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Oireachtas Speeches

Dáil Order of Business 20th April – Bank Auditors

Given that banks’ external auditors should have a key reassurance role at the heart of the financial reporting system, that they had a privileged position which provided exceptional access to bank information and that the audit report had limited constructive value as a means of communicating the

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Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2011

I congratulate the Minister, Deputy Hogan, on his new role and wish him well in his work. I will speak to a number of issues related to the Bill. The legislation which introduced a levy on plastic bags was very successful when one considers that the use

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Suicide Prevention – Dáil Maiden Speech 14th April 2011

I congratulate the Leas-Cheann Comhairle on his elevation to his position and the Minister of State, Deputy Kathleen Lynch, on her appointment. She has a daunting task ahead of her. I also wish the Taoiseach and his ministerial colleagues all the best in trying to pull this

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