Dáil debates

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Leaders' Questions (47 speeches)
    Yesterday, a deeply disturbing report was issued on the award of the most valuable commercial licence given by any Government in the history of the State. By any objective measure, it is a...
  • Ceisteanna - Questions (0 speeches)
    Northern Ireland Issues
    • Northern Ireland Issues (28 speeches)
      Question 1: To ask the Taoiseach when he plans to meet the British Prime Minister; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5312/11]
  • Legislative Programme (22 speeches)
    Question 6: To ask the Taoiseach his legislative priorities for the 31st Dáil; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5316/11]
    • Departmental Functions (34 speeches)
      Question 7: To ask the Taoiseach his plans regarding the structure and staffing of his Department. [5337/11]
  • Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32 (4 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 (66 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. a3 - motion re restoration of Bills to the Order Paper; No. 5 - statements on the response to the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan; and subject to the...
  • Restoration of Bills to Order Paper: Motion (1 speech)
    I move: That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, the Bills which lapsed on the dissolution of the 30th Dáil, and are set out in the Schedule to this motion, shall be proceeded with at...
  • Response to the Aftermath of the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan: Statements (11 speeches)
    We have all been deeply shocked and saddened by the recent events in Japan, including the devastating earthquake and tsunami and the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. I am...
  • Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed) (0 speeches)
  • Priority Questions (1 speech)
    For the benefit of those who may not be used to it, 30 minutes are allowed for Priority Questions, that is six minutes per question. The Minister is allowed two minutes for an initial reply....
    • Department of Finance (7 speeches)
      Question 9: To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide the precise arrangements for the division of the Department of Finance into two Departments; the proposed distribution of the...
    • Jobs Fund (6 speeches)
      Question 10: To ask the Minister for Finance the way the new jobs fund will be resourced in view of the fact that the measures contained in the jobs fund will have a cost to the Exchequer; the...
    • National Debt (20 speeches)
      Question 11: To ask the Minister for Finance his views on the future sustainability of the States debt burden arising out of the EU/International Monetary Fund loan package and the banking...
    • Fiscal Policy (6 speeches)
      Deputies: asked the Minister for Finance the way he has progressed the work of the past Government in regard to the reduction of the interest rates applicable to facilities available under the...
  • Other Questions (0 speeches)
    Tax Code
    • Tax Code (13 speeches)
      Question 14: To ask the Minister for Finance when the planned review of the universal social charge will be completed. [5420/11]
    • Bank Guarantee Scheme (8 speeches)
      Question 15: To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to renew the bank guarantee scheme when it runs out in June 2011; the consultation he has had with his European counterparts on the bank...
    • Fiscal Policy (7 speeches)
      Question 16: To ask the Minister for Finance his estimate of economic growth here for each of the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 [5421/11]
    • European Council Meetings (5 speeches)
      Question 17: To ask the Minister for Finance if he has received any counsel or consultation on the Pact for the Euro; the measures that will presented at the European Council meeting as those...
    • Banks Recapitalisation (13 speeches)
      Question 19: To ask the Minister for Finance the position regarding negotiations on burden sharing; if there has been any serious consideration given to debt for equity swaps as a method of...
  • Adjournment Debate Matters (1 speech)
    I wish to advise the House that five Deputies have submitted matters under Standing Order 21, which will be listed in the Official Report, and the name of the Deputy in each case: (1) Deputy...
  • Road Traffic Bill 2011: Second Stage (25 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." This is the first legislation introduced by the new Government and indicates our commitment to road safety. Speaking on behalf of the...
  • Private Members' Business (0 speeches)
  • Corporation Tax: Motion (Resumed) (19 speeches)
    The following motion was moved by Deputy Michéal Martin on Tuesday, 22 March 2011:
  • Adjournment Debate (0 speeches)
  • Schools Building Projects (2 speeches)
    Tá an-díomá orm nach bhfuil an tAire féin sa Teach anocht agus go bhfuil an nós tosaithe cheana féin ag an Rialtas seo gan na hAirí sinseareacha a bheith i láthair. I am disappointed...
    • Foreshore Licences (2 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this matter. I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy O'Dowd, to the Chamber and wish him well. I hope he will have a long and fruitful...
    • Departmental Funding (2 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this important issue for the people of the north east, an issue of which the Minister of State, Deputy O'Dowd, is well aware. It will be...
    • Hospital Services (2 speeches)
      Ar dtús, ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas a ghabháil le foireann iomlán Theach Laighean, na huiséirí, foireann riaracháin agus foireann na bialainne as an fháilte fhlaithiúil agus an...