Andrews, David

Thursday, 7 May 1992

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 419 No. 3

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An Bille um an Aonú Leasú Déag ar an mBunreacht, 1992: An Dara Céim (Atógáil). Eleventh Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 1992: Second Stage (Resumed).

Táim buíoch díot, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle, agus cuirfidh mé deireadh gairid leis, i gceann fiche nóiméad nó mar sin. On benefits of the Community, we sometimes forget the extent to which the European ...More Button

Yes, hope springs eternal. I will endeavour to deal with the issue once and for all, if I can. Our advice from the legal service of the Council of Ministers, obtained shortly after the judgments in th...More Button

An Bille um an Aonú Leasú Déag ar an mBunreacht, 1992: An Coiste agus na Céimeanna Deiridh. Eleventh Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 1992: Committee and Final Stages.

Perhaps I can be of assistance to the Deputy. I understand no amendments have been put down to the Referendum (Amendment) Bill. If the Deputy wishes, perhaps we could devote five or ten minutes to th...More Button

I accept that. I am merely trying to be of assistance to the Deputy. I am suggesting that we deal now with the amendments put down by the Deputy and deal later with the Referendum (Amendment) Bill.More Button

I understand five amendments have been put down to the Referendum (Amendment) Bill. I said earlier there were no amendments. I did not intend to mislead the House.More Button

The amendments put down by Deputy De Rossa, which seek to amend sections 1 and 2, would amend the Title of the Bill to read the Eleventh, Twelfth and Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution Bill. I ...More Button

The Eleventh Amendment of the Constitution Bill seeks clarity. To those who suggest that the amendment proposed by Deputy De Rossa would in some way improve the public perception of what they are bein...More Button

I was going to suggest that. In the nature of things I would be obliged to ask the Ceann Comhairle to ask Deputy Garland to withdraw the intemperate language in which Deputy Garland described as “blin...More Button

I am not certain whether Deputy Garland is the author of the speech he made or whether somebody wrote it for him.More Button

There was a time when I came into the House years ago——More Button

I was but I did not have any problems in that regard. There was a tradition that nobody referred to scripts because their authorship was not known. Deputy Garland used the words like “treachery” and “...More Button

I know.More Button

I have always been able to see and hear Deputy Mac Giolla, although I know he is a bit lonely at the moment and I will do my best to lift up his heart.More Button

I am of the backbenches myself so I appreciate Deputy Mac Giolla's feeling of isolation. As I understand it, the proposals seek to amend subsection (5), the deletion of the words “European Union” in l...More Button

I think I am entitled to——More Button

A Leas-Cheann Comhairle——More Button


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