Stagg, Emmet

Tuesday, 16 June 1998

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 492 No. 4

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Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy.

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Turf Development Bill, 1997: Report and Final Stages.

The group of amendments tabled by the Fine Gael Party essentially seek to expand the remit of Bord na Móna. I have no difficulty with that general principle, but I would be concerned about specifying...More Button

I thank the Minister for her positive response to the Committee Stage debate on this matter. We have established a legal precedent whereby it is no longer possible for the Minister to change other la...More Button

I move amendment No. 4: In page 7, line 22, to delete “public limited company” and substitute “cuideachta phoiblí theoranta”. The purpose of this amendment is to ensure that the new company has a cohe...More Button

The argument of the Minister and Deputy Enright is balderdash. If it makes sense to use “plc” because it will be understood internationally, then “Bord na Móna” should be translated into English so i...More Button

I move amendment No. 9: In page 9, to delete lines 11 to 13 and substitute the following: “(3) Save as authorised by subsection (2), the Minister shall not transfer or alienate any of his or her share...More Button

I move amendment No. 13: In page 18, line 35, after “who” to insert “knowingly”. We discussed this matter on Committee Stage and what I was trying to do then was misunderstood. I want to ensure that w...More Button

I move amendment No. 14: In page 19, line 2, after “authorised” to insert “or required by law”. The purpose of the amendment is to protect the person who releases information under the Freedom of Info...More Button

Perhaps, the Minister has changed that. This type of definition should be used rather than the broad brush of allowing the Secretary General or the Minister to determine what is a secret.More Button

It is not a matter under existing law for companies to decide what is secret and confidential. That is defined by the Freedom of Information Act, 1997, which has not been applied to Bord na Móna yet. ...More Button

The Department of Finance is not renowned for its enthusiasm for the Freedom of Information Act or the rights of citizens to obtain information. The Minister is strongly in favour of the Citizen's Ch...More Button

I move amendment No. 21: In page 26, after line 40, to insert the following:More Button

I am pleased the Bill has reached this Stage. I congratulate the Minister on her positive attitude, not alone to Bord na Móna but to parliamentary democracy — she has accepted a number of amendments,...More Button

Written Answers. - General Register Office.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the daily queues at the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages at Joyce House, Lombard Street, Dublin 2; if he will have arrangements made to have the necessary r...More Button

Written Answers. - Post-Adoption Contact Register.

Asked the minister: the progress, if any, to date in establishing an adoption contact register; the outstanding matters to be resolved; and the proposed timescale for the introduction of this register.More Button

Written Answers. - Radioactivity Standards.

Asked the minister: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that only standards for the acceptable levels of radioactivity are those set for a part nuclear accident scenario; if she will raise with the Atomic Energy ...More Button

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