Spring, Dick

Wednesday, 16 October 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 411 No. 1

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Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 30.

Thank you, a Cheann Comhairle, I did give notice to your office this morning that under Standing Order 30 I intended to raise what I believe to be a specific and important matter of public interest r...More Button

On a point of order. Sir, as we stand in this House about to discuss a motion of confidence in the Government, I do not believe that even the Government backbenchers are aware if there is a programm...More Button

With respect, a Cheann Comhairle——More Button

Surely you must be aware of the fact that the Government parties have differences on taxation policy, on public finances——More Button

We should not be put into a position——More Button

Order of Business.

In relation to the arrangements for this debate, I want to protest in the strongest manner possible. You, Sir, and every other politician in this House, will be aware that today, at the introduction ...More Button

May I ask if one Fianna Fáil backbencher, or a Progressive Democrat backbencher for that matter, will stand up and tell us he or she knows the Programme for Government.More Button

They did not know last night and they did not know this morning.More Button

Yes, I am objecting to item No. 3 because it is a farce for the House to start this debate before the publication of the Programme for Government. Question put: “That the Dáil shall meet on Friday nex...More Button

On a point of order——More Button

I give way to Deputy Mitchell.More Button

A Cheann Comhairle, I appreciate the fact that you have, to use your own words, given us a fulsome account of the implementation of the sub judice rule.More Button

I am grateful for that. I would request, Sir, that you would, first, circulate the report you have just given us. Secondly, in view of the fact that matters of vital concern to this House are being ...More Button

For example, armed Garda Síochána investigated meat plants during the summer and we are not allowed to mention that in this debate.More Button

The situation is ridiculous.More Button

I propose a meeting of the Committee on Procedure and Privileges immediately——More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Links with Baltic States.

Asked the minister: if he has any plans to visit the Soviet Union or any of the Baltic Republics in the near future; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Meeting with Social Partners.

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement regarding his recent meeting with the social partners concerning a review of the Programme for Economic and Social Progress; if he will outline the extent and nature of any...More Button

In relation to the Programme for Economic and Social Progress and its terms, given that the Taoiseach has stated in recent days that he and his Government are, to use his words, facing an appalling ec...More Button

May I ask the Taoiseach if he and his Government are looking for a renegotiation of the terms of the Programme for Economic and Social Progress with the social partners or if they are prepared to go i...More Button

Very briefly, I would also like to ask the Taoiseach if I understood his initial reply correctly? He said that the task force which was formed in June or July have met on 13 occasions and they have ...More Button

May I ask the Taoiseach if he would consider ensuring that those reports are made available to Deputies and that a debate can take place in this House? Given the serious level of unemployment, whatev...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Review of Programme for Government.

Asked the minister: if he will make a statment on the outcome of negotiations between the two parties in Government on a review of the Programme for Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will publish a progress report on the implementation to date of the Programme for Government published in 1989; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I understand that the review of the programme and discussions in relation to a new programme started in July. The Taoiseach seems to be treating this matter rather casually. I would like to ask the ...More Button

Why the delay?More Button

From the point of view of an observer, we are far better informed of the views on taxation of people who are not members of this House, belonging to the Progressive Democrats, than we are about the vi...More Button

There is not?More Button

I am not sure. They might need some help, considering their recent attempts. In relation to Question No. 15, the Taoiseach did not actually address the point in relation to a progress report on the i...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Examination of Estimates and Bills.

Will the Taoiseach explain, if we are to bring in this new proposal, if we will have extra Dáil sittings, shorter Dáil recesses, or less legislation?More Button

It is a practical question.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Northern Ireland Talks.

Asked the minister: when his next meeting with the British Prime Minister is likely to take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

We would all concur with the sense of outrage felt on this part of the island in relation to the recent escalation of sectarian violence and any political role that we can take to resolve it must be t...More Button

Deputy Bruton was afforded a supplementary. I assumed that you were affording Deputies supplementary questions. That seems to be the order you are adopting today.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Establishment of Serious Fraud Office.

Was that a fraud?More Button

May I ask that Questions Nos. 34 and 35 in my name be deferred?More Button

Confidence in Government: Motion (Resumed).

We will use our imagination.More Button

Is there any danger of finishing early?More Button

Written Answers. - European Summit.

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement in advance of the forthcoming Maastricht Summit, regarding the matters to be discussed there.More Button

Written Answers. - Irish Sea Pollution.

Asked the minister: if he will outline the current attitude of the Government towards the possibility of legal action being initiated to enforce the closure of Sellafield; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in his Department ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical Civil Service positions in his Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been replace...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in his Department ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical civil service positions in his Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been replace...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in his Department ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical civil service positions in his Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been replace...More Button

Written Answers. - Programme for Economic and Social Progress Review

Asked the minister: if he will give an assurance that any alteration in (a) the terms and conditions of employment and (b) the number of employees in the public service will be negotiated through the central review commi...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in his Department ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical Civil Service positions in his Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been replace...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in his Department ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, on full-time non-clerical Civil Service positions in his Department, previously held by the categories listed following, that have been replac...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in his Department ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical Civil Service positions in his Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been replace...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in his Department ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical Civil Service positions in his Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been replace...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in his Department in t...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical Civil Service positions in his Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been replace...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in his Department ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical Civil Service positions in his Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been replace...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in his Department ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical Civil Service positions in his Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been replace...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in his Department ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical Civil Service positions in his Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been rep...More Button

Written Answers. - Long-Term Illness Scheme.

Asked the minister: the reason diabetes is not included in his Department in the scheme of defined long term illnesses; and if he has any plans to include it in the future.More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in his Department ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical civil service positions in his Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been replace...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if she will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in her Department...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if she will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical Civil Service positions in her Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been replac...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in his Department ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical Civil Service positions in his Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been replace...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in his Department ...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical Civil Service positions in his Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been replace...More Button


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