Martin, Micheál

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 729 No. 2

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Freedom of Information

Since he is not here we should move to Question No. 2.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Northern Ireland Issues

Asked the minister: his policy in relation to investment in Border-area infrastructure. More Button

Asked the minister: his policy concerning cross-Border bodies. More Button

I join the Taoiseach in condemning the evil and cowardly murder of PSNI constable Ronan Kerr at the weekend. This was a shocking attack on the peace process and it is a human tragedy of immense propo...More Button

The previous Government will have communicated to the British Government at the relevant time its opposition to the ending of the 50-50 recruitment rule. Irrespective of whether it is within the para...More Button

Leaders’ Questions

I take the opportunity of Leaders’ Questions to the Taoiseach today to raise the horrific murder of PSNI officer Ronan Kerr in Omagh at the weekend. We have our political differences but in terms of ...More Button

I thank the Taoiseach and agree wholeheartedly with him. As stated during Question Time, the transformation of the police service in Northern Ireland is one of the outstanding legacies of the peace p...More Button

Except during an election campaign.More Button

Order of Business

On No. 5, motion re Standing Orders 26 and 36 and the proposed Government amendment, our Whip has written to the Government Whip setting out our position in relation to this matter. We wish to be con...More Button

I suggest the Opposition has been constructive in terms of its engagement on the Order of Business of this Dáil.More Button

What is proposed is a unilateral change to Standing Orders and I do not believe that is the correct process in which to engage. I ask that the Whips meet to agree a comprehensive series of changes to...More Button

On No. 5——More Button

I ask the Taoiseach, in the spirit of what he said——More Button

It is always good to witness the poacher becoming gamekeeper.More Button

The principle the Taoiseach has missed is that I agree with the need to reform Standing Orders and that my party is anxious to co-operate in that regard.More Button

There is an important principle at stake. If the Government is genuine about all the rhetoric we have heard since its formation about the House reforming Standing Orders and so forth, let the House d...More Button

All the reform documents stated the Executive should not dictate to Parliament how it did its business. All I am asking is that the proposal be withdrawn and that the Whips meet to agree a variety of...More Button

We should not be selective in this regard. A comprehensive series of reforms has been proposed. What we have is selective imposition by the Executive as to how the House should do its business. Tha...More Button

While it is all very well for Deputy Stagg to endeavour to impose himself again and be whatever he wants to be, there is an important point of principle at stake. The Taoiseach may ignore it or put t...More Button

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 5 be agreed to.”
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Murder of PSNI Constable: Statements

I welcome the opportunity to speak on the callous and shocking murder of Police Constable Ronan Kerr. I will of course also attend his funeral mass tomorrow. I referred earlier to the importance of ...More Button

Written Answers - State Visits

Asked the minister: the arrangements for State visits in the coming months. More Button

Written Answers - Trade Relations

Asked the minister: his plans to implement the African trade strategy which was developed by the previous Government. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Asked the minister: the funding he provides to Co-operation Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - International Agreements

Asked the minister: if he supports the UN millennium development goals to tackle global hunger; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - International Awards

Asked the minister: when successful applicants to the Fulbright International Science & Technology Award will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button


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