Dáil debates

Tuesday, 28 March 2006

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 2.30 p.m.
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
    Dublin-Monaghan Bombings.
    • Dublin-Monaghan Bombings. (25 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach if he has received a third interim report from the MacEntee commission investigating the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings; the main findings of the report; when...
    • Freedom of Information. (19 speeches)
      Question 7: To ask the Taoiseach the number of freedom of information requests received by his Department during February 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9143/06]
  • Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
    Defence Forces Retirement Scheme.
    • Defence Forces Retirement Scheme. (6 speeches)
      Question 36: To ask the Minister for Defence his plans to extend the retirement age of officers and other ranks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12112/06]
    • Overseas Missions. (9 speeches)
      Question 37: To ask the Minister for Defence if he will provide assurances that any decision taken on whether to commit Irish troops to a new EU peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of...
    • Defence Forces Deployment. (10 speeches)
      Question 38: To ask the Minister for Defence if members of the Defence Forces were engaged as added security on the two recent occasions when US President Bush visited Shannon Airport; the number...
    • Naval Service. (10 speeches)
      Question 39: To ask the Minister for Defence his plans to expand the role of the Naval Service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12113/06]
    • European Defence Agency. (8 speeches)
      Question 40: To ask the Minister for Defence if he will make a statement on the meeting of EU Defence Ministers in Innsbruck, Austria, on 6 and 7 March 2006 during which it was decided to create...
  • Other Questions. (0 speeches)
    Defence Forces Recruitment.
    • Defence Forces Recruitment. (15 speeches)
      Question 41: To ask the Minister for Defence his views on whether the height requirement is the sole obstacle to increasing the number of women applying to join the Defence Forces; if the height...
    • Defence Forces Property. (10 speeches)
      Question 42: To ask the Minister for Defence the amount spent on major capital projects at the Curragh Camp over the past five years; the number of major projects ongoing at the Curragh Camp; and...
  • 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 Hayes — that the...
  • Leaders' Questions. (93 speeches)
    On the issue of the efficiency or inefficiency of the driving tester system, I begin by wishing Mr. Gay Byrne the best of luck in his appointment as chairman of the Road Safety Authority. I thank...
  • 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. I will call on Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.
  • Order of Business. (104 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 10, Criminal Justice Bill 2004 — motion to instruct the committee. It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Dáil shall sit later than...
  • Criminal Justice Bill 2004: Motion. (26 speeches)
    A motion to instruction the committee is a technical procedure to enable a committee in effect to consider amendments wider than the scope of the Bill as passed on Second Stage. However, what...
  • Private Members' Business. (0 speeches)
  • Road Traffic (Mobile Telephony) Bill 2006: Second Stage. (59 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." I wish to share time with Deputies Connaughton, Deenihan, McGinley, Tom Hayes and Pat Breen.
  • Criminal Justice Bill 2004: Motion (Resumed). (22 speeches)
    The following motion was moved by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform on Tuesday, 28 March 2006:
  • Message from Seanad. (1 speech)
    Seanad Éireann has passed the Aviation Bill 2005, without amendment.
  • Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
    Job Losses.
    • Job Losses. (2 speeches)
      I am grateful for the opportunity to raise an important matter on the Adjournment, namely the jobs crisis in Ballina, County Mayo, where the unemployment rate at 11% is twice the national...
    • Irish Sugar. (2 speeches)
      I wish to speak on the imminent closure of the Irish Sugar plant in Mallow, County Cork. The issue is important to me not only because I represent 300 full-time and part-time workers whose jobs...
    • National Flag. (2 speeches)
      I call on the Minister for Education and Science, Deputy Hanafin, to give every primary school a tricolour and a flagpole to mark the 90th anniversary of the Easter 1916 Rising. Not every primary...
    • Departmental Programmes. (2 speeches)
      I thank the office of the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me raise this issue and the Minister for attending to respond. Yesterday, the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Deputy Martin,...