Gilmore, Eamon

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 639 No. 2

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Leaders’ Questions.

Not through Shannon.More Button

In less than three months it will not be possible to get a flight from Shannon to Heathrow. There is no point in telling people that they can get a flight to Orlando if they want to travel to London....More Button

——due to deteriorating industrial relations in Aer Lingus, it may not be possible to get an Aer Lingus flight to anywhere. Last weekend British Midland indicated that it does not intend to run a serv...More Button

Why were the two directors not appointed at a much earlier stage? Why is it now, only after the horse has bolted, that the two directors are being appointed apparently with a mandate to protect the S...More Button

My question refers to the Shannon-Heathrow route.More Button

I thank the Taoiseach for the early part of his reply which clarifies entirely the position on the Shannon- Heathrow service. It is quite clear from the Taoiseach’s reply that the Shannon-Heathrow se...More Button

All the talk about finding an alternative has simply dried up, particularly with the British Midland decision.More Button

I interpret the Taoiseach’s response to mean that connectivity and not Heathrow is the issue, that the Government is now no longer actively pursuing a service from Shannon to Heathrow.More Button

That is what it comes down to.More Button

He says you can go to Gatwick and Stanstead and if you want to go to Disneyland they will provide a service to Orlando. More Button

However, if you want to do business through Heathrow there will not be a service. More Button

The Taoiseach, in his reply, stated the Government is abandoning the Shannon-Heathrow route. That is a disgraceful abandonment of regional policy and of the people of the west and mid-west. It is an...More Button

I thank the Taoiseach.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Appointments to State Boards.

Asked the minister: if he will list the persons appointed to State boards or agencies operating under the aegis of his Department since 1 January 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

What changes, if any, have been made since the reformation of the Fianna Fáil Government, with the participation on this occasion of the Green Party, following the general election? Is it the case, a...More Button

What understanding exists between the parties in government with regard to the making of appointments to State boards? Is there an arrangement by which the smaller parties in government can make or r...More Button

Is there an understanding or agreement in terms of allocations, ratios, proportions and so on between the parties in government with regard to the making of appointments to State boards? More Button

There is no agreement.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Standards in Public Office.

Asked the minister: his views on changes to the code of conduct for office holders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Dublin-Monaghan Bombings.

Asked the minister: the action he will take arising from the report of the MacEntee commission into aspects of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings in 1974; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: if he has raised or intends to raise with the British Prime Minister the report of the MacEntee commission into aspects of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings in 1974; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Following the publication of the MacEntee report, the Taoiseach stated that there should be a broader debate on the issue of collusion. The Justice for the Forgotten group is particularly anxious tha...More Button

Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy.

On behalf of the Labour Party, I join the Taoiseach and Deputy Kenny in expressing my personal sympathy and that of my party with Mary Keegan and her family on the death of the late Seán Keegan. For ...More Button

Order of Business.

When I asked the Taoiseach yesterday about the legislation he plans to have enacted in this session, one of the Bills he mentioned was the Tribunals of Inquiry Bill 2005, which is the Bill that enable...More Button

Fire Services: Motion (Resumed).

I wish to share time with Deputy Ciarán Lynch, who proposed the original motion.More Button

I thank Deputies Lynch and McManus for the comprehensive argument they made last night in support of the Labour Party motion. As someone who lives in Shankill, just two miles from Bray, I have close ...More Button

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 - Proposed Legislation.

Asked the minister: the progress of his consideration of legislation to regulate lobbyists as promised in the Programme for Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: if he will amend the Electoral Acts to provide for increased transparency in the funding of political parties and for greater scrutiny of political party expenditure; and if he will make a statement ...More Button


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