Dáil debates

Thursday, 23 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. (26 speeches)
    Before coming to the Order of Business, I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31. I will call on the Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.
  • Order of Business. (137 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 10, motion re presentation and circulation of Revised Estimates 2006; No. 10a, motion re referral to Select Committee of proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the...
  • Presentation of Estimates: Motion. (1 speech)
    I move: That notwithstanding Standing Order 152(1) or (2) of the Standing Orders of Dáil Éireann relative to public business, Revised Estimates for the Public Services for the year ending 31...
  • Finance Act 2004 (Section 91) (Deferred Surrender to the Central Fund) Order 2006: Referral to Select Committee. (1 speech)
    I move: That the proposal that Dáil Éireann approve the following Order in draft: Finance Act (Section 91) (Deferred Surrender to the Central Fund) Order 2006, copies of which have been laid in...
  • EU Regulations: Referral to Joint Committee. (1 speech)
    I move: That the proposals that Dáil Éireann approve, in accordance with Article 29.4.6° of Bunreacht na hÉireann, the exercise by the State of the option, provided by Article 3 of the fourth...
  • Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Bill 2006: Second Stage (Resumed). (46 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Message from Select Committee. (1 speech)
    The Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service has completed its consideration of the Finance Bill 2006 and has made amendments thereto.
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
  • Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
    Overseas Missions.
    • Overseas Missions. (19 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Minister for Defence the discussions he or his Department has held to date with potential EU battle group partners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7506/06]
    • Defence Forces Recruitment. (4 speeches)
      Question 4: To ask the Minister for Defence the level of female membership of all units of the Defence Forces; the steps he will take to encourage more women to join the Defence Forces; and if he...
    • Defence Forces Inquiry. (6 speeches)
      Question 5: To ask the Minister for Defence the new investigation into the death of Army Private Kevin Barrett in Lebanon seven years ago; if he has met the Barrett family to discuss details of...
    • Commemorative Events. (58 speeches)
      Question 6: To ask the Minister for Defence the preparations his Department is taking for the military parade on 16 April 2006 to mark the 1916 Easter Rising 90th commemoration; if he will march...
    • Defence Forces Recruitment. (6 speeches)
      Question 7: To ask the Minister for Defence what efforts are being made to evolve the Defence Forces into an ethnically diverse military; his views on whether it is necessary to target...
    • National Emergency Plan. (14 speeches)
      Question 8: To ask the Minister for Defence if he will report on the February 2006 meeting of the task force on emergency planning that he chairs. [7482/06]
  • Message from Seanad. (1 speech)
    Seanad Éireann has passed the Irish Medicines Board (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2005, and the Teaching Council (Amendment) Bill 2006, 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 Neville — Adare...
  • Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
    Cancer Screening Programme.
    • Cancer Screening Programme. (8 speeches)
      I am grateful to the Ceann Comhairle for providing me with the opportunity to raise this very important matter. We all agree breast cancer is a terrible killer. There is no known way to prevent...
    • Transfer Orders. (6 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for giving me the opportunity to raise this especially sensitive matter on the Adjournment. It has been the subject of several parliamentary questions over recent...
    • Garda Investigations. (2 speeches)
      I raised this issue previously in the House. A young man was taken into Garda custody in Store Street Garda station on 2 June. He was taken from the station unconscious to the Mater Hospital on...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes. (9 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for the opportunity to raise this important issue and the Minister of State for responding. Since I became a Member of this House in 1997, I have consistently raised...