Martin, Micheál

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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Leaders’ Questions

Last week I asked the Taoiseach if the Government had a national plan to protect front-line services following the well flagged and expected exodus of public servants on 29 February. He responded tha...More Button

These things would not be happening if there had been a planned approach to this particular issue. Why are we getting a constant drip feed of issues arising from the difficulties caused by this exit ...More Button

I take it from that reply that no transition teams are in place today. Last Sunday the Taoiseach said on RTE that the Government had set up transition teams. We have to move away from saying one thi...More Button

I agree with the Taoiseach that health is the most vulnerable sector. It is clear that there is an absence of any planning in this area. Surgery would not be cancelled to the extent that has occurre...More Button

That is the stable door closing.More Button

There are no teams in place. Sunday’s announcement was not quite correct then.More Button

In spite of the rugby match, people were keenly listening to what the Taoiseach was saying on Sunday.More Button

We did it and it was a very good public health measure.More Button

But do they exist?More Button

It is the Taoiseach’s own regulatory impact assessment, the Government’s own document.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Appointments to State Boards

Asked the minister: if there have been any board appointments from his office in the recent past; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Is the Taoiseach made aware of or consulted on appointments made by each Department? Does he have an oversight role in ensuring a gender balance on State boards? What degree of expertise is required...More Button

It is a commitment made in the programme for Government.More Button

Is there an update and is the Government progressing the commitment?More Button

I accept that my question was specific, but I asked as a supplementary whether the Taoiseach was informed in regard to appointments to other State boards. In other words, was he kept in the loop and ...More Button

One of the more radical initiatives in this area, which was introduced by the former Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan, was the giving of power and authority to com...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Official Engagements

Asked the minister: if he discussed with David Cameron the banking regulation in general and specifically the City of London and IFSC competitiveness; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the issues that were discussed and the outcomes of the most recent British-Irish Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I regret that Question No. 4 has been grouped with Questions Nos. 5 to 9, inclusive. Question No. 4 deals specifically with the issue of the IFSC transaction tax and the City of London, Question No. ...More Button

Life is as it is. I ask that I be allowed to respond first to the Taoiseach’s response to Question No. 4, following which I will come back on Question No. 8 in regard to the British-Irish Council.More Button

Yes, Question No. 9 deals with the same issue as Question No. 4. As regards the Taoiseach’s discussions with the British Prime Minister on the financial transaction tax, it appears the momentum behin...More Button

It disturbs me there was no discussion on the common consolidated corporate tax base, CCCTB, with the British Prime Minister because Ireland must work much more proactively on this serious issue. Its...More Button

We have gone along with Europe on the basis that we had better be co-operative and so on, whereas up to approximately two years ago, Ireland’s position was to oppose the CCCTB as a policy and as an in...More Button

I do not think Deputy Emmet Stagg should try to stifle debate, regardless of from where it comes.More Button

We live in a democracy.More Button

No. I might disagree with people but I respect their right to——More Button

A Cheann Comhairle——More Button

I was only going to commend you, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle, on the manner in which you chaired——More Button

No. I like a bit of to and fro. Written Answers follow Adjournment.More Button

Order of Business

On proposed legislation, in terms of the governance of the health service I am extremely concerned with what I would perceive to be an absence of overall governance and some serious issues emerging as...More Button

There is a huge delay.More Button

The centralising has caused enormous delay.More Button

Rather than me giving the Taoiseach the detail there is a case to be made——More Button

——while people are in the process. Chemists are now refusing them the medication.More Button

That was always the way previously.More Button

The pharmacists are refusing them at the moment. They are waiting months.More Button

The Minister can make an order straight away.More Button

Just sort it. I am making a genuine request.More Button

It is related to a review of ports legislation.More Button

Would the Government support the restoration of the ferry?More Button

International Co-operation: Motion

Question put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Code

Asked the minister: if recipients of disability allowance will also incur a reduction in the rent allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hazardous Waste

Asked the minister: the reason the southern part of Haulbowline Island and other polluted parts of the island will not be covered by the steering group’s Environmental Protection Agency licence application; and if he wi...More Button

Asked the minister: his plans for the polluted parts of Haulbowline Island outside of the eastern tip; and when these plans will be implemented. More Button

Asked the minister: if studies have been undertaken on pollution seepage from sites other than the eastern tip into other parts of Haulbowline Island. More Button

Asked the minister: when the decision to exclude the southern part of Haulbowline Island from the Environmental Protection Agency licence application process was taken; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: if the decision to exclude the southern part of Haulbowline Island from the Environmental Protection Agency licence application was his decision or made by the steering group; if he will make a decis...More Button

Asked the minister: if the decision to exclude the southern part of Haulbowline Island from the Environmental Protection Agency licence application process was discussed by the steering group or subgroups before and aft...More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

Asked the minister: when the legal advice about not being able to change the upward only rents became available to Government; if the commitment in the programme for Government is defunct; and if he will make a statemen...More Button

Written Answers - Independent International Commission on Decommissioning

Asked the minister: if it was his decision to donate documents from the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning to Boston College, USA; his views on this decision; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Asked the minister: his views regarding the Health Service Executive’s decision to end in-house catering facilities at nursing homes, including Lusk Community Unit, County Dublin, and have food transported long distance...More Button


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