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Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Early Years Children’s Strategy (6 December 2010)

Gerry Adams: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I want to speak in support of the motion and to thank the Education Committee for bringing it forward. Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí is an Irish proverb. It means, cherish the young and they will flourish. There is a wealth of reports, studies and information to support the wisdom of that proverb and to prove conclusively the value of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Irish Language Strategy (8 November 2010)

Gerry Adams: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The two phrases used by the Minister should have been pronounced most properly as “Ógra Shinn Féin” and “Tí Chulainn”. Go raibh maith agat.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Irish Language Strategy (8 November 2010)

Gerry Adams: Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. Tá mé ag labhairt i bhfabhar an rúin agus an leasaithe. I speak in favour of the motion, and I accept the amendment. I listened to Members from the Benches opposite. For over three years, successive Ministers have refused to bring forward an Irish language strategy or an Irish language Act, putting forward very feeble excuses on both...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Irish Language Strategy (8 November 2010)

Gerry Adams: Of course, the Member for Derry is entirely right when he says — [Interruption.]

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Irish Language Strategy (8 November 2010)

Gerry Adams: — that I said that he knows that there will be an Irish language Act, because he does. The strength of the Irish language, its connections and the vibrancy of its resurgence for some time are evidence and proof of that. On this side of the Chamber, we are optimists, so we are looking for somebody to take a — [Interruption.]

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Irish Language Strategy (8 November 2010)

Gerry Adams: — leap of imagination; a leap forward into space so that they look on language as non-threatening. The fact that they cannot even listen to me speaking in English is proof of the silliness that goes on. [Interruption.]

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Irish Language Strategy (8 November 2010)

Gerry Adams: Those of us who support the Irish language and who come from Irish language communities need to keep doing what we are doing, and so long as those on the Benches opposite have a say in that Department, of course they will, in a futile way, continue to string things out. I remember when the first Sinn Féin councillors went to Belfast City Council. They were not allowed to take their...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Comprehensive Spending Review (25 October 2010)

Gerry Adams: I beg to move That this Assembly has serious concerns about the impact of the British Government’s comprehensive spending review proposals; and calls on the Minister of Finance and Personnel to address these concerns. Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. I also pass on our sympathies and solidarity to the families of John Harrison and Jim Dougal. In proposing the motion, I welcome...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Suicide (12 October 2010)

Gerry Adams: 5. asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety for his assessment of any significant difference in the rates of suicide across constituencies over the last three years and whether he is going to ring-fence funding for suicide prevention and awareness in the 2011-12 financial year. (AQO 287/11)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Suicide (12 October 2010)

Gerry Adams: Go raibh maith agat, a Leas Cheann Comhairle. I thank the Minister for that very clear answer. Is he aware of reports that up to a dozen young people have taken their own lives in the past months, including in recent days? Does he know that there are 30,000 citizens in the Colin area, 52% of whom are under 18, and only one family support worker is available for one day a week? Does he agree...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Disappeared Victims (11 October 2010)

Gerry Adams: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. Tá mé buíoch dár gcairde as an rún thábhachtach seo a chur ar chlár an lae inniu. Aontaím le Dominic Bradley nuair a dúirt sé go gcaithfimid ár ndícheall a dhéanamh ar son na dteaghlach bocht cróga seo. I thank those Members who put the motion on our clár again today....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade and Investment: West Belfast and Greater Shankill Task Forces (5 October 2010)

Gerry Adams: 4. asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to outline her commitment to the full implementation of the West Belfast and Greater Shankill Task Force, in light of the deprivation index published in May 2010.          (AQO 227/11)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade and Investment: West Belfast and Greater Shankill Task Forces (5 October 2010)

Gerry Adams: Go raibh maith agat. Tá mé buíoch den Aire. I thank the Minister for her answer. The Minister will recall that, before the summer, she and I had a positive discussion about the realignment of the task force under OFMDFM. In May 2010, the deprivation index located six out of the 10 areas of most social deprivation in the Shankill and west Belfast.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Enterprise, Trade and Investment: West Belfast and Greater Shankill Task Forces (5 October 2010)

Gerry Adams: Does the Minister agree that there is now an urgent need for a renewed commitment by the Executive to refresh and implement fully the task force report?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members’ Business: Investing in the Social Economy (4 October 2010)

Gerry Adams: Does the Member agree that Broughshane is a really great place?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Social Security Office, Slieveban Drive, Andersonstown (28 September 2010)

Gerry Adams: I do not wish to misrepresent what the Member said, but I found his comments about citizens behaving themselves better in the new benefits centre to be entirely patronising. It misrepresents what people who are subjected to unemployment have to go through sometimes in what is a very difficult process. It may not have been meant the way it sounded, but I think that the Member should reflect on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Regional Development: Belfast Rapid Transit System (27 September 2010)

Gerry Adams: 6. asked the Minister for Regional Development to outline progress in relation to the Belfast rapid transit project and other related projects, including the Belfast city centre management project.  (AQO 139/11)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Regional Development: Belfast Rapid Transit System (27 September 2010)

Gerry Adams: Go raibh maith agat, agus, arís, tá mé iontach buíoch den Aire. A rapid transit system for the west Belfast and greater Shankill area was first proposed in the joint West Belfast Task Force and Greater Shankill Task Force report, and is a commitment in the Programme for Government. Will the Minister outline how he sees the system promoting socio-economic benefits for west...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Social Development: Lower Falls: Regeneration (22 June 2010)

Gerry Adams: Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I am glad of the opportunity to wish the Minister well, and I thank him for our meeting last week, which was wide-ranging and positive. However, at that meeting, he declined to give a clear answer on the demolition and replacement of the Ross Street flats. Will the Minister confirm today that his Department has, since February 2009, been in...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Social Development: Lower Falls: Regeneration (22 June 2010)

Gerry Adams: 3. asked the Minister for Social Development how his Department can provide ‘early wins’ in the lower Falls area of West Belfast to support urban regeneration and community development and ensure social improvement.     (AQO 1470/10)

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