Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 654 No. 4

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Tribunals of Inquiry.

Asked the minister: the approximate number of requests since 2002 for files in his Department from tribunals of inquiry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was the Taoiseach quoted accurately when it was reported that he stated there was merit in the view expressed by his predecessor that the tribunals of inquiry should be scrapped? The former Taoiseach...More Button

Having given that lengthy reply, will the Taoiseach indicate his position on the raft of inquiries currently sitting and his intent in regard to legislation in this area? Does he accept that the crit...More Button

The questions under discussion relate to tribunals of inquiry. The key issues of concern are exorbitant cost and inordinate delay. Does the Taoiseach agree with that and does he intend to address it...More Button

Does the Taoiseach see his predecessor in that light?More Button

The Ceann Comhairle is having no more of it.More Button

I asked several questions.More Button

I am entitled to an answer.More Button

I did not write the piece in the Sunday Independent.More Button

I am asking the Taoiseach for a simple reply to a number of questions that are pertinent to the tribunals and which relate to the issues raised in this series of questions. I am entitled to a reply.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Public Relations Contracts.

Asked the minister: if the working group established in his Department to monitor the awarding of contracts to public relations consultants by Government Departments is operating; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Is the Taoiseach aware that the last time the House discussed this matter on Question Time, approximately a year ago, his predecessor said the Quigley report, which was published in 2005, highlighted ...More Button

I have a second question.More Button

The normal procedure is that I have an opportunity to come back.More Button

Others have already been in twice——More Button

——and you are ready to make it a third time, yet are curtailing me to one.More Button

I must object with respect.More Button

I am entitled to ask a subsequent questionMore Button

Perhaps you might explain to the Deputy why you are not according me the same courtesy and opportunity.More Button

That is not what you are applying. More Button

What you are demonstrating is that you are quite irked.More Button

It is not.More Button

The former Taoiseach had indicated that special care needed to be exercised. That was part of the intent of the Quigley report. That is why I made the particular reference to individuals in public r...More Button

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32.

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to address the following matter of national importance requiring urgent consideration: the need for the Minister for Health and Children to e...More Button

Order of Business.

Legislation is promised to provide a legislative framework for the governance of information in the health sector. The health information Bill is promised for next year. In light of all concerns exp...More Button

Adjournment Debate - Hospital Services.

In the course of the career in politics of the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, Deputy Barry Andrews, he should learn the lesson of the example provided tonight by his senio...More Button

——and gives a very bad signal to the people of the north east, on whom she has already turned her back repeatedly in respect of the health issues of concern to them. I have to hand one of the letters...More Button

Written Answers - Passport Applications.

Asked the minister: the reason for the difficulty in issuing a passport for a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan in view of the fact that they were previously issued a passport and the current application is s...More Button

Written Answers - Visa Applications.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); if a substantive reply will issue to correspondence sent by this Deputy on 28 February 2008 requesting permission for the a...More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications.

Asked the minister: if a person in the advanced processing stages of a citizenship application may leave the State for a period of time to attend to a very seriously ill family member in their native country without jeo...More Button


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