Order of Business.
Has the Government had discussions with the European partners on the growing crisis of refugees from Kosovo and whether Europe will involve itself in sharing the burden of dealing with them?
The Minister for Defence does not have responsibility for refugees. Perhaps the Tánaiste will elaborate.
The legislation relating to insanity and the Mental Health Bill appear to be interlinked and may be delaying each other. There has been coverage in recent days of the case of a person who was found to...
When will the two Bills come before the House? The legislation relating to insanity was well advanced two years ago but it appears to have receded.
Are they being kept separate?
Court Case Inquiry: Statements.
The Deputy has made no charge.
He will not say.
I do not have the slightest intention of taking lectures from the Minister on how I conduct myself in the House.
I hope he accepts that. He said what he needed to say on this side of the House and I will say what I have to say. I am sorry I did not bring my handkerchiefs so I could share in the Minister's tears....
Will the Minister comment on the fact that the respondent before the judicial hearing would have received the Director of Public Prosecution's statements for the judicial hearing? Will the Minister in...
Has the Minister been briefed?
The Minster knows nothing about what is in the report?
The Minister should answer the question.
He made it an art form.
The Minister did not answer my question, so I am free to draw any conclusion I want.
I thank Deputy Roche for what little he knows of the system.
On the 10th?
The Minister is ignoring the questions.
He sought advice because we raised the matter here.
The Minister is a windbag.
The Deputy should go back to the forest.
For God's sake.
There have been many interruptions.
This is pathetic.
Six days. There are different standards.
Why did the Minister not say this in his reply to my parliamentary question?
He got a parliamentary question from me.
Deputy Roche will get ten out of ten for this.
Written Answers. - Defence Forces Recruitment.
Asked the minister: the number of women who are officers and other ranks in the Army, Navy and Air Corps; the proportion this represents; and the action, if any, he will take in this regard.
Written Answers. - Air Corps Accommodation.
Asked the minister: if he has received a report on the situation regarding the accommodation of the Air Corps in Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel; the plans, if any, he has to modernise this accommodation; and if he will ma...