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Dáil Diary no 34 - 7 May 2015

Government Spring Statement - Just a load of election spin...

Last weeks Government Spring Statement said much about this Government- despite repeated attacks on Fianna Fáil when in opposition, for playing political games, we have seen this Labour/Fine Gael coalition behave the very same way. It is all more about spin than substance – it’s little wonder that people have become so cynical about politics. Here’s my Dáil contribution on the not so famous Spring Statement -

I imagine being in the Government is a difficult job and I do not presume for a second that it would be easy. What is most soul-destroying for me here is the number of times that people on the Government side say something, but do, or think, something else. They are pretending. I do not know how the Irish public in general feels about that but it does my head in. The spring statement is clearly the beginning of the election campaign and I dread to think what this place will be like if this drags on until next spring. I wish we could have the election soon as I do not envisage that this place will function terribly well while everything is in election mode. It would be great if we could have it soon and get it over with, so we could see what will happen next.

 I will read from a piece by Mr. Michael Taft re the ‘Spring Statement’, that was published today. He writes:

‘The reduction is equivalent to 3% to 4% of the estimated tax yield. Assuming all income taxpayers get the same percentage reduction, it would – for a single person on an average income of €36,000 – mean a tax cut of between €5 and €6 per week, though this could change depending on how the Government targets the cuts. Okay, better than nothing. But the Government estimates that inflation would wipe this out. You are running to stand still. And if your budget contains an item that is likely to rise above the rate of inflation, you will be well out of pocket. Last year, single bedroom rents rose by more than €13 per week. Your tax cut would subsidise half of that. This holds for child care fees, medical insurance, public transport fees, prescription medicine, etc. The Government will cut our taxes, delivering a few euros a week in our pockets. But taxes on our living standards, never mind inflation, will cancel that out, leaving us little better off.’

A major problem is the lack of public investment, and according to statistics, we would have to spend over €2 billion per annum to reach the EU average, which is a frightening figure. We need serious investment in many areas, and the funding would have a positive effect for every aspect of the economy.

One area that badly needs investment is Water. I asked a question about Irish Water last week and received a reply indicating that it was not a matter for the Minister any more but is relevant to Irish Water. I made the point in here before that 11 villages in Wexford were to get a waste treatment unit, with everything ready to go, but when Irish Water came along, the process was postponed. There was a decision to provide a temporary waste treatment unit for a village called Duncannon; however, this cannot go ahead because there is a problem with the site. The village was meant to have a temporary facility in place for the summer but now bathing water is being challenged. It means much to the local people if the bathing water is not up to scratch. Instead of a temporary facility in Duncannon, locals do not know what they will get. There does not seem to be much point in speaking to any Minister about this, and Irish Water does not seem to be answerable to anybody. Local engineers argue that the temporary unit should go where the permanent facility was supposed to go, in a village up the way called Arthurstown. Three villages were to be tapped into the project, namely Arthurstown, Ramsgrange and Duncannon. The pipework should be installed for the temporary unit, where the permanent facility will go. Will that happen or will we continue to pump raw sewage into the sea, as we are doing with rivers and sea in the other ten villages in question, around Wexford? The problem is not being dealt with.

I heard the Taoiseach say in here that he was not going to put up with underinvestment in water but he has done that for four years. The only investment we have had so far worth talking about is the installation of meters, which has nothing to do with dealing with our waste water problems. We are still poisoning the water table, our rivers and seas. It is not high on the Irish Water priority list. I wish the Government could tell Irish Water to do something about this and dictate, in a positive way, so as to deal with the problem we have with wastewater treatment. Before the former Minister and Deputy, Mr. Phil Hogan, disappeared, there was much talk about inspecting septic tanks and sorting them out. There have been bugger all septic tanks sorted in Wexford. I reckon half of them are faulty and poisoning the water table. That is not good for our health, but nothing is happening about it.

With respect to the environment and public transport, I heard the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport being absolutely clear that public transport has a crucial role to play in alleviating the consequences of climate change. In the ‘Investing in our Transport Future’ document, Rail is talked down, as if there is no point in going with it. Have we any hope, or appetite, for meeting the 2020 Climate Change targets? The Taoiseach at the United Nations argued that ‘leaders must show conviction, clarity, courage and consistency in their reaction to climate change’, but last week it was reported that the Taoiseach ordered Mr. Seán Kelly, MEP, to drop his support for a €5 billion ring-fenced fund for energy efficiency projects because the European People's Party did not want it. Give us a break. How can people take this man seriously if he says "black" one week and "white" the next?

Policing is no longer a popular subject with the media so people are able to get away with a good bit. I am sorry to say that despite all the promise of reform, we are getting too much feedback, mostly from gardaí but also from the public, indicating that things have not improved one iota. The reforms from the Government and the manner in which they are implemented has more to do with an exercise in spin than real reform. It is a major disappointment. People may get tired listening to us saying it but our hearts are broken by this issue. We do not enjoy saying this and we would love to be able to say we made a difference and things are now better.

In opposition the Labour Party wanted US military aeroplanes landing at Shannon Airport to be searched because it did not want them to pass through the airport without identifying whether they were carrying arms or munitions in breach of international law. Now that the party is in power, however, it does not want to search military aeroplanes landing in Shannon Airport and has instead provided them with diplomatic immunity. Troops and munitions are not entitled to diplomatic immunity, which extends only to diplomats. They say they want the truth but they don’t want it. Allowing arms and munitions to pass through Shannon Airport makes us complicit in the murder of hundreds of thousands of innocent people. However, the Government pretends otherwise.

I do not believe the Government's statements on building social housing. We were informed that 677 new social housing units are to be built in County Wexford to tackle a waiting list of 3,600 people. The €25 million to be provided for this purpose in the next three years amounts to only €40,000 per house. Houses are not yet being built for €40,000. While some units will probably be leased, the figures do not add up. Moreover, there is not much sign that anything is happening on that front. Will someone on the Government side indicate how many houses will be built in County Wexford by Christmas 2015 or, for that matter, Christmas 2016 or 2017?

Housing is a massive problem which affects every aspect of life, yet the Government is not dealing with it. The housing strategy the Government promised was not a strategy. I could list 20 housing issues it has not addressed because I have spent my entire bloody life involved in housing. The Government is not dealing with the serious housing challenges we face and I do not detect any appetite to do so.

I heard the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Brendan Howlin, giving out on radio this morning. He believes everyone should be feeling happy-clappy and we should all welcome this wonderful document and praise the Government for everything it has done. The Government has been in power for four years. Yesterday evening, while walking from Leinster House to the Italian quarter, I was stopped by a man who told me he had been homeless for several years and asked me whether I could do anything to help him. I was ashamed to admit that I probably could not help him. When I asked him how he went about getting a place to stay at night he told me he telephones an 1850 number each evening. While he gets a bed some nights, he does not get a bed most nights. He also told me that he had asked how many people had slept on the streets of Dublin the previous night and had been informed that the figure was 220. The Government is not dealing with the issue of homelessness.

The increase in inequality in this Dáil term is a serious indictment of the Government...if inequality and child poverty are increasing, the Government does not have the right to tell the House how wonderful everything is.  And doing so makes me sick."

Mick Wallace.

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Dáil Diary no 33- 21 April 2015

Migrants drown in the Mediterranean- While Arms and Munitions continue to flow through Shannon…

The world is shocked at the news of thousands of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean. At present, there are over 33 million people displaced because of War and Conflict – The Militarisation of many parts of the world, predominately by the US Military, is causing untold misery and destruction. Promoting the Arms Industry has become part of the raison d’etre of President Obama – And sadly, the Irish Government is complicit by allowing US Arms and Munitions through Shannon. Arms and Munitions that cause people to flee their homeland in search of a peaceful life…
Here’s my question re Shannon with the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charles Flanagan – complete with interruptions from the Chair by Deputy Durkan, who was eager to prevent me from having my say. Independent how are ye…

“My question relates to two planes which landed at Shannon on 11 March. It was unplanned by the sound of it. I do not know how the Government can believe they were not carrying weapons or munitions. The idea that they were not engaged in military operations or exercises, which are in breach of Irish neutrality, is beyond belief. How in God's name can the Minister still hold that we have a policy of neutrality when we allow such things to happen?

Deputy Charles Flanagan: I can confirm that permission was granted by my Department for the landing of these two aircraft at Shannon Airport subject to the strict conditions which apply to all foreign military aircraft. These include stipulations that the aircraft must be unarmed, carry no arms, ammunition or explosives and must not engage in intelligence gathering and that the flights in question must not form part of military exercises or operations. In seeking requests to my Department in respect of these aircraft, the United States Embassy indicated that the purpose of the landings was for crew rest. My Department has not received any information from An Garda Síochána in relation to these aircraft. Any questions relating to Garda matters should be directed to my colleague, the Minister for Justice and Equality

Deputy Mick Wallace:   The two airplanes in question were Hercules planes. One was numbered BD 5379 and is a US Navy Lockheed C-130 warplane operated by a VR-64 Condors' Fleet logistics support squadron from McGuire AFB. They are part of a team that is entrusted to safely execute effective, responsive C-130 Hercules air logistics missions in direct support of fleet and combatant commanders worldwide. These planes are engaged in military activity. Only this week, Dr. Edward Horgan, who was trying to get a flight from Shannon to London, saw four military planes parked on the runway at Shannon. There were as many military planes in the airport as there were civilian. This is supposed to be a civilian airport.

Dr Edward Horgan was arrested for trying to inspect the US Military Planes – something which the Irish Government refuse to do.

When is the Government going to stop deceiving the public that we are not facilitating US military ambitions by allowing our airport to be used for military purposes? It was bad enough that the previous Government did it but this Government is supposed to be the party of law and order. Why can it not call the truth and admit that it has a supportive role in the US military position?
Deputy Charles Flanagan:     The issue of the apparent deception of the public is a recurring theme in respect of Question Time and Deputy Wallace. Could I make

it clear to him that there is no question of deceiving the public? Deputy Wallace will be completely familiar with the arrangements for authorising the landing of US military aircraft at Irish airports, namely, the Air Navigation (Foreign Military Aircraft) Order of 1952 and related arrangements. These arrangements apply to all foreign military aircraft, including US aircraft landing at Shannon. Ireland's traditional policy of military neutrality involves non-participation in any military alliance.

Ireland has not entered into any military alliance with the US or any other country or organisation.
The use of Shannon Airport by the US military is a long-standing practice and has been in place for over 50 years. Permitting the use of Shannon by the US military does not challenge or undermine Ireland's policy of military neutrality nor does it deceive anybody. The regulations are quite clear.

Deputy Mick Wallace:     I beg to differ. In reply to Question No. 657 tabled recently by Deputy Clare Daly, the Minister said:
The US is granted blanket permission for overflights by unarmed military aircraft. The US Embassy provides my Department with post hoc monthly statistical returns on the total number of overflights by such aircraft. Its return for February 2015 states that there were 48 such overflights by transport, passenger and refuelling aircraft.

How in God's name can the Minister say that there are no arms or munitions on these planes going through our airspace? What are US assurances worth given the terrorist activities of that country and the torture programme it ran, which we facilitated by allowing rendition flights through Shannon?

  Deputy Clare Daly and I are due back in court in Ennis tomorrow because we tried to inspect planes, something the Government refuses to allow the Defence Forces or gardaí to do. We are trying to keep the peace, not break it. We oppose war. The Government is supporting war and the arms industry. A total of 33.5 million people have been displaced because of conflict. This is why we have the trouble in the Mediterranean.

Acting Chairman (Deputy Bernard J. Durkan):     The Deputy is out of time.
(Interruptions).
Acting Chairman (Deputy Bernard J. Durkan):     I ask the Deputy to resume his seat and let the Minister reply. Deputy Wallace is out of order.

Deputy Charles Flanagan:     Deputy Wallace is confusing the matter of overflight with that of inspection of military aircraft. Indeed, he will be aware that-----

Deputy Mick Wallace:     They are both issues.

Acting Chairman (Deputy Bernard J. Durkan):     The Minister to reply.

Deputy Charles Flanagan:     Deputy Wallace will be aware-----

Deputy Mick Wallace:     The Chair is one-sided.

Acting Chairman (Deputy Bernard J. Durkan):     The Deputy will withdraw that remark.

Deputy Mick Wallace:     It is blatant.

Acting Chairman (Deputy Bernard J. Durkan):     The Deputy must withdraw that remark or I will adjourn the House.

Deputy Mick Wallace:     The Acting Chairman can do so if he wishes.

Acting Chairman (Deputy Bernard J. Durkan):     I am sorry; it is not the Deputy's prerogative to disrupt this House. We have heard those allegations before.

Deputy Mick Wallace:     I am not disrupting the House, the Acting Chairman is doing so.

Acting Chairman (Deputy Bernard J. Durkan):     I propose to report the matter to the Leas-Cheann Comhairle…

Mick Wallace.

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Dáil Diary no. 32- 16th April 2015


Mental Health Challenges in Wexford – Government Action Urgently Needed…


Ignoring Wexford’s mental health issues will not make them go away – but this is exactly what the Government seems to be doing. Successive cuts to substance abuse rehabilitation centres, and the ongoing lack of a 24-hour acute mental health service in the county, mean that people who need help often have nowhere to turn. After promising in its Programme for Government to “protect the vulnerable,” sadly, this is not what is happening. The policies of austerity and the neoliberal agenda which is largely driven by the EU, are the cornerstone of what this coalition Government is about; and the most vulnerable in our society have suffered the most. With a suicide rate of twice the national average, Wexford urgently needs help. I had a parliamentary question on this topic yesterday with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, and here is my Dáil contribution on the issue –

"I heard the Minister's earlier reply to Deputy Ó Caoláin. I accept the Minister is starting to make some progress in this area but there is much catch-up to do. The Minister is well aware that there is a strong link between substance abuse and mental illness. Without it sounding too much as if I am engaging in parish pump politics about this, Wexford has suffered more than most areas and things are particularly difficult there. Successive budgets have slashed up to 25% of provision in this area. We have no 24-hour acute mental health facility in the county. The Cornmarket project in Wexford, which provides a drug rehabilitation programme, has noted a yearly increase of 20% in the number of clients accessing its drug rehabilitation programme. There are particular problems and challenges there which the Minister might consider attending to.

Deputy Leo Varadkar: As the Deputy will be aware, the economic crisis necessitated significant reductions in health service expenditure in recent years. Notwithstanding the difficult economic climate, a range of new services have been introduced in the south east in the past five years, which have been of benefit to those in County Wexford who are affected by substance misuse issues. The additional services provided in Wexford include a new methadone maintenance treatment service and the expansion of needle exchange, with 12 pharmacies now offering this facility in the county. The HSE has also commissioned 12 new detox beds, including a four-bed adolescent detox service in Kilkenny, which can be accessed by people resident in the south east, including Wexford. More than €3.8 million has been provided for addiction services in the south east this year, in line with the Government's policy of focusing resources on services. This includes €1.06 million for the south-east regional drugs task force, the same level of funding as 2014. Reflecting the Government’s commitment to the national drugs strategy, we have also provided an additional €2.1 million in the HSE budget nationally for this year for measures to benefit vulnerable problem drug users. The resources available to address substance misuse will be kept under review in the context of the overall resources available to the health services and the most effective utilisation of those resources.

Deputy Mick Wallace: I was approached by a doctor two weeks ago at home and he pointed out that the lack of a 24-hour acute mental health service in the county is a dramatic problem in Wexford. He pointed out that since the merger of acute services for Waterford and Wexford, in Waterford in 2011, many of those in need of help in Wexford have been left with no access to these vital services. He claimed that a person going through a mental health episode needs a referral letter from a GP in order to get an appointment with a psychiatrist. If the person is at risk of self-harm, he or she would be referred to the accident and emergency department at Wexford General Hospital, which is not equipped to deal with psychiatric patients, where they could wait up to 24 hours before seeing a liaison nurse who would then speak to a psychiatrist. From there they could be referred to the accident and emergency department in Waterford where they could again have to spend hours in a queue. Apart from the obvious fact that people are not getting the care they need, and that the need for a person with a mental illness to be seen is often time-sensitive, the person often cannot even get a lift to Waterford. Many family members have contacted me and said that having this unit in Waterford is not quite good enough for the many people in Wexford who are in dire need.


Deputy Leo Varadkar: The question the Deputy asked related to cuts to funding to drugs and alcohol treatment in County Wexford. Had I been aware that he wanted to raise mental health services more broadly in the south east, I would have prepared for the question a bit better. I am informed that the 24-hour service for the south east operates from Waterford and that Wexford is catered for from there but also by its own community services across the county. Increasingly in the mental health area we are moving towards much stronger community services and centralised acute 24-hour services. That would have happened also, for example, in my part of Dublin where we had the old St. Brendan's Hospital but that has now changed very much to a community-based service with some acute services in Blanchardstown.

Deputy Mick Wallace: It would be less challenging to merge units in Dublin or whatever. If a person is in dire need of help and is living in Wexford town, it can be a massive problem for them to have to go to Waterford. I understand the Government does not have a limitless supply of money but Wexford hospital has the infrastructure to house a 24-hour acute unit. The facility to provide for it is there. I understand it will cost money to put such a unit in place. The problem in this area will continue and it will increase. It is hard to credit that Wexford has the second highest suicide rate in country. It has one of the highest illiteracy rates and one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the country. We have an unemployment rate of just under 24%. It is an abandoned county. There are some serious challenges in the county. There are more challenges in the mental health and drug abuse area, in Wexford, than there are in most areas. The Minister should examine the prospect of putting a 24-hour acute unit in place in Wexford General Hospital. I do not know what it would cost but it is something he should consider.

Deputy Leo Varadkar: As far as I understand, people can be seen in the community and from there be referred to the specialist centre in Waterford if that is what is best for them. It is worth pointing out, and I hope this will not be taken up wrong, that there are such things as psychiatric emergencies. Provision can be made, using either emergency ambulances or intermediate care vehicles to transfer patients to the right units in emergencies. That is done for all other types of illness and it can be, and is, done in mental health cases as well.

Mick Wallace.

 

 

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Dáil Diary no 31- 14th April 2015

No Peace without Justice - Ireland should champion International Human Rights…

On Thursday April 2nd, I introduced a new Bill in the Dáil, the Universal Jurisdiction of Human Rights Bill 2015. If passed, it would allow a situation where action could be taken against any person who has breached International Human Rights, and have that individual brought to trial. We hear much talk of “terrorism” these days, but we tend to overlook the reality that in the world today, more terrorism is carried out by States rather than individual groups, which we refer to as terrorists. Sadly, the perpetrators of State terrorism are rarely held to account. This Bill could help to address this problem, if we had the appetite and courage to do so. It was interesting that the Minister across the floor from me in the Dáil at the time, Minister Brendan Howlin, couldn’t help interrupting when I was speaking - clearly not keen on the idea of having individuals like Tony Blair, George Bush, Vladimir Putin or Barack Obama brought to trial for their war crimes. No doubt, in a previous life, before the same Minister joined the powerful elite, he most likely had a different take on this issue. Well, we do know what they say about Power. Here’s my Dáil contribution –

“The Bill seeks to enable the charging and conviction of persons who breach international human rights law in cases of genocide, war crimes, torture and crimes against humanity, whether these breaches have occurred inside or outside the State. Universal jurisdiction can play a crucial part in the quest to obtain international justice for those who have suffered horrendous crimes.

 There are two types of universal jurisdiction. The first type can be enacted when a person who has breached international human rights enters the territory of a state which wishes to charge him or her. The offender's presence grants the state this universal jurisdiction. The second type of universal jurisdiction is practiced in absentia. This occurs when the person in question is not present in the state for the trial, but is tried for the crimes regardless. Spain, Germany, Belgium, France and Britain have long had universal jurisdiction statutes, which allow their national courts to pursue and prosecute war criminals. However, there is an unspoken rule in the West never to use international law against each other. This changed in 1998, when Spain, supported by France, Switzerland and Belgium, indicted the Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet, and sought his extradition from Britain, where he was having an operation. John Pilger has made the point that had Pinochet been sent for trial, he almost certainly would have implicated at least one British Prime Minister and two US Presidents in crimes against humanity. He was not extradited. Although unsuccessful, this attempt by Spain should be commended.

  It has also been argued that the use of universal jurisdiction by states has lost some of its relevance since the creation of the International Criminal Court, which was established as a permanent court for cases of genocide, war crimes, torture and crimes against humanity. However, the court has been a disaster since its inception in 1998. An example of this is the record number of petitions the court has received for Tony Blair to stand trial for war crimes. He has yet to be called before the court. How surprising. Mr. Blair was partially responsible for the deaths of more than 1 million people, has created almost 4 million refugees and has caused untold misery in the Middle East region, through the invasions of Afghanistan in 2011 and Iraq in 2003. He lied to both the British public and Parliament in the run up to the invasion in Iraq in 2003, claiming that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. He later got to work for the US, EU and UN as a Middle East envoy. I must be missing something. Ireland has become complicit in some of these war crimes by allowing the United States to use Shannon Airport as a military air base. More than 2.25 million troops have passed through on their way to wars which have led to more than 1 million deaths.

  There have been many crimes against humanity, such as the mass murders in Rwanda and the slaughter by Suharto in Indonesia, the US in Vietnam, the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and the Israeli defence forces in Gaza. There have been stories of families, wedding parties and whole villages being wiped out in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya and Yemen by the US, initiated by Barack Obama, George W. Bush and NATO forces. There have been reports of the disappearance of students in Mexico.


Deputy Brendan Howlin: Would the Deputy include ISIS?


Deputy Mick Wallace: I would definitely include ISIS, and would throw the Russians in too, given that Russia has committed some serious crimes.


Deputy Brendan Howlin: Excellent.


Deputy Mick Wallace: There has been much debate recently in the Chamber regarding the issue of Irish neutrality. Sadly, we are not neutral, but have taken sides, and the Irish people are becoming more aware of this. It would be great if we could become a leader, not a follower, in the international community. The implementation of universal jurisdiction in Irish law would give us the power to try war criminals such as Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Binyamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin for their horrendous crimes. I came across a quote from Henry Kissinger on universal jurisdiction:
Any universal system should contain procedures not only to punish the wicked but also to constrain the righteous. It must not allow legal principles to be used as weapons to settle political scores.

It is interesting that he said this, given that he was largely responsible for the deaths of 600,000 innocent people in Cambodia, when the US bombed the living daylights out of the country between 1969 and 1973. He is wanted for questioning in France, Chile and Argentina on these charges. Later, he said universal jurisdiction was a breach of each state's sovereignty, which translates as, the US can do what it likes when it likes where it likes, and if people do not like it, tough.


This is a good reason for us to introduce the Bill and stand up for human rights and justice.

 - Mick Wallace

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