Quinn, Ruairí

Wednesday, 21 June 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 622 No. 79

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Priority Questions - Decentralisation Programme.

That is a political stroke. The Minister is completely misrepresenting what Deputy Bruton said.More Button

Priority Questions - Employment Rights.

Asked the minister: the action he intends to take regarding the black economy; the actions which have been taken by his Department or by agencies under his control to date in 2006 to crack down on companies, organisation...More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply, although I note his Department’s reluctance to take this question in the first instance. On the basis of his reply, the Department does not wish to have anything to...More Button

Will the new working group be chaired by the Revenue Commissioners rather than the Minister’s Department?More Button

If the group is driven by the Revenue, it will miss much of the action. It is estimated the value of the black economy could be as high as €15 billion a year. While it is difficult to measure, the OEC...More Button

The Minister should show some leadership in this regard.More Button

Priority Questions - Departmental Offices.

It kind of makes my point about the black economy.More Button

The Department has primary responsibility for it rather than the Revenue Commissioners.More Button

Other Questions - Price Inflation.

I thank the Minister for that reply. I am happy to share his optimism about the underlying strength of the economy. Will he agree, however, that focusing on inflation per se is not enough and that we ...More Button

That is the point of my question.More Button

Other Questions - Economic Competitiveness.

I thank the Minister for the information. Perhaps he might come back to me later, if not today, as regards the following. If they are to be used for micro businesses, surely the county enterprise boar...More Button

Other Questions - Labour Inspectorate.

On what statutory basis is it proposed to establish this new inspectorate for workers’ rights? What is the Minister of State’s current thinking on this? Will it be a stand-alone body or will it be lin...More Button

What is the timetable for the establishment?More Button

Private Members’ Business - Waste Management: Motion (Resumed).

I wish to share time with Deputy Gilmore. It is the stated policy of the elected members of Dublin City Council, as set out in the Dublin City Development Plan 2005-2011, to oppose the siting of an in...More Button

Which number is real? Are any of the figures which I have just quoted real? How can the city’s officials use two different costings, while central Government has a third? This is not just foolish, it ...More Button

They must be fed.More Button

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
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Written Answers - Competition Authority.

Asked the minister: if he will report on the work of the Competition Authority in the first five months of 2006; the priorities of the Competition Authority for the second half of 2006; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

Written Answers - Job Protection.

Asked the minister: the actions he intends to take to stem the outward flow of manufacturing jobs from this country; if he has discussed this matter with Enterprise Ireland or the IDA; the incentives he intends to introd...More Button

Written Answers - EU Directives.

Asked the minister: if he has satisfied himself that the Life Assurance Directive 2002/83/EC and the Insurance Intermediaries Directive 2002/92/EC have been correctly transposed into law; if he has had communications fro...More Button

Written Answers - Juvenile Offenders.

Asked the minister: the number of juvenile reoffenders, that is, those found guilty of an offence who had previously been found guilty of an offence, for each year from 1997 to date in 2006; and if he will make a stateme...More Button


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