Burton, Joan

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 670 No. 3

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Order of Business.

It is entirely relevant.More Button

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 2 be agreed to.”
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It is going on a long time. Can the Tánaiste tell us the number of posters?More Button

I would like to ask the Tánaiste about an area in which there is no regulation at all, in spite of five years of Government promises. I am talking about the tens of thousands of people who are living...More Button

The Tánaiste promised last week that we would get the heads of a Bill before Christmas. What is the story, with one sitting week left?More Button

Estimates for Public Services 2008.

I wish to share time with Deputy Ó Caoláin.More Button

WB Yeats wrote: “All changed, changed utterly”. The presentation of the Estimates by the Government is in many ways the final paragraph on a chapter in the Government’s history from the autumn which ...More Button

Votes put.
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Health Bill 2008: Second Stage (Resumed).

Question put: “That the words proposed to be deleted stand part of the main question.”
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Health Bill 2008: Committee Stage.

Question put.
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Amendment put.
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Question put.
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Priority Questions - Tax Yield.

Asked the minister: the expected tax revenue outturn and Exchequer borrowing requirement for 2008; his views on the November 2008 Exchequer returns and live register figures and their implications for the modification o...More Button

The Minister has made a number of important concessions in his reply. On budget day the Minister suggested the decline in GNP next year would be 1%. Four separate sets of very reputable economic for...More Button

The Minister has a nerve talking about people unwilling to take harsh medicine. Does he recall that many other reputable economists and I advised time and again that his predecessor, the Taoiseach, D...More Button

I did not say it is the sole, but the most significant, cause.More Button

Yes, it is.More Button

Other Questions - Financial Institutions Support Scheme.

Does the Minister not appreciate that there is a clear conflict of interest between a director’s mandate under company law to act at all times in the interests of the shareholders and their public int...More Button

Is that not heavily compromising them if they are paid by the bank?More Button

Nobody has any query about the public interest credentials of all the people being offered for appointment to the banks. The Minister spoke about some kind of training course or briefing course being...More Button

The Minister is in a position to do so under the legislation.More Button

The Minister is copping out then.More Button

The contracts were different.More Button

Other Questions - Pension Provisions.

Earlier in the summer we were told of the Minister’s arrangement to take on the assets and liabilities of certain semi-State and public bodies, including universities. Has an actuarial analysis being...More Button

Other Questions - Banking Sector Regulation.

Does the Minister acknowledge that many small and medium sized businesses around the country are in danger of shutting their doors after Christmas because there are no guarantees that the supply of cr...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Asked the minister: the savings he anticipates making in expenditure on property, rents and leases arising from the suspension of parts of the decentralisation programme; the leases or purchases of properties that are n...More Button

Written Answers - Financial Institutions Support Scheme.

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the reform, reorganisation and recapitalisation of the Irish banking sector, particularly those institutions covered by the bank guarantee; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Asked the minister: the number of electronic voting machines being stored in south Tipperary; the storage costs to date; the projected future storage costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button


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