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Ross, Shane

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Order of Business (Continued)

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Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

I thank Deputy Sean Fleming for putting his finger on the kernel of the problem. I do not agree with everything he said but the issue we must debate and decide upon relates to the composition of t...More Button

I apologise, the composition proposed in the amendment. I do not agree that there should be a 40:40 split, that the Chairman should be a member of the Opposition or that a Government Deputy should...More Button

That is what will happen and what will delay it for a considerable length of time.More Button

It may mean this inquiry goes the way of other Oireachtas inquiries such as the Abbeylara, the mini-CTC signalling project and the Callely inquiries. Oireachtas inquiries have a very poor record...More Button

While Deputy Sean Fleming addressed the issue by going 40:40, he was wrong to accept the premise that will somehow produce a fair result. This issue is deeply politicised at this stage. It is a...More Button

I agree with Deputy Sean Fleming that the statement by the Taoiseach last week was the height of irresponsibility and that it actually torpedoed this inquiry in one phrase. "Axis of collusion" w...More Button

As night follows day, it is inevitable that the day this inquiry opens with whatever number of Oireachtas Members are on it, there will be grandstanding. We will all do it, if it is necessary, i...More Button

Oireachtas Members are unsuitable for this type of inquiry because of their very nature. They deal in the currency of attracting votes and media attention. They are elected to advocate and legi...More Button

I am also worried about the timetable of this inquiry. The Minister, Deputy Howlin, said it would take two years, which would be particularly close to an electoral timetable. If this is to be t...More Button

I worry about this simply being a political trial of political opponents. It is no good to say findings of fact, which are adverse, cannot be made. The terms of reference might be designed in s...More Button

If we are going to restrict its terms of reference up to the night of the guarantee, and as we are looking into banking and how it is practised, why can we not look into how it is practised today...More Button

I want to know what happened and how decisions were made about the liquidation of Anglo Irish Bank. I was here on the night, as were many other Members, and it was chaotic. I do not know what h...More Button

The Minister is very good at interrupting. He might listen for a little while.More Button

There were many people involved in that who were not aware of what was going on or how decisions were made. Those of us who went to the Department of Finance that night - it had echoes of 2008 - w...More Button

I wish to respond briefly to what the Minister stated. I am sure he heard the Director of Public Prosecutions at the weekend-----More Button

Yes. At the weekend the former DPP, James Hamilton, made comments on the effect this inquiry might have and that it might prejudice upcoming trials.More Button

Exactly. I hope the Minister will comment on what the former DPP stated because it came from a non-political source.More Button

It is absolutely self-evident from the debate that we as a House, group and individuals are intrinsically biased. I echo what Deputy Kelleher had to say. It is quite obvious the banking issue a...More Button

The Minister should attend a Technical Group meeting.More Button

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Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

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Taxi Regulation Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)

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