Sargent, Trevor

Tuesday, 16 December 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 577 No. 3

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Ceisteanna – Questions. - Departmental Estimates.

Asked the minister: the allocation to his Department in the Estimates for 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

There are some interesting aspects to the Estimates for the Department of the Taoiseach. The incidental expenses have increased by 28%. Perhaps the Taoiseach could outline the nature of those expenses...More Button

How did the Taoiseach manage to convince the Minister for Finance to sanction the trebling in the increase in funding for the Moriarty tribunal, from 3.6% to 10.3%? Did he promise that the money would...More Button

Does the Taoiseach hope to recoup the money?More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Northern Ireland Issues.

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement on the outcome of his meeting with the British Prime Minister, Mr. Blair, at the British-Irish Council in Wales on 28 November 2003.More Button

Asked the minister: the Government's position on Northern Ireland following the Assembly elections; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Taoiseach previously acknowledged that the National Forum on Peace and Reconciliation did not need additional funding and he hoped other ways could be found to have the institutions restored. In t...More Button

It may well do, a Cheann Comhairle.More Button

Is the Taoiseach giving that matter consideration, as the Barron report permeates the current discussions on Northern Ireland?More Button

The British-Irish Council certainly does. During the discussions on languages, did the question of the status of the Irish language and the prospect of it becoming an official working language at EU l...More Button

Can the Taoiseach say what will happen about bilateral talks on Northern Ireland?More Button

Order of Business.

No. 15, which is concerned with a report by the Minister for Defence, is far more serious than is indicated by the Government's decision to deal with it in committee only. It needs to be dealt with in...More Button

On a point of order, there is a separate question. The Taoiseach has his information available and it seems in order that he might reply. I do not see what the problem is.More Button

The Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources informed the House last week that he does not propose to intervene or to give political leadership in the area of advertising—More Button

It is. Will the broadcasting authority Bill be published earlier, given that the Minister's UK counterpart is prepared to give political leadership in this area?More Button

European Council Meeting: Statements.

I also speak as a pro-European. I do not need to remind the Government that the Laeken Declaration, which gave rise to the Convention and eventually the draft constitutional treaty, set out to bring t...More Button

Has the issue of the EURATOM Treaty been addressed since 28 or 29 November? Following the example by Austria, will Ireland convene an Intergovernmental Conference on the treaty? It would be appropriat...More Button

One can ask for it.More Button

Austria sought one.More Button

I was just praising Austria. I would like to have been praising Ireland.More Button

Written Answers. - Education Projects.

Asked the minister: the precise make-up in personnel and sectors of the new independent consultative committee on education policy; the date of its establishment; the likely timeframe from initial set-up, through to publ...More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the details of the process whereby multi-annual funding will operate for school building projects; the likely percentage of existing schools which the current financing will cover; and if he will make...More Button

Written Answers. - Dumping at Sea.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the need for spoil from Dunmore East dredging to be brought at least five miles offshore instead of the present inshore dumping in Waterford Harbour Estuary off Hoo...More Button


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