Dáil debates

Wednesday, 28 June 2006

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Leaders' Questions. (194 speeches)
    This summer Irish audiences are watching with new eyes a dark and divisive chapter in Irish politics. It has been described as spellbinding, heart-rending and harrowing, and has pitted brother...
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
    Social Partnership Agreements.
    • Social Partnership Agreements. (83 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on the status of the social partnership talks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21672/06]
  • Visit of UK Delegation. (1 speech)
    I take this opportunity to welcome the House of Commons Education and Skills Committee, led by Mr. Barry Sheerman, MP, to the House. I hope the delegation has an enjoyable and productive visit...
  • Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31. (4 speeches)
    Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31.
  • Order of Business. (161 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 19, the Criminal Justice Bill 2004 — Report Stage (resumed) and Final Stage. It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Dáil shall sit...
  • Criminal Justice Bill 2004: Report Stage (Resumed). (45 speeches)
    Debate resumed on amendment No. 57:
  • Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed). (0 speeches)
  • Priority Questions. (0 speeches)
    Pension Provisions.
    • Pension Provisions. (8 speeches)
      Question 24: To ask the Minister for Finance his Department's view regarding the defined benefit pension schemes in public bodies and the accounting standards applied in pensions funding. [25173/06]
    • Tax Code. (6 speeches)
      Question 25: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the increasing number of high net worth persons avoiding capital acquisitions tax on multi-million house transfers as a consequence of...
    • Cross-Border Projects. (6 speeches)
      Question 26: To ask the Minister for Finance the measures in relation to increased north south co-operation that he envisages will be included in the National Development Plan 2007-2013; and the...
    • Decentralisation Programme. (57 speeches)
      Question 27: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the stated opinion that core policy units may not be moved in the context of decentralisation; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Interest Rates. (32 speeches)
      Question 28: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the fact that monthly mortgage repayments have increased over the past year by approximately €120 per month on an average €300,000...
  • Other Questions. (0 speeches)
    Industrial Disputes.
    • Industrial Disputes. (18 speeches)
      Question 29: To ask the Minister for Finance if the issue of confining promotions to only persons willing to decentralise has been modified as a result of recent Labour Court hearings; and if he...
  • 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 Connolly — to discuss...
  • Criminal Justice Bill 2004: Report Stage (Resumed). (281 speeches)
    Debate resumed on amendment No. 62:
  • Private Members' Business. (0 speeches)
  • Criminal Law (Home Defence) Bill 2006: Second Stage (Resumed). (125 speeches)
    The following motion was moved by Deputy Jim O'Keeffe on Tuesday, 27 June 2006:
  • Criminal Justice Bill 2004: Report Stage (Resumed). (148 speeches)
    I move amendment No. 117: In page 52, between lines 33 and 34, to insert the following: (7) Subsections (2) to (6) of this section apply and have effect in relation to a person convicted of a...
  • Message from Seanad. (1 speech)
    Seanad Éireann has passed the National Sports Campus Development Authority Bill 2006, without amendment.
  • Adjournment Debate. (0 speeches)
    Foreign Adoptions.
    • Foreign Adoptions. (8 speeches)
      The Irish-Vietnamese adoption agreement raises many issues which must be dealt with. It affects a small group of people but has a major impact on their lives. Effectively, there are two groups of...
    • Nursing Home Subventions. (12 speeches)
      I wish to raise an issue that has been raised many times by people on all sides of the House. I do so because of the decision by the Health Service Executive in County Mayo not to pay any more...
    • Credit Union Act. (2 speeches)
      I urge the Minister for Finance to introduce a ministerial order to allow credit unions to lend 40% of their loan book over five years and 20% of their loan book over ten years, thereby amending...
    • School Accommodation. (5 speeches)
      Tá mé ag roinnt leath mo chuid ama leis an Teachta Cowley. I rise to give voice to the extreme concerns of parents and their children in the Laytown-Bettystown area of east Meath. Those...