Dáil debates

Thursday, 2 November 2006

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31 (7 speeches)
    Before coming to the Order of Business, I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 31.
  • Order of Business (92 speeches)
    The Order of Business today shall be as follows: No. 13, statements on the White Paper on Irish Aid; No. 12, Citizens Information Bill 2006 — Second Stage (resumed); and No. 14, statements on...
  • Private Members' Business (0 speeches)
  • Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2006: Second Stage (Resumed) (50 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • White Paper on Irish Aid: Statements (33 speeches)
    I am grateful for the opportunity to address the House on Ireland's first ever White Paper on overseas aid policy. The White Paper was launched by the Taoiseach on 18 September. It has been...
  • Citizens Information Bill 2006: Second Stage (Resumed) (8 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Ceisteanna — Questions (0 speeches)
  • Priority Questions (0 speeches)
    Road Safety.
    • Road Safety. (73 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Minister for Transport the way driver training and education can be improved; his views on the provision of special closed driver training grounds for learner drivers; and...
    • Aer Lingus. (6 speeches)
      Question 3: To ask the Minister for Transport the way he will protect the strategic interests of Ireland and address the concerns of Aer Lingus employees and the travelling public in view of the...
    • Public Transport. (15 speeches)
      Question 4: To ask the Minister for Transport the work that has been undertaken to conduct cost-benefit analyses on all transport projects proposed under Transport 21; when such will be...
  • Other Questions (0 speeches)
    Public Transport.
    • Public Transport. (83 speeches)
      Question 6: To ask the Minister for Transport if he will cancel his plans to part-privatise public bus transport here. [35842/06]
    • Road Safety. (11 speeches)
      Question 8: To ask the Minister for Transport when he will introduce compulsory basic training for motorcyclists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35832/06]
  • Message from Select Committee (1 speech)
    The Select Committee on the Environment and Local Government has completed its consideration of the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2006 and has made amendments thereto.
  • 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 Broughan — that the...
  • Adjournment Debate (0 speeches)
  • Crime Levels (2 speeches)
    I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this matter on the Adjournment. I am disappointed a Minister from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform is not here. I raised...
    • Social Welfare Benefits. (15 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for affording me the opportunity to raise this matter. This is a particularly tragic story and I thought the Minister for Social and Family Affairs would have been...
    • School Closures. (2 speeches)
      Astonishingly, during the past two and a half years, this is the fourth time that I have been obliged to raise the issue of the historic Greendale community school in my constituency of Dublin...
    • Special Educational Needs. (21 speeches)
      Go raibh míle maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle, as ucht cead a thabhairt dom an cheist thábhachtach seo a ardú. Tá áthas orm go bhfuil an tAire Stáit inár measc, cé gur mhaith liom fáilte...