Ahern, Bertie

Wednesday, 22 March 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 516 No. 4

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Expressions of sympathy on the death of Deputy Michael Ferris shall be taken now and the Order of Business proposals shall be taken on the completion of the expressions of sympathy.More Button

We on this side of the House join in this tribute and motion of sympathy on the death of the late Michael Ferris. We all mourn his passing. He is a great loss to his party, the House and, most of all,...More Button

Order of Business.

It is proposed to take No. 14, motion re Revised Estimates for Public Services and No. 40, Social Welfare Bill, 2000, Order for Report and Report and Final Stages. It is proposed, notwithstanding anyt...More Button

The Deputy is right in that I said the Bill would be published later this year. Several aspects of these matters, as I said in recent days, are before Government but the legislation will be published ...More Button

The recommendations of that report are still under consideration. I am not sure at what stage they are but if the Deputy tables a parliamentary question, he will get a full reply.More Button

I do not have a date. On a num ber of occasions I have spelled out the difficulties on this matter in terms of what the last three Attorneys General have said. There are major constitutional doubts ab...More Button

It is due in the summer but, it will probably not be taken until the autumn session.More Button

There is no such proposal or legislation envisaged.More Button


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