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O'Brien, Jonathan

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

There is no onus on the Garda to implement the inspectorate's report.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

They are getting two minutes.More Button

You can change the schedule.More Button

You are the Government. You can change the schedule.More Button

The Taoiseach may not be aware but we requested last Saturday that the Minister would come to the House and make statements. The Taoiseach knows that if he makes a request to the Ceann Comhairle t...More Button

If it was in order-----More Button

No, hang on. The Ceann Comhairle will tell me if this is in order because if we are going to agree that we will meet at 3.30 p.m., then that means we would have agreed the Order of Business as has...More Button

The problem is that it does not include the controversial issue.More Button

It is not agreed.More Button

Because we do not trust that.More Button

An Garda Síochána: Statements (Continued)

The Tánaiste said in her opening statement that the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport in April 2014 received a complaint from the Road Safety Authority. If my recollection is correct, the ...More Button

The Tánaiste just said that the complaint was referred to An Garda Síochána by the Minister for Justice and Equality, yet in her statement she said it was referred to An Garda Síochána by the Minis...More Button

No. I am asking who referred it to the Garda?More Button

The Tánaiste might clarify that and correct the record.More Button

The Tánaiste also said in June of last year that her Department became aware that some discrepancies had been identified in the mandatory alcohol testing and that the Garda was commencing a nationa...More Button

Given that the Tánaiste was made aware in June 2016 by An Garda Síochána that no issues stemmed from the audit, given that we have now discovered that nearly 1 million breath tests were falsified, ...More Button

When they expressed that concern in the letter in 2016 and said there were discrepancies in the southern region, did they tell the Tánaiste how many discrepancies there were?More Button

Did the Tánaiste not ask?More Button

No. Did the Tánaiste not ask for the number of discrepancies?More Button

So the Tánaiste did ask them. That is what she is saying now.More Button

Did the Tánaiste ask for the number of discrepancies identified in the southern region? Was she given that figure by An Garda Síochána, yes or no?More Button

The Tánaiste was not given the figures full stop. They were given to the media before they were given to the Tánaiste. Is that correct?More Button

First, in regard to the figures in the southern region-----More Button

Did the Tánaiste ask for those figures when she was told there were discrepancies? She said she asked for them but she was not given them.More Button

I will ask the question again. Did the Tánaiste ask for the number of discrepancies which were identified in the southern region?More Button

Is that a no?More Button

Did the Tánaiste's Department ask for the number of discrepancies?More Button

Tánaiste, it is very clear. Given the scale of the discrepancies of nearly 1 million, the scale of discrepancies in the southern region would have run into hundreds of thousands. The Tánaiste is ...More Button

There is a discrepancy in the discrepancies.More Button

A final question-----More Button

Who carried out the audit?More Button

Can we believe those figures?More Button

I asked whether we can believe those figures.More Button

The southern audit had been.More Button

Third Level Funding

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will provide a comprehensive overview of the Government's financial obligations to University College Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button