Dáil debates

Wednesday, 3 May 2006

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 2.30 p.m.
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
  • Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
    Port Development.
    • Port Development. (8 speeches)
      Question 64: To ask the Minister for Transport if he will outline national policy on the development of Irish ports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16526/06]
    • Road Safety. (11 speeches)
      Question 65: To ask the Minister for Transport the action his Department will take to introduce mandatory fitting of cyclops mirrors to all heavy goods vehicles as part of the annual road...
    • Public Transport. (11 speeches)
      Question 66: To ask the Minister for Transport his views on the results of the Dublin Bus network review in terms of the number of buses that are required; if he is working or plans to work...
    • Air Services. (19 speeches)
      Question 68: To ask the Minister for Transport his proposals to safeguard national transport interests in the context of the proposed sale of Aer Lingus. [16564/06]
  • Other Questions. (0 speeches)
    Air Services.
    • Air Services. (43 speeches)
      Question 69: To ask the Minister for Transport the guarantees or undertaking he will give to employees of Aer Lingus at Shannon Airport post-privatisation, in view of the fact that Aer Lingus has...
    • Public Transport. (30 speeches)
      Question 70: To ask the Minister for Transport the public transport operators that are ready to facilitate the introduction of integrated ticketing in the Dublin area; the reason for the delay in...
    • Regional Airports. (6 speeches)
      Question 71: To ask the Minister for Transport his views on whether Knock international airport is one of Ireland's international airports; if he will support an investment programme for the...
    • State Airports. (6 speeches)
      Question 72: To ask the Minister for Transport if he is satisfied with the delay in the publication of the business plans of the three State airports; the progress made in establishing each one...
  • Leaders' Questions. (146 speeches)
    Last week the House debated the sorry state of the electoral register. It is the fundamental duty of each individual to ensure they are registered on the register of electors but, in practice,...
  • Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed). (0 speeches)
    Departmental Bodies.
    • Departmental Bodies. (50 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on the March 2006 meeting of the cross-departmental team on infrastructure and public private partnerships; and if he will make a statement on...
  • Adjournment Debate Matters. (1 speech)
    An Ceann Comhairle: 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...
  • 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.
  • Message from Seanad. (1 speech)
    Seanad Éireann has passed the Registration of Deeds and Title Bill 2004, without amendment.
  • Order of Business. (35 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 11, motion re Sea Pollution (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2003 [Seanad]; No. 16, Employment Permits Bill 2005 — Report Stage, resumed; and No. 17, National Sports...
  • Sea Pollution (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2003 [Seanad]: Motion. (1 speech)
    I move: That the order of the Dáil of 3 June 2004 referring the Sea Pollution (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2003 [Seanad], to the Select Committee on Communications, Marine and Natural...
  • Employment Permits Bill 2005: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage. (147 speeches)
    We resume on amendment No. 100. Deputy Howlin was in possession. We will hear from the Minister.
  • National Sports Campus Development Authority Bill 2006: Second Stage (Resumed). (6 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Private Members' Business. (0 speeches)
  • Energy Resources: Motion. (95 speeches)
    I move: That Dáil Éireann, concerned that Ireland's natural wealth should fully benefit the citizens of this State, notes (in this State): —that oil and gas (hydrocarbon) taxation is...
  • Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
    Nursing Home Subventions.
    • Nursing Home Subventions. (2 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State for attending the Dáil to hear my call for extra funding for nursing home subvention in the western area, especially County Galway, where the level of enhanced...
    • Hospital Services. (2 speeches)
      I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle for again allowing me to raise this important matter, namely, the continuing crisis in Letterkenny General Hospital, where patients on trolleys are a regular...
    • Decentralisation Programme. (18 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister for Finance and the Minister of State at the Department of Finance to the House. It is a rare honour. The decision by the former Minister for Finance, Mr. McCreevy, to...
    • Services for People with Disabilities. (2 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for selecting this item for debate. The issue of banking difficulties for people with intellectual disabilities was brought to me by a senior social worker who is very...