Dáil debates

Wednesday, 21 June 2006

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Visit of French-Irish Parliamentary Friendship Group. (1 speech)
    Before proceeding with business, I wish on my own behalf and on behalf of Members of Dáil Éireann to offer a céad míle fáilte, a most sincere welcome, to Mr. Yves Deniaud, chairman of the...
  • Leaders' Questions. (53 speeches)
    I welcome the delegation. I remind the Ceann Comhairle that his predecessor used always say céad míle fáilte, the 100,000 welcomes. On 31 May 2005 on the Leas Cross issue, the Taoiseach said...
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
    Official Engagements.
    • Official Engagements. (48 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on his address to the United Nations in New York; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21598/06]
  • Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31. (5 speeches)
    Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31.
  • Order of Business. (53 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 18, statements on the European Council, Brussels; and No. 1, Road Traffic Bill 2006 [Seanad] — Second Stage, resumed. It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in...
  • European Council: Statements. (34 speeches)
    The European Council took place in Brussels on 15 and 16 June. In advance of the meeting, I informed Chancellor Schüssel of Austria, the President in office of the European Council, that I would...
  • Road Traffic Bill 2006 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed). (1 speech)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed). (0 speeches)
  • Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
    Decentralisation Programme.
    • Decentralisation Programme. (19 speeches)
      Question 37: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the dates on which he expects each of the agencies under his auspices listed for decentralisation to complete the process;...
    • Employment Rights. (11 speeches)
      Question 38: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the action he intends to take regarding the black economy; the actions which have been taken by his Department or by agencies...
    • Unemployment Levels. (15 speeches)
      Question 39: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will address the crisis in Ballina, County Mayo where the unemployment rate is twice the national average; his views on...
    • Job Creation. (14 speeches)
      Question 40: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the measures he and job creation agencies are taking to create the potential of 3,500 jobs at the Ennis Information Age Park...
    • Departmental Offices. (10 speeches)
      Question 41: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of offices and agencies operating within his Department; the functions with which they are charged; and the...
  • Other Questions. (1 speech)
    I remind Members that the rule governing these questions is that supplementary questions and answers cannot exceed one minute.
    • Price Inflation. (24 speeches)
      Question 42: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment his Department's view on the recent increases in the NCB purchasing managers index, which rose to 66.2% in May 2006, and the...
    • Economic Competitiveness. (10 speeches)
      Question 43: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment his plans in relation to the joint European resources for micro to medium enterprise programme; the amount of funding to be...
    • Labour Inspectorate. (15 speeches)
      Question 44: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment his views on whether the Labour Inspectorate has the number of inspectors necessary to carry out the duties in respect of the...
  • 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 McHugh — the need for...
  • Road Traffic Bill 2006 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed). (40 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Road Traffic Bill 2006 [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.
  • Private Members' Business. (0 speeches)
    Waste Management: Motion (Resumed).
    • Waste Management: Motion (Resumed). (103 speeches)
      I propose to share time with Deputies Fiona O'Malley and Kitt. I listened with interest to the debate last night. It is topical because waste management has become a major global issue in recent...
  • Message from Seanad. (1 speech)
    Seanad Éireann has passed the European Communities (Amendment) Bill 2006, without amendment.
  • Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
    Harbours and Piers.
    • Harbours and Piers. (6 speeches)
      I wish to share time with Deputy Glennon. I am pleased to have the opportunity to raise in the House the condition of the harbours in north Fingal, namely, Balbriggan, Skerries, Loughshinny and...
    • Gangland Killings. (3 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for the opportunity to raise the horrific murder of James Purdue, aged 22, at Grattan Wood, Donaghmede, last Sunday night. This brutal assassination was the sixth...
    • Schools Building Projects. (2 speeches)
      I welcome the opportunity to raise this matter, which is of considerable importance in terms of the safety of the students attending Coláiste Mhuire, Mullingar, and greatly concerns parents and...
    • Water and Sewerage Schemes. (2 speeches)
      I welcome the opportunity to speak on this matter because it is of critical importance to the towns of Dunmore and Kilkerrin in my constituency of Galway East. These towns are seeking modern...