Noonan, Michael

Wednesday, 30 May 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 537 No. 3

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Order of Business.

Yesterday, a European Commissioner, Mr. Bolkenstein, told the Institute of European Affairs in Dublin that all member states had now agreed to the upward harmonisation of energy taxes and that this wo...More Button

Is it a fact that Ireland has agreed to the principle of upward convergence, that it only remains now to set the level and that, unlike Spain, Ireland is not opposing this but has agreed the principle...More Button

I put it to the Taoiseach in the strongest possible terms that Fine Gael is utterly opposed to anybody who availed of the amnesty taking advantage of the new arrangements in respect of the payment of ...More Button

Ceisteanna–Questions. - Digital Media District Project.

Asked the minister: if he will report on recent progress in respect of the Digital Media District project; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the names, occupations and dates of appointment of the persons appointed by him to the board of the Digital Media District project.More Button

Asked the minister: the costs which have accrued to his Department in respect of the Digital Media District project; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Serious relevant information was withheld by the Government in relation to Campus Ireland and only came to light on foot of a request under the Freedom of Information Act which showed that the estima...More Button

Can the Taoiseach confirm that the executive chairman and the management services company appointed to oversee the Campus Ireland project are also the executive chairman and management services compan...More Button

What about the fees arrangement?More Button

I asked what is the fixed fee?More Button

In addition to the £17,000 given to Mr. Patrick Teahon, was there also the question of the provision of a motor car?More Button

Is there a cross-over?More Button

Arising from the Taoiseach's reply, it is true that while the protocol is that a retired civil servant is not customarily entitled to earn more than he earned while working in the sum of payments plus...More Button

Is it not a fact that the sum of pension, plus Campus Ireland, plus this project would take Mr. Teahon to well in excess of the protocol to which the Taoiseach referred and that the arrangement was m...More Button

What is the Campus Ireland figure?More Button

Given the downturn in the US economy, particularly in the IT sector, is there concern that the scope of the project to attract research funds from American companies has been diminished? The possibili...More Button

What progress has been made in transferring and vesting the principal properties in the company? Who are the beneficial owners of the properties in question and how much money has been or will be inve...More Button

Who are the individual beneficial owners?More Button

Ceisteanna–Questions. - Office of the Chief State Solicitor.

Asked the minister: if he will report on progress to date in respect of the implementation of the Nally report on the functioning of the Chief State Solicitor's office; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

At the end of March, 40 staff vacancies existed within the Office of the Chief State Solicitor, including two at assistant chief State solicitor level, one at principal solicitor level and 13 at assis...More Button

The Taoiseach is probably aware of media speculation that it may not be possible to introduce the long-awaited penalty points system for driving offences for at least another 12 months as a result of ...More Button

Ceisteanna–Questions. - Cabinet Meetings.

Asked the minister: the number of Cabinet meetings planned for locations outside Dublin during the remainder of 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the total cost of the recent Cabinet meeting in County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Does the Taoiseach agree the project has not yet been successful? The meeting in Ballymascanlon was flagged as the beginning of progress in solving the health crisis. Now that the Government is facing...More Button

I have no problem with the Taoiseach's comments, in so far as they went. The Taoiseach has effectively confirmed that both meetings were public relations affairs, for justifiable reasons. Will he expl...More Button

Is it true to say that the Minister for Finance was the last victim of foot and mouth disease on the Cooley peninsula? Will the Taoiseach inform the House if he plans any more special Cabinet meetings...More Button

The Killarney meeting was flagged with much briefing from Government sources. Apart from photo calls, all that seems to have happened is that an additional £2 million was provided for marketing the to...More Button


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