Durkan, Bernard

Wednesday, 19 October 2005

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 608 No. 68

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Order of Business.

Hear, hear.More Button

The register is incomplete.More Button

It is inaccurate.More Button

I remind the Taoiseach that the letter was posted on 22 September of this year.More Button

According to a recent OECD report, Ireland is in the unenviable position of 19th out of 22 countries in terms of broadband access. The situation is getting worse by the day. Deputy Broughan has alread...More Button

I will come to the legislation in just a second.More Button

It will be emergency legislation.More Button

It took nine days for a small package to travel from St. Helens in England to Maynooth, County Kildare.More Button

The service is slower than it was in the days of the horse and coach. Will the Taoiseach identify the Bill that will be introduced as a matter of urgency to galvanise the Minister for Communications, ...More Button

I would like the electricity Bill to be introduced to electrify the Minister, who has not been electrified so far.More Button

Mañana.More Button

It is on an upward trajectory.More Button

We will never get that far.More Button

Other Questions - Road Safety.

Asked the minister: the extent to which he has examined the cause or causes of the various fatal traffic accidents that have occurred over the past 12 months; if he will address the issue in the near future; and if he wi...More Button

I defer to Deputy Olivia Mitchell, but will ask a supplementary question.More Button

Does the Minister accept that he should take the initiative in this regard? It is clear that some accidents are caused by substance abuse and others are caused by road conditions. There is no informat...More Button

Other Questions - Driver Testing.

Does the Minister accept there would not be a backlog if the system had worked efficiently with 119 testers? Given that a backlog has arisen, there is obviously a problem. By what date does the Minist...More Button

Tell us about it.More Button

Is it cost effective?More Button

How does the Minister know?More Button

Why does the Minister not give us them?More Button

Is the Minister being bashful? I asked the Minister for them.More Button

On a point of order, I asked that precise question. The Minister has misled the House. He said I did not ask him.More Button

Land Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Report and Final Stages.

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

That is for sure.More Button

He will be the Opposition spokesperson on finance.More Button

A rarity nowadays.More Button

I support the amendment on the basis set out by my colleagues. The principle of an attachment of earnings is arbitrary because it does not take account of an individual’s circumstances. As the previou...More Button

We would not like somebody from this side of the House to have the onerous responsibility of having to adjudicate on individual cases, which would arise when that happens. It would be unfair for Deput...More Button

I am glad of that, but I do not want the extra responsibility placed on him.More Button

Question put: “That the words proposed to be deleted stand.”
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Adoptive Leave Bill 2004 [Seanad] : Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage.

Question put: “That the words proposed to be deleted stand.”
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Draft Animal Remedies Regulations 2005: Motion (Resumed).

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

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

Written Answers - Road Safety.

Asked the minister: if he has had consultations with his EU colleagues in regard to the proposed banning of super trucks; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Rail Network.

Asked the minister: the timetable for the expansion of the Dublin, Hazelhatch, Sallins lines; if the service will be extended by way of link to other towns in the area, such as Naas; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Written Answers - Traffic Management.

Asked the minister: his plans for a properly integrated and co-ordinated traffic management plan for the greater Dublin area to incorporate maximum use of public transport by means of park and ride facilities or proper f...More Button

Written Answers - Semi-State Bodies.

Asked the minister: the position regarding the future of Aer Lingus; if recent arrangements have been entered into in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Valuation Office.

Asked the minister: when a decision will be made relating to a valuation issue appertaining to persons (details supplied) in County Kildare and Kildare County Council which was submitted to the valuations office of Kilda...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services.

Asked the minister: when provision will be made for broadband/ADSL connection to the Malin Head area of Donegal following a meeting attended by a company (details supplied) and his Department and an announcement by his D...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport.

Asked the minister: his plans to increase the use of commuter rail transport by introducing such measures as increased frequency of services, adequate feeder bus services to each rail station, adequate parking facilities...More Button

Asked the minister: his views on the provision of underground rail connections in the more densely populated areas of the commuter belt; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Road Safety.

Asked the minister: if, in view of the high rate of road traffic accidents, he will take action to address the issue of unsafe roads with reference to verge erosion, potholes or other surface deficiencies; and if he will...More Button

Written Answers - Road Network.

Asked the minister: if in respect of proposed toll roads or bridges, consideration has been given to a design, build and hand over process which would give the State use of both the revenue accruing and the low maintenan...More Button

Written Answers - Road Traffic Offences.

Asked the minister: the number of persons penalised under the penalty points system; the number that have exceeded the various categories; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Light Rail Project.

Asked the minister: the number of passengers carried daily on the Luas; the extent to which it has replaced motor-cars; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Traffic Management.

Asked the minister: the details of all road, rail under and overground plans for the greater Dublin area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: his views on whether all heavy goods vehicles other than deliveries will disappear from Dublin city streets; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Road Network.

Asked the minister: the means by which it is intended to funnel heavy goods vehicles into the port tunnel without using the M50 or alternatively using the M50 and thereby displacing existing traffic; and if he will make ...More Button

Asked the minister: if he is satisfied that all other trucks with the exception of super trucks will fit into the port tunnel; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - National Development Plan.

Asked the minister: the extent to which the various projects identified by his Department in the context of the national development plan are on time and within cost; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Driving Tests.

Asked the minister: the extent to which he will increase throughput in respect of driving tests; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Road Traffic Offences.

Asked the minister: the amount of money accruing from the penalty points system; the use to which such funds have been put; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: when a special classroom assistant will be offered to a person (details supplied) in County Meath; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button


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