Killeen, Tony

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 701 No. 2

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Order of Business.

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 29 be agreed to.”
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Special Ombudsman’s Report: Statements.

The Ombudsman has submitted a special report, dealing with the lost at sea scheme, to the Dáil and Seanad in accordance with sections 6(5) and 6(7) of the Ombudsman Act 1980. The 1980 Act does not se...More Button

On the contrary, successful applicants had to provide a replacement vessel from their own resources, and pay for its running costs, to be able to make use of the capacity awarded. In the case of the ...More Button

Among the points made by Deputy Creed was that the matter should be referred to the relevant Oireachtas committee for a thorough and detailed examination. It would be difficult if not impossible to u...More Button

——it is descending into a political football. It does not need to. I remind Deputy Creed that the legislation was introduced by a Fianna Fáil-led Government, contrary to what he said. He also made ...More Button

The point is made that in this instance if the report is not complied with in full it undermines the Office of the Ombudsman. Why did that not happen in the previous instance? Deputy Creed also warn...More Button

I ask him to look at the rest of the appendices, particularly section F, with regard to what he quoted. He also referred to advertising and claims the former Minister muddied the waters. The former ...More Button

I did not interrupt Deputy Sherlock.More Button

Deputy Creed also made the floodgates argument and suggested we should step out of the straitjacket. Is he sure that is the appropriate thing to do in these or other circumstances? I refer to the poi...More Button

Deputy Sherlock made an extraordinary point, that I could have rejected this report in ten seconds. Deputy Sherlock is suggesting I do not have the right to say anything. If I said that he would hav...More Button

The Deputy went on to suggest I was questioning the motives of the family. I was explaining the context of the scheme and how it would seem to apply to the family. We must be careful not to ignore t...More Button

I will not tell Deputy Creed what he should think. However, it is open to be construed as derogatory. It is important to remind all Members that Ministers routinely meet constituents and officials al...More Button


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