Kenny, Enda

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 654 No. 4

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Tribunals of Inquiry.

Asked the minister: the procedures in place in his Department for dealing with requests for files and information by tribunals of inquiry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I wish to ask the Taoiseach a number of questions on this matter. How many files have been supplied to the various tribunals by his Department? How many files have been requested and transferred to t...More Button

I have a few, a Cheann Comhairle.More Button

I wished to know the number of files transferred from the Taoiseach’s Department to the tribunals, but the Taoiseach has not confirmed this. He is reluctant to say whether the file on the purchase of...More Button

It is, because the former Taoiseach would not answer the questions.More Button

Will the Ceann Comhairle come back to me?More Button

In his reply, the Taoiseach said the information in question was collected and forwarded to the tribunals on the basis of confidentiality and that it would not be appropriate to comment on that here. ...More Button

So was the question I asked.More Button

When I put questions to the Taoiseach’s predecessor, he answered one of them and refused to answer any more. My questions to the Taoiseach are clear. If I put down questions about this site, will th...More Button

We will try and see.More Button

I have a further question for the Taoiseach.More Button

The Moriarty tribunal has missed a series of deadlines and it appears to be holding very few meetings at present. In view of the fact that this tribunal is sponsored by his Department, has the Taoise...More Button

The Department of the Taoiseach is responsible for sponsoring the tribunal in question.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Public Relations Contracts.

Asked the minister: if he will report on the work of the group established in his Department to oversee the awarding of public relations contracts by Ministers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

An inquiry previously took place into the current Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism, Deputy Cullen, and allegations regarding the awarding of contracts within one of the Departments in which he fo...More Button

It is over the period.More Button

Ceann Comhairle——More Button

The Ceann Comhairle has a new style today. It is most efficient, which is fine.More Button

I wish to turn to the question of the——More Button

I obeyed the Ceann Comhairle’s ruling.More Button

May I ask the Taoiseach——More Button

I thank the Ceann Comhairle.More Button

We are all treated the same by the Ceann Comhairle here.More Button

I return to the €20 million being spent on public relations for Transport 21. The Taoiseach tried to portray it as if €20 million is not being spent on it. My understanding is that over the period o...More Button

Leaders’ Questions.

Last year, we witnessed the scandal of misdiagnoses of cancer in women in Portlaoise. Following the unearthing of that scandal we had the usual reports from the Minister for chaos in health that this...More Button

It is unfortunate the new Taoiseach must be required to continue where his predecessor finished in apologising continually for a litany of mismanagement affecting people’s lives and the sensitivities ...More Button

Consultant after consultant tells us that patients die on waiting lists because they are not seen or assessed. Early intervention and action saves lives. While the people in the north east must wait...More Button

Neither the Taoiseach nor any other Deputy would await a scan’s analysis for eight weeks. Will the Taoiseach call in the absent Minister for chaos and health and tell her to make the same arrangement...More Button

——to have those scans assessed in the next week and to have the matter finalised, which he is authorised to do and as occurred in respect of Portlaoise? If he does it now, he will take some credit fr...More Button

Anne Kealy is deceased.More Button

The woman is deceased.More Button

I have no wish to be derogatory towards the Minister for Health and Children.More Button

However, it is the case that she is presiding over failure, chaos and mismanagement.More Button

I will take the Ceann Comhairle’s advice on this occasion.More Button

Order of Business.

I raised a number of questions with the Taoiseach earlier today regarding freedom of information and the supply of files to tribunals. I wish to clarify the position for him in that regard. The Taoi...More Button

I am merely bringing some information to the attention of the Taoiseach. His predecessor stated on 16 October 2007: “To the best of my knowledge all the files and records relating to the Battle of th...More Button

A request was, therefore, made and the files were submitted.More Button

I am merely clarifying the matter for the Taoiseach.More Button

I wish to give credit to the new Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, Deputy Pat Carey, who has arranged to extend the time allocated — from 50 minutes to tw...More Button

The Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science, Deputy McGuinness, stated that the Garda is inefficient——More Button

——and unable to do its job in respect of tracing missing persons. Will the Taoiseach comment on this matter?More Button

When will the Bill relating to long-stay institutions be forthcoming? Is it still on track for production in the near future? If I recall correctly the comments of the previous Minister for Justice,...More Button

The shorter Bill to which the Taoiseach refers is that which the former Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Deputy Brian Lenihan, stated would be introduced by the end of March. Is the Tao...More Button

When will that be forthcoming?More Button

That is fair enough.More Button

OECD Report on Public Service Reform: Statements.

I wish to share time with Deputy Bruton.More Button

It is a bit like the drainage in the Shannon — there is nothing new in this and there has been talk about public service reform for a very long time. This did not begin with the publication of the OE...More Button

Cancer Services: Motion.

Correct.More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Asked the minister: when a child (details supplied) will be called for speech therapy services; if owing to the long delay experienced she will examine the situation with the child’s waiting list; and if she will make a...More Button

Written Answers - Swimming Pool Projects.

Asked the minister: when he expects the swimming pool grants programme to be reopened; his views on granting funding for the provision of a swimming pool in an area (details supplied) in County Dublin; when he expects f...More Button

Written Answers - Waste Management.

Asked the minister: if he has had discussions with a company regarding the provision of a private incinerator at a location (details supplied) in County Dublin; his policy in relation to the provision of such private in...More Button

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