Dáil debates

Thursday, 29 March 2012

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Leaders’ Questions (112 speeches)
    I am sure the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Howlin, will agree that the vast majority of Irish people are law-abiding citizens. The fact that, with less than three days to...
  • Order of Business (128 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 8, motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the Finance Act 2004 (Section 91) (Deferred Surrender to the Central Fund) Order 2012; No. 14, statements on the...
  • Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Reviews of Commercial Rents) Bill 2012: First Stage (5 speeches)
    I move: That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act in the public interest, to provide for the imposition by way of Government Order of a requirement that landlords charge market...
  • Tax Transparency Bill 2012: First Stage (5 speeches)
    I move: That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to make provision for the annual issuance to each person paying Income Tax and other such direct taxes on earnings of an itemised...
  • Finance Act 2004 (Section 91) (Deferred Surrender to the Central Fund): Motion (21 speeches)
    I move: That Dáil Éireann approves the following Order in draft: Finance Act 2004 (Section 91) (Deferred Surrender to the Central Fund) Order 2012, copies of which have been laid in draft form...
  • Allocation of Time: Motion (1 speech)
    I move: That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, today’s schedule be amended to allow the Minister of State five minutes to make a reply to the motion re Finance Act 2004 (Section 91)...
  • Finance Act 2004 (Section 91) (Deferred Surrender to the Central Fund) Order 2012: Motion (Resumed) (10 speeches)
    The following motion was moved by the Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on Thursday, 29 March 2012:
  • Topical Issue Matters (1 speech)
    I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 27A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Joan Collins - the...
  • Mahon Tribunal Report: Statements (Resumed) (49 speeches)
    Over the course of the debate there has been considerable looking back at the past with the implication that was then and this is now. However, this phenomenally costly exercise has not done...
  • Topical Issue Debate (0 speeches)
    • Witness Protection Programme (8 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle’s office for allowing me to raise this issue. Anybody who has not lost a child cannot imagine the grief that Steve and Carmel Collins and their family have gone...
    • Poolbeg Incinerator (11 speeches)
      It is 15 years since the Poolbeg incinerator was proposed. This saga has run for the same length of time as did the Mahon tribunal. For 15 years a local community has feared construction of...
  • Message from Select Sub-Committee (1 speech)
    The Select Sub-Committee on Education and Skills has completed its consideration of the Education (Amendment) Bill 2012 and has made amendments thereto.
  • Banking Sector Regulation: Announcement by Minister for Finance (30 speeches)
    I have been advised that the Minister for Finance wishes to make an announcement for the information of the House. I call the Minister to do so.
  • Topical Issue Debate (Resumed) (0 speeches)
    • Sheep Worrying (5 speeches)
      Recently some harrowing and shocking accounts of sheep worrying in the Cooley peninsula, County Louth, have come to my attention. The problem is nearing epidemic proportions and causing great...
    • Job Losses (17 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle for selecting this important issue of the plight of GAME stores workers. This is an urgent issue both because of the injustice done to these workers in the past week...
  • Priority Questions (0 speeches)
    • Diplomatic Representation (20 speeches)
      Can the Leas-Cheann Comhairle confirm that this session will conclude at 5.45 p.m.?
    • Nuclear Proliferation (6 speeches)
      Question 2: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the imposition of economic sanctions on Israel; his further views on the imposition of sanctions on...
    • Human Rights Issues (6 speeches)
      Question 4: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if Chinese human rights abuses have been raised by him with the Chinese authorities; and if he will make a statement...
    • EU Treaties (6 speeches)
      Question 5: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on whether there is divergence of opinion across the EU on the issue of the Treaty on Stability,...
  • Business of Dáil (2 speeches)
    Before proceeding to other questions, I wish to correct an earlier statement by the Chair. There is no arrangement in place to extend the sitting of the House. The House will adjourn at 5.45...
  • Other Questions (0 speeches)
    • Foreign Conflicts (5 speeches)
      Question 6: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he supports the growing Kony 2012 campaign committed to ensuring that Joseph Kony the leader of the Lord’s...
    • Middle East Peace Process (9 speeches)
      Question 7: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if he raised with the Israeli Government the recent violence in the Palestinian territories that resulted in...
    • Human Rights Issues (4 speeches)
      Question 8: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the position regarding the follow up work that has been done jointly between him and the Colombian Government on...