Bruton, John

Thursday, 25 March 1999

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 502 No. 5

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Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

We will take up the offer of the Ceann Comhairle.More Button

It is quite acceptable.More Button

As this matter is urgent, I would prefer that we deal with it now.More Button

I do not agree. This matter is extremely urgent and the House should express its view on it. We should not wait and I will be surprised if the Tánaiste will not be able to express the Government's vie...More Button

Order of Business.

It is useful to have a debate on genetically modified organisms but we should agree that, immediately after the debate on Telecom Éireann, we will debate the situation in Kosovo. This matter cannot wa...More Button

I am not happy with that proposal. There should be certainty about the time of the debate on Kosovo. We should know now that this debate will take place immediately after the conclusion of the debate ...More Button

I appreciate and respect your suggestion, although I would have preferred your first suggestion about dealing with Kosovo. Once the order providing that we go from discussing Telecom Éireann to discus...More Button

The House orders its business.More Button

Will the Tánaiste agree to my proposal? If the Whips reach an agreement to debate Kosovo at any time today, the debate on genetically modified organisms will have to be interrupted. It is not fair to ...More Button

The Order of Business is agreed here.More Button

It will have to be changed.More Button

The House will expect the Government to have made up its mind by the time the debate is held.More Button

Kosovo Crisis: Statements.

I do not need the time now. Obviously we want to hear the Government's position.More Button

I am happy that the Minister should speak first. I appreciate his consideration in the matter but it is most important that the House hear the Minister's statement.More Button

This is one of the most saddening debates this House will have had the responsibility to undertake in recent years. I and my party supported the action by the allies in and over Kuwait to reverse the ...More Button


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