Fitzpatrick, Thomas J.

Wednesday, 30 May 1984

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 350 No. 13

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Order of Business.

It is proposed to take Nos. 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 (Vote 9). By agreement the Dáil will sit later than 9 p.m. today and the hour at which business is to be interrupted will be 10.30 p.m. Also by ...More Button

If previous business does not conclude?More Button

It is not clear.More Button

Order. The Chair has not concluded reading the Order of Business. If a division is challenged on any Estimate today the taking of such division will be postponed until 8.30 p.m. next Wednesday. Pri...More Button

It is Vote 9 in No. 12. Is that agreed?More Button

Item No. 3. The Leader of the Opposition on the Order of Business.More Button

We cannot have a long speech.More Button

I want to point out to Deputy Haughey that he is now proposing that something else be taken today, the House having just agreed to today's business.More Button

I asked were the arrangements I read out agreed to subject to the addendum and I understood Deputy Haughey to say yes and I said agreed.More Button

Perhaps, but it was agreed.More Button

I read out what the Taoiseach read out with an addendum about item No. 12. That represented the arrangements for today's business. I looked in Deputy Haughey's direction and asked was that agreed an...More Button

Once that was agreed it followed that the Deputy was agreeing to the whole thing.More Button

That does not arise on the Order of Business.More Button

This does not arise on the Order of Business and the Deputy should resume his seat.More Button

I am not responsible for the answers. I am calling the next Deputy in order, Deputy Molony.More Button

I should like to suggest, as has been done before, that Members who want information at this time should give some notice.More Button

Does this arise on the Order of Business?More Button

That does not arise on the Order of Business.More Button

I am ruling that the matter does not arise on the Order of Business. It does not make sense to introduce that matter in this way.More Button

The Deputy has asked the question and he should now sit down.More Button

The Chair is aware that that question was asked several times in the recent past and answered. Apart from that, the Deputy asked a question today and he got an answer.More Button

The Chair heard the Taoiseach say it was answered at Question Time yesterday.More Button

The Deputy should resume his seat.More Button

That does not arise in the Order of Business.More Button

I will communicate with the Deputy.More Button

I will communicate with the Deputy.More Button

Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-Based Sources: Motion.

I think that that is not relevant to the motion before the House.More Button

The Chair feels that the Deputy is now discussing what would be more appropriate in another debate.More Button

I am sorry, Deputy. The Chair——More Button

I am sorry, Deputy. You should give the Chair some attention.More Button

I just wanted to make it clear that the Deputy was in order because his remarks are generally relevant, but he should not go into the matter in detail, blow by blow. A long debate on a specific matte...More Button

The Chair is not constructed for occupants of any particular geographical area. It is constructed to apply the rules of order.More Button

Deputy Doyle seems to be quoting at very considerable length from a document.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - County Louth Unemployed.

We cannot have a speech on these. They are statistical questions.More Button

As the Deputy has told me, he knows that that is not in order on the question.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - IIRS Expenditure.

I ask the Deputy to frame what he has to say in the form of a question rather than giving the history of the matter.More Button

Much as the Chair would like to see this matter being fully discussed it cannot be debated at Question Time. This would not be in order.More Button

The Deputy is putting the Chair in an embarrassing position. I cannot simply sit here and allow the Deputy to continue like this.More Button

Perhaps the Deputy would frame that in a question.More Button

The Deputy should ask a question.More Button

We have now reached the stage on this question when we are debating the Minister's answer. That is not in order.More Button

The Deputy is making long statements on matters arising out of what the Minister said and what the Deputy did when he was Minister.More Button

I ask the Deputy to cease speaking when the Chair is attempting to speak. I ask him and all Deputies to conform to the rulings of the Chair. Question Time has got out of control because it is not be...More Button

Perhaps a debate is necessary but the Chair is not expressing any views on that matter other than to point out that this is not the time for a debate.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Home Heating Oils.

Will the Deputy ask a question?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - County Kerry Designation.

That is a nice little speech but you must ask a question.More Button

You will have to remind him by way of a question.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - County Galway Employment.

Please do not make a speech.More Button

That seems to be a separate question.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions Oral Answers. - Buttevant (Cork) Industrial Development.

This question is about Buttevant.More Button

Deputies, if I cannot get order I will have to adjourn the House.More Button

Order.More Button

Deputy Molloy, I will adjourn the House if I do not get order from all sides of it.More Button

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

Private Notice Questions. - Clinical Trials Death.

As I understand both questions are being taken together, will Deputy Enright please read his question?More Button

Might I extend a welcome to all the young people in the Gallery and say how glad we are to see them? We have a rule that we must have silence. Even a whisper from many people can cause noise down he...More Button

Business of Dáil.

As the Deputy knows, the Chair does not arrange the business of the day nor does he play any part in the arranging of it. Unless the House decides otherwise the House will sit tomorrow morning at 10....More Button

No. The Chair would not know and the Chair suggests to Deputy Haughey that his Whip contact the Government Whip on this matter. That is a matter for the Deputy. It is only a suggestion from the Chai...More Button

The Chair is suggesting that, if the Deputy does not already know and wishes to know the business for tomorrow, his Whip should contact the Government Whip. That is only a suggestion.More Button

If the Chair were to convey his impressions of things to the House he would never be out of trouble. I have no knowledge of it apart from what the Deputy has said.More Button

The question is what is happening tomorrow.More Button

I am not going to permit a long debate on this.More Button

The Minister is now elaborating.More Button

The Chair might have views on it but it is not the Chair's business to give impromptu decisions on Standing Orders and I am not going to do that.More Button

All the Chair wishes to say is that if there is any attempt to breach Standing Orders the Chair will intervene.More Button

It is not.More Button

The Deputy could more properly put that question on the Order of Business tomorrow.More Button

I got order to allow the Deputy raise that matter and I do not expect her to be disorderly.More Button

I will get in touch with the Deputy.More Button

Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Land-Based Sources: Motion (Resumed)

Deputies who are offering to speak should stand up.More Button

The Chair ruled this morning that, while this debate lends itself to being a fairly wide debate, it is not in order to pick out isolated topics within the general debate and expand those into a major ...More Button

Of course, I am allowing a passing reference or a little more to incidents but I am not going to allow what might be called a Committee debate on, say, the Baldonnel proposal.More Button

You are now getting into an Estimate debate and that sort of thing could spread and we could be here for months.More Button

The Deputy knows very well the Chair is talking about the debate.More Button

Let me say to the Deputy——More Button

——for his guidance that the general remarks he was making about pollution are in order, but when he gets down to examples he is getting into departmental debate.More Button

If it is to be seen I will.More Button

If it were your dear father who had completed 40 years I would give him latitude, but you have a little way to go yet.More Button

Postal and Telecommunications Services (Amendment) Bill, 1984: Instruction to Committee.

The motion is an enabling motion enabling certain amendments to be put which would not otherwise be in order. But the amendments will, of course, have to be moved and dealt with. Question put and agr...More Button

Postal and Telecommunications Services (Amendment) Bill, 1984: Committee and Final Stages.

I have called section 2, amendment No. 1, in the name of the Minister. That is all there is before the House at the moment.More Button

It is not a matter for the Chair to make judgments on this. I have called section 2 and I have called amendment No. 1 in the name of the Minister. That may be debated and disposed of in the ordinary...More Button

That is covered by the motion the House has just passed.More Button

The Deputy asked me and I said the point in the motion was to allow amendment No. 6 to be dealt with which otherwise would not be in order. Amendment No. 7 is consequential on that. Amendment No. 6 ...More Button

Does the Deputy agree with amendment No. 1?More Button

Amendment No. 3 is in the name of the Minister. Amendments Nos. 4 and 5 are consequential: amendments Nos. 3, 4 and 5 will be discussed together by agreement.More Button

Amendment No. 7 is consequential and, therefore, amendments Nos. 6 and 7 will be discussed together by agreement.More Button

Private Members' Business. - Irish Neutrality (Nuclear Equipment) (Prohibition of Import) Bill, 1984: First Stage (Resumed).

Deputy Mac Giolla moved on 29 May 1984 that leave be given to introduce the Bill. The Bill was opposed by the Government. The Deputy moving the Bill may make a short statement of five minutes.More Button

There are two items ordered for Private Members' Time this evening. This will take a short time only.More Button

Yes, but this is a Bill which takes precedence over a motion. Both items were ordered this morning, this Bill being ordered first. I do not allocate anything; I may allow perhaps three statements of...More Button

If the motion is not concluded this evening it will be concluded the next evening.More Button

The Deputy's time is up.More Button

I have given injury time.More Button

Is the Bill withdrawn?More Button

I am putting the question: “That leave be given to introduce the Bill.” On that question a division has been challenged. Will Deputies claiming a division please rise in their places? Deputies Mac G...More Button

In accordance with Standing Orders, as fewer than ten Deputies have risen a division is unnecessary and I declare that the question has been lost. The motion is defeated and the Bill is rejected. Th...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Business of Dáil.

Is the order read out by the Minister agreed? Agreed.More Button

In accordance with that order the speaker rising now has five minutes.More Button

Private Members' Business. - Bog Development: Motion (Resumed).

Order.More Button

Order.More Button

Estimates, 1984. - Vote 9: Public Works and Buildings.

I will be calling on the Minister to conclude at 10.20 p.m.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Loughrea (Galway) Engineering Firm.

Deputy N. Treacy has been given permission to raise on the Adjournment the serious financial position of T & D Engineering Loughrea, County Galway, which is forcing the company out of business. He ha...More Button

The Minister has only one minute left to conclude.More Button

The Minister should conclude now.More Button

In accordance with Order of the House the Minister should conclude. It is now after 11 p.m.More Button

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