Costello, Joe

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 693 No. 3

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Order of Business.

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 24 be agreed to.”
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Has the Government responded to the complaint made by the Equality and Rights Alliance to the European Commission on the 43% budget cut for the Equality Authority on the basis of a breach of the Europ...More Button

National Asset Management Agency Bill 2009: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage.

As the Leas-Cheann Comhairle stated, the cluster of amendments before us is important. They are reflected in the statement about the function of the NAMA legislation, namely, to stabilise the banking...More Button

Amendment put.
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The Deputy is wandering somewhat from the amendment. This is Report Stage.More Button

The one point on which we can all agree is that the Minister will pay over the odds for the assets. The Minister has acknowledged that. More Button

No matter how the Minister adds up the figures they have to mean that he will pay over the odds. Otherwise he will be paying the current market value, but he is not doing that, which would be a reali...More Button

As Deputy Rabbitte says, the Minister is probably taking this approach to avoid nationalisation. The other reason, which is not unrelated, is that if the Minister does not pay over the odds for the a...More Button

Not so long ago those banks said they had loads of capital. When they got €7 billion, they continued to say they were adequately recapitalised but we know they were not. They were and are telling li...More Button

Question: “That the amendments set down by the Minister for Finance and not disposed of, with the exception of amendment No. 42, including those in respect of which recommital would in the normal cour...
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Written Answers - Public Transport Safety.

Asked the minister: if he has received any of the reports by the Department of Transport, An Garda Síochána, the Railway Safety Commission, Dublin Bus or Veolia Transport into the series of collisions involving public t...More Button

Written Answers - Rail Network.

Asked the minister: the position regarding the collapsed Broadmeadow railway bridge, County Dublin; when the bridge will re-open and services will return to normal; if he has received any report from Irish Rail on bridg...More Button

Written Answers - Rail Network Property.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that toxic railway sleepers have been illegally sold into the domestic garden market (details supplied); the steps he has taken to identify the culprits; i...More Button


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