Order of Business.
There are two matters to put to the House. Are the proposals for dealing with No. 9 satisfactory and agreed?
That appears to be the position.
Are the proposals for dealing with the matter satisfactory? Agreed. Is the proposal that Private Members' Business shall conclude at 8.30 p.m. satisfactory and agreed? Agreed.
I am concerned about the relevancy of the matter now. I would prefer if matters relating to Northern Ireland and the peace process were dealt with in a more structured way.
If the Taoiseach wishes, he may intervene.
I must dissuade Members from the notion that they may debate this matter now. I have given some latitude.
I am in charge here, Deputy.
The Deputy heard my comments on the matter; there can be neither questions nor debate now.
The matter does not arise now.
I think there are questions on that subject today.
To what legislation, if any, is the Deputy referring?
There can be no point of order now.
I will decide such matters, not you. (Interruptions.)
This matter can be dealt with in so many other ways.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Devolution Commission.
We must avoid repetition.
Repetition is a luxury we cannot afford during Question Time.
Gan oráid, le do thoil.
We are injecting new matter.
No. 3, please. Deputy Ahern, you must be brief. We have dwelt overlong on these questions to the detriment of all the other questions.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - IFSC Long-Term Review Group.
I wish to bring these questions to a conclusion because progress is quite slow.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Western Development Plan
I remind the House that it must proceed to deal with priority questions by 3.30 p.m. sharp.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Border Counties Funding.
May I appeal for brevity? A number of Deputies are offering and we must commence priority questions at 3.30 p.m. Brevity must be the key note of the proceedings.
The Deputy should desist from interrupting.
I am sure the Deputy heard the Chair.
Private Members' Business. - Beef Industry: Motion (Resumed).
Deputy Nolan proposes to share his time with Deputy Tom Foxe. Is that agreed? Agreed.
I am sure that is satisfactory.
The Deputy should be heard without interruption.
May I draw Members' attention to the fact that the time available to the Deputy in possession is very limited and she ought to be allowed to utilise it without interruption of any kind?
Deputy Hugh Byrne will have a chance of intervening later when he can express his views.
Deputy Cowen will have an opportunity to reply to the debate at 8.15 p.m. He ought to restrain himself in the meantime.
If the Deputy cannot listen to the Deputy in possession he has a remedy. There are many exits from this Chamber. He might consider taking one.
Fine. In the meantime——
I am sure that is satisfactory and agreed.