Dáil debates

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017: Report Stage (Resumed)

 

Bill recommitted in respect of amendments Nos. 4 to 21, inclusive, and amendment No. 28.

Debate resumed on amendment No. 7:

-(Deputy Robert Troy)

8:20 pm

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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Deputy Robert Troy has moved amendment No. 7, which has already been discussed with amendment No. 4. There is no further discussion permitted on the group but the amendment has yet to be decided.

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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Can we make any contributions?

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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No, the Deputy cannot. It has already been discussed.

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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If I could be indulged with a small bit of leniency for a moment, we all made contributions - some were far more lengthy than others - but at no stage did we get an opportunity to hear the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Shane Ross, reply to the numerous points and questions put to him. Can the Leas-Cheann Comhairle give us the benefit of his guidance in respect of at what stage, under Standing Orders, will the Minister have an opportunity to outline his replies? I feel I made some valid points and contributions and raised some valid questions and I would like to hear his reply.

8:30 pm

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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I have one last point on-----

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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Is it on the same issue?

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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It is in the same vein. I want to say that-----

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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I do not believe Deputies all have different views.

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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I beg the indulgence of the Leas-Cheann Comhairle. It is-----

Photo of Tommy BroughanTommy Broughan (Dublin Bay North, Independent)
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This is out of order. We have made a decision that we would proceed with the votes on this amendment. This is more filibustering.

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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Deputy Troy has made a point and I am going to deal with it. If Deputy Michael Healy-Rae is making the same point as Deputy Troy, I am going to deal with it.

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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I can only speak on my own behalf. I made valid points throughout the debate, and it is only right, fair and proper that the Minister should be given the opportunity to reply. He has listened for long enough to what others had to say.

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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The Deputies who are complaining are all from the same group. I can make two recommendations to the House. I sat through all of this, and I am sure the Minister would appreciate an opportunity to respond. There will be no further debate, and if the House agrees I will give the Minister ten minutes to respond to a number of the issues.

Photo of Tommy BroughanTommy Broughan (Dublin Bay North, Independent)
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The House has made a decision to proceed with the vote.

Photo of Mattie McGrathMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent)
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The Deputy does not want to hear the answers.

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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I am trying to be helpful.

Photo of Mattie McGrathMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent)
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We want to hear the Minister.

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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I cannot call the Minister. He will have to find another opportunity to respond.

Photo of Mattie McGrathMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent)
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That is ridiculous.

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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It might be ridiculous but-----

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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The Leas-Cheann Comhairle is the boss.

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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I have to implement the rules. Amendment No. 7 in the name of Deputy Troy-----

Photo of Mattie McGrathMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent)
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I remind the Leas-Cheann Comhairle that------

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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The Deputy cannot take advantage of the Chair. He will not take advantage of the Chair.

Photo of Mattie McGrathMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent)
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I am not taking advantage.

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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No Deputy will take advantage of the Chair. Amendment No. 7, in the name of Deputy Troy, has been discussed.

Amendment put:

The Dáil divided: Tá, 41; Níl, 57; Staon, 0.


Tellers: Tá, Deputies Michael Moynihan and John Lahart; Níl, Deputies Joe McHugh and Tony McLoughlin.

Bobby Aylward, John Brassil, Declan Breathnach, James Browne, Mary Butler, Thomas Byrne, Jackie Cahill, Seán Canney, Pat Casey, Shane Cassells, Jack Chambers, Michael Collins, John Curran, Stephen Donnelly, Michael Fitzmaurice, Seán Fleming, Danny Healy-Rae, Michael Healy-Rae, Billy Kelleher, John Lahart, James Lawless, Marc MacSharry, Micheál Martin, Charlie McConalogue, Mattie McGrath, Michael McGrath, John McGuinness, Aindrias Moynihan, Michael Moynihan, Margaret Murphy O'Mahony, Eugene Murphy, Jim O'Callaghan, Willie O'Dea, Kevin O'Keeffe, Fiona O'Loughlin, Frank O'Rourke, Éamon Ó Cuív, Eamon Scanlon, Brendan Smith, Niamh Smyth, Robert Troy.

Níl

Gerry Adams, John Brady, Colm Brophy, Tommy Broughan, Richard Bruton, Pat Buckley, Joan Burton, Catherine Byrne, Joe Carey, Catherine Connolly, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, David Cullinane, Michael D'Arcy, Pat Deering, Pearse Doherty, Bernard Durkan, Damien English, Alan Farrell, Martin Ferris, Charles Flanagan, Kathleen Funchion, John Halligan, Simon Harris, Séamus Healy, Martin Heydon, Brendan Howlin, Paul Kehoe, Gino Kenny, Martin Kenny, Josepha Madigan, Joe McHugh, Tony McLoughlin, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Denise Mitchell, Kevin Moran, Imelda Munster, Eoghan Murphy, Denis Naughten, Hildegarde Naughton, Tom Neville, Michael Noonan, Jonathan O'Brien, Kate O'Connell, Patrick O'Donovan, Louise O'Reilly, Eoin Ó Broin, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, John Paul Phelan, Maurice Quinlivan, Michael Ring, Shane Ross, Seán Sherlock, Brian Stanley, David Stanton, Katherine Zappone.

Amendment declared lost.

8:40 pm

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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I move amendment No. 8:

In page 3, line 11, to delete “(a) in” and substitute the following:“(i) in”.

Amendment put.

Photo of Mattie McGrathMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent)
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Votáil.

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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Will the Deputies claiming a division please rise?

Deputies Michael Collins, Danny Healy-Rae, Michael Healy-Rae and Mattie McGrath rose.

Photo of Pat GallagherPat Gallagher (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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As fewer than ten Members have risen I declare the question carried. In accordance with Standing Order 72 the names of the Deputies dissenting will be recorded in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Dáil.

Amendment declared carried.