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Durkan, Bernard J.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions

The Deputy should know all about it. He did enough of it.More Button

That really stretches the imagination.More Button

He is right about that. It is getting harder.More Button

We remember Fianna Fáil's way as well.More Button

Not as embarrassing as the Deputy's.More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

It is organising the-----More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

They were caused by Fianna Fáil.More Button

If the Deputy had a heart-----More Button

Nor does Deputy Martin.More Button

Pity Deputy Micheál Martin did not spend as much time debating when he was in government.More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages

The Minister without interruption please.More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages (Continued)

Deputy O'Dea, on a point of order.More Button

Sorry, Deputy-----More Button

That is not a point of order.More Button

That is not a point of order, as the Deputy well knows.More Button

Please allow the Minister to speak without interruption.More Button

There is no point of order.More Button

I am sorry, Deputy Murphy, but you had your opportunity to-----More Button

I am sorry, but that is not a point of order.More Button

It is not a point of order, and the Deputy is interrupting.More Button

I ask Deputy Murphy to resume her seat. That is not a point of order. The Deputy had an opportunity to speak on the amendment and has spoken. I ask her to allow the Minister to conclude.More Button

Excuse me, Deputies, please. We are dealing with the Minister's amendment.More Button

I ask Deputy Murphy to resume her seat and allow the Minister to conclude.More Button

Allow the Minister to conclude, please.More Button

I will deal with that, Deputy O'Dea.More Button

Sorry, Deputy; I will deal with that.More Button

Amendments Nos. 4 and 5 are out of order as they involve a potential charge on the Exchequer.More Button

  Amendments Nos. 4 and 5 not moved.More Button

  Section 1, as amended, agreed to.More Button

Amendments Nos. 6 and 11 are related and may be discussed together.More Button

The amendment is in the name of the Minister, who has the right to move it and speak to it.More Button

Please refrain.More Button

The Deputies' turn will come when we get to their amendments.More Button

The purpose of tabling an amendment is to have an opportunity to speak. Almost two hours were wasted this morning in chicanery -----More Button

----- that could have been used to debate this Bill.More Button

It is not a point of order. The Minister is in possession.More Button

The Deputy's role as he now sees it is not what he thinks it is either. The Minister is in possession and having moved her amendment she is entitled to speak to it. If the Deputy wishes to put do...More Button

Sorry, I am dealing with the situation as it was presented to me.More Button

The Deputy has a right to speak to the amendment. There are no preconditions, however.More Button

I have encouraged her to respond to the Minister.More Button

Amendment No. 7, in the name of Deputy Ó Snodaigh, is out of order as it involves a potential charge on the Exchequer. Amendment No. 8, also in his name, is out of order because it is declaratory ...More Button

  Amendments Nos. 7 and 8 not moved.More Button

  Question proposed: "That section 2, as amended, stand part of the Bill."More Button

I can help the Deputy out. It is traditional in Parliament that when Members put forward an amendment that imposes a charge on the Exchequer, that must come from somewhere within the existing Esti...More Button

There is no point of order in regard to this.More Button

I am sorry, there is no point of order. The issue is not for debate at all. I gave latitude to the Deputy in whose name the amendment was put forward.More Button

The point is noted, but it is not a point of order.More Button

Amendments Nos. 9 and 10 are out of order as they involve a potential charge on the Exchequer.More Button

  Amendments Nos. 9 and 10 not moved.More Button

Amendment No. 12, in the name of Deputy Catherine Murphy, is out of order as it involves a potential charge on the Exchequer.More Button

  Amendment No. 12 not moved.More Button

  Question proposed: "That section 4 stand part of the Bill."More Button

I must put the question.More Button

This section is opposed by Deputies Joan Collins, Patrick Nulty, Willie O'Dea, Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Catherine Murphy. Is it agreed to?More Button

I thought the Deputies were not going to speak at all.More Button

I was waiting for somebody to stand.More Button

Animal Welfare Issues

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he is satisfied that adequate provision has been made to meet requirements and costs imposed on the agrifood sector arising from the implementation of animal welfare legislation after 1 January ...More Button

Agrifood Sector Issues

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the extent to which he hopes to be in a position to make good any losses likely to be suffered by any particular category of farmer arising from ongoing financial constraints arising from the econo...More Button

Rent Supplement Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the current and correct level of rent support payable in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; the reason rent support was discontinued; and if she will make a statement on the...More Button

One-Parent Family Payment Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: when the correct level of one parent family allowance will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the level of carer's allowance payable in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare in view of the fact that they receive one parent family allowance; and if she will make a stateme...More Button