Ferris, Martin

Wednesday, 7 July 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 588 No. 6

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Freedom of Information.

Does the Taoiseach agree that the Freedom of Information Act was designed to hold Government and public servants to account for their administrative actions? Does he agree with the Information Commiss...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Programmes for Government.

The first paragraph of An Agreed Programme for Government states that the Government’s “overriding priority will be to secure lasting peace in Ireland through the full implementation of the Good Frida...More Button

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to debate the following urgent matter: the future of salmon drift and draft fishermen in light of the fact that the salmon season for commerc...More Button

——and the need for the Minister to extend the salmon season into August for at least two weeks so that dependent salmon fishermen can make a viable income.More Button

Order of Business.

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 22a be agreed.”
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Maritime Security Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Report Stage.

I move amendment No. 2: In page 5, between lines 12 and 13, to insert the following: “(3) No person engaged in a peaceful protest on board a ship or fixed platform, or directed at a ship or fixed plat...More Button

I beg to differ completely from the legal advice the Minister has been given. It is quite clear from the description of exercising control over a ship or fixed platform using force or the threat of fo...More Button

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

I move amendment No. 6: In page 9, between lines 23 and 24, to insert the following: “(2) All actions covered by the Industrial Relations Act 1990; the Merchant Shipping (Minimum Standards) Convention...More Button

I am disappointed the Minister of State is not accepting the amendment, although his response was a foregone conclusion when the previous amendment was not accepted. It is regrettable that he has not ...More Button

Dumping at Sea (Amendment) Bill 2000 [Seanad]: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage.

I also support the amendment. In my view, it would strengthen the Bill and I ask the Minister of State to take it on board. The putting in place of an appeals mechanism is to be commended.More Button

I thank the Minister of State, his staff and officials. I want to be associated with all the comments of Opposition spokespeople regarding the Bill.More Button

Sustainable Communities Bill 2004: Second Stage (Resumed).

Question put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Light Rail Project.

Asked the minister: if the bus service in Tallaght will be increased or decreased in the aftermath of the launch of the Luas.More Button

Written Answers - Regional Airports.

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement on the future of Kerry Airport.More Button

Written Answers - Fair Trading.

Asked the minister: if her attention has been drawn to the British Office of Fair Trading code of practice on supermarkets’ dealings with suppliers; if she has examined the document for possible application in some forma...More Button

Written Answers - Excise Duties.

Asked the minister: his position on ending the exemption from excise duties for aviation fuel in order that the environmental cost of flying food across the world is included in the price.More Button

Asked the minister: the consideration which has been given to including aviation fuel for the purposes of excise duties.More Button

Written Answers - Tax Incentives.

Asked the minister: if consideration has been given to the introduction of grants of tax breaks to encourage local food markets and the production, distribution and sale of food under the Fairtrade mark.More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: if funding has been made available for the purchase of a centre (details supplied) in County Armagh for the high support of children with autism.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Asked the minister: if he will, in co-operation with the Department of Health and Children, consider the creation of a programme to train sexual assault nurse examiners.More Button

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the pilot forensic nurse examiner project at a centre (details supplied) in England; and if there are plans to set up a similar pilot project here.More Button

Asked the minister: if there are plans to employ sexual assault nurse examiners.More Button

Asked the minister: the plans there are to address the lack of forensic medical examiners dealing with sexual assault victims.More Button

Written Answers - Genetically Modified Organisms.

Asked the minister: the way in which he voted at the meeting of EU environment Ministers on 28 June 2004 on the proposal to authorise the import of a GM maize NK 630; and the basis on which he made his decision.More Button

Written Answers - Waste Management.

Asked the minister: if he will report on the implementation of the EC directive on packaging and packaging waste, in particular the enforcement of the new phase from 2004 to 2008.More Button


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