Ahern, Bertie

Thursday, 17 June 1999

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 506 No. 4

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Order of Business.

It is proposed to take No. 2, Regional Technical Colleges (Amendment) Bill, 1999 – Second Stage (resumed), and No. 3, Horse and Greyhound Racing (Betting Charges and Levies) Bill, 1999 – Order for Sec...More Button

I discussed this matter last night with the Minister for Agriculture and Food. We hope we have the powers but the Minister is very conscious of what is happening and he has been discussing the regulat...More Button

That would be a good idea. The establishment of the Food Safety Authority means we are ahead of many of our European counterparts. This is a crucial area, and given what has happened, tension is incr...More Button

I have no news other than what I stated the other day. Over the weekend the republican movement reiterated that it believed the locations given were correct and that group is the only one with informa...More Button

We should spare no effort in trying to resolve this matter for the families concerned. That is the prime consideration. I am subject to correction but I believe the gardaí have given up on some of the...More Button

I have been given no evidence. The Garda believes the information was given in good faith as it believes that those passing information to the intermediaries were involved in this matter. The intermed...More Button

A High Court recommendation is being considered regarding the Proceeds of Crime Bill. The Criminal Justice (Fraud Offences) Bill will amend and update the law on fraud offences with reference to reco...More Button

The Minister said the Department was considering that matter. There is no proposed legislation as yet.More Button

The Minister stated that a commission would be established to examine this matter, and that is what is happening.More Button

The amendments have gone to Committee.More Button

I will ask the Minister to give me a report of that progress.More Button

A new Juvenile Justice Bill is being prepared and will be published as soon as possible. I have no proposal to introduce legislation on the second matter raised by the Deputy. I suggest the Deputy sub...More Button

In the autumn.More Button

This matter was examined by a working group in the context of the Law Reform Commission report on family courts. The working group's report was published in April and has been referred to the Courts S...More Button

It will require a resolution. I do not know when the matter will be brought before the House.More Button

That Bill will be considered by the Government shortly.More Button

The Bill went to the parliamentary draftsman's office for drafting and will shortly come before the Government.More Button

The Minister stated that this legislation would be enacted before the end of the year.More Button

The Deputy should put down a question. There are matters which have to be dealt with in this area and which the Minister has broached a number of times in the House. A question should be tabled for th...More Button

That matter could be examined in the context of the new Bill being prepared by the Minister for Finance. I would not be against that.More Button

Personal Explanation by Taoiseach.

I wish to correct the record in regard to a matter of detail contained in my reply to parliamentary questions concerning Mr. Paddy Duffy. Mr. Duffy had informed my office on Monday that he sought lega...More Button


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