Dukes, Alan M.

Wednesday, 19 July 1989

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 391 No. 6

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Order of Business.

Another broken promise.More Button

It is the soft shoe shuffle.More Button

On a point of order——More Button

I would like to establish one thing from you, Sir. Is it the case, and is it the ruling of the Chair, that nothing the Government say outside the House about their legislative intentions may be quest...More Button

The Chair has not answered my question. I put a direct question to the Chair about the ruling of the Chair.More Button

Is the Chair saying that the Government can promise anything they like outside the House and that he will not allow us to take them to task and account for those promises in the House?More Button

I want a reply to my normal question. When one seeks a reply to such a question at Question Time your response is that Question Time is not the time to discuss proposed legislation. That is a catch ...More Button

European Council in Madrid: Statements.

At the conclusion of every European Council meeting the Presidency issues a very up-beat statement, the President of the Commission usually makes a somewhat less up-beat statement and occasionally goe...More Button

——and what particular line was taken in relation to the European social charter. Have there been comprehensive discussions between the Departments most concerned about the content of that charter, fo...More Button

I will read all the newspapers, but I would much prefer to hear what the Minister actually said, if he would say it in the House.More Button

Because if that quotation is accurate, then I want to commend the Minister for at last having understood what the Single European Act is all about.More Button

I beg your pardon, Sir. The Minister may be getting a bit exhausted by that type of questioning.More Button

Not at all. I could go on for the rest of the day. We should get away from accepting the bland assurances that come out of the press machine of the European Council and have more direct talking abou...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Meeting with British Prime Minister.

The Taoiseach has said that he would hold such a meeting if he felt it were either necessary or beneficial. I understand from that that it is the Taoiseach's view at the moment that such a meeting wou...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Ministerial Membership of Local Authorities.

Unless he will be in office for only a very short time.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Devolved Government in Northern Ireland.

Would the Taoiseach not agree——More Button

Would the Taoiseach not agree that the Official Unionist Party, the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland and the Social Democratic and Labour Party in Northern Ireland have all published their own views...More Button

The record is that they have not.More Button

It is a matter of record. They have not.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Government Progress.

That is not true.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Bord na Gaeilge.

What half?More Button

You get a bird's eye view of it now and again.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Teilifís Trí Ghaeilge.

Tá sé ró-chasta leathmhilliún a chur ar fáil le linn toghcháin.More Button

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