Order of Business.

Wednesday, 13 November 1985

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 361 No. 9

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The Taoiseach: Information on Garrett Fitzgerald  Zoom on Garrett Fitzgerald  It is proposed to take Nos. 1, 18 and 19. Private Members' Business shall be No. 39.

Mr. Hyland: Information on Liam Hyland  Zoom on Liam Hyland  I should like to raise on the Adjournment the sad and tragic death of another prisoner in Mountjoy at the weekend.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  The Chair will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. Hilliard: Information on Colm M. Hilliard  Zoom on Colm M. Hilliard  I should like to raise on the Adjournment the matter of the closure of Nike Ireland Limited in Navan with the loss of 105 jobs.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  The Chair will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. Prendergast: Information on Frank Prendergast  Zoom on Frank Prendergast  I should like to raise on the Adjournment the question of the supply of natural gas to Aughinish Alumina Limited at Askeaton, County Limerick.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  The Chair will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. Lyons: Information on Denis Lyons  Zoom on Denis Lyons  I wish to raise on the Adjournment the subject matter of my Private Notice Question yesterday which [2010] was to ask the Minister for Labour whether in view of the seriousness and the urgency of the industrial dispute within the ESB in Cork, he would indicate the action, if any, he proposes to take on the matter.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  The Chair will communicate with Deputy Lyons.

Proinsias De Rossa: Information on Prionsias De Rossa  Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  Can the Taoiseach indicate when the promised legislation on the testing of drugs on humans will be introduced? It was promised before the summer recess.

The Taoiseach: Information on Garrett Fitzgerald  Zoom on Garrett Fitzgerald  It will be introduced in this session.

Mr. Allen: Information on Bernard Allen  Zoom on Bernard Allen  Yesterday I sought permission to raise on the Adjournment the matter of a convicted criminal in Cork who was released because of a series of judicial errors but you refused to grant me permission.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  We cannot have a post mortem on yesterday's business. Further, a post mortem is not necessary because the Deputy and I had a discussion in my office about the matter he sought to raise when I explained the position to him.

(Interruptions.)

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Order, please. I explained the position to the Deputy.

Mr. Allen: Information on Bernard Allen  Zoom on Bernard Allen  You explained it to your satisfaction but not to mine. I should like to know under what Standing Order my request was refused.

Mr. Haughey: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  Since the Deputy was in the Ceann Comhairle's office a public opinion poll has been published in Cork.

The Taoiseach: Information on Garrett Fitzgerald  Zoom on Garrett Fitzgerald  And it is not too bad, either.

Mr. Allen: Information on Bernard Allen  Zoom on Bernard Allen  Am I not entitled to know under which Standing Order I was refused permission?

[2011]An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  If the Deputy comes to my office again I shall explain the position further to him but he must now resume his seat.

Mr. Allen: Information on Bernard Allen  Zoom on Bernard Allen  Surely the morale of the Garda and the safety and security of the people of Cork are matters for this House.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  We cannot have a discussion about that now.

Mr. G. Brady: Information on Gerard Brady  Zoom on Gerard Brady  I should like to raise on the Adjournment the matter of the increase in the incidence of child abuse in Dublin.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  The Chair will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. Coogan: Information on Fintan A. Coogan  Zoom on Fintan A. Coogan  I should like to raise on the Adjournment the question of the joint NBST-IDA report. I seek this permission because of the urgency of what is involved.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  The Chair will communicate with Deputy Coogan.

Mr. E. O'Keeffe: Information on Ned O'Keeffe  Zoom on Ned O'Keeffe  I should like to bring to the notice of the House and to raise on the Adjournment the question of the very serious situation that has arisen in County Cork where the Government's policy of industrial sabotage is continuing with the closure of Erin Foods at Mallow. In this context I would refer also to the contradictory speech of the Minister for Foreign Affairs when he said that an £800 million food bill——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  The Deputy may not make a statement. The Chair will communicate with him.

Mr. J. Leonard: Information on James Leonard  Zoom on James Leonard  I should like to raise on the Adjournment the matter of the winter feed subsidy and the proposed method of assessing the applications.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  The Chair will communicate with the Deputy.

[2012]Mr. B. Ahern: Information on Bertie Ahern  Zoom on Bertie Ahern  Can the Taoiseach say when the promised legislation on the special development authority for the Custom House Dock site will be circulated?

The Taoiseach: Information on Garrett Fitzgerald  Zoom on Garrett Fitzgerald  In the next session, I think.

Mr. Allen: Information on Bernard Allen  Zoom on Bernard Allen  In fairness, have I not a right to know under what Standing Order my request yesterday was refused?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  The Deputy is being disorderly.

Mr. G. Brady: Information on Gerard Brady  Zoom on Gerard Brady  Can the Minister for the Environment reconfirm the date on which he intends to introduce the clean air Bill?

Minister for the Environment (Mr. Kavanagh): Information on Liam Kavanagh  Zoom on Liam Kavanagh  During this session.

Mr. G. Brady: Information on Gerard Brady  Zoom on Gerard Brady  That answer is not sufficient.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  The Minister has answered the question and if the Deputy is not satisfied there is nothing I can do about it.

Mr. G. Brady: Information on Gerard Brady  Zoom on Gerard Brady  There is a very unsatisfactory state of affairs in Dublin.

Mr. Kavanagh: Information on Liam Kavanagh  Zoom on Liam Kavanagh  I cannot introduce the legislation earlier than in this session.


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