Kirk, Seamus

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 713 No. 1

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Message from Select Committee

The Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service has completed its consideration of the Central Bank Reform Bill 2010 and has made amendments thereto.More Button

Estimates for Public Services 2010: Message from Select Committee

The Select Committee on Finance and the Public Service has completed its consideration of the following Revised Estimates for Public Services for the service of the year ending 31 December 2010: Votes...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Church-State Dialogue

Does the Deputy have a question?More Button

A brief supplementary from Deputy Ó Caoláin. There is not much time in the slot.More Button

Could we have a question? We seem to be imparting information all of the time.More Button

That question is much more appropriate to the line Minister.More Button

We need to move on. Does Deputy Kenny have another supplementary? Ar aghaidh leat, Deputy Gilmore.More Button

Yes, and we will finish questions to the Taoiseach at 3.15 p.m.More Button

Leaders’ Questions

Can the Deputy get to a question please?More Button

Does the Deputy have a question?More Button

Allow the Taoiseach to reply without interruption.More Button

Deputy Kenny, please.More Button

Deputy Reilly, the Taoiseach is in possession.More Button

Please.More Button

I call Deputy Gilmore, please.More Button

A final supplementary from Deputy Gilmore.More Button

Can we have the Taoiseach on this issue, without interruption. Deputy Gilmore, please.More Button

Deputy, please.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 Deputies in the order in which they submitted their notices to my office.More Button

Please, the Deputy has had her say.More Button

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

Order of Business

There are five proposals to be put to the House today. Is the proposal that the Dáil shall sit later than 8.30 p.m. agreed to?More Button

The Deputy will have to pursue the matter at another time.More Button

This is not the way to do it at all.More Button

The Deputy cannot make a second contribution. I am sorry but I cannot allow Members to speak twice. There are many other ways to raise the matter such as to ask a Special Notice Question or to raise...More Button

I suggest that is one avenue and raising the matter on the Adjournment is another one.More Button

I am not promising anything. I said the matter will be considered. Is the proposal that the Dáil shall sit later than 8.30 p.m. agreed to? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with No. 11, motion re...More Button

Is the proposal for dealing with Private Members’ business agreed to? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with No. 22, Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill 2008 — Order for Report, Report and Final Stages, ag...More Button

Deputy Quinn, who is a long time in the House, will be well aware that the Chair does not have a rights commissioner role in the House. Some occupants might like that power, but it is an issue that m...More Button

Yes.More Button

We have various committees to consider these matters. The Whip of the Labour Party is active on them and I am sure he would like to pursue the matter for Deputy Quinn.More Button

Could Deputy Quinn ask his Whip to pursue the matter through the Committee on Procedure and Privileges, CPP?More Button

We will consider it in that context.More Button

I suggest that the Deputy submit a parliamentary question to the Minister on the matter.More Button

No legislation is promised.More Button

Electricity Regulation (Amendment) (Carbon Revenue Levy) Bill 2010: Report and Final Stages

Amendment No. 2 is in the name of the Minister. Amendments Nos. 3, 7, 9, 14 and 15 are related. Amendment No. 8 is related and an alternative to amendment No. 7. Therefore, amendments Nos. 2, 3, 7 ...More Button

We are on Report Stage and there are certain restrictions on speaking time. Deputy McManus is in order but I must ask the Minister to allow her and Deputy Coveney to make their points and then he can...More Button


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