánaiste on Update on Stardust
Tommy questioning the Tánaiste on Update on Stardust

Tommy's questions to the Minister for Finance on NTMA
Tommy's questions to the Minister for Finance on NTMA

Tommy's Statement on Brexit April 2017
Tommy's Statement on Brexit April 2017

Topical Issue Debate on the Bus Éireann Strike
Topical Issue Debate on the Bus Éireann Strike

Tommy's question with the Minister for Education on 3rd level education funding
Tommy's question with the Minister for Education on 3rd level education funding

Tommy's question with Minister Flanagan on passport office
Tommy's question with Minister Flanagan on passport office

Tommy's speech on Motion on Garda Commissioner
Tommy's speech on Motion on Garda Commissioner

Tommy's question on GNI Star
Tommy's question on GNI Star

Tommy's speech on ESC Rights Bill
Tommy's speech on ESC Rights Bill

Tommy's speech on the Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017
Tommy's speech on the Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017

Tommy's speech on the Right to Access Bill
Tommy's speech on the Right to Access Bill

Tommy's speech on the remainder of The Disability Bill
Tommy's speech on the remainder of The Disability Bill

Tommy's questions with Minister Noonan on Brexit
Tommy's questions with Minister Noonan on Brexit

Tommy's questions with Minister for Education on DEIS schools
Tommy's questions with Minister for Education on DEIS schools

Tommy's questions with PER on Seanad move
Tommy's questions with PER on Seanad move

Tommy's speech on the Victims of Crime Bill
Tommy's speech on the Victims of Crime Bill

Tommy's speech on Universal Jurisdiction
Tommy's speech on Universal Jurisdiction

Tommy's Opening Speech on the Stardust Motion
Tommy's Opening Speech on the Stardust Motion

Tommy's 2 PQs with Minister Donohue
Tommy's 2 PQs with Minister Donohue

Tommy's PQ with Minister for Social Protection on Pension Equality
Tommy's PQ with Minister for Social Protection on Pension Equality

Tommy's PQ on the Capital Expenditure Programme
Tommy's PQ on the Capital Expenditure Programme

Tommy's speech on the Disability Bill
Tommy's speech on the Disability Bill

Tommy's speech on Bus Éireann Motion
Tommy's speech on Bus Éireann Motion

Tommy's Dáil questions on Howth Harbour
Tommy's Dáil questions on Howth Harbour

Tommy's Dáil questions with Minister Ross on RSA and licences
Tommy's Dáil questions with Minister Ross on RSA and licences

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Media Ownership Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Media Ownership Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on Courts (No 2) Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on Courts (No 2) Bill 2016

Tommy's PQ with Minister Zappone on poverty in One Parent Families
Tommy's PQ with Minister Zappone on poverty in One Parent Families

Tommy's speech on Motion of Confidence
Tommy's speech on Motion of Confidence

Tommy's Leaders' Questions on Womens Pension
Tommy's Leaders' Questions on Womens Pension

Tommy's Closing Speech on the Stardust
Tommy's Closing Speech on the Stardust

Tommy's Priority PQs with the Minister for Finance
Tommy's Priority PQs with the Minister for Finance

Tommy's PQ with the Minister for Finance on QE
Tommy's PQ with the Minister for Finance on QE

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Post Office Network
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Post Office Network

Tommy's PQ with Minister for Social Protection on Jobpath
Tommy's PQ with Minister for Social Protection on Jobpath

Tommy's PQ with Minister Flanagan on Kurdistan
Tommy's PQ with Minister Flanagan on Kurdistan

Tommy's Dáil speech on directly elected mayors
Tommy's Dáil speech on directly elected mayors

Tommy's oral parliamentary questions with Minister Donohue
Tommy's oral parliamentary questions with Minister Donohue

Tommy's Dáil speech on Secure Rent and Tenancies
Tommy's Dáil speech on Secure Rent and Tenancies

Tommy's Dáil speech on Planning and Development Housing Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Planning and Development Housing Bill

Tommy's questions with Minister Ross on Road Safety
Tommy's questions with Minister Ross on Road Safety

Tommy's Dail speech on Pension Equality
Tommy's Dail speech on Pension Equality

Tommy's Priority Question with Jobs on Trump
Tommy's Priority Question with Jobs on Trump

Tommy's Leaders' Question on Flood Mahon and Moriarty
Tommy's Leaders' Question on Flood Mahon and Moriarty

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Broadcasting Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Broadcasting Bill 2016

Tommy's question with Minister for Social Protection on Pension Reform
Tommy's question with Minister for Social Protection on Pension Reform

Tommy's Dáil speech on Water in Public Ownership Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Water in Public Ownership Bill

Tommy questioning Minister Coveney on HAP
Tommy questioning Minister Coveney on HAP

Tommy's speech on Budget 2017
Tommy's speech on Budget 2017

Tommy during Leaders' Questions on Road Safety
Tommy during Leaders' Questions on Road Safety

Tommy Priority PQ with Minister Donohue on Public Service Pay Commission
Tommy Priority PQ with Minister Donohue on Public Service Pay Commission

Tommy questions with Minister Donohue on Brexit Plans
Tommy questions with Minister Donohue on Brexit Plans

Tommy questions with  Minister Donohue on Capital Programme
Tommy questions with Minister Donohue on Capital Programme

Tommy's Dáil speech on Planning and Development Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Planning and Development Bill

Tommy's questions with Minister Flanagan on Aleppo
Tommy's questions with Minister Flanagan on Aleppo

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Finance Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Finance Bill 2016

Tommy's questions Minister for Jobs on Brexit
Tommy's questions Minister for Jobs on Brexit

Tommy's questions with Minister Zappone on Homeless Children
Tommy's questions with Minister Zappone on Homeless Children

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Social Welfare Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Social Welfare Bill 2016

Tommy questioning Minister for Finance on Apple Tax appeal
Tommy questioning Minister for Finance on Apple Tax appeal

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Road Traffic Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Road Traffic Bill 2016

Tommy's Dáil speech on the EU Apple Tax ruling
Tommy's Dáil speech on the EU Apple Tax ruling

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Sale of Local Authority Housing
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Sale of Local Authority Housing

Tommy questioning Minister for Jobs on Dublin Bay North
Tommy questioning Minister for Jobs on Dublin Bay North

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Regulation of Charities
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Regulation of Charities

Tommy's Dáil speech on Misuse of Drugs Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Misuse of Drugs Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issue Debate on new runway at Dublin Airport
Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issue Debate on new runway at Dublin Airport

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Energy Bill 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Energy Bill 2016

Tommy's Dáil speech on NAMA Project Eagle sale
Tommy's Dáil speech on NAMA Project Eagle sale

Tommy's Dáil speech on Summer  Economic Statements
Tommy's Dáil speech on Summer Economic Statements

Tommy's Dáil speech on Rent Certainty PMB
Tommy's Dáil speech on Rent Certainty PMB

Tommy's Dáil speech on Revised Estimates for Justice
Tommy's Dáil speech on Revised Estimates for Justice

Tommy questioning Minister Ross on Metro North
Tommy questioning Minister Ross on Metro North

Tommy questioning Minister Ross on plans for College Green
Tommy questioning Minister Ross on plans for College Green

Tommy's speech during Topical Issues Debate on Bin Charges
Tommy's speech during Topical Issues Debate on Bin Charges

Tommy's speech during Leader's Questions on the Stardust Tragedy
Tommy's speech during Leader's Questions on the Stardust Tragedy

Tommy's Dáil speech on Statements on Jobs
Tommy's Dáil speech on Statements on Jobs

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Adjournment Debate on Autism Services
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Adjournment Debate on Autism Services

Tommy questioning the Minister for Education on third level funding and access
Tommy questioning the Minister for Education on third level funding and access

Tommy's speech on Dáil Reform Report
Tommy's speech on Dáil Reform Report

Tommy questioning the Tanaiste on Garda resources
Tommy questioning the Tanaiste on Garda resources

Tommy's speech on the Adoption Bill
Tommy's speech on the Adoption Bill

Tommy's speech on Ministerial appointments of 32nd Dáil
Tommy's speech on Ministerial appointments of 32nd Dáil

Tommy's speech during Statements on Crime
Tommy's speech during Statements on Crime

Tommy's speech during Statements on Irish Water
Tommy's speech during Statements on Irish Water

Tommy's speech during Statements on Mental Health
Tommy's speech during Statements on Mental Health

Tommy's speech during Statements on EU/UK Relations
Tommy's speech during Statements on EU/UK Relations

Tommy's speech on Taoiseach nominations
Tommy's speech on Taoiseach nominations

Tommy's speech during Statements on Housing and Homelessness
Tommy's speech during Statements on Housing and Homelessness

Tommy questioning the Minister for Finance
Tommy questioning the Minister for Finance

Tommy questioning the Minister  for Transport on mututal recognition of disqualified drivers
Tommy questioning the Minister for Transport on mututal recognition of disqualified drivers

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on RSA and road safety statistics
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on RSA and road safety statistics

Tommy questioning the Minister for Education and Skills
Tommy questioning the Minister for Education and Skills

Tommy's Dáil speech on dredging in Howth Harbour
Tommy's Dáil speech on dredging in Howth Harbour

Tommy questioning Minister White on Eircode
Tommy questioning Minister White on Eircode

Tommy questioning Minister Kelly on Housing and Homelessness
Tommy questioning Minister Kelly on Housing and Homelessness

Tommy's Dáil speech on Social Welfare Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on Social Welfare Bill 2015

Tommy questioning Minister Bruton on Cadbury Coolock
Tommy questioning Minister Bruton on Cadbury Coolock

Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issues Debate on Drink-driving Conviction Rates
Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issues Debate on Drink-driving Conviction Rates

Tommy's Dáil speech on Budget 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on Budget 2016

Tommy 's Dáil speech on Financial Resolutions No.4 Budget 2016
Tommy 's Dáil speech on Financial Resolutions No.4 Budget 2016

Tommy's Dáil speech on Sinn Féin's Social Housing Motion
Tommy's Dáil speech on Sinn Féin's Social Housing Motion

Tommy questioning Tánaiste on One Parent Family Payments
Tommy questioning Tánaiste on One Parent Family Payments

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on  the Malahide Road Re-alignment
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on the Malahide Road Re-alignment

Tommy questioning Minister for Health on Fair Deal Scheme
Tommy questioning Minister for Health on Fair Deal Scheme

Tommy questioning Minister Reilly on UN Review on the Rights of the Child
Tommy questioning Minister Reilly on UN Review on the Rights of the Child

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Civil Debt Procedures Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Civil Debt Procedures Bill 2015

Tommy 's question to Minister Coveney on BSE case
Tommy 's question to Minister Coveney on BSE case

Tommy's Dáil speech on St Michael's House Funding
Tommy's Dáil speech on St Michael's House Funding

Tommy's Dáil speech on the  Low Pay Commission
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Low Pay Commission

Tommy's Dáil speech questioning on uplifts to Rent Supplement
Tommy's Dáil speech questioning on uplifts to Rent Supplement

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Urban Regeneration and Housing Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Urban Regeneration and Housing Bill 2015

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Commission of Investigation into IBRC
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Commission of Investigation into IBRC

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015

Tommy's Dáil speech questioning Minister O'Sullivan on autism service
Tommy's Dáil speech questioning Minister O'Sullivan on autism service

Tommy's Dáil speech against sale of Aer Lingus
Tommy's Dáil speech against sale of Aer Lingus

Tommy's Dáil questions to Minister Flanagan on China
Tommy's Dáil questions to Minister Flanagan on China

Tommy's Dáil questions To Minister Richard Bruton on Cadbury Coolock
Tommy's Dáil questions To Minister Richard Bruton on Cadbury Coolock

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill 2014
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill 2014

Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issue Debate on National Bus Strike
Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issue Debate on National Bus Strike

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Spring Economic Statement
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Spring Economic Statement

Tommy's closing Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill
Tommy's closing Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on Peace and Neutrality
Tommy's Dáil speech on Peace and Neutrality

Tommy's opening Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill
Tommy's opening Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on Neutrality Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Neutrality Bill

Tommy questioning the Tánaiste on changes to One-Parent Family Payment in the Dáil
Tommy questioning the Tánaiste on changes to One-Parent Family Payment in the Dáil

Tommy's contribution to the Topical Issue Matter of Cadbury Coolock job losses in Dáil Éireann
Tommy's contribution to the Topical Issue Matter of Cadbury Coolock job losses in Dáil Éireann

Tommy questioning Health Ministers in the Dáil on services for children with autism
Tommy questioning Health Ministers in the Dáil on services for children with autism

Tommy's Dáil speech in support on Jake's Law
Tommy's Dáil speech in support on Jake's Law

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on rising rents and the need for Rent Regulation
Tommy's Dáil speech on rising rents and the need for Rent Regulation

Tommy's Dáil speech on his submission for Budget 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on his submission for Budget 2015

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Garda Síochana (Amendment) (No.3) Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Garda Síochana (Amendment) (No.3) Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Road Traffic (No.2) Bill 2014
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Road Traffic (No.2) Bill 2014

Tommy raises constituents' concerns regarding North Dublin Oil Pipeline
Tommy raises constituents' concerns regarding North Dublin Oil Pipeline

Tommy's speech on Social Clauses in Public Procurement Bill 2013
Tommy's speech on Social Clauses in Public Procurement Bill 2013

Tommy speaks on Workplace Relations Bill 2014
Tommy speaks on Workplace Relations Bill 2014

Tommy asks Minister Paschal Donohoe to introduce third payment option for penalty points offences
Tommy asks Minister Paschal Donohoe to introduce third payment option for penalty points offences

Tommy urges Minister Kelly to immediately deal with social housing crisis
Tommy urges Minister Kelly to immediately deal with social housing crisis

Topical Issue Debate on Allegations of Illegal Activity in Some Contracts under the School Building Programme
Topical Issue Debate on Allegations of Illegal Activity in Some Contracts under the School Building Programme

Tommy's Speech to the Dáil on the Wind Turbine Regulation Bill
Tommy's Speech to the Dáil on the Wind Turbine Regulation Bill

Tommy asks Minister Rabbitte about Possibility of Introducing Rent Controls
Tommy asks Minister Rabbitte about Possibility of Introducing Rent Controls

Tommy's Dáil Speech on State Airports (Shannon Group) Bill 2014
Tommy's Dáil Speech on State Airports (Shannon Group) Bill 2014

Tommy's Dáil Speech on Judicial Appointments Procedures Bill 2013
Tommy's Dáil Speech on Judicial Appointments Procedures Bill 2013

Tommy's Dáil Speech on Cemetery Management Bill 2013
Tommy's Dáil Speech on Cemetery Management Bill 2013

Dáil Statement by Tommy on Social Housing Crisis
Dáil Statement by Tommy on Social Housing Crisis

Tommy speaks in Dáil on Garda Inspectorate Report
Tommy speaks in Dáil on Garda Inspectorate Report

Tommy asks Minister Joan Burton about Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times
Tommy asks Minister Joan Burton about Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times

Tommy's Statement to the Dáil in response to Allegations about An Garda Síochána
Tommy's Statement to the Dáil in response to Allegations about An Garda Síochána

Tommy speaks on Offshore Wind Energy Plan in Dáil Éireann
Tommy speaks on Offshore Wind Energy Plan in Dáil Éireann

Dáil Speech by Tommy on Roads Bill 2014
Dáil Speech by Tommy on Roads Bill 2014

Tommy asks Minister Noonan about future of Irish Nationwide Mortgage Holders
Tommy asks Minister Noonan about future of Irish Nationwide Mortgage Holders

Tommy Calls for Commission of Investigation into Stardust Fire in Dáil Éireann
Tommy Calls for Commission of Investigation into Stardust Fire in Dáil Éireann

Tommy's Dáil Statement on Effects of Recent Flooding
Tommy's Dáil Statement on Effects of Recent Flooding

Tommy asks Minister Deenihan about War Commemorations
Tommy asks Minister Deenihan about War Commemorations

Tommy Broughan TD asks Taoiseach about Commission of Investigation for Stardust Fire
Tommy Broughan TD asks Taoiseach about Commission of Investigation for Stardust Fire

Tommy Broughan TD speaks at Conference 09
Tommy Broughan TD speaks at Conference 09

Tommy Questions Taoiseach on Aer Lingus Dispute
Tommy Questions Taoiseach on Aer Lingus Dispute

Tommy's Dail Speech on Illegal Occupations in Newtown Court & Clongriffin
Tommy's Dail Speech on Illegal Occupations in Newtown Court & Clongriffin

Tommy's Dáil speech on National Minimum Wage
Tommy's Dáil speech on National Minimum Wage

Labour Party Conference 2010
Labour Party Conference 2010

Dail Tourism Debate
Dail Tourism Debate

Labour Party Conference 2009
Labour Party Conference 2009

Dublin Bay North