Fitzpatrick, Thomas J.

Tuesday, 13 May 1986

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 366 No. 4

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Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - UK TV Reception in Rural Areas.

The Deputy cannot make a statement.More Button

The Deputy is making a speech.More Button

A question, Deputy. The Deputy is making a speech.More Button

A question, Deputy.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Airport Capital Expenditure.

I am ruling the Deputy out. He is obviously out of order.More Button

This began as a simple little statistical question but it has blossomed forth into a debate——More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - Direct Satellite Broadcasting.

We are now moving to questions listed for priority.More Button

Not here.More Button

I am not prepared to discuss my rulings here.More Button

You can come to my office and I will discuss it there.More Button

I proceeded as my predecessors have for many years.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions Oral Answers. - European Court Decision on Air Travel.

We cannot debate it here.More Button

Question Time was never meant for long speeches.More Button

That may be, but it is establishing a very undesirable precedent.More Button

Private Notice Question. - Agricultural Officers Dispute.

I am calling on Deputy Hugh Byrne.More Button

All right.More Button

Order of Business.

Are the arrangements for today's business agreed? Agreed?More Button

You will have to raise this in some other way.More Button

The Deputy is out of order.More Button

I am ruling it out of order. (Interruptions.)More Button

I will do my best to facilitate the Deputy when he is in order but I cannot allow him to continue in this way.More Button

I will communicate with the Deputy.More Button

And the Ceann Comhairle ruled it out of order.More Button

The Deputy cannot raise it in this manner.More Button

The Deputy is now questioning the Chair's ruling in a disorderly way and I must ask him not to continue ——More Button

The Chair has ruled the matter out of order.More Button

I will allow that question to be answered.More Button

The Deputy should ask a question.More Button

As far as I know, there is no promise to amend the legislation.More Button

I cannot allow this matter to be raised in this way. I wish to remind Deputies that the Finance Bill has only a limited time available to it.More Button

That does not arise on the Order of Business. The Deputy should obey the Chair.More Button

That was not promised as far as I know and it is not in order to raise it. (Interruptions.)More Button

The Deputy should read Standing Orders.More Button

The matter cannot be raised in this way.More Button

Deputy Leyden will resume his seat. (Interruptions.)More Button

If Deputy Leyden does not resume his seat the Chair has certain powers. (Interruptions.)More Button

I am ordering you to resume your seat.More Button

I will communicate with the Deputy.More Button

I order the Deputy to resume his seat and to remain seated.More Button

I have ruled it out of order. I will give the Deputy one more chance and if he intervenes again I will order him to leave the House. (Interruptions.)More Button

The Deputy knows perfectly well that he is out of order.More Button

I will not allow the same latitude to Deputy Kirk that I gave to other Deputies because he knows he is out of order.More Button

If the Deputy does not resume his seat I will order him to leave the House. Deputy Kirk will leave the House now. I have ordered him to leave the House. (Interruptions.)More Button

On that occasion there was complete disorder. I ask the Taoiseach to name Deputy Kirk and to move his suspension.More Button

I take it that Deputy Kirk has left the House for the day in accordance with the wishes of the Chair.More Button

I will communicate with the Deputy.More Button

Finance Bill, 1986: Report Stage.

All amendments must be concluded at 6.15 p.m.More Button

Amendment No. 8a in the name of the Minister. Amendment No. 9 is related. Amendments Nos. 8a and 9 may be taken together by agreement. Lest there be any misunderstanding, each speaker may speak only...More Button

As it is now 6.15 p.m. I must put the following questions: “That the amendments set down by the Minister for Finance, including any requiring recommital and not disposed of, are hereby made to the Bi...More Button

Finance Bill, 1986: Fifth Stage.

This Bill is a certified Money Bill in accordance with Article 22 of the Constitution.More Button

Private Members' Business. - Crime, Lawlessness and Vandalism: Motion.

Deputy Lyons has until 7.40 p.m.More Button

Private Members' Business. - Companies (Amendment) Bill, 1985: Report Stage.

Perhaps you could mention them on the next Stage. Bill received for final consideration.More Button

Private Members' Business. - Companies (Amendment) Bill, 1985: Fifth Stage.

As the Minister may be aware, he is confined to what is in the Bill and not what might have been put into it, or could not have been put into it. He must speak about what is in the Bill only.More Button

This is a practice in the United States, but I do not think we have it here.More Button

If the Minister wants to put it on the record, he will have to read it into the record.More Button

You could do that, but it would not appear on the record.More Button

Stick to Irish Standing Orders.More Button

That would be in order.More Button

The Deputy may not cut in with speeches every now and again.More Button

We are not on Committee Stage.More Button


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