Durkan, Bernard

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 723 No. 1

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Official Engagements

To what extent has the Taoiseach given his opinion to his EU colleagues in regard to the wisdom of a referendum on European issues? Has he taken into consideration the timing of any such referendum a...More Button

Order of Business

Deputy Seán Power promised that.More Button

Ouch.More Button

Notwithstanding the competing issues besetting us, is there any intention to move forward with some of the legislative proposals to combat the activities of criminal gangs, which seem to go on and on?...More Button

I will not delay the House but this is an important——More Button

This is a hugely important issue.More Button

Another Deputy said a while ago that the Local Government (Mayor and Regional Authority of Dublin) Bill 2010 was deemed to be the most important legislation a couple of weeks ago.More Button

Notwithstanding the other pressing issues, could I ask the Taoiseach——More Button

——to take some initiative——More Button

I have done that already.More Button

Does the Ceann Comhairle think that would be a good way to go?More Button

Does the Ceann Comhairle think the Adjournment is a possibility?More Button

I refer to promised legislation relevant to the issues before us, namely, the Central Bank (Consolidation) Bill, the Central Bank (No. 2) Bill and the Financial Services (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bil...More Button

I had hardly spoken when the Ceann Comhairle interrupted me.More Button

How could the Ceann Comhairle have understood what I was saying? He must be psychic——More Button

—— because he could not have understood what I was saying until I finished.More Button

I am asking a simple, important and relevant question on the Order of Business, which I am entitled to do.More Button

Hear, hear. It is a regular occurrence.More Button

Other Questions - Tourism Industry

Asked the minister: the steps she has taken to enable the tourist industry to contribute towards the economic recovery of the country; the way this is likely to manifest itself over the various aspects of the industry;...More Button

Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) (No. 2) Bill 2010: Second Stage (Resumed)

That is right.More Button

As well.More Button

Not as much as I do.More Button

I am delighted to have an opportunity to speak after my colleague and fellow member of the Joint Committee on European Affairs, Deputy Mary O’Rourke. I will certainly draw inspiration from many of he...More Button

Nobody can obtain it except one who deals with people on the coalface on a one-to-one basis.More Button

One obtains an understanding of circumstances at that level that one cannot read about or research. One cannot have the information imparted to one in any other way. I had a quick glance through the ...More Button

Deputy O’Connor would make a good Minister for social reconstruction. It is very important that we recognise that, by ignoring the circumstances I have described, there is a price to be paid. It may...More Button

I am not sure about the future. I might not be here after the general election. One just never can tell.More Button

I am hoping that I and my colleague, the Minister of State, Deputy Áine Brady, will be back, possibly on different sides of the House. The Minister of State and I have a good relationship with each o...More Button

There is no way that I could complete my contribution in that amount of time.More Button

It should never be forgotten that people who paid contributions — regardless of whether these relate to sickness benefits, pensions or whatever — during their working lives were obliged to make huge s...More Button

Senator McFadden is keeping an eye on Deputy O’Connor.More Button

That could not possibly be.More Button

I doubt they came in to hear me.More Button

It is fair enough.More Button

Written Answers - Budgetary Submissions

Asked the minister: the discussions she has had with the various stakeholders in sectors relevant to her Department; the extent of submissions she received in respect of the proposed future economic plan or the forthcom...More Button

Asked the minister: the extent to which she has met with the various stakeholders under her Department’s aegis in preparation for the four year plan or the forthcoming budget; if she intends to respond to the submission...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Asked the minister: the way it is intended to address the issue of hardship caused to many persons throughout the country arising from the imposition of the carbon tax; the extent to which any effective evaluation as to...More Button

Written Answers - Tourism Industry

Asked the minister: the extent to which she directly or agencies under her remit have taken initiatives to invigorate the tourism sector in each of the past three years to date; and if she will make a statement on the m...More Button

Asked the minister: if she intends to take any particular initiatives to promote or develop any particular aspects of the tourism sectors with particular reference to emphasis on economic recovery.More Button

Asked the minister: if it is her policy to expand or develop any particular aspect of tourism in the next four years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: her role in respect of tourism in the context of economic recovery; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: if she intends to maintain or extend the level of support for the sporting and cultural sectors over the next four years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: her proposals to develop and or expand the sectors under her aegis on an annual basis over the next five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Job Creation

Asked the minister: the extent to which she expects the sectors for which she has direct or indirect responsibility to influence job creation over the foreseeable future; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Responsibilities

Asked the minister: the areas or activities in respect of her portfolio for which she has direct responsibility to the Dáil; the areas of responsibilities for which have been devolved to others with specific reference i...More Button

Written Answers - Job Creation

Asked the minister: her plans to develop and utilise the sporting and leisure sectors in the next four years with emphasis on job creation and job retention; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button


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