McCartan, Patrick

Wednesday, 30 October 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 411 No. 7

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Untrained Substitute Teachers.

Asked the minister: if she has any proposals to ensure that only qualified teachers will be allowed to teach in schools; if her Department have, in recent years, sanctioned the employment of untrained personnel in any te...More Button

Private Notice Questions. - Sunday Newspaper Report on Greencore.

What if it is accurate?More Button

Try reading it backwards.More Button

At which only matters you were concerned about were discussed.More Button

He was not being selective as you are.More Button

Why did he not tell the Minister for Agriculture and Food?More Button

Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 30.

We have not begun Government time yet.More Button

We have not commenced Government time yet.More Button

Order of Business.

May I add our voice also as perhaps the group with the least advantage of all when it comes to Private Members' Business? We feel aggrieved that there has not been Private Members' Business ordered f...More Button

A Leas-Cheann Comhairle, I have indicated several times that I should like to ask a question of the Taoiseach on the Order of Business. In view of the urgency that surrounds the matters, would the Ta...More Button

Could it be anticipated that the House will at least have a Second Stage debate on the Bill before the end of the session?More Button

Listen to both sides.More Button

A philosophical point of view.More Button

Liability for Defective Products Bill, 1991: Report and Final Stages.

I welcome the Minister of State to the debate. I supported this amendment on Committee Stage and I continue my support on Report Stage. Having regard to what the Minister of State has said in talking...More Button

We dealt with the Taoiseach earlier on in that regard, a defective product.More Button

I move amendment No. 3: In page 2, line 26, to delete “primarily” and substitute “mainly”.More Button

And there is no one here to witness it.More Button

I would like to take the opportunity to welcome the recent appointment of Mr. Whelehan to the Office of Attorney General. I have not had the opportunity to do so in the House before. I noticed him i...More Button

May I clarify a point? The worry is to what extent, when one comes to deal with the remedy under the Bill, one will have to accept the definition specific to it and not the one contained in the 1961 A...More Button

There is no more succinct statement in the Directive than the three words already referred to by Deputy Taylor —“product includes electricity”. There is no other qualification of electricity at that ...More Button

Perhaps we have heard enough about meetings for today. However, I am interested to know how this came about. I worked on the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Secondary Legislation of the European Co...More Button

I move amendment No. 7: In page 3, line 18, after “electricity” to insert “including electricity generated by nuclear energy”. The specific reason for the amendment is to qualify the definition of “el...More Button

I also presume he will accept that what we are trying to do is enhance the rights of the consumer as opposed to in some way restricting and taking from them. The provision is worth while and I hope t...More Button

If the Minister can assure me that electricity, generated by whatever method, including nuclear energy, will be covered by the provisions of the Bill I am happy that at least I have addressed the issu...More Button

I move amendment No. 8: In page 4, line 23, to delete “£350” and substitute “£50”.More Button

What is subsection (2) all about?More Button

How can the Minister suggest that.More Button

I am very disappointed and even more confused with the Minister's response and more confused yet again with the interjections he has made across the Chamber to Deputy Hogan and to Deputy Taylor sugges...More Button

I would like to have heard some statistical information with regard to this matter and I am glad the Minister has mentioned statistics. We had an in-depth discussion with his colleague, the Minister ...More Button

Deputy Taylor suggested that the Minister might let us have the minutes which he so copiously relies upon in pursuing a deviation from the Directive. I would like to see statistics that suggest there...More Button

I am interested in dealing with this legislation and I suspect again from the Minister's interjections——More Button

——that the Minister's point of view is not that of the consumer——More Button

——but of the trade, the retailer and the manufacturer. That is the only basis on which I can understand the Minister's interjections in the arguments I am making.More Button

If one approaches it from the point of view of the consumer I cannot see why a threshold is any different in terms of loss when you are dealing with a product itself and when you are dealing with cons...More Button

It is not.More Button

I move amendment No. 9: In page 5, to delete lines 15 to 18. In discussing this amendment I can say that my reason for not calling for a vote on amendment No. 8 is that amendment No. 9 is the single m...More Button

I thank the Minister for his very spirited rejection of my proposed amendment. I have listened carefully and understand the reasons he has given. They amount to two basic propositions: that to accep...More Button

Written Answers. - Teacher Service for Down's Syndrome Children.

Asked the minister: in relation to the support teaching service for children with Down's Syndrome in ordinary primary schools, whether her Department has undertaken to employ teachers with this support function in a mann...More Button

Written Answers. - Army Support Services.

Asked the minister: if he can confirm that the Army authorities have sought a report from a distinguished psychologist on the sexual difficulties experienced by soldiers returned from extended and stressful periods of ov...More Button


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