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Barrett, Seán

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

I am sorry, but we cannot make allegations. Be careful.More Button

We cannot make allegations inside the Chamber.More Button

I am sorry, but a point of order has been requested.More Button

I am sorry, but a point of order has been requested. Will Deputy McDonald please stop?More Button

Will Deputy Durkan please resume his seat?More Button

No.More Button

The Chair has ruled many times that allegations of a serious nature against an officeholder can only be made by way of a substantive motion in the House-----More Button

-----and not by way of innuendo or otherwise across the floor of the House.More Button

I have made this point quite clear.More Button

We are over time. If Deputy McDonald would just put her question, she has only one minute to ask a supplementary.More Button

We do not-----More Button

The Deputy can table a motion.More Button

Please, Deputy.More Button

Will the Deputies please allow the Tánaiste?More Button

Deputies, please.More Button

I call Deputy Boyd Barrett.More Button

He is nearly there.More Button

Will the Deputy put a question to the Tánaiste?More Button

The Deputy is over time. Will he put a question to the Tánaiste?More Button

I ask the Deputy not to make allegations.More Button

That concludes Leaders' Questions.More Button

I would appreciate Deputies' co-operation. I take this opportunity to wish all Members, their families and friends a very happy Christmas and a prosperous 2013.More Button

I extend similar good wishes to all staff members in whatever capacity they serve and thank them for the courtesy extended to all of us during 2012.More Button

I also extend good wishes to our friends in the media, who sometimes give me a bit of a rough time. They will be pleased to hear that I do not hold any grudges against people. I wish everybody wo...More Button

Order of Business

There are seven proposals to be put to the House. Is the proposal that the Dáil shall sit later than 5.45 p.m. and shall adjourn on the conclusion of oral questions agreed to? Agreed. Is the pro...More Button

A question on the Order of Business, Deputy.More Button

What is your question on the Order of Business?More Button

I call Deputy McDonald.More Button

I have called Deputy McDonald.More Button

It can be dealt with by way of a motion.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

It sounds like a parliamentary question to me.More Button

I know that.More Button

This is the Order of Business. I cannot help the Deputy.More Button

The Tánaiste might give some information to help the Deputy, as it is Christmas.More Button

Transport (Córas Iompair Éireann and Subsidiary Companies Borrowings) Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Report and Final Stages

A message shall be sent to the Seanad acquainting it accordingly.More Button

Houses of the Oireachtas Commission (Amendment)(No. 2) Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages

Amendments Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, are out of order.More Button

  Amendments Nos. 1 to 6, inclusive, not moved.More Button

  Section 3 agreed to.More Button

Amendment No. 7 is out of order.More Button

  Amendment No. 7 not moved.More Button

  Section 4 agreed to.More Button

  Section 5 agreed to.More Button

  Title agreed to.More Button

  Bill reported without amendment and received for final consideration.More Button

  Question proposed: "That the Bill do now pass."More Button

Houses of the Oireachtas Commission (Amendment)(No. 2) Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (Continued)

As Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh is a Whip, under Standing Order 69 he is entitled to call a vote through the lobby.More Button

Civil Defence Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Report and Final Stages

Amendments Nos. 1 and 2 are related and may be discussed together.More Button

Civil Defence Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

Is amendment No. 1 being pressed?More Button

Is amendment No. 2 being pressed?More Button