Sargent, Trevor

Wednesday, 27 April 1994

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 442 No. 1

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Order of Business.

Ba mhaith liomsa chomh maith mo chuid beannachtaí a chur in iúl do mhuintir an Aifric Theas. I am sure there is a great deal of promised legislation to come in South Africa, but I would like to tie in...More Button

I observe history is not only being made in South Africa. Fine Gael is admonishing the Labour Party about its attitude to privatisation, an interesting turn-up for the books.More Button

On long promised legislation, is the Tánaiste or the rotating Taoiseach——More Button

——satisfied that the personnel and expertise are available to ensure the Waste Bill will be published this term as it has been deferred many times?More Button

Is that “perhaps?”More Button

Supplementary Estimates, 1994. - Local Government Bill, 1994; Committee Stage (Resumed).

If the Deputy was here yesterday he would have heard the reason.More Button

How will that be measured?More Button

The Deputy should not be too hard on himself.More Button

Respect for justice.More Button

When I spoke earlier I dealt with the matter of the dual mandate. Deputy Ahern has raised the other matters that are contained in my amendments and I will deal with them now. On the matter of the dual...More Button

Fine Gael has tabled a similar amendment.More Button

That covers a lot.More Button

The Minister has said a great deal but suggests that he might, rather than would, accept the amendment on the dual mandate if he got the support of other Deputies. Not only is the Minister in favour i...More Button

Given that we are part of the European Union we must note how “unsound mind” is interpreted elsewhere and I wonder if there would be even fewer in this chamber if that were to be applied in practice. ...More Button

Deputy Gilmore and I think it is important that we delete paragraphs (m) and (n) and we have tabled an amendment to this effect. The Minister mentioned that these paragraphs deal with the abuse of fun...More Button

On a point of order, if an amendment is withdrawn may it be resubmitted on Report Stage?More Button

I move amendment No. 6: In page 11, subsection (1), line 3, to delete paragraph (k). Amendment agreed to.More Button

Deputy Gilmore is not here. I will withdraw the amendment and resubmit it on Report Stage, if that is in order on the Bill we are discussing.More Button

Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Public Relations Services.

On the comprehension deficit, have any lessons been learned from previous experiences of allocating public funds in, for example, referendum campaigns, so as to avoid a repeat of such spending of publ...More Button

Ceisteanna-Questions. Oral Answers. - Land Rezoning Investigation.

Asked the minister: the progress, if any, she has made with the investigation into allegations of bribery associated with land rezoning in County Dublin; and the plans, if any, she has to bring this matter to a conclusio...More Button

I am glad the file in this case remains open, even though there has not been a great deal to report until now. Members of the Garda Síochána share my view that the investigation is unlikely to uncove...More Button

I appreciate the Minister is distinguishing between allegation and evidence. Is she anxious to further this investigation through the means I mentioned or through the Director of Public Prosecutions? ...More Button

Local Government Bill, 1994: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Final Stages.

The proposals on the list are not as comprehensive as that read out by you, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle.More Button

Tacáim ar go leor bealaí leis an méid atá ráite ag an Teachta Molloy. Tá suim faoi leith ag an bpobal sna toghcháin a bheidh ar siúl ar 9 Meitheamh mar gur cuireadh na toghcháin sin siar cheanna féin....More Button

Labróidh mé i mBéarla an uair seo mar is mian liom a bheith anchruinn maidir leis an méid a dúirt mé. Ba iad na coimisinéirí agus na húdaráis eile ar an leibhéal sin a bhi í gceist agam nuair a bhí mé...More Button

The Minister argued that only two years will elapse before commissioners and urban district councillors seek re-election to office. The point seems to have been lost that the cause is the postponement...More Button

I move amendment No. 16: In page 15, subsection (3), line 12, to delete “1998” and substitute “1996”. Question put: “That the figure proposed to be deleted stand”.More Button

I move amendment No. 20: In page 17, subsection (6), line 34, after “fix.” to insert “The local authority will invite submissions from interested parties or members of the public for return within six...More Button

The Minister referred to a “once-off power”. Is he saying the power will cease to be law after it is exercised? How will it come to an end? I am sure he realises the demographic change is always in th...More Button

Is the Minister satisfied that the boundary commission will have sufficent consultation with the public and responsible bodies so as not to necessitate further change?More Button

I move amendment No. 22: In page 19, subsection (1) (a), line 35, to delete “1998” and substitute “1996”. In view of the decision on amendment No. 14 there is not much point in pressing this amendment...More Button

The wording of page 19 of the 1941 Act appears innocent but it uncovers not only a feature of democratic abuse, but an agenda which, unfortunately, will gather momentum. It is evident in problems face...More Button

The Minister has a fresh memory.More Button

I move amendment No. 36:More Button

The Minister did not include the substitution for what I had deleted, which was to consult with the local authorities affected by a proposed amendment or modification, which picks up a theme expressed...More Button

Will the Minister recognise what is actually happening? Proposals are brought into this House under the guise of taking everybody's views on board whereas, in practice, such proposals will already hav...More Button

Is í aidhm an leasaithe maidir le lipéidí cosúil le “Ard-Mhéara” nó “Leas Ard-Mhéara” ná go mbeadh siad sa teanga dhúchais. Tá na teidil seo ar fud na hEorpa i dteanga na tíre ina bhfuil siad. Is aith...More Button

I move amendment No. 43: In page 24, subsection (2) (a), line 1, to delete“, subject to paragraph (b),”. I note from an earlier discussion that paragraph (b) would need to be deleted had we accepted t...More Button

This section deals with the method of election of a cathaoirleach and states that it shall be carried out in accordance with “such arrangements as may be prescribed for that purpose”. Will these be pr...More Button

Whose regulations?More Button

I thought the Minister might say the local authority.More Button

I object to further ministerial involvement in this matter.More Button

On a point of order, earlier I asked if there would be sufficient time to resubmit an amendment to section 6 before Report Stage. I stressed the point that I wanted this information to allow me make a...More Button

Will there be a Report Stage?More Button

I appreciate that but I was given a promise that I would have sufficient time to resubmit the amendment to section 6 (1) (m) and (n) before Report Stage. It was withdrawn on that basis. What course of...More Button

I move amendment No. 79: In page 25, subsection (1), line 36, to delete “by regulations” and substitute “in consultation with the respective local authority or local authorities”. The Minister has sho...More Button

The Minister said that his patience was running out. I am certainly at the end of my tether. As a member of the public I wished to follow the affairs of my own town, but was thrown out of a council me...More Button

I was told that there would be time on Report Stage to discuss a provision relating to section 6. It was on that understanding that I withdrew an amendment.More Button

I have to press this. I was told that we would be able to debate this on Report Stage.More Button

I was promised that this could be discussed on Report Stage.More Button

Suspension of Member.

I regret the House was misled.More Button


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