Fitzpatrick, Thomas J.

Wednesday, 18 May 1983

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 342 No. 8

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Death of Former Member: Expression of Sympathy.

I understand that it is proposed to have expressions of condolence on the death of Frank Aiken.More Button

Order of Business.

The Chair will communicate with Deputy O'Rourke.More Button

Tá an rud sin as ord anois. Beidh an rún os comhair an Tí tráthnóna.More Button

Beidh cead ag an Teachta labhairt ar an ábhar seo tráthnóna. (Cur Isteach.)More Button

Uimhir a sé. Tá an Teachta as ord.More Button

Deputy John Kelly. Bí i do shuí, a Theachta Ó Gallchóir, más é do thoil é.More Button

Tá an Teachta as ord agus tá a fhios aige go bhfuil sé as ord.More Button

Deputy Gallagher will resume his seat.More Button

If Deputy Gallagher does not resume his seat he will leave the House.More Button

Deputy Gallagher will leave the House. In accordance with Standing Orders, I am ordering Deputy Gallagher to leave the House for the remainder of this day's sitting. (Interruptions.)More Button

I will have Deputy Gallagher named if he does not leave the House.More Button

This matter was raised yesterday and the Chair then ruled that the matter which the Deputy is now raising can be raised on the Second Stage debate. It is not in order to raise it now.More Button

The Deputy is now entering into the merits of the matter and that is not in order.More Button

I hope the Deputies will find themselves in agreement with the Chair.More Button

The Chair wants to make it clear that there is no procedure known to the Chair under which there can be a preliminary discussion on a Bill before the Second Stage. The Minister has heard the points ...More Button

Companies (Amendment) Bill, 1982 [Seanad]: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Final Stages.

This amendment has been discussed with other amendments. Is the amendment being pressed?More Button

Amendment No. 22 in the name of the Minister has already been discussed. Is it agreed that the amendment be made?More Button

Amendment No. 23 in the name of the Minister has already been discussed. Is it agreed that the amendment be made?More Button

Amendment No. 25 in the names of Deputy Mac Giolla and Deputy De Rossa has already been discussed with amendment No. 6. Is the amendment pressed? Amendment No. 25 not moved. Section 56, as amended, ag...More Button

This amendment has already been discussed with amendment No. 1. Amendment agreed to. First Schedule, as amended, agreed to. Second and Third Schedules agreed to. Bill reported with amendments and pass...More Button

This Bill, which is considered by virtue of Article 20.2.2º of the Constitution as a Bill initiated in the Dáil, will be sent to the Seanad.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers.

The Deputy cannot make a speech on this. The Deputy is now going a little too far. He is making a speech. I do not know whether the Deputy was here in the House yesterday when this same matter was ...More Button

We cannot have a discussion on it here but I will inquire into it.More Button

Certainly.More Button

The Deputy may have a written reply and the Deputy may communicate with the Chair.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Shelter for Homeless Persons.

The Chair would feel more at ease if only one Deputy were standing at a time. Deputy De Rossa.More Button

These two questions deal with the report of a committee concerning the homeless, and I would ask Deputies not to avail of the opportunity to have a full dress debate on the particular problem.More Button

The Deputy may have better luck next time.More Button

We must move on now.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Misuse of Drugs.

We should try to avoid a debate on this question.More Button

There were four more Deputies offering.More Button

I do not want to get into a hassle or wrangle with Deputies but if Question Time is going to be availed of for a mini-debate on policy on drugs, or on this that and the other thing, it will get out of...More Button

Of course, they are all important issues.More Button

The question is about legislation. Now we are way into treatment and so on.More Button

I would be guilty of a dereliction of duty if I allowed a debate on each question to drag on casually for half the day. It is not in the interests of the people who put down questions and it is not i...More Button

A final question from Deputy Durkan.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Bantry (Cork) Hospital.

Not a speech, Deputy.More Button

They are well-known facts.More Button

We do not want all the details.More Button

If the Deputy is going to make a speech, he will have to find another way of making it.More Button

I will not allow speeches. The Minister to reply.More Button

This concerns Bantry.More Button

It is a specific question.More Button

You cannot raise a general question on a specific question.More Button

I have a discretion as to what questions will be allowed and in my discretion I am ruling that if questions of general policy right across the country were to be introduced into specific questions the...More Button

It is too specific to raise a general question, in my opinion.More Button

“Debated” is right. A short final supplementary from Deputy Sheehan.More Button

I am calling the next question. I am not going back over this matter. I know enough about west Cork to know that this could go on for a long time. I am calling Question No. 10.More Button

I have called the next question. I am asking Deputy Sheehan to resume his seat.More Button

That is a matter of opinion.More Button

I have told the Deputy I am not going back on the question.More Button

The Deputy must resume his seat. I have called Question No. 10.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Drug Abuse.

Will the Deputy please ask a question?More Button

This is Question Time and the Deputy must ask a question.More Button

The Deputy cannot lead to a question by making a statement giving a lot of information.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cashel (Tipperary) Hospital.

I am reluctant to cut in on the Deputy but we have been trying to establish a practice whereby we do not have supplementary questions on tabular statements.More Button

I am sure that is just a coincidence. The Chair would prefer if Deputies did not try to put hypothetical questions.More Button

That is a totally different question.More Button

The remaining Questions will appear on tomorrow's Order Paper.More Button

Return to Writ: Donegal South West. - Introduction of New Member.

I understand a statement is to be made.More Button

Private Members' Business. - School Transport: Motion (Resumed).

The Deputy has a minute and as time has been split I must be strict.More Button

The Deputy's time is up.More Button

I understand that by agreement the Minister of State at the Department of Education, Deputy Creed, is to have 20 minutes and Deputy Avril Doyle will come in then for ten minutes.More Button

That is not a point of order.More Button

The Deputy should not shout at the Chair. It is not a point of order, it is a matter to be refuted in debate. Deputy Lyons will resume his seat, please.More Button

That is not a point of order. The Deputy will resume his seat. I am warning the Deputy that if he does not resume his seat I will ask him to leave the House. (Interruptions.)More Button

The Deputy will resume his seat.More Button

Order, please.More Button

Order, please.More Button

This is no credit to the House.More Button

If Deputy O'Keeffe interrupts again I will order him out of the House. I am appealing to all sides of the House to respect the fact that this is a limited debate with a number of people wishing to sp...More Button

I hope it is a point of order.More Button

That is not a point of order. Deputy Lyons will leave the House now.More Button

It is not unfair, Deputy Lyons will leave the House or I will have him named. I call on the Minister to propose the suspension of Deputy Lyons.More Button

Private Members' Business. - Suspension of Member.

I am doing the naming.More Button

Yes.More Button

I will do the naming and he will do the proposing.More Button

It is the Chair who names the Deputy and any Member of the House can then propose his suspension. It does not even have to be a Minister. Look at the Standing Order.More Button

The question is that Deputy Lyons be suspended.More Button

I am putting the question without argument that Deputy Lyons be suspended.More Button

Deputies in favour say Tá and Deputies against say Níl.More Button

I am putting the question: “That Deputy Lyons be suspended from the service of the Dáil.”More Button

Strictly speaking, that is not in order. It was proposed by the Minister of State, Deputy Creed.More Button

No, there is certainly nothing in the Standing Orders about that and my advice is that an ordinary Member can move it.More Button

I am advised that there is nothing to prevent me doing what I have done and that I am in order. We must get on with it. I have explained——More Button

Order, please. It is certainly no pleasure for the Chair to do this. We were in a limited debate and it had been agreed to divide the time within the parties, notwithstanding Standing Orders. There...More Button

Order, please.More Button

We should not have this discussion. I asked the Deputy concerned to desist, I asked him to resume his seat, I warned him that if he did not resume his seat I would have to ask him to leave the House....More Button

I do not know. I cannot anticipate the record of the House but I am saying now that Minister of State Creed did propose that Deputy Denis Lyons be suspended from the service of the House. (Interrupti...More Button

Strictly speaking, these points of order are not in order.More Button

Yes. The Chair names the Deputy and a Member proposes that he be suspended. Vótáil, please. Get on with the vote. Question put. The Dáil divided: Tá, 65; Níl, 61. TáMore Button

Private Members' Business. - School Transport: Motion (Resumed).

The motion gets three hours, and 26 minutes have now been taken up with the suspension and the division and those 26 minutes will have to be added on. Those 26 minutes will carry over into next week.More Button

There is no such point of order as a point of information.More Button

A question is not in order.More Button

No.More Button

The Minister and Deputy Doyle have until 8.05 p.m.More Button

The Minister cannot give her ten minutes at this stage.More Button

Deputy H. Byrne on a point of order.More Button

That is not a point of order, Deputy.More Button

Deputy Doyle has until 8.05 p.m.More Button

Deputy Browne on a point of order.More Button

That is not a point of order. That is a matter for reply. Deputy Browne will resume his seat——More Button

Deputy Browne will resume his seat, please. If Deputy Browne does not resume his seat I will have to ask him to leave the House.More Button

I do not want to be continuing this. I am appealing to Deputy Browne to resume his seat. Will Deputy Browne not resume his seat?More Button

Deputy Browne will now leave the House and I am ordering him out of the House, in accordance with Standing Orders, for the remainder of today's sitting.More Button

If Deputy Browne does not leave the House I will have to have him named. We must have order here or the whole system will break down.More Button

I am calling the Minister to name Deputy Browne. I am naming the Deputy and I am asking the Minister to propose his suspension from the service of the House. Deputy Browne withdrew from the Chamber....More Button

Deputy Avril Doyle has been interrupted for that length of time and nothing can be done about it.More Button

I think, Deputy, that any reference to Nazis or comparing anybody to Nazis should be withdrawn.More Button

Deputies Albert Reynolds, John Wilson and Hugh Conaghan have 30 minutes between them.More Button

The Deputy should address the Chair.More Button

I will not have interruptions from either side of the House.More Button

Order.More Button

Order. I am calling Deputy Conaghan.More Button

Deputies should not read newspapers in the Chamber.More Button

I take it the Deputy is reading from notes. I am calling on Deputy Conaghan to continue.More Button

If the Deputy reports progress he will have one minute the next night.More Button


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