Kirk, Seamus

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 702 No. 2

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Departmental Expenditure.

I must advise the Deputy——More Button

This matter will be the subject of a personal statement later.More Button

It is not intended to allow any discussion to develop on this subject.More Button

This matter will be the subject of a personal statement later today and much of the detail sought by the Deputy will be contained therein.More Button

I must advise the Deputy that if any allegation against a Member of this House is to be made——More Button

There was the suggestion of an allegation. If an allegation is to be made, it must be done by substantive motion.More Button

Deputy Kenny.More Button

I must tell the Deputy that I will not allow him to circumvent——More Button

——the long-standing principle in the House that allegations against a Member must be made by a substantive motion.More Button

I will not allow it.More Button

I am not.More Button

I am protecting the interests of Members of the House.More Button

I must advise Deputy Kenny that we will have a personal statement on this matter later today. I ask him to await that statement.More Button

We need to move on from this matter. It will be dealt with adequately later in the House.More Button

We must move on from this matter.More Button

Deputy Gilmore is next.More Button

I must advise Deputy Gilmore, as I advised Deputy Kenny, that I will not allow this question to be used to pursue the issue of the Minister, which both Deputies have been doing.More Button

This matter will be the subject of a personal statement later.More Button

If Members of the House are dissatisfied at that stage, they have a remedy.More Button

There is a remedy.More Button

Deputy Flanagan, please desist.More Button

Deputy Flanagan, Deputy Gilmore has possession. More Button

A personal statement will be given later, therefore, I ask Members to let the matter rest until then. I call Deputy Ó Caoláin.More Button

I will not allow a debate develop on this matter. There are recognised procedures for dealing with it and I will not allow a debate on it now.More Button

I will not allow the Deputy to make allegations across the floor, if he wishes to make allegations like this——More Button

——this will have to be done by way of substantive motion.More Button

That is the way this is going to be.More Button

Leaders’ Questions.

A special notice question relating to this matter is due to be taken later.More Button

Deputy Kenny without interruption.More Button

Deputy McEntee, please, one speaker at a time.More Button

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32.

Before coming to the Order of Business I propose to deal with a number of notices under Standing Order 32. I will call on the Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notice to my office.More Button

Deputy O’Dowd should be allowed to speak without interruption.More Button

Having considered the matters raised, they are not in order under Standing Order 32.More Button

Order of Business.

Is the proposal for dealing with Nos. 10 and 11, motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the terms of the agreement on social security between the Government of Ireland and the Government of Ja...More Button

Deputy Kenny, I have to advise that we dealt with the matter earlier on Taoiseach’s Question Time.More Button

There is a recognised procedure for dealing with matters such as this. A substantive motion can be introduced.More Button

Subsequent to the statement, the Deputy can introduce a substantive motion——More Button

——rather than try to circumvent that arrangement now.More Button

I advise Deputy Gilmore that the statement will be an explanation.More Button

Subsequent to the explanation, if Deputy Gilmore feels it is necessary to bring forward a motion to deal with the matter on the floor of the House, he is perfectly entitled to do it.More Button

I have explained the procedure we will adopt in this regard. Having heard the statement this evening, if Members feel it is necessary to proceed with a substantive motion, the provision is there to d...More Button

Deputy——More Button

I cannot allow the Deputy to make derogatory remarks across the floor.More Button

I have a duty, as Chair of this Assembly, to protect the standards in this House. I protect not alone Ministers but individual Deputies as well.More Button

The Deputy is anticipating what will be said in the statement this evening.More Button

There will be statements for an hour or an hour and a half.More Button

I ask the Deputy to refrain from making these allegations.More Button

If the Deputy wishes to pursue this matter, he can table the motion to deal with it, subsequent to the statement this evening. That is the proper procedure for dealing with it and this is the procedu...More Button

I cannot allow the Deputy to cast aspersions across the floor against individual Members and I will not allow it.More Button

I have advised the House several times as to how we will proceed if necessary.More Button

There can only be one Fine Gael speaker on the proposal and the leader of the Deputy’s party has spoken. He will have ample opportunity at a later time to raise these matters. I am not allowing the ...More Button

I ask Deputy Flanagan to withdraw that remark or leave the House.More Button

I ask Deputy Flanagan to withdraw that remark or leave the House.More Button

I ask Deputy Flanagan to withdraw that remark or leave the House.More Button

Deputy Flanagan is casting an aspersion on the Chair. I ask him to resume his seat and to withdraw that remark immediately.More Button

Will Deputy Flanagan withdraw the remark?More Button

Deputy Flanagan will leave the House.More Button

The Deputy will leave the House.More Button

The Deputy has cast an aspersion on the Chair in the wrong and improperly. I am naming him and I ask him to leave the House. I propose that he be suspended from the House.More Button

The Deputy will be suspended from the House. He should resume his seat or leave the House.More Button

Suspension of Member.

The Deputy clearly implied I was complicit. I move: “That Deputy Charles Flanagan be suspended from the service of the Dáil”.More Button

In accordance with Standing Orders, the division will take place at the beginning of business on the next sitting day.More Button

Order of Business (Resumed).

We have dealt with the matter now.More Button

We are proceeding with the Order of Business. I call the Taoiseach.More Button

There was clear implication it was.More Button

The Taoiseach, without interruption.More Button

We are proceeding with the Order of Business. I have an amendment from Deputy Kenny which is not in order. It is the Taoiseach’s prerogative under Standing Orders to introduce the proposal for the O...More Button

Is the proposal for dealing with Private Members’ business agreed?More Button

The statement will be before 7 p.m.More Button

It depends on how we get on now. We have some more business to transact.More Button

It will be as soon as possible. We have a special notice question with which to deal.More Button

We have a special notice question to deal with and it may take some time.More Button

It is intended that it will be before 7 p.m.More Button

It is dependent on the special notice question, in which I am sure there is considerable interest, but it is intended to have it before 7 p.m.More Button

It is intended to be before 7 p.m.More Button

Before 7 o’clock.More Button

It will be at 6.55 p.m.More Button

Yes.More Button

Deputy Kehoe without interruption.More Button

We will have it before 7 p.m.More Button

We must move on.More Button

We have indicated that a suitable time will be 6.55 p.m.More Button

We estimate that it will take the Minister approximately five minutes to make the statement. It will be immediately prior to Private Members’ business.More Button

It is intended to respect that. Is the proposal agreed? Agreed.More Button

Committees of the Houses of the Oireachtas (Powers of Inquiry) Bill 2010: Order for Second Stage.

I call on Deputy Rabbitte to move the order for Second Stage of this Private Members’ Bill.More Button

Order of Business (Resumed).

We will move on to the motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the terms of the agreement on social security between the Government of Ireland and the Government of Japan. Could I call on the ...More Button

I was proceeding on the basis——More Button

Deputy Kenny has the floor.More Button

Allow the Taoiseach to reply without interruption.More Button

We are transgressing Question Time. This is a question for the Minister for Health and Children.More Button

The Deputy can raise a brief question on the promised legislation.More Button

The Deputy will have to find another way to address that issue.More Button

The Deputy can submit a parliamentary question to the Minister for Health and Children.More Button

This matter could be raised on the Adjournment.More Button

Does the Deputy have a legislative query?More Button

The Deputy will have to leave it at that.More Button

The Deputy should take this up with the Minister for Education and Science.More Button

The Deputy should find another way of raising the matter. He could raise it directly with the Minister.More Button

The Adjournment.More Button

The Deputy should address this to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform.More Button

Private Notice Questions - Job Creation.

I will call on the Deputies who tabled questions to the Minister for Health and Children in the order in which they submitted their questions to my office.More Button


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