Dáil debates

Thursday, 16 February 2012

11:00 am

Photo of Seán BarrettSeán Barrett (Ceann Comhairle; Dún Laoghaire, Ceann Comhairle)
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I move: "That Deputy Michael McNamara be suspended from the service of the Dáil."

Photo of Emmet StaggEmmet Stagg (Kildare North, Labour)
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The Deputy is leaving the House.

Photo of Pearse DohertyPearse Doherty (Donegal South West, Sinn Fein)
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I thought he would not leave until it was resolved. We will support Deputy McNamara. We will vote to keep him in.

Photo of Seán BarrettSeán Barrett (Ceann Comhairle; Dún Laoghaire, Ceann Comhairle)
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I am afraid he is being named anyway, so I will put the question and it is up to the House to decide whether he be named or not.

Question put:

The Dail Divided:

For the motion: 83 (Tom Barry, Pat Breen, Richard Bruton, Ray Butler, Jerry Buttimer, Eric Byrne, Ciarán Cannon, Joe Carey, Michael Conaghan, Seán Conlan, Paul Connaughton, Ciara Conway, Noel Coonan, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Joe Costello, Simon Coveney, Michael Creed, Lucinda Creighton, Jim Daly, John Deasy, Jimmy Deenihan, Pat Deering, Regina Doherty, Paschal Donohoe, Robert Dowds, Andrew Doyle, Bernard Durkan, Damien English, Alan Farrell, Frank Feighan, Anne Ferris, Frances Fitzgerald, Peter Fitzpatrick, Charles Flanagan, Terence Flanagan, Eamon Gilmore, Noel Harrington, Martin Heydon, Brendan Howlin, Heather Humphreys, Kevin Humphreys, Derek Keating, Colm Keaveney, Paul Kehoe, Seán Kenny, Seán Kyne, Anthony Lawlor, Ciarán Lynch, Kathleen Lynch, John Lyons, Michael McCarthy, Nicky McFadden, Joe McHugh, Tony McLoughlin, Peter Mathews, Olivia Mitchell, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Eoghan Murphy, Gerald Nash, Dan Neville, Derek Nolan, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Patrick O'Donovan, John O'Mahony, Joe O'Reilly, Jan O'Sullivan, John Perry, John Paul Phelan, James Reilly, Michael Ring, Brendan Ryan, Alan Shatter, Seán Sherlock, Róisín Shortall, Arthur Spring, Emmet Stagg, David Stanton, Billy Timmins, Joanna Tuffy, Liam Twomey, Jack Wall, Brian Walsh, Alex White)

Against the motion: 36 (Tommy Broughan, John Browne, Joan Collins, Barry Cowen, Pearse Doherty, Timmy Dooley, Dessie Ellis, Martin Ferris, Luke Flanagan, Seán Fleming, Tom Fleming, Noel Grealish, John Halligan, Michael Healy-Rae, Joe Higgins, Billy Kelleher, Charlie McConalogue, Finian McGrath, Mattie McGrath, Michael McGrath, Sandra McLellan, Micheál Martin, Michael Moynihan, Catherine Murphy, Denis Naughten, Patrick Nulty, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Willie O'Dea, Maureen O'Sullivan, Willie Penrose, Thomas Pringle, Shane Ross, Brian Stanley, Peadar Tóibín, Robert Troy)

Tellers: Tá, Deputies Emmet Stagg and Paul Kehoe; Níl, Deputies Pearse Doherty and Seán Ó Fearghaíl.

Question declared carried.