Treacy, Seán

Thursday, 17 October 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 411 No. 2

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Order of Business.

It is proposed to take No. 12, and there is nothing to put to the House.More Button

That matter is not relevant to the Order of Business. Deputy Spring is offering.More Button

Let us adhere to the Order of Business. I am calling Deputy Spring.More Button

Perhaps that could be raised during the debate.More Button

On the Order of Business, Deputy Spring.More Button

Those matters may be ventilated during the debate that is about to ensue.More Button

Deputy De Rossa, I cannot have my rulings questioned.More Button

Deputy De Rossa, listen to me. I cannot and will not tolerate questioning of my authority in respect of rulings of this kind. They may not be raised in the House. If the Deputy wants clarification ...More Button

I interpret it as such, Deputy.More Button

I suggest you communicate with my office, who will elaborate on the matter for you.More Button

If members of the Committee on Procedure and Privileges wish to convene a meeting, that is their privilege. The Deputy has a member on that Committee.More Button

I will allow no further argument on the matter. I made my point quite clear yesterday. I am taking no initiative in that matter; it is a matter for the members of that Committee. I call Deputy Quinn...More Button

I am not certain if the matter is in order.More Button

Is this something that was promised in the House?More Button

I must call Deputy Jim Higgins. I apologise; I might have called him yesterday. I understand he wishes to move the First Stage of an Education Bill, 1991.More Button

Education Bill, 1991: First Stage.

Is the Bill opposed?More Button

Second Stage will be taken in Private Members' time.More Button

Order of Business (Resumed).

I want to go on to the Order of Business proper.More Button

Confidence in Government: Motion (Resumed).

I would seek to dissuade Members from raising points of order in a debate to which a strict time limit applies. The Deputy will understand the implications.More Button

The Deputy will have an opportunity of replying in the course of the debate, or perhaps some of his colleagues.More Button

Deputy Dermot Ahern to proceed without interruption.More Button

The Deputy will now bring his remarks to a conclusion.More Button

Is that satisfactory? Agreed.More Button

I intervene to advise the Deputy that one minute now remains.More Button

Deputy Roche, without interruption.More Button

Deputy Barrett will have an opportunity in time——More Button

Deputy Barrett will have an opportunity to reply to the remarks.More Button

Please, Deputy Barrett.More Button

I would much prefer that no references were made to specifics or to personalities. I made a ruling yesterday in respect of matters sub judice and I would ask Members to be circumspect——More Button

——and not to refer to personalities who cannot defend themselves against accusations made in this House, which is a privileged Assembly.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers.

We are embarking on questions nominated for priority, for which 15 minutes only are provided in the Standing Orders of this House. The co-operation of Deputies is necessary if the Chair is to dispose...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Navan Road (Dublin) Employment Exchange.

That is not a question. I am calling Question No. 2.More Button

Please resume your seat.More Button

The Deputy has been making speeches.More Button

Please resume your seat.More Button

It is the Deputy who is being unfair to his colleagues.More Button

The Deputy got every chance.More Button

Deputy Stagg, you are wasting precious time.More Button

If the Deputy persists, I shall have to ask him to leave.More Button

There will not be injury time any more. Deputies objected to it.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Welfare Budget Allocation.

A question, please.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Carer's Allowance.

I want to facilitate a number of deputies offering. A brief question, Deputy Stagg.More Button

Ceist le do thoil.More Button

Order.More Button

Order, I want to facilitate the Deputies offering if they will be very brief — Deputy Pádraic McCormack, Deputy Therese Ahearn and a final question from Deputy Stagg.More Button

Sorry, Deputy, these are rather particular cases worthy of separate questions.More Button

I am calling Deputy T. Ahearn.More Button

Order please. Deputy McCormack, let us proceed with Question Time. Deputy T. Ahearn has been called. A brief question please.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Pension Contribution Requirement.

That is a separate question.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Social Welfare Policy Formulation.

The Deputy has made his point adequately.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Disability Benefit Payments.

May I say before proceeding that progress at Question Time today has been particularly sluggish? Some eight questions——More Button

That is not good enough, Deputies. It is not fair to other Members who have questions tabled. I will call Deputy Byrne; I trust he will be brief. I will also call Deputy Connaughton and Deputy Deas...More Button

Let us have a final question.More Button

A final question from Deputy Deasy.More Button

Adjournment Debate Matters.

I have selected for discussion the matters raised by the following Deputies: (1) Deputy Paddy Harte; (2) Deputy Eric Byrne; (3) Deputy Toddy O'Sullivan.More Button

Confidence in Government: Motion (Resumed).

We have had a very good, orderly debate up to now, devoid of interruptions, and I intend to keep it so.More Button

Deputy Owen will have an opportunity to speak later.More Button

The Deputy must restrain herself. She may not attribute to the Minister that he is a guilty of any untruths.More Button

Please, Deputy, desist from any insinuations of that kind.More Button

If the Deputy finds it difficult to listen to what the Minister has to say she has a remedy. There are many ways out of this Chamber.More Button

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Deputy Byrne, please. (Interruptions.)More Button

Deputy Byrne, very many allegations have been made in this House in recent times. The Deputy will have to contain himself and he will be afforded an opportunity to reply, if that is what he desires.More Button

Deputy Byrne.More Button

Deputy Byrne will have to restrain himself. (Interruptions.)More Button

Deputy Byrne may not ignore the Chair.More Button

Deputy Byrne——More Button

You will contain yourself in quietude. If you wish to reply or if one of your colleagues wishes to reply, they will have an opportunity to do so tomorrow.More Button

Deputy Byrne, this is not a court of law.More Button

Please, Deputy Harte, Deputy Byrne. May I remind the House that there is a time limit to this debate and interruptions are particularly unwelcome, if not disorderly.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Closure of Lifford-Strabane Road.

I would be grateful if the Deputy would bring his remarks to a close.More Button

Let us hear the Minister out.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Waiting Lists for Orthodontic Treatment.

Deputy Byrne has given me notice of his intention to raise the situation in the Eastern Health Board area where almost 9,000 people are currently on the waiting list for orthodontic treatment.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Labour Matter.

The House will now hear a two minute statement on a matter appropriate to the Minister for Labour. I now call on Deputy Michael Finucane to make his statement.More Button

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