Dáil debates

Tuesday, 4 May 2004

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 2.30 p.m.
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
    Commissions of Inquiry.
    • Commissions of Inquiry. (39 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach when he expects to receive the report of Mr. Justice Barron dealing with the Dundalk and Belturbet bombings and the murder of a person (details supplied); the...
    • Freedom of Information. (12 speeches)
      Question 9: To ask the Taoiseach the number of freedom of information requests received by his Department during February 2004; the way in which this figure compares with the same month in 2003;...
    • Constitutional Amendments. (34 speeches)
      Question 11: To ask the Taoiseach if referenda are being planned for 2004; if so, the nature of those referenda and the timescale involved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8593/04]
  • Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
    Public Transport Regulation.
    • Public Transport Regulation. (10 speeches)
      Question 40: To ask the Minister for Transport when he intends to update the Road Transport Act 1932; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12728/04]
    • Light Rail Project. (20 speeches)
      Question 41: To ask the Minister for Transport if, in view of the very high cost of building a metro and the need for high passenger numbers to make it viable, he will consider selecting a route...
    • Road Traffic Offences. (4 speeches)
      Question 42: To ask the Minister for Transport if he will address concerns that the penalty points system is not being implemented in an effective manner. [12557/04]
    • Rail Safety. (23 speeches)
      Question 43: To ask the Minister for Transport when the railway safety commission will be established; if he has satisfied himself with the current arrangements; and if he will make a statement...
  • Other Questions. (0 speeches)
    Aviation Matters.
    • Aviation Matters. (25 speeches)
      Question 45: To ask the Minister for Transport the extent to which he has had recent discussions with Aer Rianta or Aer Lingus with reference to the future of air transport; and if he will make a...
    • Driver Licensing System. (15 speeches)
      Question 46: To ask the Minister for Transport his proposals for a review of the provisional driver licence system; when he expects the review to be completed; when he expects to have proposals...
  • Adjournment Debate Matters. (1 speech)
    I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 21 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Durkan — the issue of...
  • Leaders' Questions. (111 speeches)
    The report of the commission on electronic voting has highlighted the arrogance and incompetence of the Government and was a devastating indictment of the Minister for the Environment, Heritage...
  • Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31. (10 speeches)
    Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31. I will call on Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.
  • Order of Business. (119 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 8, motion re Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions; and No. 17, Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2004 — Order for Report and Report and Final Stages. It is proposed,...
  • Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion. (1 speech)
    I move: That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or in the Resolution of the Dáil of 6 June, 2002, setting out the rota in which questions to members of the Government are to be asked,...
  • Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2004: Order for Report Stage. (31 speeches)
    I move: "That Report Stage be taken now."
  • Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2004: Report Stage. (120 speeches)
    I move: That, having regard to the findings of the Commission on Electronic Voting on the secrecy, accuracy and testing of the chosen electronic voting system, the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2004...
  • Messages from Select Committees. (1 speech)
    The Select Committee on Health and Children has completed its consideration of the following Revised Estimate for Public Services for the year ending 31 December 2004: Vote 33 — Department of...
  • Private Members' Business. (0 speeches)
    Hospital Waiting Lists: Motion.
    • Hospital Waiting Lists: Motion. (122 speeches)
      I move: That Dáil Éireann: —notes that this week marks the deadline for the ending of hospital waiting lists following the commitment given by the Taoiseach, the Minister for Finance and the...
  • Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
    Schools Refurbishment.
    • Schools Refurbishment. (4 speeches)
      I assume the Minister for Health and Children, Deputy Martin, is taking this debate. I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle for allowing me raise this matter, which pertains to the need to refurbish...
    • Hospital Accommodation. (2 speeches)
      At a time when the Government is planning a pre-local election spending spree on health, which would see the opening of hundreds of new beds, the appointment of up to 1,500 additional staff and...
    • Córais Uisce agus Séarachais. (4 speeches)
      Gabhaim buíochas leis an Leas-Cheann Comhairle, as cead a thabhairt dom an cheist phráinneach seo faoi chúrsaí uisce a ardú. Deirtear in eagrán an lae inniu den nuachtán Lá gur tháinig...