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Outside the Dail tonight where Clare Daly’s ‘Savita’s Law’ bill was defeated.

There follows a complete list of TDs votes from tonight’s Bill for legislation on the X case. Contact your local representative via the email addresses we supply below if they have not represented you.

Gerry Adams (SF) voted Yes

James Bannon (FG) voted No

Seán Barrett (Ceann Comhairle) was absent/abstained

Tom Barry (FG) was absent/abstained

Richard Boyd Barrett (ULA) voted Yes

Pat Breen (FG) was absent/abstained

Thomas P. Broughan (Ind (Lab)) voted Yes

John Browne (FG) voted No

Richard Bruton (FG) was absent/abstained

Joan Burton (Lab) voted No

Ray Butler (FG) voted No

Jerry Buttimer (FG) voted No

Catherine Byrne (FG) was absent/abstained

Eric Byrne (Lab) voted No

Dara Calleary (FF) voted No

Ciarán Cannon (FG) was absent/abstained

Joe Carey (FG) voted No

Paudie Coffey (FG) voted No

Niall Collins (FF) voted No

Áine Collins (FG) voted No

Joan Collins (ULA) voted Yes

Michael Colreavy (SF) voted Yes

Michael Conaghan (Lab) voted No

Seán Conlan (FG) voted No

Paul J. Connaughton (FG) voted No

Ciara Conway (Lab) voted No

Noel Coonan (FG) voted No

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy (FG) voted No

Joe Costello (Lab) was absent/abstained

Simon Coveney (FG) voted No

Barry Cowen (FG) voted No

Michael Creed (FG) voted No

Lucinda Creighton (FG) was absent/abstained

Seán Crowe (SF) voted Yes

Jim Daly (FG) voted No

Clare Daly (ULA) voted Yes

John Deasy (FG) was absent/abstained

Jimmy Deenihan (FG) voted No

Pat Deering (FG) voted No

Regina Doherty (FG) voted No

Pearse Doherty (SF) voted Yes

Stephen S. Donnelly (Ind) voted Yes

Paschal Donohoe (FG) voted No

Timmy Dooley (FF) voted No

Robert Dowds (Lab) voted No

Andrew Doyle (FG) was absent/abstained

Bernard J. Durkan (FG) voted No

Dessie Ellis (SF) voted Yes

Damien English (FG) voted No

Alan Farrell (FG) voted No

Frank Feighan (FG) voted No

Martin Ferris (SF) voted Yes

Anne Ferris (Lab) was absent/abstained

Frances Fitzgerald (FG) voted No

Peter Fitzpatrick (FG) voted No

Charles Flanagan (FG) was absent/abstained

Terence Flanagan (FG) voted No

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan (Ind) voted Yes

Sean Fleming (FF) was absent/abstained

Tom Fleming (Ind) was absent/abstained

Eamon Gilmore (Lab) voted No

Noel Grealish (Ind) was absent/abstained

Brendan Griffin (FG) voted No

John Halligan (Ind) voted Yes

Dominic Hannigan (Lab) was absent/abstained

Noel Harrington (FG) voted No

Simon Harris (FG) voted No

Brian Hayes (FG) voted No

Tom Hayes (FG) was absent/abstained

Seamus Healy (ULA) voted Yes

Michael Healy-Rae (Ind) voted No

Martin Heydon (FG) voted No

Joe Higgins (ULA) voted Yes

Phil Hogan (FG) was absent/abstained

Brendan Howlin (Lab) was absent/abstained

Heather Humphreys (FG) voted No

Kevin Humphreys (Lab) voted No

Derek Keating (FG) voted No

Colm Keaveney (Lab) was absent/abstained

Paul Kehoe (FG) voted No

Billy Kelleher (FF) voted No

Alan Kelly (Lab) voted No

Enda Kenny (FG) was absent/abstained

Seán Kenny (Lab) voted No

Seamus Kirk (FG) voted No

Michael P. Kitt (FF) voted No

Seán Kyne (FG) voted No

Anthony Lawlor (FG) voted No

Michael Lowry (Ind) voted No

Kathleen Lynch (Lab) voted No

Ciarán Lynch (Lab) voted No

John Lyons (Lab) voted No

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn (SF) voted Yes

Eamonn Maloney (Lab) voted No

Micheál Martin (FF) was absent/abstained

Peter Mathews (FG) voted No

Michael McCarthy (Lab) was absent/abstained

Charlie McConalogue (FF) voted No

Mary Lou McDonald (SF) voted Yes

Shane McEntee (FG) voted No

Nicky McFadden (FG) voted No

Dinny McGinley (FG) voted No

Mattie McGrath (Ind) voted No

Finian McGrath (Ind) was absent/abstained

Michael McGrath (FG) voted No

John McGuinness (FF) was absent/abstained

Joe McHugh (FG) voted No

Sandra McLellan (SF) voted Yes

Tony McLoughlin (FG) voted No

Michael McNamara (Lab) voted No

Olivia Mitchell (FG) was absent/abstained

Mary Mitchell O’Connor (FG) voted No

Michael Moynihan (FF) voted No

Michelle Mulherin (FG) voted No

Dara Murphy (FG) voted No

Eoghan Murphy (FG) voted No

Catherine Murphy (Ind) voted Yes

Gerald Nash (Lab) voted No

Denis Naughten (Ind (FG)) was absent/abstained

Dan Neville (FG) voted No

Derek Nolan (Lab) was absent/abstained

Michael Noonan (FG) voted No

Patrick Nulty (Ind (Lab)) voted Yes

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (SF) voted Yes

Éamon Ó Cuív (FF) voted No

Seán Ó Fearghaíl (FF) voted No

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (Lab) voted No

Aengus Ó Snodaigh (SF) voted Yes

Jonathan O’Brien (SF) voted Yes

Willie O’Dea (FF) was absent/abstained

Kieran O’Donnell (FG) voted No

Patrick O’Donovan (FG) voted No

Fergus O’Dowd (FG) was absent/abstained

John O’Mahony (FG) was absent/abstained

Joe O’Reilly (FG) voted No

Jan O’Sullivan (Lab) was absent/abstained

Maureen O’Sullivan (Ind) voted Yes

Willie Penrose (Ind (Lab)) was absent/abstained

John Perry (FG) was absent/abstained

Ann Phelan (Lab) voted No

John Paul Phelan (FG) voted No

Thomas Pringle (Ind) voted Yes

Ruairí Quinn (Lab) was absent/abstained

Pat Rabbitte (Lab) voted No

James Reilly (FG) voted No

Michael Ring (FG) voted No

Shane Ross (Ind) was absent/abstained

Brendan Ryan (Lab) voted No

Alan Shatter (FG) voted No

Sean Sherlock (Lab) was absent/abstained

Róisín Shortall (Ind (Lab)) voted No

Brendan Smith (FF) voted No

Arthur Spring (Lab) voted No

Emmet Stagg (Lab) voted No

Brian Stanley (SF) voted Yes

David Stanton (FG) voted No

Billy Timmins (FG) voted No

Peadar Tóibín (SF) was absent/abstained

Robert Troy (FG) was absent/abstained

Joanna Tuffy (Lab) voted No

Liam Twomey (FG) voted No

Leo Varadkar (FG) voted No

Jack Wall (Lab) voted No

Mick Wallace (Ind) voted Yes

Brian Walsh (FG) voted No

Alex White (Lab) voted N

Mystery over crucial missing Lenihan notes


CHAIRMAN of the Public Accounts Committee (Pac) John McGuinness has said he finds it utterly inconceivable that there is no record of crucial notes or minutes of meetings where former Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan and ex-Taoiseach Brian Cowen delivered frank assessments of the Department of Finance whose failings helped bankrupt the country.

After an almost two-year Freedom of Information battle, department officials have claimed there are “no records” of meetings that went on for hours between Mr Cowen and Mr Lenihan and a panel led by Rob Wright — a former deputy minister for finance in Canada — into why the department failed to prevent Ireland’s financial Armageddon.

Kevin Cardiff, the department’s then secretary general who was in charge of banking during the boom, has claimed that he had “no formal meetings” with the Wright commission and he kept no notes of informal ones. The department admits its records show Mr Cardiff was due to meet Mr Wright on both August 9, 2010, and August 10, 2010, but has no records of what may have been said.

“It is totally beyond credibility that no records of these meetings exist,” Mr McGuinness said. “These were high-level meetings relating to the biggest decisions in the State’s history. We are expected to believe that Kevin Cardiff was the head of banking, and no notes. Brian Lenihan was the Minister for Finance and we’re told there are no notes.

“Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach and we are told there are no notes. Someone somewhere has a record of those meetings.

“When Kevin Cardiff was before the Pac, he was able to recall documents and emails instantly before our eyes to do with the €3.6bn error and redact sections. It is not credible that notes or records don’t exist, or at least did exist at some stage,” he said.

via Mystery over crucial missing Lenihan notes – Irish, Business – Independent.ie.

via Mystery over crucial missing Lenihan notes – Irish, Business – Independent.ie.

Watchdog to tackle public-sector allowances after failed Howlin cull – National News – Independent.ie


THE Government‘s spending watchdog is to examine public-sector allowances after a failed review succeeded in abolishing just one.

With Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin admitting defeat in a planned expenses clean-up, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has offered to do the job.

PAC chairman John McGuinness said it already intends to call for a special hospital consultant pre-retirement bonus to be binned.

“The Committee of Public Accounts can do a very good job for the taxpayer by putting all allowance payments under public scrutiny, and that is what we intend to do on a case-by-case basis,” he said.

Mr McGuinness said he would allow the committee to question the heads of public bodies on the payment of allowances.

It is seeking information from accounting officers on the extent of allowances paid to staff, the rate, their value and the date they commenced.

The move follows Mr Howlin’s report on the contentious allowance and expenses system.

He had planned to cut the bill by €75m this year but admitted failure, claiming only one of 1,100 allowances for existing staff could be scrapped – a €218 representational allowance for staff attending European Union meetings. That saved €3.5m.

via Watchdog to tackle public-sector allowances after failed Howlin cull – National News – Independent.ie.

via Watchdog to tackle public-sector allowances after failed Howlin cull – National News – Independent.ie.

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