Dáil debates

Wednesday, 5 October 2005

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Leaders' Questions. (134 speeches)
    I want to return to the issue of the failed €150 million PPARS computer system which the Taoiseach defended in the House yesterday. Before raising a number of matters to which the Taoiseach...
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
    Social Partnership Agreement.
    • Social Partnership Agreement. (50 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on the implementation of the programme for Sustaining Progress; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24220/05]
  • Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy. (17 speeches)
    I am pleased that Noreen, the wife of the late Liam Burke, as well as his sisters Mary and Kitty are in the distinguished visitors' gallery today. They are welcome, although I know that it is an...
  • Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31. (4 speeches)
    Before coming to the Order of Business, I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31.
  • Order of Business. (51 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 22, Social Welfare Consolidation Bill — Order for Second Stage and Second Stage, to adjourn after two hours, if not previously concluded; No. 1, Interpretation Bill...
  • Social Welfare Consolidation Bill 2005: Order for Second Stage. (1 speech)
    I move: "That Second Stage be taken now."
  • Social Welfare Consolidation Bill 2005: Second Stage. (7 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." I am very pleased to introduce this Bill to the House. It is important and unique legislation. Social welfare legislation was consolidated on...
  • Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed). (0 speeches)
  • Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
    Tax Collection.
    • Tax Collection. (16 speeches)
      Question 79: To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to deal with non-compliance with tax obligations in the construction industry. [27017/05]
    • Public Finances. (13 speeches)
      Question 81: To ask the Minister for Finance the amount of current budget surplus on revenue accounts for each year from 1998 to 2004 in accordance with Irish and European accounting procedures;...
    • Tax Yield. (18 speeches)
      Question 82: To ask the Minister for Finance the extra revenue generated per month for the Exchequer from the surge in energy prices; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27016/05]
    • Tax Code. (11 speeches)
      Question 83: To ask the Minister for Finance if he has received a report from the Chairman of the Revenue Commissioners on the monitoring the Chairman had been asked to undertake of the...
  • Other Questions. (0 speeches)
    Tax Code.
    • Tax Code. (16 speeches)
      Question 84: To ask the Minister for Finance the Government's attitude to plans of the EU tax Commissioner to deal with vehicle registration tax. [26662/05]
    • Decentralisation Programme. (37 speeches)
      Question 85: To ask the Minister for Finance the list of properties which have been purchased, leased or where contracts to purchase or lease have been entered into arising from the Government's...
    • Economic Growth. (7 speeches)
      Question 86: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will make a statement on his Department's recently published economic review and outlook for 2005. [26628/05]
  • 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 Catherine Murphy — the...
  • Social Welfare Consolidation Bill 2005: Second Stage (Resumed). (31 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 motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann for a decision of the European...
  • Interpretation Bill 2000: From the Seanad (50 speeches)
    The Dáil went into Committee to consider amendments from the Seanad.
  • Railway Safety Bill 2001: Order for Report Stage. (1 speech)
    I move: "That Report Stage be taken now."
  • Railway Safety Bill 2001: Motion to Recommit. (38 speeches)
    The Minister for Transport has indicated his intention to move to recommit the Bill in its entirety and on the assumption that his motion will be agreed by the House, the accompanying brief has...
  • Railway Safety Bill 2001: Report Stage. (199 speeches)
    I wish to inform the House that arising from the decision to recommit the entire Bill, amendments Nos. 1 and 2 on the published list, being amendments to the Long Title, will be dealt with at...
  • Private Members' Business. (0 speeches)
  • Report of Comptroller and Auditor General: Motion (Resumed). (81 speeches)
    The following motion was moved by Deputy Burton on Tuesday, 4 October 2005:
  • Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
    Health Services.
    • Health Services. (4 speeches)
      I raise this issue after the family involved has exhausted every avenue in trying to seek a resolution to it. The background to the case, with which I believe the Tánaiste if not the Minister of...
  • Hospital Services. (2 speeches)
    This night three weeks ago a large public meeting was held in Clonmel on hospital services for the county. As the Minister of State, Deputy Tim O'Malley knows, the issue has been outstanding for...
  • Social Welfare Benefits. (5 speeches)
    I wish to share time with Deputy Quinn.
    • Crime Levels. (2 speeches)
      I thank the Acting Chairman, Deputy Costello, and the Ceann Comhairle for giving me an opportunity to raise this issue on the Adjournment. The rise of anti-social behaviour in our towns and...