Dáil debates

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 2.30 p.m.
  • Ceisteanna — Questions (0 speeches)
    Constitutional Amendments.
    • Constitutional Amendments. (55 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach the constitutional referenda he will hold during the remainder of 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29458/08]
  • Priority Questions (0 speeches)
    School Staffing.
    • School Staffing. (24 speeches)
      Question 100: To ask the Minister for Education and Science the number of primary schools that will lose a teacher or teachers from September 2009 in view of his recent announcement on the...
    • Capitation Grants. (14 speeches)
      Question 101: To ask the Minister for Education and Science if his attention has been drawn to the discrepancies between the ability of primary school communities in middle income areas and...
    • School Transport. (7 speeches)
      Question 102: To ask the Minister for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the increased cost of school transport proposed to take effect in 2009. [38360/08]
    • Schools Building Projects. (33 speeches)
      Question 103: To ask the Minister for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the level of capital spending available within his Department in 2009 for the schools building and...
    • School Staffing. (20 speeches)
      Question 104: To ask the Minister for Education and Science the impact of the budget 2009 provisions on the participation of primary and post-primary schools in organised sports competitions;...
  • Other Questions (0 speeches)
    Telecommunications Services.
    • Telecommunications Services. (13 speeches)
      Question 105: To ask the Minister for Education and Science the number of schools in the broadband for schools initiative that have satellite internet, fibre, DSL and wireless; and if he will...
    • Fee-paying Schools. (66 speeches)
      Question 106: To ask the Minister for Education and Science his views on the concerns raised by Protestant fee-paying schools in response to his recent announcements following budget 2009; and...
  • 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 John O'Mahony — the...
  • Leaders' Questions (33 speeches)
    I understand the Exchequer figures, to which I do not yet have access, are to be released at 4.30 p.m. I am sure the Taoiseach is aware of them and that is probably why he might look a little...
  • Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32 (5 speeches)
    Anois, iarratais chun tairisceana a dhéanamh an Dáil a chur ar athló faoi Bhuan Ordú 32. We will now deal with requests to move the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32.
  • Order of Business (100 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 10, motion re ministerial rota for parliamentary questions; No. 2, Cluster Munitions and Anti-Personnel Mines Bill 2008 — Order for Second Stage and Second Stage; and...
  • Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion (1 speech)
    I move: That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or in the Resolution of the Dáil of 14 June 2007 setting out the rota in which Questions to members of the Government are to be asked,...
  • Cluster Munitions and Anti-Personnel Mines Bill 2008: Order for Second Stage (1 speech)
    Bill entitled an Act to give effect to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, done at Dublin on 30 May 2008, and to give further effect to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling,...
  • Cluster Munitions and Anti-Personnel Mines Bill 2008: Second Stage. (14 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." The principal purpose of this Bill is to make provision in domestic law for the obligations the State will assume under the Convention on...
  • Cluster Munitions and Anti-Personnel Mines Bill 2008: Referral to Select Committee (1 speech)
    I move: That the Bill be referred to the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, in accordance with Standing Order 122(1) and paragraph 1(a)(i) of the Orders of Reference of that committee.
  • Private Members' Business (0 speeches)
  • Training Programmes: Motion (19 speeches)
    I wish to share my time with Deputies Deirdre Clune, Simon Coveney, Tom Hayes and Jimmy Deenihan, with the agreement of the House. I move: "—That Dáil Éireann: notes that the number of people...
  • Message from Seanad (1 speech)
    Seanad Éireann has passed the Mental Health Bill 2008, without amendment.
  • Financial Resolutions 2009 (0 speeches)
  • Financial Resolution No. 15: General (Resumed) (14 speeches)
    Debate resumed on the following motion:
  • Adjournment Debate (0 speeches)
    Job Protection.
    • Job Protection. (11 speeches)
      I note that Deputies O'Donnell and Noonan are sharing time.
    • Human Rights Abuses. (2 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for affording me time to speak on this issue. The issue of extraordinary rendition has been very contentious and controversial here in the past two to three years....
    • Tax Code. (4 speeches)
      I welcome the opportunity to raise this issue again. The Minister is familiar with the Cork docklands, which lie to the east of the city. The area has been recognised by both local authorities...