Order of Business.
I take it the arrangements for the conclusion of item No. 2 are agreed.
The Chair will communicate with the Deputy.
The Chair will communicate with Deputy Walsh.
That matter was raised yesterday and the Chair ruled that it did not properly arise on the Order of Business. If the Minister wishes to indicate whether or not he wants to make a statement, the Chai...
In a formal way.
The Chair ruled yesterday that this matter did not properly come up on the Order of Business. The position regarding the Judiciary is that the conduct — and I am not using that word in any disparaging...
Order, please. In reply to the Leader of the Opposition, the Chair can only say that the present occupant of the Chair did not occupy the Chair on the occasion referred to by the Leader of the Opposit...
Let the Chair conclude, please. May I go on to say that I am advised, and I accept, that the long-standing rule, going back to the foundation of this State, has been that the conduct of a judge can p...
I do not think that is in order.
The Chair wants to make his position clear. Deputy Michael Barrett asked whether the Minister for Justice would be prepared to make a statement on this matter. The Taoiseach intervened and, when he ...
I permitted him to reply to Deputy Michael Barrett.
The Chair is ruling that the Leader of the Opposition or anybody else is not entitled on the Order of Business to open a discussion on something that happened in the House months or years ago when the...
The Chair is ruling that that would be elaborating on something which was not properly raised on the Order of Business. The Chair is pointing out that any Deputy who feels strongly enough about this ...
No. Either we are to have a debate on this or we are not. This is not the time to have it and I will not allow it. Deputy Gene Fitzgerald to resume the debate on the Social Welfare Bill.
You have identified it and we will be able to identify it.
I want to say without heat that I do not think it adds to the dignity of this House to have Members coming in here morning after morning violating Standing Orders and arguing with the Chair. The Chai...
Social Welfare Bill, 1983: Second Stage (Resumed).
The Deputy should address the Chair.
It may be hard, but it is necessary.
It is not impossible.
We should not have too much repetition. The Chair seems to have heard that quite frequently yesterday and today.
Will the Deputy please give the exact reference?
Will the Deputy please give the date?
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Proposed Arigna Power Station.
A question, please, Deputy.
I would ask the Deputies to please cut out the preambles and get down to business.
That is not a question, Deputy.
That is a question, now.
Please let the Minister answer the question.
The Deputy has put a number of supplementaries and I am calling the next question.
Deputy Leyden will resume his seat. That is not a point of order.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Ballyforan (Roscommon) Briquette Factory.
A question, please.
A question, please, Deputy.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Wind-Power Generators.
This must be the final supplementary.
I am calling Question No. 4.
But the Deputy then indicated that he did not wish to ask the supplementary.
I am calling on the Minister to answer Question No. 4.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Whiddy Oil Terminal Take Over.
The Deputy is making another speech. He should ask a question.
I am calling the next question.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Petrol and Oil Price Reductions.
I cannot permit a debate on this matter now. It has been debated already this week.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Fuels (Control of Supplies) Order, 1982.
The Chair feels that this concerns a letter of 1 February.
The Chair has no control over the Minister's reply but he is concerned with debate and does not wish to have a debate on this question.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Oil Price Reductions.
Will the Deputy ask a question?
The Deputy asked that question at least twice before.
I am sorry. I cannot do anything about that.
I am sorry, no, we are going on to the next question.
I have called the next question.
Deputy Flynn is being deliberately disorderly.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Wexford Company Takeover.
Question No. 13.
No, Deputy, we are on to the next question.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Company Closures and Slow-downs.
That seems to be a separate question.
The remaining 414 questions will appear on next Tuesday's Order Paper, 13 questions having been disposed of today.
Might I suggest to the Deputies that it is not necessary to ask for written replies in the House? If they go to the General Office they will be supplied there.
Criminal Case Sentences: Motion.
The Chair understands that agreement has been reached between the Whips as to how this debate will be conducted. The Chair proposes to call from side to side of the House.
Deputy De Rossa will understand that the Chair has no active role to play in that matter.
The Chair understands that this debate will conclude at 5 o'clock and the more we eat into it the less time there will be.
Notwithstanding Standing Orders, I take it it is agreed that the Minister of State and Deputy B. Ahern will be called on to speak later.
The Chair understands that this debate is to conclude at 5.10 p.m. and there is one more speaker.
Deputy Mitchell, please.
I would ask Deputy Mitchell not to invade further.
Deputy Mitchell is out of order. Will he sit down, please? Deputy Birmingham.
Deputy McGahon for one moment.
Adjournment Debate. - Tallaght (Dublin) School.
Deputy S. Walsh has been given permission to raise on the Adjournment the question of accommodation at Killinarden post-primary school, Tallaght, County Dublin. He has 15 minutes and the Minister has...
That would be a good idea.
Written Answers - School Transport Fee.
By agreement it is proposed to interrupt business now to take item a.1. on a supplementary Order Paper circulated today. The Order of Business as announced this morning will be resumed on conclusion ...