Durkan, Bernard

Tuesday, 18 February 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 561 No. 4

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Ceisteanna – Questions. - Departmental Expenditure.

Given that the Taoiseach referred to the advice of the media on Government performance, how does this communications unit operate? Do the media come to the communications unit for advice or to give ad...More Button

Priority Questions. - Industrial Development.

Asked the minister: the steps she intends to take to enhance the competitiveness of Irish industry; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Order of Business.

What is the current state of the Curragh of Kildare Bill?More Button

What is the current state of the Bill to create a register of persons considered unsafe to work with children? When will the Redundancy (Amendment) Bill come before the House?More Button

European Council Meeting: Statements.

Deputy Joe Higgins has likened extracting information from the Taoiseach to playing handball against a haystack. Trying to get information on this subject matter is rather more like trying to catch sm...More Button

The Minister did not? Given those circumstances, may I ask another question? The Taoiseach indicated some time ago that in relation to a letter signed by a number of the applicant countries for member...More Button

Is the Minister satisfied that the EU is in a position to proceed with sufficient unity of purpose at this point, in light of the discussions and debates which took place yesterday to allow the Union ...More Button

What about unity of purpose in the EU? The Minister did not answer my last question.More Button

Private Members' Business. - An Bille um an Seachtú Leasú is Fiche ar an mBunreacht 2003: Dara Céim. Twenty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2003: Second Stage.

I wish to share my time with Deputy Finian McGrath. He might not espouse the same views as me and I assure the House that the sharing of my time is in no way a recognition that I am conceding to him. ...More Button

It would not be the only split.More Button

Griffith correctly assessed the situation as he saw it at that time. He did not want to see Irish people lose their lives in the Boer War when they would have been better off at home. My granduncle jo...More Button

The Dáil meeting to decide what would happen would be immaterial if the Constitution forbade action. The Minister of State knows that because he is a constitutional lawyer. Neutrality meant one thing ...More Button

He was an officer in the French army.More Button

That army was not neutral. Other Irish people have displayed their valour on battlefields far from their native shores, in places like Landen and Fontenoy, and not necessarily in the interest of thei...More Button

Written Answers. - Economic Development.

Asked the minister: if she has satisfied herself that the economy is in a position to retain its competitive edge; if she proposes measures to enhance the economic situation; and if she will make a statement on the matte...More Button

Written Answers. - Job Losses.

Asked the minister: the number of jobs lost in the past 12 months; the net number of new jobs created; her plans to address the emerging trend; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Skill Shortages.

Asked the minister: if she has satisfied herself in regard to the adequacy of skills in the IT sector; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Export Increases.

Asked the minister: the efforts being made to increase exports in view of the current economic situation; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Employment Support Measures.

Asked the minister: the extent to which she expects FÁS to be able to meet training and-or job requirements in 2003 having regard to budgetary reductions and increased job losses; and if she will make a statement on the ...More Button

Written Answers. - Job Losses.

Asked the minister: the number of jobs which have relocated to low wage economies from this country in each of the past two years; her plans to combat this trend; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Job Creation.

Asked the minister: the number of jobs currently being created on a weekly basis; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Job Losses.

Asked the minister: the number of jobs currently being lost on a weekly basis; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Job Creation.

Asked the minister: the extent to which she has identified further foreign investors; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Job Losses.

Asked the minister: the number of job losses in the past five years on a county by county basis; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Job Creation.

Asked the minister: the number of jobs created on a monthly basis in 1997 and 2002; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Work Permits.

Asked the minister: the number of applications for the renewal of work permits which have been rejected in the past 12 months; the corresponding number for the previous 12 month period; and if she will make a statement o...More Button

Written Answers. - Insurance Industry.

Asked the minister: the extent to which she has monitored insurance premium increases; if she has quantified the negative impact on competitiveness and job creation; her plans to address the situation; and if she will ma...More Button

Asked the minister: the reason 11 September has impacted much more severely on Irish insurance costs than in the UK or the US; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: the school to which a person (details supplied) in County Kildare should send their child; if he will provide a solution to this issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: when funds are likely to become available for the provision of a gymnasium at St. Conleth's vocational school, Newbridge, County Kildare; when work is likely to start on the project; if it is likely t...More Button

Written Answers. - Festival Funding.

Asked the minister: the extent to which he can offer financial or other support, directly or indirectly or through national lottery funding, to the Anna Livia Opera Festival, Dublin; if his attention has been drawn to th...More Button

Written Answers. - Road Tolling.

Asked the minister: the extent to which he has examined the projection in respect of funds accruing to the local authority, the NRA or private enterprise arising from toll roads and bridges proposed, having regard to fun...More Button


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