Dáil debates

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Leas-Cheann Comhairle i gceannas ar 2.30 p.m.
  • Ceisteanna — Questions. (0 speeches)
  • Priority Questions (0 speeches)
    Economic Competitiveness.
    • Economic Competitiveness. (6 speeches)
      Question 77: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance the policy changes he plans to strengthen the resistance of the economy here to a downturn, in view of the loss of its competitive edge...
    • Fiscal Policy. (6 speeches)
      Question 78: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance if he is satisfied that the budgetary framework of revenues and expenditures set out by him in budget 2008 remains viable in view of...
    • Benchmarking Process. (16 speeches)
      Question 79: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance if he has assessed the emerging strains in public pay policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2571/08]
    • Greenhouse Gas Emissions. (18 speeches)
      Question 80: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance the action he will take to meet the budgetary cost of the proposed revision of the EU emissions trading scheme as set out by the...
    • Computerisation Programme. (23 speeches)
      Question 81: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance if he has satisfied himself with the role his Department has played in driving an effective e-Government strategy. [2570/08]
  • Other Questions. (0 speeches)
    Anti-Poverty Strategy.
    • Anti-Poverty Strategy. (21 speeches)
      Question 82: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance if he has assessed the differential impact of recent inflation on certain families. [2086/08]
    • Social Welfare Fraud. (4 speeches)
      Question 83: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance the number of Revenue Commissioners staff and the time allocated to working in joint investigation units with the Department of Social...
    • Banking Sector Regulation. (8 speeches)
      Question 84: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance the number of incidents and the value of overcharging of customers by banks and financial institutions each year from 2002 to 2007; his...
    • Renewable Energy Resources. (6 speeches)
      Question 85: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance his views on whether subsidising bio-fuels represents a cost-effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. [2100/08]
  • 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 James Bannon — to...
  • Leaders' Questions (26 speeches)
    I would like to ask the Taoiseach a number of questions on money and related matters, the disappearance of it and the use of it. I did not organise that response from the Visitors Gallery. The...
  • Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) (0 speeches)
    Tribunals of Inquiry.
    • Tribunals of Inquiry. (35 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach if all fees and costs arising from the McCracken tribunal of inquiry have been discharged; the reason token amounts remain in the Estimates of his Department...
    • Public Service Pay. (15 speeches)
      Question 6: To ask the Taoiseach the projected cost to his Department of the implementation of the recommendations of the review body on higher remuneration in the public service; and if he will...
  • Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32 (16 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 office.
  • Order of Business (104 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 6, motion re ministerial rota for parliamentary questions; No. 7, motion re referral to joint committee of proposed approval by Dáil Éireann for a Council framework...
  • Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion (1 speech)
    I move: That, notwithstanding anything in the Resolution of the Dáil of 14th June, 2007, setting out the rota in which Questions to members of the Government are to be asked, Questions for oral...
  • European Council Decisions: Motion (1 speech)
    I move: That the proposal that Dáil Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion provided by Article 1.11 of the Treaty of Amsterdam to take part in the adoption of...
  • Barron Reports: Statements. (5 speeches)
    The debate we are about to hold in this House is on a matter of the greatest national importance. It is about a series of atrocities perpetrated on innocent people in our country, including the...
  • Messages from Seanad (1 speech)
    Seanad Éireann has passed the Appropriation Bill 2007, without recommendation. Seanad Éireann has passed the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2007, without amendment.
  • Messages from Select Committees (1 speech)
    The Select Committee on Arts, Sport, Tourism, Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs has completed its consideration of the Charities Bill 2007 and has made amendments thereto. The Select...
  • Private Members' Business (0 speeches)
  • Tribunals of Inquiry: Motion (177 speeches)
    I move: That Dáil Éireann reaffirms its confidence in the Mahon tribunal, and its belief that the tribunal is acting independently, without bias and within the remit contained in the terms of...
  • Adjournment Debate (0 speeches)
    Hospital Services.
    • Hospital Services. (9 speeches)
      I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle for the opportunity to raise the difficulties regarding Monaghan General Hospital. It was with absolute shock that I and my constituents read of the HSE...
    • Job Losses. (8 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle and the Leas-Cheann Comhairle for allowing me the opportunity to raise this issue. After listening to the previous speaker, I could easily spend some time discussing...
    • Special Educational Needs. (14 speeches)
      I am grateful for the opportunity in the brief time available to me to address this matter with my colleagues. The Minister is aware that a very significant case occurred yesterday, namely, the...