Dáil debates

Thursday, 24 November 2005

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31. (6 speeches)
    Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31.
  • Order of Business. (208 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 27, Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Bill 2005 — Second Stage (resumed), to adjourn at 1.30 p.m. if not previously concluded; and No. 1, Registration of Deeds...
  • Climate Change Targets Bill 2005: First Stage. (5 speeches)
    I move: That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to safeguard the fulfilment of our obligations to meet climate change targets.
  • Order of Business (Resumed). (23 speeches)
    Deputy Durkan, on a point of order.
  • Message from Select Committee. (1 speech)
    The Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service has completed its consideration of Committee Stage of the Statute Law Revision (Pre-1922) Bill 2004 and has made amendments thereto.
  • Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Bill 2005: Second Stage (Resumed). (25 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Registration of Deeds and Title Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Second Stage. (78 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." I regret that the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Deputy McDowell, is unable to be here owing to another commitment but I welcome...
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
  • Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
    Air Services.
    • Air Services. (11 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Minister for Transport his views on the impact of the reformed bilateral aviation agreement between Ireland and the US on Irish airlines and airports; and if he will make a...
    • Road Traffic Regulations. (10 speeches)
      Question 2: To ask the Minister for Transport if he will report on the implications for the banning of so-called super-trucks in view of the November 2005 European Court of Justice ruling on such...
    • Road Safety. (4 speeches)
      Question 3: To ask the Minister for Transport when he intends to implement a single body with ultimate responsibility for road safety. [35795/05]
    • Public Transport. (14 speeches)
      Question 4: To ask the Minister for Transport the progress made by his Department in developing a public transport commission; the date same will be operational; the functions and duties of the...
    • Rail Services. (8 speeches)
      Question 5: To ask the Minister for Transport the way in which he proposes to open up the rail freight market to competition; his policy in relation to the subsidisation of rail freight...
  • Other Questions. (0 speeches)
    Road Network.
    • Road Network. (26 speeches)
      Question 6: To ask the Minister for Transport the improved transport links he intends to put in place in the Shannon region to improve access routes to Shannon Airport; and if he will make a...
    • Road Safety. (9 speeches)
      Question 7: To ask the Minister for Transport the level of staffing he envisages for the proposed new driving standards and road safety authority; the way in which this authority will be...
    • Air Services. (13 speeches)
      Question 8: To ask the Minister for Transport the precise measures he will use to ameliorate the negative economic impact on the mid-west region as a result of the ending of the Shannon stopover;...
    • Rail Services. (28 speeches)
      Question 9: To ask the Minister for Transport the measures he has put in place to the operators' licences and for the allocation of rail track access in a fair and unbiased manner following his...
    • Road Safety. (15 speeches)
      Question 10: To ask the Minister for Transport his views on whether a greater than recognised number of road traffic accidents are due to road conditions; the steps he is taking to ensure that...
  • 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...
  • Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
    Corrib Gas Project.
    • Corrib Gas Project. (8 speeches)
      Two days ago there was a report by an independent American consultant conducted by the Centre for Public Inquiry. The report spelt out that to proceed with the Corrib Gas project as laid down...
    • Gender-Based Violence. (2 speeches)
      Tomorrow marks the beginning of 16 days of activism to eliminate all forms of violence against women. While to some this may seem a lofty ideal, if we do not aspire to this noble goal how can we...
    • Public Facilities Access. (13 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for giving me the opportunity to raise this issue. The Taoiseach and the Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism must answer questions as to why the National Aquatic...
    • Planning Issues. (2 speeches)
      I appreciate the opportunity to discuss this important issue, which relates to the perceived independence of a State body, An Bord Pleanála. It is vital, in the interests of proper planning and...