Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 721 No. 3

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Agreements with Members

Asked the minister: the nature of arrangements in place for his office to provide special assistance to those non-party Deputies who support the Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

It was hard to suppress a smile when I heard Deputy Kenny address the Taoiseach on the basis of asking whether he had received telephone calls from Independents stating that if he did not deliver on a...More Button

It was an enjoyable little moment. The flip of the coin is always the reality in here.More Button

The Taoiseach has a majority of three in this Chamber. That constitutes, in real terms, Deputies Harney, Healy-Rae and Lowry. I am sure many would say, “God help us,” but I would say, “God help the ...More Button

I referred to Deputy Gormley’s role vis-à-vis the support that is depended upon from Deputies Healy-Rae and Lowry. Would the Taoiseach like to comment on that? One of his coalition colleagues from t...More Button

Therefore, Deputy Gormley does know the detail and has approved it.More Button

That does not answer the question.More Button

No.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Ministerial Responsibilities

Asked the minister: the roles and responsibilities of Ministers of State at his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed)

The Minister of State, Deputy John Curran, who is also Chief Whip, came into the House last week to respond to a private notice question on the High Court findings of the day before regarding the by-e...More Button

I am pursuing a very valid question. Where in the brief of the Minister of State, Deputy Curran, does responsibility for electoral matters before this House rest? Nowhere in the job description or i...More Button

That is my question. The Taoiseach said he has dealt with it when it has been raised on each occasion but my question is why the Minister of State, Deputy Curran, was given that responsibility which ...More Button

Nothing in the Taoiseach’s reply explains the situation in any way.More Button

Was it not the case that on the one hand the Minister, Deputy Gormley, did not have the backbone to come here and face the issue and, equally, the Taoiseach did not have the confidence in him to take ...More Button

——on the plinth by members of the Green Party some hours before the matter was addressed in the House and several hours before the supposed meeting at 5 p.m.?More Button

It did not prevent him from speaking on the plinth outside.More Button

Let us get real. He is supposed to be the colleague leader in the coalition Government.More Button

The Taoiseach has confidence in him.More Button

The problem was not of our making.More Button

The Government cannot be forced to take a decision. Those are the facts.More Button

Order of Business

With regard to promised legislation by Independent Deputy Lowry, who supports the Government, enabling legislation will be produced shortly to facilitate the proposed casino development in County Tipp...More Button

Deputy Lowry indicated that there would shortly be enabling legislation to facilitate proceeding with the proposed casino in County Tipperary.More Button

It is promised legislation.More Button

Surely it is from the same configuration of the current Government. Deputy Lowry is an integral part of this Government arrangement, as we have had confirmed earlier here in Question Time, and this i...More Button

Would the Taoiseach agree that it need not be——More Button

——specific or particular to any given proposal to fill the description of enabling legislation? If that is its purpose and intent, and if that is a by-product of its enactment,——More Button

——will the Taoiseach confirm that this is what is in the offing in line with what Deputy Lowry indicated in public statements?More Button

When will the legislation be published?More Button

Reform of Structures of Government: Motion (Resumed)

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Written Answers - Fiscal Policy

Asked the minister: if, in view of the fact that savings amounting to €15 billion will be needed which is twice the sum that was under discussion at the time Ireland and the Commission agreed to bring our deficit below ...More Button

Written Answers - Credit Availability

Asked the minister: if he has audited the delivery of lending commitments by banks made as part of the €7 billion recapitalisation agreement in 2009; the progress that has been made to date by Allied Irish Banks and Ban...More Button

Written Answers - Parliamentary Questions

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 57 of 5 October 2010 when a reply will issue from the Health Service Executive.More Button

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 155 of 5 October 2010 when a reply will issue from the Health Service Executive.More Button

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 164 of 5 October 2010 when a reply will issue from the Health Service Executive.More Button

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 184 of 5 October 2010 when a reply will issue from the Health Service Executive.More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Asked the minister: the position regarding a disability payment appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan.More Button


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