Kenny, Enda

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 669 No. 3

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Leaders’ Questions.

This morning, the Minister for Finance revealed that we are living beyond our means despite the fact that, some weeks ago, he stated that this was the way in which people wanted us to go. We have bee...More Button

This morning, the Minister for Finance justified bringing the budget forward by a number of weeks on the basis that people should be informed of the seriousness of the situation as if they were stupid...More Button

The Taoiseach was the Minister for Finance for three years prior to assuming his current office. He saw the warning signs and knew that, given information received from the housing industry, spending...More Button

No, it should be decided by both sides.More Button

Approximately 17 taxes.More Button

I was referring to the figures available. Tell us what you are going to do.More Button

If there are no tax increases, how does the Taoiseach propose to encourage——More Button

The problem is that the Taoiseach has no plan.More Button

The Taoiseach will be borrowing €20 billion and there will be no tax increases.More Button

The Taoiseach has gone the wrong way.More Button

What does the Taoiseach propose to do now?More Button

What does the Taoiseach propose to do now?More Button

I never said that. The Taoiseach’s assertion is completely false.More Button

Such comments are beneath the Taoiseach but they are typical of him. This is the way he usually operates.More Button

I also believe that.More Button

That is what I said should be done.More Button

I stated that it is being cut by €1 billion. I did not say that it is being cut out of sight.More Button

The Government does so in respect of the Health Service Executive.More Button

That is rubbish. The Taoiseach should withdraw that remark.More Button

Shout everybody down, Taoiseach.More Button

Shout them all down.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Public Relations Contracts.

Asked the minister: if he will report on the recent work of the committee in his Department that oversees the awarding of public relations contracts by Ministers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Are any measures in place to evaluate the impact of public relations campaigns, advertising and consultancies awarded by Government? For instance, in June 2007 the National Centre for Partnership and...More Button

Following on the Taoiseach’s reply, it is important that the work of State Departments and Ministers, in following through on implementing Government policy be made known to people and be made public ...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Proposed Legislation.

Asked the minister: his legislative priorities for the remainder of 2008. More Button

That is unfair. It is like any other skill.More Button

The Taoiseach’s jet is warming up for him before he heads away. It might be appropriate if he briefed the Members on the Opposition side about the elements of the solution he will discuss with the Fr...More Button

Perhaps edited slightly. I merely make that point because it might be in everybody’s interest. An amendment to the Competition Act 2002 is required because consultations must be entered into with the...More Button

The Taoiseach has had his breakfast.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - National Economic and Social Forum.

Asked the minister: if he will report on the recent work of the National Economic and Social Forum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the latest report of the National Economic and Social Forum; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Order of Business.

Will the Tánaiste outline what arrangements are in place for the briefing of Opposition parties in regard to the Lisbon treaty? I asked yesterday for a debate on this before the Taoiseach goes to the...More Button

What is the Tánaiste’s view of a decision arising from a court hearing last week, where judgment was given against a person who was struck off from being entitled to be a director and is still the cha...More Button

——and does the Tánaiste expect to make a decision in regard to this matter? We have heard a good deal of talk from Government about the world class facilities we have in the health area. I have befo...More Button

——to give people a proper, efficient and professional health service? More Button

Will that include a clarification on what the “elements of a solution” means?More Button

This is an issue of national importance as we are becoming the butt of some anti-European pressure. The Government should be able to inform the parties here as to the strategy it intends to adopt to ...More Button

Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2008: Report Stage (Resumed).

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Fisheries Protection.

Asked the minister: if he proposes to change the law whereby fishermen are the subject of criminal proceedings for minor infringements of fishing law and thereby bring Ireland in line with the EU Commission’s thinking o...More Button


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