Dáil debates

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Leaders’ Questions (72 speeches)
    Yesterday Deputy Hayes raised the issue of charges on schools for the use of water. This is a problem that has reached ridiculous proportions. On the one hand, one agency of the State, the...
  • Ceisteanna — Questions (0 speeches)
    Programme for Government.
    • Programme for Government. (35 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach the role of his Department in implementing the civic life section of the programme for Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29235/07]
  • Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32 (5 speeches)
    Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 32. I will call on Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my...
  • Order of Business (98 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 6a, motion re leave to introduce Supplementary Estimate [Vote 40]; No. 6b, motion re referral of Supplementary Estimate [Vote 40] to select committee; and No. 2, Social...
  • Supplementary Estimates 2007: Leave to Introduce. (1 speech)
    I move: “That leave be given by the Dáil to introduce the following Supplementary Estimate for the service of the year ending on 31 December, 2007:— Vote 40 — Health...
  • Supplementary Estimates 2007: Referral to Select Committee (1 speech)
    I move: “That, subject to leave being given to introduce the following Supplementary Estimate for the service of the year ending on 31 December, 2007, the Supplementary Estimate be...
  • Social Welfare Bill 2007: Second Stage (Resumed) (41 speeches)
    Question again proposed: “That the Bill be now read a Second Time.”
  • Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) (0 speeches)
  • Priority Questions (0 speeches)
    Defence Forces Reserve.
    • Defence Forces Reserve. (6 speeches)
      Question 44: To ask the Minister for Defence the steps that have been taken to implement the recommendation of the Reserve Defence Force Review Implementation Board report, which was accepted...
    • Overseas Missions. (22 speeches)
      Question 45: To ask the Minister for Defence the position in regard to the proposed deployment of Irish troops to Chad; if a new date for the operation has been set; if the issue of air...
    • Defence Forces Reserve. (6 speeches)
      Question 47: To ask the Minister for Defence his views on the reported resignation of almost 5,000 members from the Army Reserve during the past four years; the current membership of the...
    • Defence Forces Training. (20 speeches)
      Question 48: To ask the Minister for Defence his views on a role for the Defence Forces in establishing standards or benchmarks for fitness levels for people of various ages including primary...
  • Other Questions (0 speeches)
    Defence Forces Recruitment.
    • Defence Forces Recruitment. (24 speeches)
      Question 49: To ask the Minister for Defence if his attention has been drawn to claims made at the recent RACO conference that the military medical system is in a state of virtual collapse;...
    • Departmental Expenditure. (15 speeches)
      Question 50: To ask the Minister for Defence if he will make a statement on the Estimate for his Department for 2008. [34152/07]
    • Defence Forces Personnel. (8 speeches)
      Question 51: To ask the Minister for Defence if he has considered the request made by RACO at its recent biennial delegate conference that he amend Defence Forces Regulations S6 to provide...
    • Emergency Planning. (14 speeches)
      Question 52: To ask the Minister for Defence his proposals as chairman of the Government’s task force on emergency planning, for a public information campaign on emergency planning; the...
    • Overseas Missions. (23 speeches)
      Question 53: To ask the Minister for Defence the number in the proposed deployment of Irish troops overseas on EU or UN missions; the extent of training and the availability of military...
  • 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 Michael D. Higgins...
  • Social Welfare Bill 2007: Second Stage (Resumed). (31 speeches)
    Question again proposed: “That the Bill be now read a Second Time.”
  • Social Welfare Bill 2007: Committee and Remaining Stages (217 speeches)
    Section 1 agreed to.
  • Private Members’ Business (0 speeches)
  • Road Safety: Motion (Resumed). (33 speeches)
    The following motion was moved by Deputy Fergus O’Dowd on Tuesday, 11 December 2007:
  • Adjournment Debate (0 speeches)
  • Industrial Development (4 speeches)
    I have raised this issue for two reasons. First, I submitted a parliamentary question to the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment on 29 November last. The figures outlined in the...
    • Community Employment Schemes. (6 speeches)
      I am grateful for the opportunity of raising this matter. While I am delighted to see the Minister of State, I am somewhat sorry that the Minister, Deputy Martin, is not present to hear what I...
    • Human Rights Issues. (2 speeches)
      The Government cannot refuse for ever to put an adequate inspection regime in place to prevent the possibility of extraordinary rendition of prisoners transiting through Irish airspace and...