Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 671 No. 1

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Official Engagements.

Asked the minister: if he will report on his attendance at the European Council meeting on 7 November 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: if he will report on his participation at the latest European Council meeting. More Button

Will the Taoiseach confirm that, at the European Council meeting last week, he secured no changes and no commitments to make any changes to the actual text of the Lisbon treaty? Given that no changes...More Button

The Taoiseach referred to people not being minded to make changes. If Sinn Féin had accepted that position over the years, the dramatic and important developments——More Button

——in the North of this island would never have occurred. The significant achievements made in the past 12 months were brought about because people were prepared to continue to play their part and to ...More Button

Does the Taoiseach accept he does not possess a clear formula to allow him to answer my question regarding the status of these oft referred to legally binding declarations? Does he also accept that, ...More Button

Will the Taoiseach explain how they are legally binding?More Button

It does not say in the Nice treaty that we cannot.More Button

It is to be reduced to 27. More Button

Let us stick to the facts.More Button

Is there sufficient generosity in the Taoiseach to acknowledge——More Button

——that only the majority of Irish people voted “No” he would not have sought that and was prepared to have us accept far less than is even provided for in the Nice treaty? More Button

Does the Taoiseach have the generosity to acknowledge that?More Button

It does not have to be worse under the Lisbon treaty.More Button

Not at all.More Button

It could be done by way of unanimity.More Button

No.More Button

No. We want to secure agreement in the interests of the Irish people and the broad electorate.More Button

That is not the way that was presented.More Button

The only one trying to paint that picture is the Taoiseach.More Button

It is our duty and responsibility to point out to the electorate the deficiencies contained in that which the Taoiseach and other parties in this House have been promoting for so long. We will continu...More Button

Order of Business.

Tomorrow’s Order Paper will inform us of the Government’s intentions regarding the recess over Christmas. As the Taoiseach is present today can he bring the Order Paper forward and advise the House a...More Button

Question put: “That the proposal that the Dáil shall sit later than 8.30 p.m. be agreed to.”
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

I would like clarification on No. 12 before agreeing to proposal No. 5 on the Order Paper, which refers specifically that leave be given by the Dáil to introduce Supplementary Estimates relating to th...More Button

It is most unusual that a matter of this importance would be met in the House with such heckling and interference. This is a hugely important issue with regard to the principle of the acceptance of f...More Button

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 24, Report and Final Stages of the Finance (No. 2) Bill 2008, be agreed to.”
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

On the same issue, given the schedule for tomorrow, it is within the Government’s compass to accommodate what is being sought by Opposition voices here this morning. We need additional time to addres...More Button

Tá sé thuas i Lapland.More Button

European Council Meeting: Statements.

It is interesting to note how difficult some colleagues find it to accept that everyone will not always agree with them. Throughout the Lisbon referendum campaign Sinn Féin argued that a better deal w...More Button

The problem is that the Government has agreed to hold a second referendum without putting the detail into the public domain, but why? The answer is that the Government does not have it, and it is tel...More Button

The same is true with regard to “the responsibility of member states for the delivery of education and health services”. The conclusions also refer to: . . . the essential role and wide discretion of...More Button

All in all, the Council conclusions appear to be an exercise in smoke and mirrors. They do not provide credible guarantees where they are needed. They divert attention away from many of the real rea...More Button

It has been in evidence over the past six months.More Button

When one interrupts and heckles, one has already lost.More Button

It shows a complete lack of respect——More Button

——for both the democratic institutions of the State and the democratic will of the people. That is what it amounts to. The Taoiseach can make all the mocking sounds he likes as to the irony of my sa...More Button

——I point it out to him, nevertheless. However uncomfortable it makes him, it is his problem, not mine.More Button

Rerunning the referendum on the Lisbon treaty, albeit one that will not be altered by one iota, would be a denial of democracy. It is no different from a defeated Government rerunning a general elect...More Button

I wish to put two straightforward questions to the Minister. The Taoiseach indicated that a number of member states were opposed to the retention of a Commissioner by each member state but stated tha...More Button

We understand that.More Button

That is not the question I asked the Minister.More Button

The Minister is slating——More Button

——once again, which is typical of his arrogant approach. The Minister will not answer the questions I have asked.More Button

The Minister should, at the very least, answer my questions.More Button

The Minister should answer my question given we have only limited time.More Button

I asked the Minister to outline the member states involved and their arguments.More Button

What were their arguments?More Button

It is a hell of a lot better than the Government was prepared to accept, but we are not there yet.More Button

Why does the Government not, in the first instance, include them in the Irish Constitution? Doing so would provide it with an opportunity to demonstrate its good faith on this issue. Then we might b...More Button

Finance (No. 2) Bill 2008: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage.

Question put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Housing: Motion (Resumed).

I wish to share time with Deputy Gilmore. Ar son Sinn Féin ba mhaith liom buíochas a ghabháil le gach duine a ghlac páirt sa dhíospóireacht seo agus le Páirtí an Lucht Oibre as an rún seo a chur os co...More Button

Amendment again put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Written Answers - Transport Infrastructure Projects.

Asked the minister: the way the 7% cut in the public transport investment programme will affect the roll out of public transport infrastructure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies.

Asked the minister: when the new Dublin Transport Authority will be fully operational. More Button

Written Answers - Waste Disposal.

Asked the minister: if he has had discussions with the ESB regarding the traceability, sale, use and disposal of oils which have been used in their electricity transformers, in view of the concern that such oil may have...More Button

Written Answers - Animal Feedstuffs.

Asked the minister: if his Department monitors drying processes for animal or human foodstuffs in this State, including the fuels used in these processes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the list of suppliers of oil for the drying process at a plant (details supplied) in County Carlow; the periods of supply relevant to each supplier over the period since 1 September 2008; if the oil ...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the condition of one of the prefabricated buildings at a school (details supplied) in County Cavan; if he will intervene to secure a new school building; and if he ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding.

Asked the minister: the reason a school (details supplied) in County Meath that had requested much needed works to be carried out on their grounds, were refused; and if he will review the decision on same. More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Meath which has applied for an extension to its school building; the status of its request; if it has been accepted; and if so,...More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Meath which has been waiting on a new school building for ten years; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commenc...More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application for an extension by a school (details supplied) in County Meath; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application for a new building by a school (details supplied) in County Meath; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Written Answers - Schools Refurbishment.

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth for the refurbishment of its toilet facilities; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for emergency fire safety works and renovations to its science laboratories; if it has been accepted; a...More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential work on its heating and on toilet systems; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work ...More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Galway for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth for works on its school; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for a new school building; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Written Answers - Schools Refurbishment.

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth which has applied for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Louth for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for a new school building; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Written Answers - Schools Refurbishment.

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for a new school building; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for a new school building; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Written Answers - Schools Refurbishment.

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button

Asked the minister: the position of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for essential works; if it has been accepted; and if so, when work will commence. More Button


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