Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers.
Let us not forget that in accordance with the resolution of the Dáil of 7 April last questions addressed to the Taoiseach on Tuesdays shall not exceed 30 minutes.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Northern Ireland Peace Process.
The Deputy should not ask too many questions together.
Question No. 6 in the names of Deputies John Bruton, Harney and De Rossa.
We are. I referred to the numbers of the questions as there are three Deputies involved.
It is a little unusual.
I now call Deputy Jim O'Keeffe. There are two other Deputies offering whom I wish to facilitate. Time is running out so I ask the Deputy for brevity.
I asked for brevity for a very good reason.
Deputy Bruton will be facilitated in that regard. We must move on now to questions nominated for priority, the first of which is No. 13.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Heritage Policy.
Let us not ask the Minister questions about matters which are not his responsibility.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Visit by Austrian Parliamentary Delegation.
Before proceeding further I feel sure that the Members of the House will wish very much to join me in extending a sincere and warm welcome to a parliamentary delegation from Austria, led by the Presid...
Private Notice Questions. - Irish Citizens in Rwanda.
I require brevity.
Private Notice Questions. - Threatened Rail Strike.
I now come to deal with Private Notice Questions from a number of Deputies to the Minister for Enterprise and Employment and the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications concerning the threat...
I call Deputy Pat Rabbitte. Having regard to the number of Deputies involved, one round of questioning on this matter should suffice.
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 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Quill — if it is intende...
Order of Business.
Are the proposals for dealing with item No. 9 satisfactory and agreed? Agreed.
Can the Deputy relate his question——
Is legislation proposed?
Deputies are taking some liberties.
The Deputy seems to be imparting rather a lot of information instead of seeking it.
This is not relevant to the Order of Business. There are many ways open to the Deputy to pursue that matter.
The Deputy will obey the Chair.
I have already ruled out that question, Deputy.
The Deputy must pursue that matter in the usual way in accordance with the procedures of this House. I am calling Deputy Rabbitte.
The Deputy is trying to circumvent the ruling of the Chair. I am calling Deputy Rabbitte.
I am sorry, Deputy, you are not in order now. I have advised you to proceed in another way.
That is a matter for other people to decide, it is not one for the Chair. I am calling Deputy Rabbitte.
The Deputy knows the Chair has no function in that matter.
The Deputy will now resume her seat.
Deputy, please desist.
You are taxing the patience of the Chair. I have called Deputy Rabbitte three or four times. If he does not respond I will go on to other business.
The Deputy is raising a very wide issue.
It can be dealt with in the appropriate way. It is not one for the Order of Business.
I must dissuade the Deputy from making a speech.
We have had that many times.