Dáil debates

Tuesday, 23 November 2004

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Leas-Cheann Comhairle i gceannas ar 2.30 p.m.
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
    Proposed Legislation.
    • Proposed Legislation. (14 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach if the approval of the Attorney General was sought by his Department in regard to the subcontracting out to private firms of the drafting of legislation; the...
    • National Security. (32 speeches)
      Question 4: To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on the recent work of the high-level group established within his Department in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001; and...
  • Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
    Fiscal Policy.
    • Fiscal Policy. (20 speeches)
      Question 58: To ask the Minister for Finance if he is satisfied that the extra tax collected in the past seven years is delivering value for money through the spending increases they were used to...
    • Tax Yield. (11 speeches)
      Question 59: To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to recent figures showing that in 2001, 41 persons earning more than €500,000, including 11 earning more than €1...
    • Financial Services Regulation. (10 speeches)
      Question 60: To ask the Minister for Finance the action he proposes to take in response to the endowment policy scandal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30294/04]
    • Tax Code. (17 speeches)
      Question 61: To ask the Minister for Finance if he is satisfied with the tax treatment of the housing sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30129/04]
  • Other Questions. (0 speeches)
    Tax Collection.
    • Tax Collection. (17 speeches)
      Question 63: To ask the Minister for Finance if he has considered the possibility of introducing refundable tax credits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29985/04]
    • Decentralisation Programme. (17 speeches)
      Question 64: To ask the Minister for Finance if he intends to use budget 2005 to make further announcements on decentralisation. [29917/04]
    • Tax Code. (10 speeches)
      Question 65: To ask the Minister for Finance if he is satisfied all persons eligible for tax relief are receiving the relief to which they are entitled under medical relief, rent paid to private...
    • Tax Collection. (4 speeches)
      Question 66: To ask the Minister for Finance the progress made by the Revenue Commissioners into allegations that tax improprieties may surround trust operations in a bank (details supplied) in...
  • 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 Michael Moynihan — the...
  • Leaders' Questions. (26 speeches)
    Last year the Taoiseach told the IMI: "We will keep down personal and business taxes in order to strengthen and maintain the competitive position of the Irish economy." We were told that the...
  • Resignation of Member. (3 speeches)
    I announce for the information of the House that I received a communication from Deputy McCreevy in regard to his appointment as a member of the Commission of European Community and to advise the...
  • Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31. (9 speeches)
    Before coming to the Order of Business, I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31 and will call on the Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my...
  • Order of Business. (71 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 10, motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the amendments to the Convention establishing the European Telecommunications Satellite Organisation (back from...
  • European Conventions: Motions. (2 speeches)
    I move: That Dáil Éireann approves the amendments, approved in May 1999 by the Assembly of Parties of the European Telecommunications Satellite Organisation, to the convention establishing the...
  • Council of Europe Development Bank Bill 2004: Order for Report Stage. (1 speech)
    I move: "That Report Stage be taken now."
  • Council of Europe Development Bank Bill 2004: Report and Final Stages. (33 speeches)
    Amendment No. 1 is in the name of Deputy Burton. Amendment Nos. 2 to 6, inclusive, are related. Amendments No. 1 to 6, inclusive, will be taken together.
  • Health Bill 2004: Order for Second Stage. (1 speech)
    I move: "That Second Stage be taken now."
  • Health Bill 2004: Second Stage. (2 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." I am pleased to introduce the Second Stage of the Health Bill 2004 to the House. This is an historic piece of legislation. It provides for the...
  • Private Members' Business. (0 speeches)
  • Roads Infrastructure: Motion. (47 speeches)
    I move: That Dáil Éireann, considering: —the necessity to improve transport links along the Cavan-Dublin corridor; —the importance of the Hill of Tara national monument and its environs;...
  • Health Bill 2004: Second Stage (Resumed). (54 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
    Hospital Services.
    • Hospital Services. (2 speeches)
      I am very grateful for the opportunity to raise this important matter on the Adjournment. There is a limit on the recruitment of whole-time equivalents, WTEs, such that the health board is...
    • Job Losses. (4 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for choosing the issue of job losses at Barford Meats Limited in Carrickmacross for debate on the Adjournment. I met worker representatives and the union representing...
    • Food Safety Standards. (2 speeches)
      I thank the Chair for selecting this matter for discussion. When I realised what time this would be dealt with I thought that perhaps I would be live on "Oireachtas Report". I do not know whether...