Quinn, Ruairí

Tuesday, 30 January 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 529 No. 1

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Ceisteanna – Questions. - Pay Agreements.

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement on the outcome of his discussions on 4 December 2000 in Government Buildings with the social partners.More Button

Asked the minister: when the last quarterly meeting of the four pillars of the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness was held; when the next meeting is planned; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if the national implementation body, representing Government, IBEC and ICTU, established to ensure delivery of the stability and peace provisions of the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness and annou...More Button

Will the Taoiseach respond to the comments made by representatives of the voluntary and community pillar on the budget and its outcome? They felt abused and betrayed by its provisions. Did the meeting...More Button

Does the Taoiseach accept the charge made by some representatives of different organisations within that pillar that the effect of the budget, notwithstanding the enormous amounts of money which were ...More Button

Having regard to the representations made by various groups within the social partnership structure, including IBEC and others, why has the Government chosen to reduce the top rate of income tax, whic...More Button

Tell that to the Moldovans.More Button

Arising from what the Taoiseach has said and having regard to a very topical programme screened last night on RTE 1, which Minister is responsible for the £4.5 million anti-racism programme that has b...More Button

To clarify, the programme has been announced quite a few times, but it has not yet arrived. Where is it?More Button

In light of the Taoiseach's remarks, is he aware that many of the schools to which he referred are looking for special needs teachers and other additional resources to deal with the phenomenon he has ...More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Official Engagements.

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement on his visit to the United States and the United Nations on 1 December 2000.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement on his telephone discussion with the Egyptian President, Mr. Mubarak.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement on his visit to Cyprus and on his discussions with political leaders there with particular regard to the application of Cyprus for membership of the EU.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement on his visit to Malta and on his discussions with political leaders there with particular regard to the application of Malta for membership of the EU.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement on his visit to Morocco and on his discussions with political leaders there with particular regard to the position of Western Sahara.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement on his participation in the Nice summit.More Button

Asked the minister: the official overseas trips he will make in the first four months of 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the European Union meetings he will attend in the first four months of 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I happily abide by your ruling, Sir, but I am sure the General Office will understand that all of these questions were grouped together for understandable reasons and that a degree of inspired toleran...More Button

Does the Taoiseach accept the people should be given the explicit opportunity to vote on enlargement of the European Union which is the subtext of what the Nice Treaty is about? Even though the legal ...More Button

Order of Business.

On behalf of the Labour Party, I join Deputy Bruton in extending to the Minister, Deputy O'Rourke, a colleague and Deputy in this House, our heartfelt sympathy. Deputy Bruton has accurately portrayed ...More Button

Why did the Taoiseach allow two Opposition parties in this House to be blatantly misled last year when, in good faith, the Labour Party and the Fine Gael Party, at the invitation of the Leas-Cheann Co...More Button

On the same matter, I wrote to the Taoiseach on 4 January, bringing to his attention that the Minister responsible for increasing expenditure limits in the forthcoming general election is also a joint...More Button

Is there anything we have learned from the tribunals? Why was this deception allowed to continue for a year and why were you allowed to be made part of it? Were you informed, in your capacity as Chair...More Button

I am showing more respect to the Chair than did the Minister. Why did this happen?More Button

I did not get a reply to my question.More Button

With all due respect Sir, I think you are too close to this as Chairman of the Parliamentary Party. (Interruptions.)More Button

I withdraw the remark—More Button

What of my question, Sir?More Button

Which summer?More Button

Given the reports of a collapse in consumer confidence in beef and the importance of the beef industry to Ireland as against any other country in the European Union, does the Government have proposals...More Button

When does the Taoiseach propose to remove the Minister of State who has contributed in part to the collapse in confidence in food?More Button

Will the Taoiseach reply?More Button

Co-operation with Tribunal: Motion.

I wish to share my time with Deputy Gormley of the Green Party and Independent Socialist, Deputy Healy.More Button

The Government has tabled this motion which calls on the House to express itself in a particular way. The Labour Party has tabled an amendment to the motion which reads: “. . . is of the view that his...More Button

Written Answers. - Human Rights Abuses.

Asked the minister: if his Department has been contacted on the ongoing human rights crisis in West Papua; and the Government's attitude in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Foreign Conflicts.

Asked the minister: his views on the release from prison in Columbia of the killers of two young members of the Atlantis Foundation; if his Department has been contacted on the matter; the response he has made in this re...More Button

Written Answers. - Community Games.

Asked the minister: if he has received a request for a meeting from the secretary general of the community games (details supplied); if he will meet the community games organisation, having regard to the serious concern ...More Button

Written Answers. - Asylum Seekers.

Asked the minister: if he will decide on the application for asylum by a person (details supplied) in Dublin 6; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Citizenship Applications.

Asked the minister: if a full search has taken place for an application for post-nuptial citizenship for a person (details supplied); if a new application may be submitted and processed immediately with the need for new ...More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Refurbishment.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the need for substantial maintenance and remedial work to be carried out on a school (details supplied) in County Wicklow; if he will ensure that the necessary funds...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: if he will state, in respect of a person (details supplied) who has been assessed by a departmental psycho-educational assessment as suffering from a severe specific learning difficulty, the steps bei...More Button


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