McManus, Liz

Tuesday, 30 June 1998

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 493 No. 3

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Other Questions. - Commission on the Newspaper Industry.

Asked the minister: if she has received the report of the review group which was asked to advise her on how best to implement certain recommendations of the Commission on the Newspaper Industry in relation to the regulat...More Button

Order of Business.

The Tánaiste should be aware that there is great concern about this Bill. The fact it has not been published yet makes it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for us to debate it properly and to ...More Button

The Minister for Health and Children promised to publish a Green Paper on Abortion and he undertook to have it published in June, but it is no surprise there has been a delay in its publication. Will...More Button

This proposed Green Paper is of major importance and likely to lead to some sort of legislation. The Minister gave an undertaking to publish it, but since then we have not heard a word about when it ...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Parental Leave Bill, 1998 [ Seanad ] : Report and Final Stages.

I move amendment No. 2: In page 5, to delete lines 33 to 38, and substitute the following: “(4) Where it is proposed to make regulations under this Act, a draft of each such regulation shall be laid b...More Button

It is those not expected to be troublesome that usually end up being the most trouble.More Button

The Minister should not presume too much. I accept the Minister made a valuable point, although I suspect the original committee looked at Statutory Instruments after they were made rather than befor...More Button

I will withdraw my amendment in favour of the Minister's amendments and congratulate him for going beyond the point I was pursuing. This improves the section considerably and protects employees from ...More Button

I, too, thank the Minister and his officials for the work they have done on this Bill, but it is still a matter of unfinished business. Until we have paid parental leave, even though this measure will...More Button

Written Answers. - Non-Resident Companies.

Asked the minister: the proposals, if any, she will bring forward to provide for effective monitoring and supervision of Irish registered non-resident companies; the progress, if any, made in this regard by the IFSC work...More Button

Written Answers. - Job Assist Schemes.

Asked the minister: if he will extend the revenue job assistance scheme to married women who are unemployed but do not qualify for unemployment assistance in view of the difficulty they experience in this regard; and if ...More Button

Written Answers. - Asylum Applications.

Asked the minister: the structures, if any, in place to guarantee the independence of its operation in relation to the tender for the establishment or provision of an independent legal service for asylum seekers.More Button

Asked the minister: the provisions, if any, being made by his Department to track Dublin Convention transfers to another member state to ensure that there is no indirect refoulment of these persons which would constitute...More Button

Asked the minister: the legal aid provisions, if any, in place for those being examined under the Dublin Convention.More Button

Asked the minister: if UNHCR recommendations on the Dublin Convention regarding family ties will be given full consideration in Dublin Convention determinations.More Button

Asked the minister: if the UNHCR representative in Ireland is being consulted with, and notified of, each manifestly unfounded determination.More Button

Asked the minister: if the principle of a non-refoulement in Article 33 of the 1951 Geneva Convention is being upheld and respected regarding manifestly unfounded determinations.More Button

Written Answers. - Residency Applications.

Asked the minister: if, in view of the substantial delays in granting residency of an Irish born child and in advance of his stated intention to introduce new legislation to review the automatic right of residency on the...More Button

Written Answers. - Asylum Services.

Asked the minister: the training procedures for translators specific to the asylum procedure; the plans, if any, there are to develop an accredited translator service with specific human rights training; and the provisio...More Button

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