Dáil debates

Tuesday, 1 February 2005

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 2.30 p.m.
  • Visit of Mongolian Delegation. (1 speech)
    Before proceeding with the business today, I would like to offer a céad míle fáilte, a most sincere welcome to Dáil Éireann to the Speaker of the Parliament of Mongolia, Mr. Nambar...
  • Business of Dáil: Motion. (1 speech)
    I move: That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, questions to the Minister for Finance will take place on the conclusion of questions to the Minister of State, Deputy Kitt, and shall...
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
    Information Society.
    • Information Society. (19 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach the recent work that has been carried out in his Department to review the Government's information society policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
  • Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
    Expenditure Review Initiative.
    • Expenditure Review Initiative. (13 speeches)
      Question 3: To ask the Minister for Finance if he has satisfied himself with the progress under the expenditure review initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2791/05]
    • Tax Code. (10 speeches)
      Question 4: To ask the Minister for Finance if a preliminary finding has been received from the European Commission that this country's tax exemption for income from stallion fees is in breach of...
    • Tax Collection. (29 speeches)
      Question 5: To ask the Minister for Finance if and the way in which arrangements will be changed for taxpayers who overpay tax. [2789/05]
    • Flood Relief. (10 speeches)
      Question 7: To ask the Minister for Finance his plans for anti-flood measures in the Dublin city area for 2005; the funding that has been allocated for this work; when agreement will be reached...
  • Other Questions. (0 speeches)
    Proposed Legislation.
    • Proposed Legislation. (12 speeches)
      Question 8: To ask the Minister for Finance if his attention has been drawn to comments made by a person (details supplied) in which it was suggested that the law should be changed to make it an...
    • Financial Services Regulation. (4 speeches)
      Question 9: To ask the Minister for Finance if he has satisfied himself with the manner in which unclaimed bank drafts are handled by the banking sector. [2544/05]
    • Budgetary Process. (6 speeches)
      Question 10: To ask the Minister for Finance the way in which he would like to see the budgetary cycle change to provide a more meaningful process for debating options and for delivering results....
    • Tax Code. (11 speeches)
      Question 11: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on whether additional caps should be introduced in respect of certain tax reliefs in order that they not be used to eliminate the tax...
    • Decentralisation Programme. (8 speeches)
      Question 12: To ask the Minister for Finance the deadlines to which the different phases of decentralisation are now operating; and the status of elements which have not been included in any of...
    • Tax Code. (10 speeches)
      Question 13: To ask the Minister for Finance if the termination dates set out in the Finance Act 2004 for various property-based schemes are subject to review under the public consultation which...
  • 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 Lynch — the reasons for...
  • Leaders' Questions. (40 speeches)
    Last week the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform announced the decision of the Government to site a new prison complex on a site at Thorntown, County Dublin, and also to transfer the...
  • Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31. (7 speeches)
    Before the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31. I will call the Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.
  • Order of Business. (72 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 15, Disability Bill 2004 — Second Stage, resumed, and No. 1, Dormant Accounts (Amendment) Bill 2004 [Seanad] — Second Stage. Private Members' business shall be No....
  • Disability Bill 2004: Second Stage (Resumed). (20 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time".
  • Private Members' Business. (0 speeches)
    Agri-food Sector: Motion.
    • Agri-food Sector: Motion. (28 speeches)
      I move: That Dáil Éireann: —recognises that the single farm payment will dramatically change production practices in Irish farming; —acknowledges that agricultural exports are currently...
  • Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
    Hospital Services.
    • Hospital Services. (4 speeches)
      I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this important issue on the Adjournment tonight and the Minister for coming in to answer, I hope, positively. Several people have...
    • Job Losses. (3 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me raise this issue. I wish to share one minute of my time with Deputy Cregan, my colleague from west Limerick, to give him an opportunity to tell us what...
    • Prisons Building Programme. (6 speeches)
      I intend no reflection on the Minister of State, Deputy Tim O'Malley, but I would have liked to see the Minister, Deputy McDowell, present. I do not believe the latter has graced the floor of the...