Order of Business.

Wednesday, 28 March 1990

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 397 No. 6

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The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  It is proposed to take Nos. 6 and 7. It is also proposed, subject to the agreement of the House, that: business shall be interrupted at 12 midnight; the sitting shall be suspended from 6.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and the proceedings on the Committee Stage of No. 6 if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 5 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 [1378] Minister for Defence. Private Members' Business shall be No. 20.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Is the proposal for the late sitting to 12 midnight agreed? Agreed. Is the proposal that the sitting shall be suspended from 6.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. agreed? Agreed. Are the proposals for dealing with No. 6 agreed?

Mr. Dukes: Information on Alan M. Dukes  Zoom on Alan M. Dukes  The proposals for dealing with No. 6 are not agreed. It is outrageous to shorten discussion on this important Bill in the way proposed here by the Government. There are many matters still to be teased out and I ask the Government to withdraw this provision and to let Committee Stage debate on this Bill continue for as long as is necessary.

Proinsias De Rossa: Information on Prionsias De Rossa  Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  My party continue to oppose the guillotine on this Bill and we will be voting against this item on the Order of Business.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Deputy Ryan on the same subject.

Mr. Ryan: Information on Seán Ryan  Zoom on Seán Ryan  On behalf of the Labour Party I oppose the guillotine in relation to this Bill as there is still a lot of detail which needs to be teased out. I oppose the proposal.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  I regret that the Opposition parties are taking this attitude. The Government have been concerned to give the maximum possible amount of time to this important legislation and we have done that. My calculation is that when we finish Committee Stage this evening something in the region of 26 hours will have been devoted to the legislation.

Mr. Dukes: Information on Alan M. Dukes  Zoom on Alan M. Dukes  It expands every week.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  The Opposition are being quite unreasonable on this matter. The debate on the legislation generally has been constructive and I do not see any reason for pushing the timetable to a vote at this stage.

[1379]Mr. McCartan: Information on Patrick McCartan  Zoom on Patrick McCartan  May I take if from what the Taoiseach is saying that if there is a substantial amount of business outstanding at 5 p.m., he will consider, in consultation with the Whip, extending the time to another day? So far we have dealt with seven amendments——

[1380]An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  The Deputy put his point and the Taoiseach has replied. I am putting the question on the Order of Business: “That the proposals for dealing with No. 6 be agreed”.

Ahern, Bertie.
Ahern, Dermot.
Ahern, Michael.
Aylward, Liam.
Barrett, Michael.
Brady, Gerard.
Brady, Vincent.
Brennan, Mattie.
Browne, John (Wexford).
Burke, Raphael P.
Callely, Ivor.
Clohessy, Peadar.
Connolly, Ger.
Coughlan, Mary Theresa.
Cullimore, Séamus.
Daly, Brendan.
Davern, Noel.

Dempsey, Noel.
Dennehy, John.
de Valera, Síle.
Ellis, John.
Fahey, Frank.
Fahey, Jackie.
Fitzpatrick, Dermot.
Flynn, Pádraig.
Gallagher, Pat the Cope.
Garland, Roger.
Geoghegan-Quinn, Máire.
Harney, Mary.
Haughey, Charles J.
Hillery, Brian.
Hilliard, Colm.
Hyland, Liam.
Jacob, Joe.
Kelly, Laurence.
Kenneally, Brendan.
Kirk, Séamus.
Kitt, Michael P.
Kitt, Tom.
Lenihan, Brian.
Leonard, Jimmy.
Leyden, Terry.
Martin, Micheál.
McCreevy, Charlie.
McDaid, Jim.
McEllistrim, Tom.
Molloy, Robert.
Morley, P.J.
Nolan, M.J.
Noonan, Michael J. (Limerick West).
O'Connell, John.
O'Dea, Willie.
O'Donoghue, John.
O'Keeffe, Ned.
O'Malley, Desmond J.
O'Toole, Martin Joe.
Power, Seán.
Quill, Máirín.
Roche, Dick.
Treacy, Noel.
Tunney, Jim.
Wallace, Dan.
Wallace, Mary.
Wilson, John P.
Woods, Michael.
Wyse, Pearse.

Ahearn, Therese.
Barrett, Seán.
Barry, Peter.
Bell, Michael.
Bradford, Paul.
Browne, John (Carlow-Kilkenny).
Bruton, John.
Bruton, Richard.
Byrne, Eric.
Carey, Donal.
Cosgrave, Michael Joe.
Cotter, Bill.
Creed, Michael.
Crowley, Frank.
Currie, Austin.
Deasy, Austin. [1381]Harte, Paddy.
Higgins, Jim.

Higgins, Michael D.
Hogan, Philip.
Howlin, Brendan.
Kavanagh, Liam.
Kemmy, Jim.
Kenny, Enda.
McCartan, Pat.
McCormack, Pádraic.
McGinley, Dinny.
Mac Giolla, Tomás.
McGrath, Paul.
Mitchell, Jim.
Moynihan, Michael.
Deenihan, Jimmy.
De Rossa, Proinsias.
Doyle, Joe.
Dukes, Alan.
Durkan, Bernard.
Enright, Thomas W.
Farrelly, John V.
Fennell, Nuala.
Ferris, Michael.
Finucane, Michael.
FitzGerald, Garret.
Flaherty, Mary.
Flanagan, Charles.
Foxe, Tom.
Gilmore, Eamon.
Gregory, Tony. [1382]Nealon, Ted.
Noonan, Michael. (Limerick East).
O'Brien, Fergus.
O'Keeffe, Jim.
O'Shea, Brian.
O'Sullivan, Gerry.
O'Sullivan, Toddy.
Rabbitte, Pat.
Ryan, Seán.
Sheehan, Patrick J.
Sherlock, Joe.
Spring, Dick.
Stagg, Emmet.
Timmins, Godfrey.
Yates, Ivan.

Question declared carried.

Mr. Dukes: Information on Alan M. Dukes  Zoom on Alan M. Dukes  On the Order of Business, Sir, could I ask the Taoiseach if he would confirm to the House a remark attributed to him in the media this morning to the effect that the review of local authority structures, which the Government intend to undertake over the next few months, will not include the question of funding? Would the Taoiseach not agree that any review of local authority structures that does not deal with funding can only be the merest figleaf for their attempt to put off the local elections?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Order. The matter to which the Deputy refers is out of order.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  I find that an extraordinary interjection, particularly when the Deputy and his party refused to come into an Oireachtas Committee to discuss the matter.

Mr. Dukes: Information on Alan M. Dukes  Zoom on Alan M. Dukes  ——and rightly so——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Order. The matter does not arise now.

Mr. Dukes: Information on Alan M. Dukes  Zoom on Alan M. Dukes  ——because no examination was involved.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  The matter referred to is not one for the Order of Business. I want no further reference to it.

Mr. Spring: Information on Dick Spring  Zoom on Dick Spring  I will not make any reference to it, even though I feel very tempted to do so. Some weeks ago, in response to questions from myself and the Leader of the Fine Gael Party, Deputy Dukes, the Taoiseach said he would attempt to provide time for a debate in this House on important matters in regard to Anglo-Irish relations, consequent upon certain far-reaching decisions of the Supreme Court over the past few weeks. May I ask the Taoiseach if the Government have given that request further consideration; if time will be provided, and if it is not possible to provide time during the course of this week, which is the last week of this session, may we have an early debate on the very important matters affecting Anglo-Irish relations as soon as the Dáil resumes?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  That is a matter more appropriate for discussion by the Whips than on the Order of Business.

Mr. Spring: Information on Dick Spring  Zoom on Dick Spring  With respect, a Cheann Comhairle, the matter has been raised in this House previously and the Taoiseach gave some indication; I would like to have that clarified now and I think he is willing to do so.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  I would be very glad to meet the Deputy's wish in that regard.

Proinsias De Rossa: Information on Prionsias De Rossa  Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  I do not think we are excluded from referring to the fact [1383] that the Taoiseach has decided to defer the local elections. I am asking the Taoiseach——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  The Deputy may not defy the ruling of the Chair in such a fashion.

Proinsias De Rossa: Information on Prionsias De Rossa  Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  Will you hear me out, Sir? I think I am entitled to be heard.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  No, Deputy, you are not entitled to show flagrant disregard for a ruling of mine. I have ruled reference to the matter out of order, and so it is.

Proinsias De Rossa: Information on Prionsias De Rossa  Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  I am asking the Taoiseach when he intends to introduce the amendment necessary to carry out——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  The Deputy will now resume his seat. As the Deputy's question is related to the local elections, it is out of order.

Proinsias De Rossa: Information on Prionsias De Rossa  Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  It requires amending legislation and these questions are legitimate under Standing Orders.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  The Deputy will resume his seat or leave the House.

Proinsias De Rossa: Information on Prionsias De Rossa  Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  I wish to raise the matter on the Adjournment, Sir.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will not entertain the request by reason of the unruly manner in which the Deputy dealt with the matter.

Proinsias De Rossa: Information on Prionsias De Rossa  Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  I wish to object. You, Sir, are obliged to consider every application from every Member of this House.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  When it is done in accordance with proper order.

Proinsias De Rossa: Information on Prionsias De Rossa  Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  You, Sir, have no right to deny me my rights in this House.

[1384]Mr. O'Shea: Information on Brian O'Shea  Zoom on Brian O'Shea  With your permission Sir, I wish to raise on the Adjournment the proposed increase in university fees in UCC and UCD?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Mrs. Fennell: Information on Nuala Fennell  Zoom on Nuala Fennell  With your permission, Sir, I wish to raise on the Adjournment the serious situation that exists because of the delays of the Minister for Justice in reappointing the prison visiting committees and the suppression of the Mountjoy Prison report for 1988 because of allegations of strip-searching of female prisoners?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will be in touch with the Deputy concerning that matter.

Mr. Noonan: Information on Michael Noonan  Zoom on Michael Noonan  (Limerick East): I would like to ask the Taoiseach when he intends introducing the promised legislation to implement the recommendations of the Gleeson report 31 on office holders' pensions, to which I understand both parties in Government are committed?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Is this promised legislation?

Mr. Noonan: Information on Michael Noonan  Zoom on Michael Noonan  (Limerick East): Yes.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  Not promised in the House.

Mr. Connaughton: Information on Paul Connaughton  Zoom on Paul Connaughton  It was promised outside the House.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  It is an ongoing saga and there is general agreement that the legislation should be brought forward. Certainly, it will not be this session but we will try to accommodate it next session.

Mr. Noonan: Information on Michael Noonan  Zoom on Michael Noonan  (Limerick East): Have the Progressive Democrats lost out again?

Mr. Spring: Information on Dick Spring  Zoom on Dick Spring  They just do not turn up.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  No, it has nothing to do with the Progressive Democrats.

[1385]Mr. Garland: Information on Roger T. Garland  Zoom on Roger T. Garland  With the permission of the Chair. I should like to raise on the Adjournment the almost complete disappearance of sea trout from many of the leading fisheries in Connemara and the possible connection with fin fish farming.

Minister for the Marine (Mr. Wilson): Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  No connection.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. Stagg: Information on Emmet Stagg  Zoom on Emmet Stagg  I should like the permission of the Chair to raise on the Adjournment the status and legal basis of the directive issued by the Archbishop of Dublin to the reverend chairmen of the three national schools in Celbridge, County Kldare, which overruled the decisions of the three boards of management of the three schools and which directed parents on which school their children could attend.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. McCartan: Information on Patrick McCartan  Zoom on Patrick McCartan  I understand that the Chair's office has now clarified that it is in order on the Order of Business to inquire about committees we were promised would be established in the House. I should like to ask the Taoiseach——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I am not aware of any such indication.

Mr. McCartan: Information on Patrick McCartan  Zoom on Patrick McCartan  I understood that your officials had clarified the matter in regard to this and that my question is in order.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  On the contrary, my office may have confirmed that it is not in order. Let us not argue about this. The Deputy is under a misapprehension.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  The Deputy should sit down.

Mr. McCartan: Information on Patrick McCartan  Zoom on Patrick McCartan  I will not sit down, I am addressing the Chair.

[1386]Proinsias De Rossa: Information on Prionsias De Rossa  Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  The only person who is entitled to order a Deputy to sit down is the Ceann Comhairle, not the Taoiseach.

Mr. McCartan: Information on Patrick McCartan  Zoom on Patrick McCartan  I should like an opportunity to raise the matter with the Chair after the House has dealt with the Order of Business. There seems to be some confusion about this matter.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Is the Deputy seeking my permission to raise the matters on the Adjournment?

Mr. McCartan: Information on Patrick McCartan  Zoom on Patrick McCartan  No, I am trying to establish whether I am entitled to ask about the position in regard to establishing the committees on crime and local government which were promised in the House.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy during the course of the day.

Mr. G. Mitchell: Information on Gay Mitchell  Zoom on Gay Mitchell  I should like the permission of the Chair to raise on the Adjournment reports in this morning's newspapers that Iarnród Éireann have abandoned plans to have a rail connection between Clondalkin and Tallaght.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. Allen: Information on Bernard Allen  Zoom on Bernard Allen  I should like permission to raise on the Adjournment the question of the reopening of the public inquiry on the downstream crossing of the River Lee and the implications it has for infrastructural development in the Cork region.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will be in touch with the Deputy.

Mr. Harte: Information on Patrick D. Harte  Zoom on Patrick D. Harte  I had a frightening experience yesterday travelling through the British checkpoint at Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, when a soldier trained a rifle on me and read the number plate of my car with his telescopic lens. I brought that matter to the attention of the officer [1387] in charge but I understand it is the practice, a frightening practice. With the permission of the Chair I should like to raise this whole matter on the Adjournment.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Tomás Mac Giolla: Information on Tomás MacGiolla  Zoom on Tomás MacGiolla  The Chair may declare that my question to the Taoiseach is not in order but I should like to put it to him. Am I in order in censuring, upbraiding or chiding the Taoiseach for his failure to respond to correspondence from me in September, in January and on 1 March in relation to the tercentenary of the Battle of the Boyne?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  There are other ways of dealing with that matter.

Tomás Mac Giolla: Information on Tomás MacGiolla  Zoom on Tomás MacGiolla  I wonder why the Taoiseach has refused to respond to my communications. I tabled a parliamentary question to the Taoiseach on this matter and he referred it to the Minister for Foreign Affairs who also failed to reply to me.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  There are other ways of dealing with this matter.

Tomás Mac Giolla: Information on Tomás MacGiolla  Zoom on Tomás MacGiolla  My correspondence related to the tercentenary of the Battle of the Boyne. The Taoiseach has often said that he is available for discussions with the Unionists——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  It is quite disorderly to show disregard for the Chair in this fashion.

Tomás Mac Giolla: Information on Tomás MacGiolla  Zoom on Tomás MacGiolla  I have tried everything to get an answer to my questions in regard to that tercentenary. I have written on three occasions to the Taoiseach, I have tabled a parliamentary question to him, but I failed to get a reply from him or the Minister for Foreign Affairs. What am I to do?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  The Deputy has [1388] made his point this morning. He must be satisfied with that.

Mr. Wilson: Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  The Deputy should get a white horse.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  He should sign a protest note.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  If the Deputy is dissatisfied with the reply of the Taoiseach or the Minister for Foreign Affairs, he has a remedy in the House. He may not engage in disorderly conduct this morning.

Tomás Mac Giolla: Information on Tomás MacGiolla  Zoom on Tomás MacGiolla  My only remedy is to table a parliamentary question but the Taoiseach has not replied to it.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  If the Deputy does not desist I will have to ask him to leave the House.

Tomás Mac Giolla: Information on Tomás MacGiolla  Zoom on Tomás MacGiolla  If I raise the issue in the House I am asked to leave the House. Where is the democracy?

A Deputy:  In Eastern Europe.

Proinsias De Rossa: Information on Prionsias De Rossa  Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  It is not here.

Mr. Howlin: Information on Brendan Howlin  Zoom on Brendan Howlin  I should like to raise on the Adjournment the issue of the lack of a consultant paediatrician in Wexford General Hospital and the implication of that for the town and county of Wexford.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. M. Higgins: Information on Michael D. Higgins  Zoom on Michael D. Higgins  With the permission of the Chair I should like to raise on the Adjournment a matter that has been the subject of Dáil Questions which I placed in Irish. The Chair has communicated to me that my question in English to the Taoiseach concerning the conflicting reports as to what is in mind for Telefís na Gaeltachta is argumentative. I should like to raise the general matter of the current state of proposals for providing Telefís na Gaeltachta on the Adjournment.

[1389]An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I shall communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. Ferris: Information on Michael Ferris  Zoom on Michael Ferris  I should like the permission of the Chair to raise on the Adjournment the serious shortage of speech therapists in the special schools in Cashel.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. Moynihan: Information on Michael Moynihan  Zoom on Michael Moynihan  I should like the permission of the Chair to raise on the Adjournment the concern of the communities of Kenmare, Sneem and Waterville in regard to fish farm development in the Kenmare River.

Mr. Wilson: Information on John P. Wilson  Zoom on John P. Wilson  Employment provision, the Deputy means.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with Deputy Moynihan.

Mr. Sherlock: Information on Joe Sherlock  Zoom on Joe Sherlock  With the permission of the Chair I should like to raise on the Adjournment the issue of the undue delay in giving approval to the plans for the improvements at the Patrician Academy in Mallow and the issue of secondary education in the town.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. Rabbitte: Information on Pat Rabbitte  Zoom on Pat Rabbitte  I should like to ask the Taoiseach to outline the present position concerning the establishment of the debt management agency. When can we expect that legislation will be introduced?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  That is not in order.

Mr. Dukes: Information on Alan M. Dukes  Zoom on Alan M. Dukes  They cannot find the debt.

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  Next session.

Miss Flaherty: Information on Mary Flaherty  Zoom on Mary Flaherty  Will the Taoiseach, or the Minister for Social Welfare, say if we are likely to have the occupation and pensions Bill during the recess with a view to having it debated next session, as promised?

[1390]The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  It will be available during the recess and we hope to debate it next session.

Mr. Deenihan: Information on Jimmy Deenihan  Zoom on Jimmy Deenihan  I should like to raise on the Adjournment the major and totally unjustified increase of 11 per cent in fees for all faculties at UCC.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will be in touch with the Deputy concerning that matter.

Mr. Sheehan: Information on P. J. Sheehan  Zoom on P. J. Sheehan  With the permission of the Chair I should like to raise on the Adjournment the famous package announced by the Minister for Agriculture and Food at his press conference on Friday about new schemes of grants for greyhounds, goats and rabbits.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Is this a serious request?

Mr. Connaughton: Information on Paul Connaughton  Zoom on Paul Connaughton  The Minister thought it was serious.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. T. O'Sullivan: Information on Toddy O'Sullivan  Zoom on Toddy O'Sullivan  I should like to raise on the Adjournment the subject matter of Question No. 59 on yesterday's Order Paper which refers to the strike at the Department of Labour. That strike has resulted in a delay in payments to workers at Barlo, Clonmel, Kerry Fashions and Sunbeam. The mattter is urgent.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will be in touch with the Deputy concerning the matter.

Mr. Deasy: Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  The Chair will be aware that since I attempted to raise events in Lithuania yesterday the situation has deteriorated considerably. I should like to ask the Taoiseach if we will have an opportunity over the next couple of days to debate that matter in the House and show some solidarity with the Lithuanian people.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I recognise the importance of the matter but it is not in order to raise it now.

[1391]The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  It is a matter for the Whips.

Mr. Deasy: Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  Are the Government prepared to make some time available for such a debate?

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  Not at the moment.

Mr. Deasy: Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  I will attempt to raise it by way of Private Notice Question today.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Fine, Deputy.

Mr. Taylor: Information on Mervyn Taylor  Zoom on Mervyn Taylor  I seek to raise on the Adjournment the failure by the Minister for Education to put in place an adequate scheme of school caretakers in County Dublin.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. Finucane: Information on Michael Finucane  Zoom on Michael Finucane  I would like to raise on the Adjournment the subject matter of Question No. 173 of 27 March regarding the provision of a community school in Rathkeale, County Limerick.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy.


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