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Dooley, Timmy

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Shannon Airport: Motion (Continued)

I move amendment No. 1:More Button

There is an expectation or a projection that passenger numbers at the airport will have increased on current levels by 500,000, or 33%, by the end of 2014. While I hope that happens, I think it is...More Button

My amendment seeks to give Shannon Airport the kind of protection in the separated environment that it will need in the context of the losses it has been making. It would provide the airport wit...More Button

The Minister has made the case for Dublin Airport owning Aer Rianta International, in effect. As Deputy Carey and others will know, Aer Rianta International was established by the management of ...More Button

I do not accept the Minister's suggestion that if this Fine Gael-led Government decided it was desirable to give Aer Rianta International to Shannon Airport, it would have some kind of impact on ...More Button

When exceptional items are removed, Aer Rianta International made a profit of almost €30 million last year. Some Deputies in the region have made much of the suggestion that Shannon Airport is b...More Button

I would have accepted it if the Minister had come to the House and said this could be reconsidered, or perhaps that we could assess how the profits of Aer Rianta International could be set apart or...More Button

If the Minister was prepared to take the same gamble on Dublin Airport as he is on Shannon Airport, we would see a very different outcome. In particular, he should be prepared to separate Aer Ri...More Button

It is not working, no more than it worked last week in regard to the cuts the Labour Party allowed to be thrown on the most vulnerable people in Irish society. If the Minister of State was serious...More Button

The Minister of State is well aware that past projections indicated the airport would be viable, and this was based on the notion that somehow Ryanair's support for the airport would benefit the ...More Button

The Minister referred to the necessity for the airports to contribute to the improvement in the economy and said that for this reason they must be a commercial success in their own right. He and...More Button

This is why I have proposed an amendment to the motion.More Button

It will place an encumbrance on the Government to transfer Aer Rianta International to the new company at Shannon Airport as part of the divesting process. Having set out the economic reasons this...More Button

It is a sell-out.More Button

There will be no planes landing on those sites.More Button

There were a lot of promises made about filling it.More Button

Did the Deputy not want the investment in Cork?More Button

Read the facts.More Button

How did the debt arise?More Button

The second part, not the first.More Button

The Deputy will be aware that all happened under the current regime.More Button

He was right.More Button

That is why it never happened.More Button

It did not. It will come to fruition today when the Deputy and his colleagues vote for it.More Button

On a point of order-----More Button

On a point of order to Deputy Michael McNamara-----More Button

Is it open to me to offer Deputy Michael McNamara a point of order and give him an opportunity to accept it?More Button

Deputy Michael McNamara can accept my point of order.More Button

Will the Deputy accept a point of order from me?More Button

The Deputy and his colleagues are implementing today what Mr. Skelly was concerned about in 2004. The Deputy is helping to put it through.More Button

We are giving effect to it.More Button

Given that the Deputy is a lawyer, I am surprised by his lack of knowledge about how legislation works.More Button

I want to correct the record. The Deputies must understand that the State Airports Act 2004 will-----More Button

The State Airports Act 2004 will come into effect today when Deputy Michael McNamara presses the "Yes" button.More Button

The Government is giving effect to what he was concerned about.More Button

It is unbelievable.More Button

It is a big "if".More Button

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

That was the Minister of State, Deputy Ring.More Button

Surpassed only by the Government.More Button

Never, not with the way the Taoiseach answers questions.More Button

The Government drove a stake into the heart of the Labour Party.More Button

It is about to get worse.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

Stop the spin.More Button

The Taoiseach is not at the Ballinasloe horse fair.More Button

Garda Compensation

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his plans for the future of the Garda compensation fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the reason the Exchequer estimates for 2012 as detailed in the Comprehensive Expenditure Report 2012 - 2014 originally allocated €1,231 billion for capital spending this year by his Department but ...More Button