Gormley, John

Tuesday, 16 May 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 519 No. 2

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Ceisteanna–Questions. - Social Partnership.

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement on his recent speech to the Irish Management Institute conference in Killarney.More Button

The Taoiseach in his speech in Killarney mentioned quality of life. Does he accept that the Government does not understand the fundamental difference between standard of living and quality of life? Is...More Button

The Taoiseach did not answer my question. Does he accept that we now need a quality of life index and using the criteria for quality of life, does he not accept that quality of life has deteriorated d...More Button

Do we need an index for quality of life? Does the Taoiseach accept that?More Button

The index for sustainable economic welfare has worked elsewhere.More Button

That should be included as part of the index.More Button

Is the Taoiseach giving the House a firm commitment to introduce a quality of life index? Is he aware that the World Bank economist, Herman Daly, has done quite a good deal of work on an index of sust...More Button

Other Questions. - Electricity Generation.

How does the Minister of State see this impacting on the Government's COf8>2 abatement strategy?More Button

This is the whole point. The original factory, as one commentator said, was seen as a COf8>2 factory. Anything that can impact positively on that is surely a good thing in terms of our COf8>2 abatemen...More Button

Order of Business.

Last week when I asked about the legislation to change the libel laws, the Taoiseach said it would be introduced in the autumn. However, in reply to me on the Adjournment, the Minister said that it wa...More Button

That is not correct.More Button

The Taoiseach said it would be introduced in the autumn.More Button

The Green Party wishes to be associated with the remarks. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families.More Button

Cement (Repeal of Enactments) Bill, 1999 [ Seanad ] : Second Stage (Resumed).

While I welcome the Bill we must ask why it has taken so long to introduce the Bill. It is probably due to pressure from the European Union. It gives us an opportunity, however, to reflect on the natu...More Button

That is not quite correct. I have checked the record of previous speeches and I know this is the case. I am not trying to be obstreperous, rather to indicate that the Governor of the Bank of Ireland i...More Button

Exactly. I have met with these people and I have to take them in good faith. They appear to be extremely sincere and very aggrieved at what has happened over the years. Why did the Oireachtas allow th...More Button

Written Answers. - Public Transport.

Asked the minister: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that a large percentage of disabled people cannot access public transport due to the fact the public transport system is not wheelchair accessible.More Button

Written Answers. - Civil Service Recruitment.

Asked the minister: the concerns, if any, he has that the number of applicants for the Civil Service declined from 29,000 in 1990 to 4,500 in 1999; his views on whether Civil Service jobs need to be made more attractive ...More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Strength.

Asked the minister: the concerns, if any, he has about the dramatic decline in the number of applicants for the Garda; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if he can confirm that there has been a 65% decline between 1994-99 in the number of applicants to the Garda; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button


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