Dáil debates

Thursday, 12 May 2005

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Suspension of Member. (1 speech)
    Before coming to the Order of Business I must deal with a postponed division relating to the suspension of a Member. Yesterday, on the question, "That Deputy Ó Caoláin be suspended from the...
  • 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 the Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.
  • Order of Business. (100 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 12a, motion regarding ministerial rota for parliamentary questions; No 19, Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2005 — Second Stage (resumed); No. 20, Driver Testing and...
  • Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion. (1 speech)
    I move: That, notwithstanding anything in the Resolution of the Dáil of 6th June, 2002, setting out the rota in which Questions to members of the Government are to be asked, Questions for oral...
  • Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2005: Second Stage (Resumed). (134 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2005: Referral to Select Committee. (1 speech)
    I move: That the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on the Environment and Local Government, in accordance with Standing Order 120(1) and paragraph 1(a)(i) of the Orders of Reference of...
  • Driver Testing and Standards Authority Bill 2004: Second Stage (Resumed). (7 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Message from Select Committee. (1 speech)
    The Select Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women's Rights has completed its consideration of the Disability Bill 2004 and has made amendments thereto.
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
  • Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
    Air Services.
    • Air Services. (8 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Minister for Transport his views on whether, in the event of a partial sale of Aer Lingus, it would be possible to include a caveat in the sale agreement to ensure the...
    • Airport Development Projects. (43 speeches)
      Question 2: To ask the Minister for Transport when a Cabinet decision will be taken on the long-promised second terminal for Dublin Airport; if it is his intention that this facility be privately...
    • Public Transport. (14 speeches)
      Question 3: To ask the Minister for Transport when it is intended to introduce an integrated ticketing system into the public transport system. [15718/05]
    • Road Network. (14 speeches)
      Question 5: To ask the Minister for Transport if he will report on the analysis his Department has carried out on the future tolling of the M50. [15771/05]
  • Other Questions. (1 speech)
    I remind the House that supplementary questions and answers are subject to a maximum of one minute each.
    • State Airports. (49 speeches)
      Question 6: To ask the Minister for Transport if, in view of concerns expressed regarding the future of the Great Southern Hotels group, he has had any discussions with the Dublin Airport...
    • Driving Tests. (16 speeches)
      Question 8: To ask the Minister for Transport the numbers of persons awaiting tests at the latest date for which figures are available and the average waiting time in regard to each driver...
    • Airport Security. (24 speeches)
      Question 9: To ask the Minister for Transport the steps being taken to deal with the delays caused to passengers at Dublin Airport arising from the introduction of enhanced security measures; and...
  • Business of Dáil. (3 speeches)
    I wish to draw to the attention of the House that I understood earlier today that I had voted on Second Stage of the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2005. However, it has since been brought to my...
  • 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 Gormley — the series of...
  • Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
    Rail Network.
    • Rail Network. (2 speeches)
      I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to raise this important matter on the adjournment. We have suffered heavily from the failure of successive Governments to ensure balanced regional...
    • Racist Attacks. (2 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for giving me the opportunity to raise this important matter. This week, while speaking to constituents in the Portobello area, I was informed about the spraying of...
    • Irish Prison Service. (14 speeches)
      I refer to the motion on the Adjournment raised by Deputy Gormley, with which I entirely agree. Three weeks ago in the Kevin Street area, an attack occurred on a young gay man who is still in a...