Order of Business.
Is the Taoiseach aware through newspaper reports of a further leak from the appalling Sellafield nuclear plant and would he like to take the opportunity to reassure the nation that he has been notifie...
I know, but I am just asking him to reassure the House. Perhaps the Minister for Energy would like to make a statement.
There is a Bill immediately following this which could provide the facilities.
It can be brought under the Bill. (Interruptions.)
Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 1986: Second Stage.
Can we have the Minister's script?
It would be a great help if we could have it.
The Minister of State should not be impertinent. It is her first effort in here and a little bit of courtesy would help.
It is a matter of regret that the Minister started on such an aggressive note on this issue which, as she said, is merely a technical Bill to put the machinery regarding the referendum in place. Ther...
The Minister is a lady of so many talents. She has responsibility for the Office of Public Works.
Now, now. A Cheann Comhairle, you ruled Deputy Leyden out of order. You should rule Deputy Carey out of order now.
A Cheann Comhairle, you ruled Deputy Leyden out of order for that type of accusation.
I am sure the Deputy does. Such innocence, is lovely to behold.
Will the Deputy be outside one?
The Deputy will get an academy award for this one.
On a point of order, by order of the House this debate is to finish at 12 o'clock. I am anxious that we get an opportunity to deal with this Bill on Committee Stage and I appeal to Members to be as b...
Those of us who contributed spoke for a maximum of five minutes.
That proves that the system works.
That proves that the system works and that only those who were eligible were given a postal vote.
Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 1986: Committee and Final Stages.
I wish to register my disappointment with the Minister of State's attitude to postal voting. She said it would require legislation to implement postal voting. We already have a system of postal vot...
Talk about pious platitudes. They announced last October that in defence of the hard pressed taxpayers there would be a system of sheriffs countrywide. Not one sheriff has been appointed.
The Taoiseach's favourite word is “shortly”. It is now almost the end of May. This proposal was announced with a blare of trumpets. Question put and agreed to. Section 2 agreed to. SECTION 3. Questi...
What voting hours will be used for this referendum?
I would remind the Deputy that she is the Minister of State. Can she give any indication of the position.
The maximum facility is 24. Will it be from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.?
Will the Minister take the opportunity to give an indication to the House this morning?
The maximum hours possible is 24.