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Barrett, Seán

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Shannon Airport: Motion (Continued)

We will allow Deputy Wallace to share time, as requested.More Button

I am afraid the Deputy is straying outside the parameters of the motion before the House which relates to the separation of Shannon Airport from the DAA.More Button

I ask the Deputy for his co-operation. He can table a separate motion on that matter.More Button

I call on Deputy Niall Collins who is sharing time with Deputy Calleary.More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Please allow the Taoiseach to continue without interruption.More Button

We are now over time. Will the Deputy adhere to the Chair's ruling?More Button

Please allow the Deputy to continue.More Button

Will the Deputy, please, resume his seat?More Button

Will the Deputy, please, resume his seat?More Button

I ask Deputies to ask questions rather than answering them.More Button

There are other ways of dealing with the issue.More Button

There are other ways of making the point-----More Button

-----without breaching Standing Orders.More Button

If the Deputy wishes to come to my office-----More Button

-----I will outline the way he can do it.More Button

That is a matter for the Taoiseach. I cannot force anybody to do that.More Button

Can we get back to Leaders' Questions, please?More Button

The time allowed has expired. We are four minutes over time.More Button

Will the Deputy, please, resume his seat?More Button

Would the Deputy mind-----More Button

I ask the Deputy to respect the Chair.More Button

I am trying to maintain order.More Button

Will Deputy Gerry Adams ask the person beside him to behave himself?More Button

I remind Members to co-operate with the Chair. The Chair cannot operate if Members do not adhere to the rules that give them two minutes in which to ask a question, three minutes for the reply and...More Button

I will not ask the Deputy again.More Button

I will suspend the sitting if the Deputy does not resume his seat.More Button

I will suspend the sitting. Will the Deputy, please, resume his seat?More Button

Then I suspend the sitting for ten minutes.More Button

  Sitting suspended at 3.45 p.m. and resumed at 3.55 p.m.More Button

I call Deputy Boyd Barrett.More Button

What is your point of order, Deputy?More Button

That is not a point of order. I have asked you to obey the Chair. I have called Deputy Boyd Barrett. If you continue to interrupt, I will have to ask you to leave the House.More Button

Please co-operate with the Chair. We have had enough damage done today.More Button

I have called Deputy Boyd Barrett. It is not a point of order.More Button

Please resume your seat, Deputy.More Button

Will you please resume your seat and adhere to the wishes of the Chair?More Button

If you care to come to me afterwards, I will advise you as best I can.More Button

Excuse me. We will not lecture the Chair as to how-----More Button

Will you please resume your seat? I am on my feet. I will not be lectured. I have called Deputy Boyd Barrett. I have told you that if you wish to come to see me, I will go through the issue wit...More Button

Otherwise, you will be asked to leave the Chamber because you are ignoring the Chair. You cannot question the authority of the Chair like this. I call Deputy Boyd Barrett.More Button

I have told you what it is.More Button

You are not making any request at all. I ask Deputy Boyd Barrett to resume.More Button

Will Deputy Boyd Barrett please get on with his question and not add petrol to the flames?More Button

Will you please ask your question? You have two minutes and you have already lost 18 seconds.More Button

Social Partnership (Continued)

I suggest the Deputy ask a question.More Button

Can we have a question, please?More Button

Sorry, Deputy; could you put a question?More Button

Please, Deputy.More Button

That concludes Question Time for today. We now move on to the Order of Business.More Button

Yes, Deputy. What is your point of order?More Button

What remarks are you referring to, Deputy?More Button

Unfortunately, I am not in a position to interpret what the Taoiseach did or did not say. The only thing I can suggest is that if a rule has been broken, then you must give me some time to examine...More Button

I ask the Deputy to go on and read the rest of the Standing Order.More Button

Hold on a second.More Button

I know you are here with a mandate. I am here with a mandate as well in the Chair, to be fair. Sorry, Deputy; I ask you to resume your seat for one moment.More Button

I am here to keep order and if someone is out of order I will correct them, but if you are making an allegation that the Taoiseach made a defamatory remark, I am saying to you that I will examine t...More Button

That is it.More Button

I am sorry. That is it. We are not having a debate on this.More Button

I know about Standing Order 59.More Button

Sorry, Deputy.More Button

Deputy, please resume your seat.More Button

Deputy, please resume your seat. There is a procedure to be followed here and I will follow the procedure.More Button

You can question it and raise it at the standing Committee on Procedure and Privileges if you are not happy. I have already told the Deputy in question that I will examine the blacks and if I beli...More Button

Now, please resume your seat and we will get on with the business. I call on the Taoiseach to present the Order of Business. Thank you.More Button

No, Deputy, please. It is almost 5.15 p.m. There are other Deputies who have matters to-----More Button

I do not need a lecture about salient rulings.More Button

I am making a ruling and I have made a ruling.More Button

Yes.More Button

I am giving you a good hearing.More Button

I have already made my ruling. I have said if a defamatory remark has been made and if I see that from the blacks then I will take appropriate action. We are moving on to the Order of Business. ...More Button

Order of Business

There are three proposals to be put to the House. Is the proposal that the Dáil shall sit later than 9 p.m. tonight and adjourn not later than 10 p.m. agreed to?More Button

We cannot have a debate on this.More Button

You cannot hop up and down on the Order of Business. There is a procedure.More Button

Thank you.More Button

That is a separate issue. You can take that up through your Whip.More Button

Deputy, please resume your seat.More Button

Deputy Martin, please resume your seat. You have had your say on proposal No. 1.More Button

The proposal is that the Dáil shall sit later than 9 p.m. tonight and shall adjourn not later than 10 p.m. Now, please resume your seat.More Button

I am now putting the question.More Button

Please resume your seat, Deputy.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

Will the Deputy please resume his seat?More Button

Is the proposal that Nos. 14 and 15 be decided without debate agreed to? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with Private Member's business agreed to? Agreed.More Button

This is not Question Time.More Button

I know that too. I appreciate that, Deputy.More Button

Deputy, we cannot deal with this on the Order of Business.More Button

All of these matters can be discussed when the issue is debated in the House.More Button

Thank you, Deputy Martin.More Button

Taoiseach, the Deputy has made a request for time. That is all it is. It would be better if this was done through the Whips.More Button

The normal procedure is that if a Deputy wants a debate, he or she asks for it at the Whips' meeting.More Button

That is the normal procedure. However, the Taoiseach wishes to respond.More Button

We cannot restate documents in the House.More Button

I call Deputy Gerry Adams.More Button

Please allow Deputy Gerry Adams to make his point on the Order of Business.More Button

The time allowed for the Order of Business has expired.More Button

Tributes to Staff Member

I join the Taoiseach in wishing Barry a happy and long retirement. I hope he breaks the pension fund and enjoys himself.More Button

I am sure that is the last thing on his mind.More Button

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2012: First Stage

Is the Bill opposed?More Button

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.More Button

Message from Select Committee

The Select Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has completed its consideration of the Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012 and has made amendments thereto.More Button

Estimates for Public Services 2012: Message from Select Committee

The Select Sub-Committee on the Environment, Community and Local Government has completed its consideration of the following Estimate for Public Services for the service of the year ending 31 Dec...More Button