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Dáil debates

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

2:50 pm

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders:(1) The following arrangements shall apply in relation to the approval of nominations by the Taoiseach of other members of the Government: the speech of the Taoiseach and of the leaders of the parties and groups, or a Member nominated in their stead, shall not exceed 15 minutes in each case; the first round of speeches shall be followed by a second round, which shall not exceed 30 minutes, and which shall be divided as follows: ten minutes each for the Government and Fianna Fáil; five minutes for Sinn Féin, five minutes for a speech in reply by a member of the Government, and Members may share time; and the proceedings shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after two and a half hours.

(2) The Dáil on its rising today shall adjourn until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 June 2017, and the order in which questions to members of the Government, other than the Taoiseach, shall be asked in accordance with Standing Order 39(2) shall continue unchanged until the Dáil shall otherwise order.

Question put and agreed to.