Quinn, Ruairí

Thursday, 17 December 1998

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 498 No. 6

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Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

I seek the Adjournment of the Dáil to discuss an issue of national importance, particularly with regard to the outrage among the public, namely, the need to publish under section 134 of the Finance Ac...More Button

Order of Business.

On the same matter, because I am not sure whether——More Button

No. May I seek clarification in relation to this matter? As I understand the order, the House will rise at 4.45 p.m. and adjourn until 27 January 1999. I cannot reconcile the order to which we are n...More Button

I am suggesting that the Taoiseach can propose this. We may, following the outcome of the debate, not wish to rise today. We cannot anticipate that.More Button

You are asking the House to agree to rise at its normal time.More Button

I am referring to today's Order of Business, which states that the Dáil on its rising today——More Button

Thank you, A Cheann Comhairle. I will return to it at that time.More Button

No, Sir.More Button

I know that Opposition Deputies and parties do not have the right to propose an amendment to the Order of Business but the Taoiseach does have such a right. I ask the Taoiseach to agree to an arrange...More Button

A Cheann Comhairle, we appreciate that you have agreed to a Standing Order No. 31 request resulting in an alteration to the Order of Business. I am seeking clarification in support of the point made...More Button

If that is what the Government wishes to do then fair enough.More Button

I do not want to find myself in a situation whereby we agree to No. 7 and cannot raise the issue of the Dáil coming back tomorrow morning, for example, to deal with the consequences of what might be ...More Button

Does the Taoiseach agree the unilateral action taken by the US and UK forces against the people of Iraq is unwarranted? Does he agree the security council should at least have had the opportunity to ...More Button

I nominate Deputy Michael D. Higgins to raise a question.More Button

Does the Taoiseach support the action of the US Government?More Button

European Summit: Statements.

There are no designer taxes.More Button

They were highly depressing.More Button

Although one does not get this impression from the Taoiseach's report, the European Council in Vienna was the first occasion on which it was apparent that Ireland's status as a favorite younger child...More Button

Northern Ireland Peace Process: Statements.

This has been a remarkable year for the people of the island. What the late Professor John Whyte referred to as the intractable problem, namely, the relationship between the two traditions on the isl...More Button

Other Questions. - EU Funding.

Asked the minister: if he will seek an early meeting with the Commissioner for Regional Affairs to discuss the Government's plans for a regionalised approach to the next round of Structural Funds; and if he will make a s...More Button

Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31: Collection of Taxes.

Today is a test of how much progress we have made in recent years and a test of the Taoiseach and his new model Fianna Fáil. So far he has failed to understand the absolute outrage among the public w...More Button

Or has the public simply stopped ringing Fianna Fáil?More Button

If it has stopped ringing, that is even worse. It is amazing how some things hurt. There is an old maxim: justice not only needs to be done but must be seen to be done. Make no mistake about it, nob...More Button

I will repeat the charge for the Minister of State if he so desires. I know the truth hurts. Where stands the “people before politics” slogan which Fianna Fáil Members championed in the last electio...More Button

Deputy Roche knows that the eternal truth of politics is this: Fianna Fáil comes before everyone else. Once again the House has been damaged by Fianna Fáil. The Taoiseach has talked a good game but ...More Button

After Deputy Rabbitte had spoken.More Button

Will the Minister publish their findings?More Button

Business of Dáil.

On behalf of the Labour Party, I join other speakers in wishing everyone well for the season. I thank the media, the staff, including those outside this Chamber, the Garda, Army and all associated wi...More Button

Written Answers - Standards in Public Life.

Asked the minister: the proposals, if any, he has under the aegis of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference for the development of links and co-operation with the development and implementation of proposals for t...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to make additional allocations to semi-State pension funds similar to An Post and Telecom Éireann funds; if it is intended to make additional allocations to the small loans s...More Button

Written Answers - Visa Applications.

Asked the minister: if it is departmental policy not to issue visas to the relatives of existing visa holders as reported in the media recently; if so, the length of time this policy has been in operation; the number of ...More Button


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