Dáil debates

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

1:30 pm

Photo of Billy TimminsBilly Timmins (Wicklow, Independent)
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On a brief point of order, I wonder if by agreement of the House could I and my colleagues have a couple of minutes to contribute to the debate as our party will have a first-time candidate in the constituency?

Photo of Michael KittMichael Kitt (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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The order has been made and allows time for Ministers, as well as the leaders of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the Technical Group.

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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The order has been set.

Photo of Michael KittMichael Kitt (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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That was the order made but there is a provision for sharing time. It is a limited debate, with five minutes allocated to each person.

Photo of Billy TimminsBilly Timmins (Wicklow, Independent)
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My understanding is the debate is due to start at 1.36 p.m. If we begin early, perhaps I could have a couple of minutes at the end. Two minutes will do.

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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The Deputy must be joking.

Photo of Joe CareyJoe Carey (Clare, Fine Gael)
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The order is set.

Photo of Michael KittMichael Kitt (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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Could I get the agreement of the House on that? Is it agreed? All right.

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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Hold on.

Photo of Joe CareyJoe Carey (Clare, Fine Gael)
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The order was made.

Photo of John HalliganJohn Halligan (Waterford, Independent)
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On a point of order, as this is such an important issue, if there is speaking time available, it should be used.

Photo of Michael KittMichael Kitt (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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That is agreed.

Photo of Billy TimminsBilly Timmins (Wicklow, Independent)
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Are we getting two minutes at the end?

Photo of Michael KittMichael Kitt (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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That is agreed. We have time for that.

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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That is without precedent.