Dáil debates

Tuesday, 2 November 2004

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 2.30 p.m.
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
    Legislative Programme.
    • Legislative Programme. (30 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach his Department's legislative priorities for the remainder of the Dáil; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21326/04]
    • Northern Ireland Issues. (52 speeches)
      Question 6: To ask the Taoiseach when he last met the British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair; when he expects to next meet him; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21328/04]
  • Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
    Aer Lingus.
    • Aer Lingus. (7 speeches)
      Question 111: To ask the Minister for Transport his views on the full or partial privatisation of Aer Lingus; the Government's position with regard to the future development of Aer Lingus; when a...
    • Traffic Management. (11 speeches)
      Question 112: To ask the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to the recent report produced by IBEC which found that traffic congestion had got worse in Dublin over the past two...
    • Road Network. (26 speeches)
      Question 113: To ask the Minister for Transport the position regarding the construction of the Dublin Port tunnel, particularly regarding the height of the tunnel, delays in construction, the...
    • Heavy Goods Vehicles. (6 speeches)
      Question 115: To ask the Minister for Transport the research which has been done on the impact of supercube trucks on roadways. [26992/04]
  • Other Questions. (0 speeches)
    Public Transport.
    • Public Transport. (15 speeches)
      Question 116: To ask the Minister for Transport the position with regard to discussions between his Department and trade unions representing workers in CIE on the future of the company; and if he...
    • Rail Accidents. (9 speeches)
      Question 117: To ask the Minister for Transport if he has received a report regarding the investigation into the accident involving two Luas trams at St. Stephen's Green on 17 September 2004 in...
  • Public Transport. (8 speeches)
    Question 118: To ask the Minister for Transport the infrastructure projects under his Department's remit, current, planned or proposed, which will be funded by PPPs; and if he will make a...
  • 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 Ring — calling on the...
  • Leaders' Questions. (21 speeches)
    Ten days ago this House united in the common objective of pleading with the captors of Margaret Hassan for her early release to the safety, comfort and love of her family. I thank the Taoiseach...
  • Resignation of Member. (1 speech)
    I wish to announce for the information of the House that I received the following communication from Deputy John Bruton yesterday, 1 November. Dear Ceann Comhairle, I write to inform you that I...
  • Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31. (20 speeches)
    Before coming to the Order of Business, I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31 and I will call the Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.
  • Order of Business. (65 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 12, Irish Nationality and Citizenship Bill 2004 — Second Stage (resumed); No. 13, Water Services Bill 2003 [Seanad] — Second Stage (resumed); and No. 3,...
  • Irish Nationality and Citizenship Bill 2004: Second Stage (Resumed). (21 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Private Members' Business. (0 speeches)
  • Child Care: Motion. (33 speeches)
    I move: That Dáil Éireann, —noting that —over five years since the publication of the national child care strategy, child care provision is still, in the words of the strategy,...
  • Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
    Medical Smart Cards.
    • Medical Smart Cards. (2 speeches)
      We are in the midst of reform of the health service and it is hoped this reform will take many different shapes and sizes. I welcome the fact that information technology or IT services will be...
    • Public Nursing Homes. (2 speeches)
      I am delighted the Minister of State is present and I hope he will be able to provide answers on this important issue. Since 2001 the Government has illegally charged thousands of elderly...
    • Flood Relief. (5 speeches)
      I am glad of the opportunity to raise the matter of the urgent need for the early implementation of the flood relief programme for Fermoy, County Cork, which was approved following public...
    • Asbestos Waste. (4 speeches)
      I wish to share my time with Deputies Cooper-Flynn and Cowley. I was surprised last Sunday evening to receive a message on my telephone that it was proposed to unveil a new proposal for thermal...