Treacy, Seán

Wednesday, 1 February 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 448 No. 4

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Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 30.

Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a notice of motion under Standing Order 30 from Deputy Noel Dempsey. I now call on Deputy Dempsey to state the matter of which he has giv...More Button

Having considered the matter fully I do not consider it to be one contemplated by the Standing Order and, therefore, I cannot grant leave to move the motion. I understand further that the Minister fo...More Button

Deputy Andrews——More Button

I am sure the Deputy will find ways and means of raising this matter in the proper fashion.More Button

Order of Business.

Is the proposal for dealing with the Order of Business this evening satisfactory and agreed? Agreed.More Button

The matter adverted to by the Deputy is not in order. It is not one for the Order of Business and should be dealt with as a serious matter in a more formal way.More Button

It is a serious matter and it should be taken seriously.More Button

I have ruled on the matter. Does the Taoiseach wish to intervene?More Button

I want to dissuade Members of the notion that we can debate this matter now.More Button

Clearly we cannot do so. I will hear a brief question from the two Deputies who have offered and I will then proceed to other business.More Button

Not on this subject, Deputy. I will hear nothing further on this subject.More Button

Deputy Leonard may not raise the matter now.More Button

Sorry, Deputy, you are not in order. You will resume your seat.More Button

Contempt Bill, 1995: Order for Second Stage.

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, the Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.More Button

Order of Business (Resumed).

I have allowed the Deputy to raise the matter with the Taoiseach. We cannot debate it now.More Button

I should not lead to argument. As I said earlier, there are many ways of raising this matter and the Chair will facilitate Members in doing so. There was reference to flooding on the Adjournment deb...More Button

Deputy Dempsey knows full well that he has posed a question to the Taoiseach.More Button

The Deputy should put down the question.More Button

I would be most reluctant to accept such a position.More Button

I have outlined to members the way to proceed in this instance. I am calling Deputy Séamus Brennan.More Button

I am calling Deputy Séamus Brennan.More Button

No, Deputy; Deputy Séamus Brennan has been called.More Button

If Deputy Brennan does not offer I will not——More Button

Sorry Deputy, I have called your colleague, Deputy Brennan.More Button

This is disorderly, Deputy Dempsey. The Deputy may not dominate proceedings at this time. I have called Deputy Séamus Brennan.More Button

Is Deputy Brennan going to offer?More Button

The Deputy is clearly out of order. He should resume his seat.More Button

When I call you, Deputy Brennan, I expect you to respond, otherwise I will call another Member.More Button

This is not in order.More Button

It is a good question and the Deputy should put it down as such.More Button

I call Deputy Nealon.More Button

The Order of Business has become untidy, to say the least. I am proceeding to other business quite promptly. (Interruptions).More Button

Deputy Dempsey seems to be dominating our proceedings this morning.More Button

It would not be tolerated, Deputy.More Button

I will not tolerate argument on the Order of Business.More Button

I call the Taoiseach.More Button

Let us hear the Taoiseach. The interruptions are coming from both sides of the House.More Button

Family Law Bill, 1994: Report and Final Stages.

Due to a typographical error in lines 8-11 of amendment No. 84 in the name of the Minister for Equality and Law Reform on the green list of amendments, dated 25 january 1995, the words “for a consider...More Button

Amendments Nos. 48 and 73 are related and it is proposed to discuss both amendments together. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Government Appointments.

I am concerned about naming a person from outside this House who has no redress against accusations made against him in this privileged assembly.More Button

Let us not compound matters. Question No. 3.More Button

I have called the next question.More Button

I have already called Question No. 3. I want to deal with other questions.More Button

Question No. 3. I am sorry, Deputy Harney, the Chair considers that these questions have been adequately dealt with. I am proceeding to Question No. 3.More Button

I am calling Question No. 3.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Taoiseach's Meetings with President.

I am concerned that the President should be brought into controversy in the House.More Button

Question No. 6, please.More Button

I am anxious to facilitate the Deputy in most matters but I am sure she will have regard to what I have said, that the President should not be drawn into controversy in this House.More Button

I am sorry, Deputy, I will allow no further reference to the President. I am calling question No. 6.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Constitutional Review Group.

We should proceed by way of questions, not statements.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Forum for Peace and Reconciliation.

We should avoid a repeat of this morning's discussion on that matter. This question deals with the continuation of the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation.More Button

I wish to advise the House that we shall be obliged to proceed to deal with priority questions at 3.30 p.m., in accordance with the procedures laid down by this House.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Strategic Management Initiative.

It must be a brief question, Deputy. The time has come to deal with priority questions.More Button

I said that the time has come to deal with priority questions. In accordance with our procedure, 20 minutes must be available for this purpose.More Button

The Deputy will be facilitated.More Button

Heritage Council Bill, 1994 [Seanad]: Instruction to Committee (Resumed).

This motion has already been considered and decided by vote. I feel sure Members will have an opportunity of commenting on matters as the Bill progresses. We are now going into Committee Stage; of c...More Button

The matter of the motion re the Heritage Council Bill, 1994, has been decided by this House. The Deputy may have a further opportunity to comment as we go through the Bill but not now.More Button

Please, Deputy de Valera, you know you are out of order now. I am now proceeding to deal with the Heritage Council Bill, 1994, Committee Stage.More Button

We have disposed of the contentious matter by way of the democratic process of this House.More Button

The House has decided that matter. I am now proceeding to Committee Stage and section 1 of the Bill.More Button

Heritage Council Bill, 1994 [Seanad]: Committee Stage.

Amendment No. 1. I am asking that we debate amendments Nos. 1, 14 and 18 together.More Button

Deputy de Valera, I very much resent that you should interrupt the Chair in the process of addressing the House. This is totally disorderly.More Button

I repeat, Deputy de Valera, it is very wrong and totally disorderly to interrupt the Chair when he is standing and addressing the House. Will the Deputy please allow the chair to proceed?More Button

I am now calling section 1, amendment No. 1 and suggest that we take amendment Nos. 14 and 18 together. Is that satisfactory?More Button

The record of this House in so far as my jurisdiction is concerned will show that I respect points of order but invariably they transpire to be points of disorder.More Button

My office is at the Deputy's disposal if he wishes to pursue those matters but I am now insisting that we proceed with Committee Stage of the Bill. Mr. Lawlor rose.More Button

I am sorry, Deputy Lawlor, I am permitting no further points of order.More Button

I have heard that so often, Deputy; it is a matter of obstructing the Chair. However, I will hear the Deputy. I am getting tired of obstruction.More Button

Deputy Lawlor, will you allow the business of this House to proceed and the Minister to move amendment No. 1?More Button

No, Deputy, you may not.More Button

Deputy Treacy, this is disgraceful conduct.More Button

My office does not engage in any initiation of such matters.More Button

This is downright obstruction.More Button

If you wish, Deputy, do so.More Button

No, I have called the Minister.More Button

The Deputy has made his point. I am calling on the Minister to move his amendment No. 1.More Button

Amendment No. 3, Amendment No. 6 is consequential and amendments Nos. 9 and 17 are related. I suggest that we discuss amendments Nos. 3, 6, 9 and 17 together. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

We now come to amendment No. 4. I observe that amendment No. 5 is related and suggest that we discuss amendments Nos. 4 and 5 together if that is satisfactory. Agreed.More Button

Pursuant to Standing Order 100 (3), I have to report specially to the Dáil that the Committee has amended the Title to read as follows: AN ACT TO PROMOTE PUBLIC INTEREST IN AND KNOWLEDGE, APPRECIATION...More Button

When is it proposed to take Report Stage?More Button

Private Members' Business. - Crime Prevention and Detection: Motion (Resumed).

Deputy Martin was in possession. I take it Deputy Noel Ahern is resuming in lieu of Deputy Martin who has 13 minutes remaining.More Button

That is satisfactory and agreed.More Button

I must ask the Deputy to address his remarks through the Chair rather than directly to any Members and, in particular, the Minister.More Button

I am sure that is satisfactory. Agreed.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Flooding and Storm Damage.

I heard Deputy Flanagan on this subject last night without interruption.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Reporting of Sexual Abuse.

I am concerned about the mention of names in the House for obvious reasons. This is a privileged Assembly.More Button

I am not concerned about what happens outside this House; I am concerned about the proceedings of this House.More Button


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