Dáil debates

Friday, 6 May 2016

12:05 pm

Photo of Paul KehoePaul Kehoe (Wexford, Fine Gael)
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It is proposed to take No. 1, nomination of Taoiseach (resumed). It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the arrangements for the nomination of Taoiseach shall be as follows: the speech of each proposer and seconder shall not exceed five minutes in each case; following which, statements shall be made by the main spokespersons for Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, the Labour Party, AAA-PBP, Independents 4 Change, Social Democrats, the Green Party, or a Member nominated in their stead, and a non-party Deputy, which shall not exceed ten minutes in each case and such Members may share their time; following which, the Chair shall allow contributions for a period not exceeding 30 minutes; whereupon the Chair shall put the Question on any motion made in the order in which such motions were received; on conclusion of the votes on nomination of Taoiseach, the Ceann Comhairle shall call on all nominees for a five-minute statement in each case; and on the conclusion of nomination of Taoiseach, the Dáil shall adjourn for three hours.

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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It is agreed, I take it. It is agreed.