McCormack, Pádraic

Thursday, 4 May 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 618 No. 5

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Energy Resources: Motion (Resumed).

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Priority Questions - Social and Affordable Housing.

Asked the minister: the action he intends to take to ensure that local authorities construct more social and affordable housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I thank the Minister for reading out that script. I do not know whether it makes sense to anybody other than himself. Has the Government any plans to revert to what was its original intention in the P...More Button

That is right.More Button

I thank the Minister of State for his reply. I knew everything he said prior to him saying it. He has passed the buck back to the local authority which has made decisions in cases. I can quote cases w...More Button

The Minister of State is standing up because he is very anxious to prevent me from speaking. The Minister and the Minister of State are now standing up to prevent me from speaking because they are emb...More Button

I wish the Minister would listen because he might learn from somebody who has served on a local authority. I was a member of both Galway City Council and Galway County Council so I know exactly what i...More Button

Other Questions - Election Management System.

It was the way he was born.More Button

I welcome the Minister’s acknowledgement that he does not know how much money is available. Does he accept that local authorities do not have the staff, facilities, resources and, in some cases, the w...More Button

And busier.More Button

Some of them.More Button

I am sure that they are shaking in their boots.More Button

Given that the Minister, Deputy Cullen, insisted on purchasing the electronic voting machines, despite the opposition of Deputy O’Dowd, Deputy Gilmore and me at the Joint Committee on Environment and ...More Button

What about Wicklow?More Button

What was the cost per machine?More Button

I will give them to the Minister.More Button

It was €172,000——More Button

What is the cost of the analysis the Minister is now carrying out?More Button

Why?More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Playgrounds.

Asked the minister: the number of local authority playgrounds here on a local authority basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Press Facilities.

Asked the minister: his views on whether it is appropriate to use his Department’s press facility and website to issue a party political statement; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button


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