Dukes, Alan M.

Tuesday, 10 April 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 534 No. 3

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Ceisteanna – Questions. - Basic Income Study.

Deputy Noonan's questions asked if the Taoiseach had a view on the third consultancy report. He has not expressed any view which, be it deliberate or accidental, is in keeping with the Taoiseach's app...More Button

Would the impact be positive or negative?More Button

And equally, if growth rates decelerated, the opposite would be the case.More Button

Has the Taoiseach any views on all this?More Button

I have not heard a single view from the Taoiseach so far.More Button

The Taoiseach just keeps saying it is very complex.More Button

We know that.More Button

Yes.More Button

There might not be much consultation about the election.More Button

Ceann Comhairle—More Button

I ask for no more latitude than that which has already been given to Deputy Sargent.More Button

I hope I can count on your generosity, Sir. Will the Taoiseach confirm that perhaps the best publication date for the Green Paper would be lá Philib an cleite? Will he indicate how he believes people ...More Button

In that event I will cite the CORI example; I will not quote or read from it.More Button

That might well be the case and no doubt we will discuss that matter later. However, I hope I can speak about CORI for a moment without raising the Deputy's hackles. Will the Taoiseach indicate how he...More Button

This system would bring 100% of them back into play.More Button

Do I take it that the Taoiseach is somewhat less than passionately committed to this? Is that a fair deduction?More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Official Engagements.

In his statement last Thursday week about the European Council the Taoiseach told us he had taken the opportunity of the meeting to express his support for the UK Government's efforts to avoid the spr...More Button

That is a very significant word these days.More Button

In the ports?More Button

But they are not—More Button

Will the Taoiseach indicate the implications for proposed financial services regulation in this country of the financial services action plan mentioned at the Nice summit? It was indicated at the summ...More Button

Would that help to avoid some of the Taoiseach's current problems in terms of regulation and financial services?More Button

Such as the problems with the National Irish Bank and another Deputy dropping off.More Button

I apologise, a Cheann Comhairle.More Button

Order of Business.

I understand that No. 22 has to do with the replacement of a member of a committee. I wonder if the Taoiseach has any further announcement to make consequent upon the action he is taking and, if so, d...More Button

Will the Leas-Ceann Comhairle allow the Taoiseach to respond to the issues that I have raised? He certainly seemed disposed to say something in reply to Deputy Quinn, and to me, so perhaps we could he...More Button

Does the Taoiseach have nothing further to say? Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with items 23 and 24 be agreed to”. More Button

Will the Taoiseach explain to the House the circumstances by which he now finds himself in bad faith, in bad standing and in bad odour with the GAA, the Tánaiste, the Minister of State at the Departme...More Button

It is still not clear.More Button

I did not ask about that.More Button

In the miasma of verbiage the Taoiseach has just uttered, there are only a few facts which seem to be concrete. The first of these is that the Taoiseach appears to be on the most expensive ego trip em...More Button

The second is that he has now admitted—More Button

I will do so in a moment. The second thing that has become clear is the Taoiseach's approach to this matter. He spoke of his final offer to the GAA and stated that things were “unclear”. With regard t...More Button

Were they operating on foot of provision approved by the Government for expenditure of £60 million over three years? We must remember that the £60 million to which I refer is only the visible part of...More Button

What Government decision was at the basis of the undertakings apparently given by the Taoiseach and the other Ministers? Was that provided for in the Government's expenditure forecasts for the year 20...More Button

Will the Taoiseach explain why he is playing fast and loose with rules designed to protect taxpayers from having to subsidise ego trips of this kind? What are the other members of the Government going...More Button

The Taoiseach said it was an offer in principle.More Button

Does the Tánaiste agree with that?More Button

I have lost any faith that the Taoiseach might respond in a clear and direct way to any question put to him. His performance on this question has—More Button

Will the Taoiseach indicate specifically what Cabinet decision mandated him and the Ministers for Finance and Tourism, Sport and Recreation to make this offer to the GAA? On foot of what Cabinet decis...More Button

This morning.More Button

On a point of order, it is important that the official report shows that the Taoiseach has now admitted by inference that there was not—More Button

If a Referendum Commission, in which Deputy Ó Caoláin has such a close interest, is established, will it, as part of its duty of fairness, be required to publish and circulate documents making the cas...More Button

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