Costello, Joe

Wednesday, 3 November 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 591 No. 4

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Barron Inquiry.

I welcome the decision of the Taoiseach to refer the second Barron report to a committee. I presume he was referring to the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women’s Rights. No action ...More Button

That has happened.More Button

If communication took place with the British Parliament, what was the response?More Button

It was not the British Government; it was the British Parliament.More Button

That was the second part of it.More Button

It was a——More Button

The committee recommended that the British Parliament be contacted and given a copy of the document.More Button

We have received notice——More Button

That is true.More Button

It can make a request.More Button

I think there are two separate issues.More Button

Order of Business.

How about a tribunal?More Button

Priority Questions - Garda Strength.

Asked the minister: the proposed timetable for increasing Garda numbers to 14,000 in regard to his announcement of 14 October 2004; the moneys that will be allocated for this purpose in 2005; the numbers of gardaí that a...More Button

The Minister’s comment that this is “an historic time for the Garda Síochána” is fairly laughable. He has restated the commitment in the programme for Government for the umpteenth time in the past two...More Button

I am listening.More Button

That is very true.More Button

I would like an answer to my question.More Button

The Minister is referring to something I have not raised.More Button

If the Minister is referring to a question asked by somebody else, he can answer it in good time.More Button

The Minister should respond to the question he has been asked, not to interruptions that are not related to the question before the House.More Button

I would like to ask a supplementary question.More Button

I take with a grain of salt, everything said by the Minister today about the proposed additional 2,000 gardaí, but we will wait and see what happens. Is it appropriate to extend the Garda College at T...More Button

Priority Questions - Garda Equipment.

Whatever about the new equipment and the new gardaí?More Button

Priority Questions - Foreign Conflicts.

That was the Minister’s fault. He was talking and waffling too much.More Button

Other Questions - Claims Against Gardaí.

Is that last point not the reason so many cases are being taken, that no new mechanisms have been put in place and the existing complaints mechanism is so inadequate it does not function? Regarding th...More Button

Has the Minister any proposals to provide such a case management structure?More Button

Grangegorman Development Agency Bill 2004: Second Stage (Resumed).

I welcome the legislation for a number of reasons. I must declare a vested interest in that I live in the area in Aughrim Street which is situated 100 yards or so away from the Grangegorman site. It i...More Button

Child Care: Motion (Resumed).

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Written Answers - Tribunals of Inquiry.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the initiative by Mr. Justice Morris to solicit legal assistance through the Bar Council for persons (details supplied); if he had knowledge of or involvement in the...More Button

Written Answers - Deportation Orders.

Asked the minister: if it is his intention to change the asylum process and appeals mechanism in view of his decision not to deport a person (details supplied) despite the contrary decision of the Refugee Appeals Tribuna...More Button

Asked the minister: if the undertaking given on his behalf in High Court proceedings brought by a person (details supplied) applies to all other persons falling in the same category and liable to deportation on similar g...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Stations.

Asked the minister: his views on the report of the implementation steering group on review of Garda Síochána structures; and if it is intended to implement proposals for the full closure of some stations and the closure ...More Button


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