O'Hanlon, Rory

Wednesday, 13 December 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 528 No. 2

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Other Questions. - Social Welfare Benefits.

The Minister is entitled to six minutes as these are oral questions. He still has a minute remaining.More Button

Please allow Deputy Broughan to ask his supplementary question.More Button

Does the Deputy have a question?More Button

Does the Deputy have a question?More Button

The Deputy's minute is concluded.More Button

Please, Deputy Broughan, there are other Deputies anxious to ask questions.More Button

The Minister, without interruption.More Button

I call Deputy Crawford.More Button

We now move to Private Notice Questions to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform on the temporary release of persons convicted of the killing of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe.More Button

Private Notice Questions. - Prisoner Releases.

I will call on the Deputies who tabled questions to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform in the order in which they submitted their questions to the Ceann Comhairle's office.More Button

I call on the Minister to reply to the two questions.More Button

The Minister of State must be allowed to reply without interruption. Deputy Shatter.More Button

The Deputy must allow the Minister of State to reply without interruption.More Button

Deputy Shatter, please. The Minister of State is in possession and should be given a chance to reply.More Button

Deputy Flanagan, please.More Button

I ask the Deputy to allow the Minister of State to reply without interruption.More Button

Deputy Enright, please. I call Deputy Noonan.More Button

I ask Deputies to cease interrupting, otherwise we will move on to the next business. It is grossly unfair not to allow the Minister of State to reply. Four or five Deputies are interrupting continuou...More Button

The Deputy is not entitled to ask anything while the Minister of State is on her feet replying to a question.More Button

I call Deputy Howlin. The two questions can be taken together.More Button

The Deputy must allow the Minister of State to reply.More Button

Deputy Howlin, please allow the Minister of State to answer the question.More Button

Deputy Dukes, a number of Deputies are offering and I want to facilitate them. We will move on to the next business if the Deputy keeps interrupting the Minister of State.More Button

Deputy Howlin, please.More Button

The Minister of State should be allowed to continue without interruption.More Button

Deputy Dukes should allow the Minister to continue without interruption.More Button

I call Deputy Shatter. I intend to bring the debate on this question to a conclusion in approximately five minutes. If Deputies wish to interrupt that is fine, if they want to ask questions that is eq...More Button

The Minister of State should be allowed to conclude.More Button

Members should allow the Minister of State to conclude.More Button

The Minister of State must be allowed to conclude.More Button

I ask the Minister of State not to answer questions that come by way of interruption.More Button

Before the Minister of State replies, I wish to take questions from the two Members who are offering, Deputies Finucane and Flanagan. We will then conclude on this matter.More Button

The Deputy is making a Second Stage speech.More Button

Deputy Finucane should conclude. I wish to facilitate his colleague, Deputy Flanagan.More Button

Deputy Flanagan, please give the Minister of State the courtesy of listening to her reply. If Members do not wish to hear replies to their questions we can move on to the next business.More Button

Deputy Shatter, if you do not resume your seat I will ask you to leave the House.More Button

Minister of State, I ask you to draw your remarks to a conclusion as it is obvious that it will be impossible to reply in the face of interruptions. We must move on to the next business.More Button

Deputy Enright, you are reflecting on the Chair. I ask you to withdraw that remark.More Button

You have reflected on the Chair, Deputy, and I ask you to withdraw your remark.More Button

Do you withdraw the remark, unequivocally?More Button

Deputies have had three quarters of an hour to ask questions.More Button

There has been no limit.More Button

The Chair is not responsible for the Minister of State's answers. Are you withdrawing the remark, Deputy Enright?More Button

You are withdrawing the remark. I call on the Minister of State to conclude.More Button

It is appalling that the Minister of State is not allowed to reply without interruption from six or seven Deputies. The level of interruption is grossly unfair to any Minister.More Button

Every Member of the House is entitled to ask a question or to answer one. The number of interruptions prevented the Minister of State from answering questions. We have now come to the end of question ...More Button

The Chair would not have approved of continuous interruptions when any Member of the House is on his or her feet.More Button

Adjournment Debate Matters.

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 21 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Ring – the payment of unemploy...More Button

Nice Summit: Statements.

Please, Deputy Quinn.More Button

Deputy Bruton, this must be very brief as there is no provision for a question time on—More Button

There is a yield procedure to ask one question but not a series of questions. The intervention must be brief, and in a debate on which a time limit applies, it must be extra brief.More Button

Insurance Bill, 1999: From the Seanad.

Amendments Nos. 2 and 16 are related and are to be taken together by agreement. Section 19: Seanad amendment No. 2: In page 25, lines 51 and 52 deleted and the following substituted: “.–Section 17 of ...More Button

Amendments Nos. 4, 5 and 6 are related and amendments Nos. 5 and 6 are cognate and are to be taken together. Section 22: Seanad amendment No. 4: In page 26, line 37, “or herself” deleted.More Button

This is a drafting amendment.More Button

Amendments Nos. 8 and 9 are related and are to be taken together by agreement. Seanad amendment No. 8:More Button

Amendment No. 10 is consequential on amendment No. 11 and they are to be taken together by agreement. Section 23: Seanad amendment No. 10: In page 29, line 33, “or” deleted.More Button

Seanad amendment No.11 was already discussed with amendment No. 10. Seanad amendment No. 11: In page 29, lines 35 to 39 deleted and the following substituted: “‘(III) taking cash from a client in circ...More Button

Amendment No. 12 is a drafting amendment. Seanad amendment No. 12: In page 30, line 1, after “an authorised investment”, “business” inserted.More Button

Amendment No. 14 is a drafting amendment. Seanad amendment No. 14: Section 24 : In page 30, line 39, “deleting” deleted and “ the deletion of” substituted. Seanad amendment agreed to. Seanad amendment...More Button

Seanad amendment No. 16 was already discussed with amendment No. 2. Seanad amendment No. 16: Section 28 : In page 33, lines 16 to 25 deleted and the following substituted: –Section 31 of the Act of 19...More Button

Message from Seanad Éireann.

Seanad Éireann has passed the National Treasury Management Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2000.More Button

Message from Select Committee.

The Select Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has considered the Fisheries (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2000, and has made no amendments thereto.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - British Army Personnel.

As the first two items relate to the British Army Board they will be taken together. Each Deputy will have five minutes and the Minister or Minister of State will have ten minutes in which to reply. D...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Human Rights Commission.

The Minister, without interruption.More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Asked the minister: the number of beds for kidney dialysis available at Cavan General Hospital at present; if there has been provision for extra places; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Asked the minister: the date on which a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan went on the waiting list for admission to a Dublin hospital; when the person will be called; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button


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