Gilmore, Eamon

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 717 No. 3

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Leaders’ Questions

Deputy Kenny rightly referred to the pattern of waste in the HSE over which the Government has presided for many years. The latest example of this is contained in the internal report presented to the...More Button

Nevertheless, the Government charged ahead and spent €50 million on them. Now it cannot sell them.More Button

It is spending approximately €3 million per year to store them in warehouses on 20 or 25 year leases.More Button

I want to ask the Taoiseach two questions in regard to this matter. First, will he confirm to the House that the €50 million is gone, that we will not see it again and, as the spokesperson from the D...More Button

That is not true.More Button

That is not true. The decision was not taken because all-party agreement was not obtained. The decision was taken because an expert group set up to examine whether the system was reliable found it w...More Button

——and accept responsibility for it.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Northern Ireland Issues

Asked the minister: if he will report on his meeting in London on 23 June 2010 with the British Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron MP; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the contacts he has had with the political parties in Northern Ireland since July 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the contacts he has had with the British Government regarding Northern Ireland since July 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement on his participation in the North South Ministerial Council at Farmleigh House, Dublin, on 5 July 2010.More Button

I join the Taoiseach and Deputy Kenny in condemning the recent bombing in Derry and the succession of incidents that have arisen as a result of dissident republican activity. It is not just that it i...More Button

On a possible visit of Queen Elizabeth to Ireland, has President McAleese asked for approval from the Government to invite Queen Elizabeth to visit Ireland? Has the Government approved such an invita...More Button

I want to return to the question I asked the Taoiseach about a possible visit by Queen Elizabeth. In his reply, the Taoiseach said that if there was to be such a visit, it would be likely to be in th...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Freedom of Information

Asked the minister: the number of freedom of information requests received by his Department during the first eight months of 2010; if he will give similar figures for each year going back to 2002; and if he will make...More Button

I refer to the Aarhus Convention on access to information relating to environment matters, which was signed by Ireland in 1998 but which has not been ratified yet. My colleagues have asked the Minist...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Departmental Expenditure

Asked the minister: the level of expenditure incurred by his Department in the first eight months of 2010; how this compares to the provision in the Estimates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the progress made regarding the implementation of the recommendations of the special group on public service numbers and expenditure programmes in so far as they apply to his Department; and if he ...More Button

Has the Taoiseach’s Department put forward proposals to the various implementation bodies associated with the Croke Park agreement for reforms and cost savings?More Button

Those issues are being dealt with by the staff and the management in the context of Estimates discussions which have begun and are ongoing. The reply that I have been able to give confirms that the D...More Button

Yes, but the Croke Park agreement has been in place since last April.More Button

My understanding is that implementation bodies have been appointed and the idea was that they would consider proposals from Departments for reforms and further savings. Have such proposals been put b...More Button

It is a perfectly legitimate supplementary question. This is a wide-ranging issue. It is pretty straightforward. Have they or not?More Button

It is not.More Button

I only ask the questions.More Button

That is good. I thank the Taoiseach.More Button

Order of Business

I wish to raise two matters with the Taoiseach. Last week, an additional €2.7 billion was allocated to Irish Nationwide Building Society, bringing the total amount for that institution to €5.4 billio...More Button

Health Services: Motion (Resumed)

Amendment again put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Written Answers - Taxi Regulations

Asked the minister: if he will consider authorising the taxi regulator or National Transport Authority to provide financial incentives towards the purchase of new wheelchair accessible taxis; if he will authorise the r...More Button


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