Wednesday, 9 November 2005
- Prelude (0 speeches)
Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
- Leaders' Questions. (81 speeches)
The Taoiseach and his Ministers are prone to answering questions about rip-off with a sense of denial, but I would like to raise a particular issue. My colleague, Deputy Stanton, has conducted...
- Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
- Legislative Programme. (46 speeches)
Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach his Department's legislative priorities for the remainder of the 29th Dáil; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24368/05]
- Cabinet Committees. (33 speeches)
Question 6: To ask the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on social inclusion and drugs last met; and when the next meeting is scheduled. [24375/05]
- Decentralisation Programme. (43 speeches)
Question 12: To ask the Taoiseach the number of staff in his Department, broken down by grade, who have applied to the central applications facility for transfer to locations outside of Dublin...
- Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31. (5 speeches)
I wish to seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the need for the Government to recognise the contribution made by carers to...
- Order of Business. (56 speeches)
It is proposed to take No. 16, statements on the Ferns Report. It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the proceedings on No. 16 shall, if not previously concluded, be...
- Ferns Report: Statements. (18 speeches)
Before calling on the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, I remind the House that, while the names of many individuals are in the public domain, in keeping with the...
- Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed). (0 speeches)
- Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
- Budgetary Process. (10 speeches)
Question 101: To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to introduce innovations in the presentation of the budget Estimates in the procedures by which they are debated, in requirements for...
- Tax Code. (8 speeches)
Question 102: To ask the Minister for Finance the number and percentage of income earners who are paying tax at the higher rate and the standard rate for 2005; the comparative figures for each...
- Fiscal Policy. (6 speeches)
Question 103: To ask the Minister for Finance the measures he has taken since taking office to protect vulnerable borrowers and the economy more generally from excessive levels of indebtedness;...
- Decentralisation Programme. (15 speeches)
Question 104: To ask the Minister for Finance if he has carried out an assessment of the cost of decentralisation and obtained the requisite inputs from the individual Departments and agencies...
- Tax Code. (6 speeches)
Question 105: To ask the Minister for Finance the tax measures in place regarding child care, including reliefs and exemptions for development of facilities; the changes he proposes to make in...
- Other Questions. (0 speeches)
- Official Engagements. (10 speeches)
Question 106: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will report on the 8 November 2005 ECOFIN meeting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32942/05]
- Tax Code. (12 speeches)
Question 107: To ask the Minister for Finance the level of repayments to taxpayers in each of the past three years and to date in 2005; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33125/05]
- Archaeological Sites. (11 speeches)
Question 108: To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to develop and refurbish facilities at Doe Castle, County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33093/05]
- Departmental Appointments. (4 speeches)
Question 109: To ask the Minister for Finance the number and proportion of appointments made by the Top Level Appointments Committee in the past five years of persons outside the public service;...
- 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 Cooper-Flynn — to...
- Ferns Report: Statements (Resumed). (39 speeches)
I will pick up where I concluded. I welcomed the report and asked that everyone take it seriously. I also made the point that this debate is about fairness, but there are many other issues which...
- Private Members' Business. (0 speeches)
Road Safety: Motion (Resumed).
- Road Safety: Motion (Resumed). (30 speeches)
I thank Members of the Opposition for tabling this motion on an important matter but it is based on a false premise. It notes that 323 persons have been killed on our roads in the first ten...
- Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
- State Property. (2 speeches)
I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this very important matter this evening. My purpose in doing so is to establish the situation regarding lands in the ownership of the HSE in...
- Health Services. (5 speeches)
I thank the Ceann Comhairle for the opportunity to raise this important issue. I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Seán Power, and hope he will have a favourable reply for me. Will the...
- Medical Aids and Appliances. (2 speeches)
I thank the Chair for giving me an opportunity to raise this important issue. Cardiac Self-Help Wicklow is a voluntary group that was established in the autumn of 2003 with a view to making...
- Third Level Fees. (2 speeches)
I thank the Ceann Comhairle for giving me an opportunity to raise this issue which is of importance to the students of Donegal and all the Border counties, in particular, as well as the rest of...