Dáil debates

Thursday, 16 February 2006

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Leas-Cheann Comhairle i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31. (8 speeches)
    Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31.
  • Order of Business. (133 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 8a, Finance Bill 2006 — allocation of time motion for Select Committee; No. 8b, Finance Bill 2006 — Financial Resolutions; No. 1a, Teaching Council (Amendment) Bill...
  • Greyhound Industry (Doping Regulation) Bill 2006: First Stage. (5 speeches)
    I move: That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for the independent control of doping within the greyhound industry and to establish an independent regulatory appeals...
  • Message from Select Committee. (1 speech)
    The Select Committee on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources has completed its consideration of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Bill 2005, and has made amendments thereto.
  • Finance Bill 2006: Allocation of Time Motion. (1 speech)
    I move: That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders: (1) The proceedings in the Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service on the Finance Bill 2006 shall be brought to a conclusion...
  • Finance Bill 2006: Financial Resolutions. (1 speech)
    I move the following Resolutions: 1. THAT section 848A of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (No. 39 of 1997), which is concerned with the scheme of tax relief for donations to approved bodies, be...
  • Teaching Council (Amendment) Bill 2006: Second and Subsequent Stages. (12 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." I am pleased to bring this Bill to the House. This Bill is very short and consists of a number of amendments to the Teaching Council Act 2001....
  • Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) Bill 2005 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed). (13 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) Bill 2005 [Seanad]: Referral to Select Committee. (1 speech)
    I move: That the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on Transport in accordance with Standing Order 120(1) and paragraph 1(a)(i) of the Orders of Reference of that committee.
  • Building Control Bill 2005: Second Stage (Resumed). (13 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
  • Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
    Sugar Industry.
    • Sugar Industry. (14 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Minister for Agriculture and Food the legal entitlements to the €145 million sugar restructuring fund; the procedure for the relinquishing of sugar quota; and if she will...
    • Beef Exports. (12 speeches)
      Question 2: To ask the Minister for Agriculture and Food her views on whether a guarantee that equivalent standards apply in a non-EU country is equivalent to the standards that apply in EU...
    • Farm Waste Management. (31 speeches)
      Question 3: To ask the Minister for Agriculture and Food her proposals to address the threat posed to pig and poultry farming and mushroom production by the maximum nitrogen and phosphorus...
    • Genetically Modified Organisms. (9 speeches)
      Question 5: To ask the Minister for Agriculture and Food the value of the potato seed industry here, including separately domestic sales and export sales; if her Department has carried out a...
  • Other Questions. (0 speeches)
    EU Directives.
    • EU Directives. (46 speeches)
      Question 6: To ask the Minister for Agriculture and Food the discussions she has had with the EU Commission and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government regarding a...
    • Alternative Energy Projects. (13 speeches)
      Question 8: To ask the Minister for Agriculture and Food if she is satisfied that Ireland is meeting its obligations on biofuel production; the role of the agriculture industry in meeting this...
    • Food Labelling. (16 speeches)
      Question 9: To ask the Minister for Agriculture and Food if, in the aftermath of the Common Agricultural Policy and World Trade Organisation reforms, she is satisfied about the security and...
  • Message from Seanad. (1 speech)
    Seanad Éireann has passed the University College Galway (Amendment) Bill 2005 without amendment.
  • 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 Pat Breen — the need to...
  • Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
    Health Services.
    • Health Services. (2 speeches)
      I thank the Office of the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this important matter which concerns the provision of dialysis facilities in the south-eastern region. The need for someone to...
    • Rail Network. (2 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Transport who is to reply to my query on the western rail link. With the increase in congestion on our roads, trucks clogging up traffic on...
    • National Car Test. (2 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State for attending and congratulate him on his change of portfolio. I wish him well in his new posting. I thank the Ceann Comhairle for facilitating this opportunity on...
    • Office of Director of Public Prosecutions. (2 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Gallagher, and congratulate him on his appointment to a new position. I am seeking a review of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1974, which established the...