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Education (Welfare) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2012: First Stage (Continued)

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 785 No. 3

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(Speaker Continuing)

[An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett] If Deputy Flanagan sits down I will call him.

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan: Information on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Zoom on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Let me make my point.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Please sit down and I will call you. Let me make it quite clear that when the time for the Order of Business expires, it is my job to proceed with the business. I was doing so, and in the middle of it no one is entitled to start shouting a point of order which has nothing to do with the business I am reaching. If the Deputy has a point of order, now that I am finished, I will listen to it. What is Deputy Flanagan's point of order?

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan: Information on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Zoom on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan My point of order is this morning I got up waiting to talk to various------

(Interruptions).

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett What is the Deputy's point of order?

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan: Information on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Zoom on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan May I speak without interruption?

Deputy Frank Feighan: Information on Frank Feighan Zoom on Frank Feighan Was Deputy Flanagan still in his pyjamas?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Please allow the Deputy to make his point of order. Please proceed, Deputy.

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan: Information on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Zoom on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan I will proceed if it is without interruption, but it has not been so far.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Please proceed, Deputy.

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan: Information on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Zoom on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan If it is without interruption. The point I wish to make is, this morning when I got up I received a phone-----

(Interruptions).

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan: Information on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Zoom on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan This is a farce. Am I not allowed to speak? I was elected to this House and I am not being allowed to speak. Every time I attempt to speak-----

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Will the Deputy please proceed?

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan: Information on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Zoom on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan -----they insult me and cut across me.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Please proceed.

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan: Information on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Zoom on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan The point I wish to make is to ask the Ceann Comhairle to desist from making comments to the national media about the way I and other Members of the House dress.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett That is not a point of order.

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan: Information on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Zoom on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan This morning I received a call from my wife to tell me my children-----

(Interruptions).

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan: Information on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Zoom on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Am I not allowed to make a point in the House?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Excuse me, Deputy, please sit down.

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan: Information on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Zoom on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan My children are being teased because of the comments the Ceann Comhairle is making about me.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Please be seated. I did not make any-----

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan: Information on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Zoom on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan I want an apology. The Ceann Comhairle's comments are making-----

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Please sit down.

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan: Information on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan Zoom on Luke 'Ming' Flanagan -----my life and my family's life difficult.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett I am going to suspend the sitting.

  Sitting suspended at 11.32 a.m. and resumed at 11.37 a.m.


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