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Doherty, Pearse

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

He does not have the grant.More Button

Fiscal Responsibility Bill 2012: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage

I move amendment No. 10:More Button

  Question, "That the words proposed to be deleted stand," put and declared carried.More Button

  Amendment declared lost.More Button

I move amendment No. 11:More Button

Fiscal Responsibility Bill 2012: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

I move amendment No. 12:More Button

Given the Minister's indication that fuller responses would be provided, I do not intend to press amendment No. 12. On amendment No. 13, the Minister said we could arrange this with the Whips, and...More Button

This amendment would place an obligation on this Chamber to have debates on the reports of the council. The Fiscal Council would continue to issue reports as it has done in the past. The amendm...More Button

This amendment is quite small. Basically, it suggests that given the significance of this, we should allow for a debate. I am the last person to want to tie the House up in debate after debate,...More Button

We both know that if the Fiscal Council were to issue a report on these issues and the government of the day rejected it, a debate would take place. Any fair-minded person believes that is the c...More Button

I wish to make a brief final point. I accept the bona fides of the Minister in terms of debates of this nature. However, this Minister will not be here forever. A new government will take over a...More Button

We have learned that advice was given to the previous Government. There were reports that issued warning signals. None of us can turn back the clock or say what would have happened if X, Y or Z h...More Button

I would like to respond briefly to the Minister. The Government's numbers give it the right to refuse to hold a debate. This is a significant matter which arises from a constitutional amendment. ...More Button

  Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.More Button

I move amendment No. 13:More Button

My party opposes the passing of this legislation.More Button

Education Funding: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

Cuirim fáilte roimh an díospóireacht seo. Ní hé seo an chéad uair a rinne an Dáil plé ar an ábhar seo. Tá a fhios agam go bhfuil an Teachta O'Brien ag plé na ceiste seo le tamall fada. Tá leiths...More Button

Why did it take so long for him to take a hands-on approach or acknowledge and issue an apology to students? The fact the Minister had to be dragged kicking and screaming to that position means it...More Button

Other Deputies have referred in the Chamber to the impact this is having on individual students. I want to pick up on a point made by Deputy O'Brien in terms of the mess and chaos this facility ...More Button

Everybody makes mistakes but the future education of these young people is dependent on this system working. As we heard earlier from Deputy Adams in regard to the letter he received, this situa...More Button

It would be different if this was just a glitch. For example, we cannot blame the Government if it snows tonight, all of us are snowed in and there is not enough salt on the roads - that is, if ...More Button

I want to make one point to the Minister. The students of Ireland whose grant applications have yet to be processed by SUSI are entitled to this grant money under legislation. This is not a han...More Button

In my own county, students have been absolutely hammered. This Government increased the registration fees and one of the last dying kisses from the previous Government, and the then Minister for...More Button

I listened with incredulity to the Taoiseach today saying that the institutions should not punish them and it is the students' fault because they have not given the information. The Minister and...More Button

Social Welfare Appeals Status

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will take legislative or other steps to ensure that the decisions of social welfare appeals officers are implemented by her Department promptly and in full, including recommendations that th...More Button

Social Welfare Appeals Issues

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will take legislative steps to introduce a public appointments procedure involving the publication of selection criteria and an open recruitment competition.More Button

Banking Sector Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Finance: in respect of Allied Irish Bank, if he will provide a listing of the public interest directors appointed to that bank since 2008; the total remuneration paid to each such director and the date on w...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: in respect of the Educational Building Society, if he will provide a listing of the public interest directors appointed to that bank since 2008; the total remuneration paid to each such director an...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: in respect of Bank of Ireland, if he will provide a listing of the public interest directors appointed to that bank since 2008; the total remuneration paid to each such director and the date on whi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: in respect of Irish Nationwide Building Society, if he will provide a listing of the public interest directors appointed to that bank since 2008; the total remuneration paid to each such director a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: in respect of Anglo Irish Bank, if he will provide a listing of the public interest directors appointed to that bank since 2008; the total remuneration paid to each such director and the date on wh...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: in respect of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, if he will provide a listing of the public interest directors appointed to that bank since 2011; the total remuneration paid to each such director a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: in respect of Irish Life and Permanent if he will provide a listing of the public interest directors appointed to that bank since 2008; the total remuneration paid to each such director and the dat...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he has contacted Irish Life, a company wholly owned by him, requesting staff whose annual salary is in excess of €200,000 to waive 15% of their salary or such amount in excess of €200,000 whiche...More Button

Public Interest Directors

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide in detail the responsibilities of public interest directors in the formerly six covered financial institutions and to contrast those responsibilities with the responsibilities of...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide an assessment of the performance of each the public interest directors at the six formerly covered financial institutions.More Button

European Stability Mechanism

Asked the Minister for Finance: in respect of the €509,504,000 contribution paid by the State to the European Stability Mechanism in October 2012, the interest rate and expected date of receipt that applies to interest receivable...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: in respect of the €509,504,000 paid by the State to the European Stability Mechanism in October 2012, the treatment of this and other future payments to the ESM in calculating the deficit target as...More Button

Economic Data

Asked the Minister for Finance: his latest estimate of nominal Gross Domestic Product in 2012.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: his latest estimate of the 2012 State deficit which stood at €14,071,652,000 at the end of October 2012.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: his latest estimate of deficit gross domestic product in 2012 and if it remains the case that the State will meet its target deficit GDP of 8.6% or less in 2012 as set out in the memorandum of unde...More Button

Pension Provisions

Asked the Minister for Finance: in respect of the €1.1billion top-up made by Allied Irish Banks to that Bank’s group pension scheme in August 2012, set out the contact or contacts the Bank had with him or his Department regarding...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: in respect of the €1.1 billion top-up made by Allied Irish Banks to the group pension scheme in August 2012, if he provided approval for this transaction in a bank in which he owns 99.8% of the sha...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: in respect of the €1.1 billion top-up made by Allied Irish Banks to the group pension scheme in August 2012, if he will identify in the stress testing undertaken by the Central Bank of Ireland with...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: in respect of the €1.1billion top-up made by Allied Irish Banks to the group pension scheme in August 2012, if he will estimate the capital value needed by a pension fund in order to make an annual...More Button

Financial Services Sector Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Finance: in respect of the following financial institutions, Allied Irish Banks, Anglo Irish Bank, Irish Nationwide Building Society, Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, Educational Building Society, Permane...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide in tabular form, with respect to the Permanent TSB, the number of the staff whose annual salary at 31 December 2011 fell in the following bands €400,000 and above, €300,000 to €3...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide in tabular form, with respect to the Irish Life, the number of the staff whose annual salary at 31 December 2011 fell in the following bands €400,000 and above, €300,000 to €399,...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the salary paid to the Chief Executive Officer of Permanent TSB; and if he will provide a listing and quantification of any additional benefits paid, and in respect of any expense allowance; if he ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the Chief Executive Officer of Permanent TSB is employed on a temporary contract; if so, the date on which this contract was entered into; the termination date of this contract; if he will quant...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the Chief Executive Officer of Permanent TSB is employed on a continuing or permanent contract; if so, if he will quantify any termination payments provided for under the contract.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he has contacted Permanent TSB, whose shares are 99.5% owned by him, requesting staff whose annual salary is in excess of €200,000 to waive 15% of their salary or such amount in excess of €200,0...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the salary paid to the Chief Executive Officer of Irish Life; if he will provide a listing and quantification of any additional benefits paid; and in respect of any expenses allowance if he will co...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the Chief Executive Officer of Irish Life is employed on a temporary contract; if so, the date on which this contract was entered into; the termination date of this contract; if he will quantify...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the Chief Executive Officer of Irish Life is employed on a continuing or permanent contract; and if so if he will quantify any termination payments provided for under the contract.More Button

State Properties Data

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide a list detailing the property vested in the State since 8 March 2011 pursuant to section 73 of the Succession Act 1965, showing the name of the deceased and a brief description o...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he will provide a list detailing the property vested in the State since 8 March 2011 pursuant to the State Property Act 1954, showing the source and a brief description of the property.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he will provide a list of properties which would have been vested in the State since March 2011 but whose vestment was waived by him pursuant to the State Property Act 1954, showing the source a...More Button

Schools Building Projects Applications

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reasons a school (details supplied) in County Donegal has not been considered eligible for funding under the current school building programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Capital Programme Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: further to Parliamentary Question No. 111 on 10 October 2012, the quantum by which capital expenditure is behind profile for the first 10 months of 2012.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: further to Parliamentary Question No. 111 on 10 October 2012, if he will provide a forecast of total annual capital expenditure in 2012 and provide an explanation for variance with profile.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: further to Parliamentary Question No. 111 on 10 October 2012, if he will provide an estimate of new jobs that would have been created plus jobs that would have been saved if the capital expenditure...More Button

Tenant Purchase Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if there is currently any scope for local authorities to extend the deadline for the tenant purchase scheme in exceptional circumstances, such as those experienced by a person (details supplied) in...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if there is currently any scope for local authorities to extend the deadline for the tenant purchase scheme in exceptional circumstances, such as those experienced by a person (details supplied) in...More Button

Citizenship Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding an application for Irish citizenship in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button