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Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Brendan Griffin: -----five seven-minute slots in three and a half hours. That is what this is about. They should be ashamed of themselves. It is a disgrace. They are an absolute disgrace.

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

(Interruptions).

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Brendan Griffin: They are the ones who are trying to gag fellow Deputies. We were all elected here by the people of our constituencies. We are entitled to have our speaking time on behalf of the people who elected us. I will not take any lectures from the Opposition. It does not have a monopoly on moral authority in here. All of us have our mandates. All of us are elected by the people of our...

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Catherine Connolly: I allowed Deputy Griffin in on a point of order. That was not a point of order. Please, let us have a little respect. Deputies should please resume their seats. We are going to have a little respect for the room of democracy. If Deputies want to make a point of order, I will hear them but please, let us have a little co-operation on all sides.

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Thomas Pringle: On a point of order, the amendments that have been put on the Order Paper here today do not deny anybody the right to speak in this House. However, it has always been about the order of speaking. What the Government is proposing to do is to put all their speaking time first and to put everybody else after. That is the problem. That is the reason for the point of order.

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Brendan Griffin: That is not true.

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Thomas Pringle: There is not an attempt by anybody to deny any Member speaking time in this House. The attempt is by the Government to make sure that it gets all the speaking time first so it can put across its message.

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Brendan Griffin: The Opposition has 74% of the speaking time.

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Thomas Pringle: That is all it is about; it is about denying the rights of Members who are as entitled to be here in this House and denying us the right to have our speaking time as an Opposition.

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Catherine Connolly: I thank Deputy Pringle.

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Thomas Pringle: The Government controls the House and this is simply about it using its dominant position to control this House and to put its views across. That is what has happened. It is the first time in 70 or 80 years that this has happened. It is because the Government is frightened by the views that we can put across in this House.

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Catherine Connolly: I thank Deputy Pringle.

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Thomas Pringle: That is the problem with the amendments.

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Mattie McGrath: I believe this is a very reasonable proposal. It does not deny anyone speaking rights, but it is just about the sequence and where it comes in and where it goes out. Deputy Griffin accused some people here of spreading lies. I ask you, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle, to make him withdraw the word "lie". We have the heavy boot boys back again in Fine Gael. We had them between 1973 and 1977. Are...

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Catherine Connolly: I thank the Deputy. Deputy Mick Barry has had his hand up for a while.

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Mick Barry: Thank you, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle. To be clear on what is being proposed here, the Government is trying to push through without debate a major organisational change in the way in which this Dáil organises its business, namely, to change the order of speaking time in Dáil debates. The aim of it is to ensure that smaller left parties and groups and Independent groups have less...

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: That is not a point of order.

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Mick Barry: Could I speak without interruption, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle?

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Catherine Connolly: Deputies should please stop interrupting.

Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (30 Jul 2020)

Patrick O'Donovan: Could you clarify the rule, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle?

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