Dáil debates

Tuesday, 18 May 2004

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 2.30 p.m.
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
    Committee on Social Inclusion.
    • Committee on Social Inclusion. (45 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on social inclusion last met. [10499/04]
    • Official Engagements. (47 speeches)
      Question 3: To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on his recent contacts with other EU Heads of Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12538/04]
  • Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
    Special Educational Needs.
    • Special Educational Needs. (4 speeches)
      Question 32: To ask the Minister for Education and Science the number of applications for special educational resources with his Department; the timescale for processing these applications; and...
    • School Enrolment. (8 speeches)
      Question 33: To ask the Minister for Education and Science his plans to address the situation in Limerick whereby 49 children from disadvantaged areas have no secondary school to attend due to...
    • Residential Institutions Redress Scheme. (4 speeches)
      Question 34: To ask the Minister for Education and Science if he plans to review and amend the Residential Institutions Redress Act 2002 to address issues raised by a person (details supplied)...
    • Education Schemes. (6 speeches)
      Question 35: To ask the Minister for Education and Science the standing of the early start programme; if there has been expansion of the service since 1997; his plans for developing and expanding...
    • Higher Education. (6 speeches)
      Question 36: To ask the Minister for Education and Science the progress which has been made on the HEA report on third level colleges in view of the fact that essential refurbishment and...
  • Other Questions. (0 speeches)
    Departmental Costs.
    • Departmental Costs. (22 speeches)
      Question 37: To ask the Minister for Education and Science if his Department intends to recoup the costs associated with the production of information briefing packs prepared for candidates of a...
    • State Examinations. (8 speeches)
      Question 38: To ask the Minister for Education and Science his views on the statement of the general secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland as reported in a newspaper...
  • 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 McGuinness — the urgent...
  • Leaders' Questions. (28 speeches)
    I wish to raise a matter to which we referred last week. The Taoiseach claimed that the Provisional IRA could not be persuaded to end its activities without the release of the murderers of...
  • Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31. (7 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. (65 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 17, Maritime Security Bill 2004 [Seanad] — Second Stage (resumed); and No. 4, International Criminal Court Bill 2003 — Order for Second Stage and Second Stage....
  • Maritime Security Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed). (8 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Maritime Security Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Referral to Select Committee. (1 speech)
    I move: That the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources in accordance with Standing Order 120(1) and paragraph 1(a)(i) of the Orders of Reference...
  • International Criminal Court Bill 2003: Order for Second Stage. (1 speech)
    Bill entitled an Act to provide for the punishment by courts in the State and by courts-martial of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other offences within the jurisdiction of the...
  • International Criminal Court Bill 2003: Second Stage. (3 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." The purpose of this Bill is to give effect in Irish law to the provisions of the Statute of the International Criminal Court done at Rome on 17...
  • Message from Select Committee. (1 speech)
    The Select Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights has completed its consideration of the Maternity Protection (Amendment) Bill 2003, and has made amendments thereto.
  • Private Members' Business. (0 speeches)
  • Rights of People with Disabilities: Motion. (84 speeches)
    I move: That Dáil Éireann: —affirming the rights of people with disabilities as equal citizens of the State; —supporting the recent call by the members of the Commission on the Status of...
  • Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
    Departmental Bodies.
    • Departmental Bodies. (2 speeches)
      In 2002, Dr. Michael Ryan was appointed chairman of the Civil Defence Board by the then Minister of State at the Department of Defence and Government Chief Whip, Deputy Brennan. Speaking of the...
    • Special Educational Needs. (4 speeches)
      I raise this matter in the context of the serious difficulties parents of autistic children in Kilkenny and my constituency generally have had in obtaining an assessment and discovering where on...
    • Foster Care. (2 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this matter. In Chapter 2 of her annual report for 2003, the Ombudsman states: This complaint against the South Western Area Health Board in...