Broughan, Thomas P.

Thursday, 21 October 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 590 No. 6

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Order of Business.

Did the Tánaiste perhaps mislead Deputy Howlin in her reply to his question on the yellow-packing of seafarers and of Irish seafaring workers given that the International Transport Federation has long...More Button

Did the Tánaiste mislead the House, even inadvertently? The ITF has held that the Cork-Swansea ferry workers, most of whom are from eastern Europe have not received our minimum wage or any other.More Button

I want to ask another question——More Button

——on proposed legislation from the new Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment. We have heard that Fianna Fáil backbenchers have been very active in beating a track to the door of the new Minist...More Button

There are thousands of job initiative and community employment workers being let go-——More Button

Is the new Minister making plans that we do not know about?More Button

Priority Questions - Telecommunications Services.

Asked the minister: if he will request a full investigation and early report by ComReg into the scandal of split or paired lines and network performance issues on the national telecommunications landline network; his vie...More Button

I join Deputy Durkan in congratulating the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources on his appointment. I wish him well. I also congratulate the Minister of State, Deputy Gallagher, w...More Button

Does the Minister accept the reports which were given to the financial interests behind the takeover of Eircom as part of the Pittsburgh project? The reports indicated that this country’s telecommunic...More Button

They suggested that investment is not possible.More Button

May I make a final point?More Button

I will make the point in my follow-up question.More Button

I will be brief.More Button

Where did the Minister get his figures?More Button

By when?More Button

I would like to ask a tiny final question.More Button

I want to ask the Minister a single brief follow-up question.More Button

I will ask him later.More Button

Priority Questions - Postal Services.

Asked the minister: the position with regard to restructuring An Post in view of the company’s recent announcement that it recorded operating losses of €43 million in 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

In responding to Question No. 2, the Minister referred to a figure of 8% of paired lines or splitters. I would be grateful if he would investigate that and ask ComReg for the facts. I believe it has t...More Button

Other Questions - Alternative Energy Projects.

Is the Minister considering the possibility of issuing policy directives to the Commission on Energy Regulation, CER, on market support and market trading mechanisms as they do not appear to have work...More Button

Other Questions - Energy Resources.

Does the Minister accept that the issue of energy security is strongly linked to the market failure in energy in this country, particularly in gas and electricity? The Minister referred to a number of...More Button

The previous Minister did not tell the Minister.More Button

There is trouble everywhere.More Button

Who wants to privatise it?More Button

Written Answers - Fisheries Protection.

Asked the minister: the main features of the measure announced by his Department on 11 August 2004 to protect wild Irish salmon; if his attention has been drawn to concerns expressed that these measures may have a negati...More Button

Written Answers - Broadcasting Commission of Ireland.

Asked the minister: the amount currently in the programme fund established under the Broadcasting (Funding) Act 2003; the payments made out of the fund to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Appointments.

Asked the minister: the criteria and selection process used in the appointment of the second member of the Commission for Energy Regulation (details supplied); if the post was advertised; the reason the Civil Service and...More Button


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