Wednesday, 15 February 1989
Dáil Éireann Debate
The Taoiseach: It is proposed to take Nos. 6, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. It is also proposed that the Dáil shall sit later than 9 p.m. today and business shall be interrupted at 10.30 p.m. It is further proposed that the proceedings on the Second Stage of No. 6 and No. 4 shall be taken together for the purposes of debate and if not previously concluded shall be brought to a conclusion at 12.30 p.m. and the remaining Stages of No. 6, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 1.30 p.m. by one question which shall be put from the Chair and which shall, in relation to amendments, include only amendments set down by the Minister for Justice.
An Ceann Comhairle: Is the proposal for a late sitting today agreed? Agreed. Are the proposals for dealing with No. 6, the Garda Síochána Bill, and No. 4, the Financial Resolution that goes with it, agreed? Agreed.
Mrs. Doyle: I should like to raise on the Adjournment the enormous contribution to agriculture and veterinary science, both nationally and internationally, of  UCD Lyons Estate during the past 25 years or so and the proposals for the future of this estate.
Mr. Griffin: I wish to raise on the Adjournment the situation whereby the writ of the Constitution no longer runs in certain parts of Dublin, as evidenced by the cancellation of the public transport services due to thuggery and vandalism, thereby depriving law-abiding citizens of this facility.
Mr. McCartan: May I ask the Taoiseach to confirm whether the Government have received the consultants' report on the EC integrated plan for Dublin and if it is proposed to publish that report and make it available to Members of the House?
Mr. R. Bruton: In respect of promised legislation, may I ask the Taoiseach whether the Government have forgotten their promise to introduce a radiological protection Bill? This Bill was promised one month after the formation of the Government and promised here in successive sessions but has not yet appeared.
Mr. Harte: Arising out of a Private Notice Question last week dealing with the outbreak of salmonella in Donegal where the Minister was fed wrong information from an unofficial source — I put down a Private Notice Question yesterday which was ruled out of order — I should like to know who gave the Minister for Health the wrong information dealing with the salmonella outbreak in County Donegal.
Mr. Harte: With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I wish to raise the matter by way of Private Notice Question today and if you still rule that out of order I beg your indulgence to allow me to raise  it tonight on the Adjournment. This is a very serious question as far as——
Mr. Cullen: I wish to raise on the Adjournment the grave threat to jobs in the retail, wholesale and the production sectors of the bakery industry because of the price war pertaining in that industry at present.
Mr. McCartan: I wish to raise on the Adjournment the number of deaths in Irish prisons during the past year, the inquests which have been held into those deaths and the recommendations of the juries at the inquests which have not yet been implemented or acted upon by the Minister.
Miss Flaherty: Would the Taoiseach reassure us that the establishment of the all-party committee was not done simply for optics in relation to disbursement of funds and indicate if he now intends that the funds this year will be disbursed——
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