Dáil debates

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Ceann Comhairle i gceannas ar 9.50 a.m.
  • Comhshuí de Dháil Éireann agus de Sheanad Éireann - Joint Sitting of the Houses of the Oireachtas (1 speech)
    Pursuant to Resolutions passed by Dáil Éireann and by Seanad Éireann both Houses met in the Dáil Chamber at 9.50 a.m., the Ceann Comhairle presiding.
  • Address by H.E. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine (25 speeches)
    I welcome President Zelenskyy. I will be brief because, as Members understand, our distinguished guest's time is obviously limited and precious. Your Excellency, President Zelenskyy, Irish...
  • Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (88 speeches)
    Yesterday, I asked the Taoiseach to cancel the carbon tax hike scheduled for 1 May. Struggling households are under huge pressure trying to pay soaring energy bills. The very last thing they...
  • Teachtaireacht ón Seanad - Message from Seanad (1 speech)
    Seanad Éireann has passed the Consumer Protection (Regulation of Retail Credit and Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2021, without amendment.
  • Business of Dáil (1 speech)
    Yesterday, the House agreed changes to Standing Orders relating to the advent of the new digital Order Paper. The changes codify current procedures in respect of the Order of Business and...
  • Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (102 speeches)
    On Friday, a Danish vessel with a cargo of blue whiting was prevented from landing at Killybegs Harbour due to the approach that has been taken by the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority with...
  • Post-European Council Meeting: Statements (43 speeches)
    I attended a meeting of the European Council on Thursday, 24 March and Friday, 25 March in Brussels. This was the third meeting of EU leaders within a month and since Russia's brutal and illegal...
  • Teachtaireacht ón Seanad - Message from Seanad (1 speech)
    Seanad Éireann has passed the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2022, without amendment.
  • Vacant Properties: Motion [Private Members] (32 speeches)
    I move: That Dáil Éireann: recognises that: — the overarching goals of housing policy should be affordability, sustainability, equality and social inclusion; — the...
  • Carbon Budget: Motion (165 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Ossian Smyth. I invite him to move the motion and make his opening speech.
  • Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - 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 37 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Jennifer Carroll MacNeill...
  • Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate (0 speeches)
    • Water Quality (4 speeches)
      I have raised this matter previously in this House and others have raised it as well. There is a strong emphasis around Dublin Bay on improving water quality in the bay. It is a long-standing...
    • Emergency Departments (4 speeches)
      I want to put it on the record that I always thought that when a Minister could not come to a Topical Issue debate it was because he or she was not available. The Minister for Health just walked...
    • Insurance Coverage (7 speeches)
      Before commencing, I note that a number of additional beds are to be provided in hospitals across the country. Limerick has consistently had the most overcrowded hospital and is not included....
  • Messages from Select Committee (1 speech)
    The Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach has completed its consideration of the Finance (Covid-19 and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2022 and has made...
  • Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate (Resumed) (0 speeches)
    • Agriculture Schemes (15 speeches)
      The final Topical Issue matter is to discuss the compensation package for farmers in relation to the Shass Mountain landslide. I hope my pronunciation is correct.