Request to Move Adjournment of Dáil Under Standing Order 30.
Before coming to the Order of Business proper I have a number of motions under Standing Order 30 to deal with. I propose to deal with these motions — under Standing Order 30 — which I have received f...
I now call on Deputy Jim Higgins.
Deputy, this is not the question you conveyed to my office. I must ask you to put the question you submitted to my office.
Having considered the matters fully I do not consider them to be contemplated under Standing Order 30.
Therefore I cannot grant leave to move the motions. I have to advise the House that the matter raised is not one that is likely to develop significantly before the Dáil, in practice, would have an opp...
I have no control over the transfer of questions, Deputy. I am calling the Order of Business, the Tánaiste.
Will the Deputy please allow the Tánaiste to proceed with the Order of Business?
Not now, Deputy.
Order of Business.
Is the proposal for the late sitting today satisfactory and agreed?
We are taking the items seriatim. Is this in respect of the first proposal that business be interrupted at 10.30 p.m.?
The Deputy should not embark on a speech. I take it the Deputy is opposing the proposal that business be interrupted at 10.30 p.m. this evening? Is that the position?
No, the Deputy has said sufficient on the matter.
I am putting the question: “That business be interrupted at 10.30 p.m. tonight.” Question put. The Dáil divided: Tá, 61; Níl, 15. Tá
May I now ask if the proposal that the sitting today be suspended from 6.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. is agreed? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with No. 6 agreed? Agreed.
It does not relate to the Order of Business.
Before Members rise and address the House they should be called by the Chair. Deputy Deasy.
Please, Deputy. Deputy Pat McCartan.
Please, Deputy McCartan, one thing at a time.
Please, Deputy. I call Deputy Paul Connaughton.
There can be no debate on the matter now.
Deputy McCartan may not ignore the Chair. He does so at his peril.
It is not a matter which should be raised now, Deputy.
Deputy Enright was offering earlier.
I thought Deputy Enright had something relevant to raise.
The matter is on the Order Paper for today and tomorrow and may not be pursued now.
No, you may not ask something that is out of order.
Deputy Éamon Gilmore.
Please, Deputy Enright.
I want to call Deputy Howlin.
International Law (Rights of Persons with a Mental Handicap) Bill, 1991: First Stage.
Since this is a Private Members' Bill, under Standing Orders, Second Stage must be taken in Private Members' time.
Order of Business (Resumed).
Matters appertaining to legislation should not be raised now. The Deputy should put down a question in that regard.
I am calling Deputy Rabbitte for a final question. I am proceeding to the Order of Business proper.
I am sure Deputy Rabbitte will find a more opportune time to raise that matter.
Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers.
The questions on which we are now embarking are Priority Questions for which 15 minutes only are provided in the Standing Orders of the House.
Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Ships' Manifests.
Let us have regard to the time factor in dealing with priority questions.
There are three remaining questions. I do not see how we can include them.
Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Fish Stock Conservation.
We must now proceed to other questions.
No, not now. I will not hear you, Deputy.
The Chair is merely administering the rules of this House.
Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Coast Protection.
We are having repetition.
Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Kowloon Bridge Casualty.
The Deputy is seeking a lot of detail that might be appropriate to other questions.
Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Monofilament Nets Use.
That is a separate matter.
A short question.
We are drifting away from the question before us.
Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Rosslare (Wexford) Coast Protection.
I am calling Question No. 15.
Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Fishing Co-operatives Trustees.
That disposes of questions for today.
Adjournment Debate Matters.
I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given to me under Standing Order 20 (3) (a) and the name of the member in each case: (1) Deputy Browne (Carlow-K...
Land Bond Bill, 1991: Second Stage (Resumed).
Deputy Leonard was in possession.
B & I Line Bill, 1991: Second Stage.
I will now ask the Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications, Deputy Brennan, to move that the Bill be now read a Second Time.
Please allow the debate to proceed. The Deputy will have an opportunity to state his grievance in the matter later, I will not hear it now.
I call on the Minister to move that the Bill be now read a Second Time.
Deputies will have ample time later.
Deputy McCartan, do not intrude in that manner. It is not a point of order. I have asked the Minister to move that the Bill be now read a Second Time.
Resume your seat, Deputy McCartan.
Deputy McCartan, do not ignore the Chair.
I have heard it. It was not a point of order and the Deputy knows it was not.
This is obviously a concerted effort by certain Members over there to disrupt the discussion of this Bill.
Deputy Rabbitte, allow the debate to proceed. It is not a point of order.
Let the debate proceed.
The Deputy must resume his seat. Resume your seat, Deputy, or leave the House. This debate will proceed in an orderly fashion.
Deputy Byrne, I will hear no more of this matter.
No, not now.
I have called on the Minister to move this Bill.
Resume your seat, Deputy.
No, not now. Resume your seat.
This is clear obstruction.
I call on the Minister.
No, Deputy resume your seat.
I am telling the Deputy to resume his seat, for the second time.
Resume your seat.
It is outrageous.
This is gross disorder.
This is gross disorder.
This is gross disorder. I will hear no points of order now.
Deputy Rabbitte, please. I must ask Deputy Rabbitte to leave the House.
It is outrageous Deputy, I grant you that.
Deputy McCartan may not interrupt from a sitting position. He is being continuously disorderly. I have to take note of that.
This is quite intolerable, Deputy. If you rise again I shall ask you to leave, and I shall insist upon it.
Deputy Rabbitte, please.
Deputy Byrne, please. This is completely disorderly.
This is a democratic assembly. The right of free speech prevails here and I will not tolerate any Member being obstructed in the manner that is being done to the Minister now. The interruptions will ...
Deputy McCartan, I think you should leave. If you cannot listen to the Minister in quietude, please leave the House.
Deputies, interruptions should cease. Restrain yourselves.
Allow the Minister to conclude his speech without interruption.
Private Members' Business. - Services for the Mentally Handicapped: Motion.
Is that satisfactory? Agreed.
I hesitate to interrupt the Deputy, but I would be grateful if he would bring his speech to a close; his time is exhausted.
Deputy Richard Bruton has already made quite a long speech on this subject. He also has the right of reply later; that should be sufficient.
B & I Line Bill, 1991: Second Stage (Resumed).
Deputy Byrne without interruption.
Would the Deputy give the reference for that quotation?