Dáil debates

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Leas-Cheann Comhairle i gceannas ar 12 meán lae
  • Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed) (22 speeches)
    Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Leaders' Questions (46 speeches)
    I ask Members to try to stay within the allocated time, given that we are late starting Leaders' Questions.
  • Order of Business (52 speeches)
    Today’s business shall be No. 31, Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 - Second Stage (resumed), if not previously concluded; No. 10, motion re change in ministerial rota for parliamentary...
  • Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2017: First Stage (6 speeches)
    Táimid ag dul ar aghaidh anois go dtí an chéad phíosa gnó eile, is é sin Bille an Ard-Reachtaire Cuntas agus Ciste (Leasú) 2017 - An Chéad Chéim....
  • Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 [Seanad]: Financial Resolution (Resumed) (2 speeches)
    Debate resumed on the following motion:
  • Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016: Financial Resolution (1 speech)
    I move:THAT provision be made in the Act giving effect to this Resolution for the charging, levying and paying in accordance with the Act of a duty of excise in relation to a licence for the sale...
  • Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion (1 speech)
    I move:That, notwithstanding the Order of the Dáil of 6th May 2016, and with effect from January 2018, the rota in which Questions shall be addressed to members of the Government under...
  • European Parliament and Council Directive: Referral to Joint Committee (1 speech)
    I move:That the proposal that Dáil Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion under Protocol No. 21 on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in...
  • Fifteenth Report of Committee of Selection: Motion (1 speech)
    I move: That Dáil Éireann:(a) approves the Fifteenth Report of the Standing Committee of Selection in accordance with Standing Order 27F, copies of which were laid before Dáil...
  • Ceisteanna - Questions (0 speeches)
    • Departmental Operations (26 speeches)
      1. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on the work of the parliamentary liaison unit. [50471/17]
    • Brexit Negotiations (40 speeches)
      4. To ask the Taoiseach if he has written to Prime Minister May since he requested a written commitment by the British on the way in which trade would continue here after Northern Ireland has...
  • 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 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Éamon Ó...
  • Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed) - Priority Questions (0 speeches)
    • Defence Forces Retirement Scheme (7 speeches)
      42. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of discussions he has had with Defence Forces representative organisations on the issue of mandatory retirement; and if he will make a...
    • Defence Forces Remuneration (7 speeches)
      43. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the steps taken by his Department to address the pay and conditions of the Defence Forces personnel as highlighted by a group (details supplied)...
    • Defence Forces Strength (7 speeches)
      44. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of Defence Forces units in which the establishment strength in station for officers is running at less than 50% for November 2017; and...
    • Defence Forces Remuneration (9 speeches)
      45. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the timeframe for Defence Forces pay restoration; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53155/17]
    • Defence Forces Reserve (9 speeches)
      46. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the way in which he plans to arrest the ongoing decline in membership of the Reserve Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Other Questions (0 speeches)
    • Defence Forces Pensions (7 speeches)
      47. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence his plans to make provisions for post-2013 Defence Forces members who are mandatorily retired at 58 years of age and who are not eligible to...
    • Army Barracks (21 speeches)
      48. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the contingency plans in place to reopen Army barracks that were closed along the Border; his plans to reverse the decline in the Defence Forces...
    • Defence Forces Strength (11 speeches)
      49. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the extent to which the strength of the Defence Forces continues to be maintained and-or increased; the degree to which gender balance continues...
    • Defence Forces Expenditure (15 speeches)
      50. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if, in the event that Ireland becomes a signatory to the permanent structured co-operation framework, PESCO, a request from his Department for an...
    • Defence Forces Remuneration (17 speeches)
      51. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the steps being taken to reduce the number of persons in the Defence Forces in receipt of the family income supplement and other welfare...
    • Defence Forces Strength (6 speeches)
      52. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the steps he is taking to address the personnel gaps in the Defence Forces; the areas in which these gaps are most acute; and if he will make a...
  • Topical Issue Debate (0 speeches)
    • Traveller Community (4 speeches)
      Tá áthas orm go bhfuil an tAire Stáit féin tar éis teacht isteach leis an gceist a thógáil. I thank the Minister of State for taking this matter. I am aware...
    • Respite Care Services (6 speeches)
      I thank the Ceann Comhairle and other Members of the House for facilitating this debate. It is hugely important that carers are recognised and supported. It is a fact that there has been a...
    • HSE Staff Recruitment (5 speeches)
      I want to address the lack of psychologists in our health service. Often when I or other Deputies highlight service gaps in mental health services provision or the fact that CAMHS staffing...
    • Hospital Services (5 speeches)
      I want to protest at the outset, and no harm to the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath, about the fact that the Minister, Deputy Harris, has not come into the House to take this Topical...
  • Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2017: All Stages (56 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time". There is not a huge crowd here, but I would like to do something irregular. I notice a group of my neighbours from south Kilkenny in the Public...
  • Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2017: Committee and Remaining Stages (9 speeches)
    Sections 1 to 7, inclusive, agreed to.
  • Home Care Packages: Motion [Private Members] (52 speeches)
    I move:That Dáil Éireann:recognises that:— Home Care Packages (HCP) aim to help people who need medium to high caring support to continue to live at home independently; —...