McCartan, Patrick

Tuesday, 22 October 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 411 No. 4

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers.

Beyond Question Time today where is our opportunity?More Button

It seems remarkable that the Taoiseach has no responsibility in these matters.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Government Buildings Visits.

Perhaps the Taoiseach will explain the types of parties or groups who would be accommodated. Would parties of school children and the like be accommodated?More Button

We are still awaiting an invitation.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Chester Beatty Library.

Asked the minister: if he will outline in respect of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin 4, the progress made to date in implementing the recommendations of the O'Donnell report; when the position of Director will be fill...More Button

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to any reduction, whether by sale, exchange, loss or other means, in the holdings of the Chester Beatty Gallery of Oriental Art during the last six years; if he will co...More Button

Asked the minister: if he has yet received information from the trustees of the Chester Beatty Library regarding the circumstances of the break-in at the library at the end of June; if he can now give full details of the...More Button

How many, if any, new trustees have been appointed to the board, in the light of the recommendations of Mr. O'Donnell who prepared the report? Has the Taoiseach made any representations with regard t...More Button

Who are they?More Button

That was the point I was coming to. Has the Taoiseach succeeded in implementing one of the strongest recommendations of Mr. O'Donnell's report of securing a nominee from his Department to the board o...More Button

A nominee from your own Department?More Button

In the new arrangements the Taoiseach speaks about, will he not at least make representations, if not ensure, that the cataloguing of the entire collection would be set as a priority so that the trus...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - National Library Staffing.

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement on the present funding and staffing of the National Library, with specific reference to the desirability, of restoring public access to all the collections therein from 10....More Button

I thank the Taoiseach for his reply. While I accept the proposition that what currently pertains may be the most equitable, would he agree that given the national importance of the library to researc...More Button

May I ask the Taoiseach to indicate how soon he envisages the library will be in a position to extend its hours to faciliate those people whom I believe are being very severely disadvantaged at presen...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Radio Interview by Taoiseach.

He did so.More Button

It is directly related to the matter. (Interruptions.)More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Constitutional Reform.

I exhort the Taoiseach not to hold such an indifferent attitude to the Constitution. It does need constant review and there should be proposals before Government currently. May I specifically ask th...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Legal Aid Scheme.

I join with the Minister in any proposal that would draw private practitioners into the scheme in an effort to broaden the scope of the service, but may I ask the Minister specifically if he can give ...More Button

This is one of the most central and urgent issues facing people working within the service and people outside seeking legal aid. Can the Minister indicate at what stage is the legislation? Have the h...More Button

Could the Minister write to me on the matter?More Button

Order of Business.

This does not answer the question why it was removed from the schedule.More Button

Or containing the Minister for Agriculture and Food.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Nicky Kelly Case.

I thank you for the opportunity to raise this important and personal issue with regard to the case of Nicky Kelly. I have known Nicky Kelly for a long time. I was his solicitor at the time he was be...More Button

Written Answers. - Judicial Appeals Procedure.

Asked the minister: the progress which has been made in regard to the implementation of the recommendations of the Martin Committee especially in regard to procedures for re-opening cases where new evidence emerges, part...More Button

Written Answers. - Security of Prisoners.

Asked the minister: if he will outline the review which has been carried out of the security procedures following a successful escape by a prisoner attending the outpatients' department of St. Mary's Hospital on 5 Septem...More Button

Written Answers. - UN Convention on Racial Discrimination.

Asked the minister: if his Department have met all the requirements to allow this country to sign the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination; if his attention has been drawn to the fact th...More Button


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