Shatter, Alan

Tuesday, 27 November 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 545 No. 1

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Ceisteanna – Questions. - Departmental Appointments.

The Government had a bad week last week.More Button

In light of the figures given by the Taoiseach, will he confirm that he attaches far greater value to each of his special advisers than to Fianna Fáil backbenchers, who on a basic Dáil salary would al...More Button

Order of Business.

On a point of order.More Button

Members of the House only know of the health strategy from what we read in the newspapers. This is a gross discourtesy.More Button

This is a public relations exercise and not a serious attempt by Government to tackle—More Button

Private Members' Business. - Censure of Deputy: Motion.

Regarding the events in the House last Wednesday evening, nobody who heard Deputy Gildea's utterances or observed the way he conducted himself could draw any conclusion other than that he was engaged ...More Button

There was no question of him withdrawing, having suddenly realised the enormity of what he had said. The House was adjourned and I recall walking past the Chief Whip's office when Deputy Gildea, havin...More Button

—in the McBrearty case had been distracted—More Button

The first occasion on which the Minister—More Button

—has uttered the words—More Button

The Minister's interventions say more about the Minister than about any other Member. I have no concerns about the Minister's interventions.More Button

Tonight the Minister said—More Button

—Deputy Owen's unblemished reputation for honesty was not affected by what happened here last Wednesday. The truth is, as the Minister knows and as Members witnessed, that the Minister sat silently in...More Button

The Minister did not have the decency last week to stand up and say the allegations made against Deputy Owen were untrue and that her record was unblemished. This is an extraordinary debate. Deputy Bl...More Button

Deputy Gildea's contribution was his first in the House with the exception of a previous 30 second intervention. For a Deputy so driven, his presence hangs like Banquo's ghost over this evening's proc...More Button

All any Member asks of Deputy Gildea is that he comes into the House to acknowledge that his allegations are without foundation or substance.More Button

What about Mr. Doyle who has written to Members of this House? Will Deputy Gildea come into the House and acknowledge that his allegations against Mr. Doyle last Wednesday are also without substance? ...More Button

He has attempted to change his style as a Minister but tonight he returned to the bombast. A challenge relating to the McBrearty affair was issued to the Minister in the House last week which he refus...More Button

Written Answers. - Garda Statistics.

Asked the minister: the number by gender who have been members of the Garda Síochána for five years; the number between five and ten years; the number between ten and 15 years; the number between 15 and 20 years; the num...More Button


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