Dáil debates

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Leas-Cheann Comhairle i gceannas ar 2 p.m.
  • Leader's Questions (38 speeches)
    I am sure the Taoiseach will agree that the health and well-being of our democracy is inextricably linked with the health and well-being of our Defence Forces. A recent study by the University...
  • Order of Business (72 speeches)
    Today's business shall be No. a10, motion re the tenth report of the Committee of Selection and appointment of Chairs; No. 15, statements on Srebrenica; and No. 16, Mediation Bill 2017 - Order...
  • Education (Inspection of Individual Education Plans for Children with Special Needs) Bill 2017: First Stage (5 speeches)
    I move:That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend the Education Act 1998 to grant additional functions to the Inspectorate to examine and report to the Minister on the...
  • Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) Bill 2017: First Stage (5 speeches)
    I move:That leave be given to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for the regulation of small unmanned aircraft known as drones and for related matters. There are multiple motivations...
  • Housing (Homeless Families) Bill 2017: First Stage (5 speeches)
    I move:That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to make provision in relation to requests for accommodation by homeless families, for that purpose to amend the Housing Act 1988...
  • Tenth Report of Standing Committee of Selection: Motion (1 speech)
    I move:That Dáil Éireann:(a) approves the Tenth Report of the Standing Committee of Selection in accordance with Standing Order 27F, copies of which were laid before Dáil...
  • Ceisteanna - Questions (0 speeches)
    • Legislative Programme (18 speeches)
      1. To ask the Taoiseach the legislation his Department is planning to introduce. [31184/17]
    • Cabinet Committee Meetings (27 speeches)
      4. To ask the Taoiseach when the Cabinet committee on justice reform last met. [31193/17]
    • Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (19 speeches)
      6. To ask the Taoiseach the foreign visits he plans to undertake during the remainder of 2017. [31240/17]
  • Topical Issue Matters (2 speeches)
    I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher -...
  • Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed) - Priority Questions (0 speeches)
    • Defence Forces Personnel (19 speeches)
      28. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when he received the report reviewing claims made by Air Corps whistleblowers; when it will be published; and if he will make a statement on the...
    • Health and Safety Inspections (10 speeches)
      29. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on whether it is credible that all copies of the reports of inspections into health and safety at Casement Aerodrome in the 1990s sent...
    • International Terrorism (8 speeches)
      30. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the measures put in place to bolster the capacity of the Defence Forces in assisting in dealing with a major terrorist incident; and if he will...
    • Defence Forces Personnel Data (13 speeches)
      31. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if members of the Defence Forces who have not been permitted to take their full annual leave allowance in recent years can be fully compensated...
    • Defence Forces Deployment (7 speeches)
      32. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of times the Defence Forces have been called on to perform aid to the civil power duties at Shannon airport to date in 2017; his plans...
  • Other Questions (0 speeches)
    • Military Medals (7 speeches)
      33. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence when he plans to award medals to the surviving veterans and next of kin of the deceased veterans who served with distinction during the siege of...
    • Defence Forces Deployment (17 speeches)
      34. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he will report on the Defence Forces' participation in the UNDOF mission in the Golan Heights; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
    • Air Corps Operations (8 speeches)
      36. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if his Department contacted the companies or persons that carried out the 1990s safety reports into aspects of the Air Corps' safety procedures...
    • Common Security and Defence Policy (7 speeches)
      41. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his views on efforts by France and Germany to get EU member states to sign up to a new pan-EU defence scheme; if he will attend the ministerial...
    • Defence Forces Remuneration (11 speeches)
      46. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason the defence sector did not engage during pay talks in addressing the concerns and issues raised by the defence representative...
    • Defence Forces Medicinal Products (8 speeches)
      47. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence further to Question No. 262 of 30 March 2017 and the clarification of 13 June 2017 (details supplied), the year in which the Defence Forces was...
  • Message from Select Committee (1 speech)
    The Select Committee on Health has completed its consideration of the Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2017 and made no amendments thereto.
  • Topical Issue Debate (0 speeches)
    • Hospital Services (5 speeches)
      Tá áthas orm deis a bheith agam labhairt ar an ceist tábhachtach seo in Ospidéal na hOllscoile Leitir Ceanainn. This is the fourth time I have had an opportunity to raise a...
    • General Practitioner Services (15 speeches)
      The next issue will be discussed by Deputies Mattie McGrath and Jackie Cahill.
    • Nursing Home Charges (6 speeches)
      I congratulate the Minister of State with responsibility for mental health and older people, Deputy Jim Daly, on his appointment. As chairperson of the all-party working group on dementia, I...
    • Garda Stations (5 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle and his office for selecting for discussion what is an important issue on the ground in Sligo and a significant issue for the men and women of the Garda there who have...
  • Srebrenica: Statements (10 speeches)
    Before I call the Minister, I wish to express my thanks to the members of the Business Committee for agreeing to my proposal to discuss this important issue in the Dáil today on the...
  • Mediation Bill 2017: Order for Report Stage (1 speech)
    I move: "That Report Stage be taken now."
  • Mediation Bill 2017: Report Stage (83 speeches)
    Amendments Nos. 1 and 2 are related and may be discussed together.
  • Waste Reduction Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (53 speeches)
    This is a Green Party Bill, but it is being co-sponsored by the Labour Party during its Private Members' business time.
  • Waste Reduction Bill 2017: Referral to Select Committee [Private Members] (2 speeches)
    As this is a Private Members' Bill, it must, under Standing Orders 84A(3)(a) and 141, be referred to a select committee. The relevant committee for this Bill is the Select Committee on...
  • Message from Seanad (4 speeches)
    We have a message from the Seanad.