Dáil debates

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 2.30 p.m.
  • Visit of New York Delegation (1 speech)
    Before proceeding with business, I wish on my own behalf and on behalf of the Members of Dáil Éireann to offer a céad míle fáilte and most sincere welcome to MsChristine Quinn, Speaker of...
  • Ceisteanna — Questions (0 speeches)
    Departmental Expenditure.
    • Departmental Expenditure. (46 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach the arrangements in place in his Department for providing assistance to certain Members of Dáil Éireann; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43906/06]
    • Public Relations Contracts. (18 speeches)
      Question 6: To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the group established in his Department to oversee the awarding of public relations contracts by Ministers; and if he will make...
    • Departmental Staff. (12 speeches)
      Question 11: To ask the Taoiseach the number of political advisers or assistants appointed by the Attorney General; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43911/06]
  • Priority Questions (0 speeches)
    Tax Yield.
    • Tax Yield. (6 speeches)
      Question 86: To ask the Minister for Finance if he is satisfied regarding the structure of stamp duty, which greatly amplifies the growth of revenue from house buyers at times of rising house...
    • Price Inflation. (6 speeches)
      Question 87: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the risk posed to the Irish economy by continued high inflation; his further views on the resulting loss of competitiveness in the...
    • Tax Code. (10 speeches)
      Question 88: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the possible impact on the economy of legislation currently before the US Senate to restrict US companies' deferral of taxation on...
    • Price Inflation. (6 speeches)
      Question 89: To ask the Minister for Finance if he has assessed the contributions from different sectors to consumer price growth in the past five years; and the implications this has for...
    • Interest Rates. (6 speeches)
      Question 90: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the fact that monthly mortgage repayments have increased by approximately €40 to €50 on a €300,000 variable mortgage as a result...
  • Other Questions (0 speeches)
    Tax Collection.
    • Tax Collection. (19 speeches)
      Question 91: To ask the Minister for Finance the amount collected to date by the Revenue Commissioners through special investigations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10230/07]
    • 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 Cooper Flynn — the...
  • Leaders' Questions (130 speeches)
    This Government has spoken many times in the past ten years about the delivery of a world-class health service. It was the Government's number one commitment before the last election and has...
  • 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 (36 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 12, Health Bill 2006, motion to instruct the committee; No. 17, Health Bill 2006 — Order for Report, Report and Final Stages; and No. 4, Asset Covered Securities...
  • Message from Seanad (1 speech)
    Seanad Éireann has passed the Prisons Bill 2006, without amendment.
  • Messages from Select Committees (1 speech)
    The Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service has completed its consideration of the Statute Law Revision Bill 2007, and has made amendments thereto. The Select Committee on Enterprise...
  • Health Bill 2006: Instruction to Committee. (69 speeches)
    I move: That, pursuant to Standing Order 170, Standing Order 125 is modified to permit an instruction to the Committee to which the Health Bill 2006 may be recommitted in respect of certain...
  • Health Bill 2006: Report Stage (26 speeches)
    Amendments Nos. 1 to 4, inclusive, in the name of Deputy Twomey, have been ruled out of order as they all involve charges on the Exchequer. Amendments Nos. 5 to 8, inclusive, are related and may...
  • Estimates for Public Services 2007: Message from Select Committee (1 speech)
    Deputies: The Select Committee on Education and Science has completed its consideration of the following Revised Estimate for the Public Services for the service of the year ending 31 December...
  • Private Members' Business (0 speeches)
  • Pupil-Teacher Ratio: Motion (36 speeches)
    I move: That Dáil Éireann noting that: the educational needs of children are more difficult to meet in large classes; there is growing concern among parents and teachers at the lack of progress...
  • Health Bill 2006: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (30 speeches)
    Notice taken that 20 Members were not present; House counted and 20 Members being present,
  • Asset Covered Securities (Amendment) Bill 2007: Order for Second Stage (1 speech)
    Bill entitled an Act to amend the Asset Covered Securities Act 2001.
  • Asset Covered Securities (Amendment) Bill 2007: Second Stage (10 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." This Bill is an amending Bill, but it is a very important one which is urgently required in order to introduce some necessary technical changes...
  • Asset Covered Securities (Amendment) Bill 2007: Committee and Remaining Stages (21 speeches)
    Section 1 agreed to.
  • Adjournment Debate (0 speeches)
    Garda Stations.
    • Garda Stations. (2 speeches)
      I compliment the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Deputy McDowell, and his predecessor, the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Deputy O'Donoghue, on the excellent work done in my...
    • Hospital Services. (4 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for the opportunity to raise this important issue. I was disturbed and shocked to learn that the waiting list in the urology unit at Connolly Hospital in...
    • Schools Building Projects. (2 speeches)
      I thank the Chair for the opportunity to speak on this issue and thank the Minister for Education and Science for her attendance. No doubt, like myself she is puzzled by what is involved. That...