Rabbitte, Pat

Wednesday, 2 November 2005

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 609 No. 69

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Leaders’ Questions.

It is the only new bus.More Button

I have two questions for the Taoiseach. Does he recall the speech made by the Minister for Finance on 20 October? This was a 12 point plan the Minister for Finance announced to counteract the litany o...More Button

They were sanctioned last year; they were ordered last year; they are ready; they are 20 buses to replace 20 buses that are being retired by Dublin Bus.More Button

What credibility can the House give to a plan that on something as particular and specific as this, the Minister could have lied barefacedly through his teeth——More Button

How does one describe what I have just described?More Button

I will say instead they are blatant untruths. How can the Taoiseach justify what the Minister said? How can he justify the fact that——More Button

I withdraw the word “lie”. The Taoiseach said they have provided so many buses for Iarnród Éireann. That must be where they are running — on the railway tracks — because they are not running in Dublin...More Button

Three new QBCs are ready to be rolled out by Dublin Bus, one in the Tallaght orbital route, one in south Clondalkin and one on the Rock Road. Dublin Bus is looking for buses for those three QBCs which...More Button

This was a media event and a stunt and the Taoiseach is making a very bad job of defending it.More Button

That never happened.More Button

I have never seen an elaborate programme announced by Government fall so flat on its face so quickly, and in all the time I have been opposite the Taoiseach in different positions, I have never seen h...More Button

That was the new initiative and the Government appears to have spurned it already. I simply asked the Taoiseach to lay the results of the evaluation before the House. The reason he did not indicate th...More Button

The Taoiseach could not answer any of the questions put by any of the parties in question.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Tribunals of Inquiry.

Asked the minister: the costs accruing to his Department in respect of each year since the Moriarty tribunal was established; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Does the Taoiseach agree that this tribunal has continued for much longer than anyone could have anticipated? Is it not fair that we factor in the number of times its work has been obstructed? That is...More Button

Representations from the Law Library could not be described as lobbying.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Freedom of Information.

Asked the minister: the number of applications received under the Freedom of Information Act 1997 in the first nine months of 2005; the way in which this compares with the figures for the same period in 2002, 2003 and 20...More Button

Are there any bodies under the aegis of the Taoiseach’s Department to which the Act has not yet been extended? Does the Government plan to extend it to the Garda Síochána?More Button

What about the Garda Síochána?More Button

You have almost made the Taoiseach redundant in this House, a Cheann Comhairle.More Button

And me along with him.More Button

Order of Business.

To be fair, he delivered the e-voting machines to the Minister, Deputy Cullen.More Button

I was about to say that Deputy Bruton had left me deprived of any questions to ask. However, on hearing the Taoiseach’s answer, he clearly has not. Will the Dublin transport authority be on a statutor...More Button

I thought the Minister made a definite commitment on this matter yesterday.More Button

Not even the Minister of State, Deputy Brian Lenihan, would be able to explain that on television.More Button

Health and Social Care Professionals Bill 2004 [Seanad]: Report Stage.

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

Written Answers - Health and Safety Regulations.

Asked the minister: the measures he intends to take to reduce the high and rising incidence of workplace fatalities; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Employment Rights.

Asked the minister: the proportion of the 230,000 strong construction industry workforce which is covered under the CIF pensions registered agreement; if he intends to take measures to ensure that employers fulfil their ...More Button


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