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Gallagher, Pat the Cope, Gallagher, Pat the Cope

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Business of Dáil

I call the Government Chief Whip, Deputy Regina Doherty.More Button

The Government Chief Whip is proposing that the House suspends until 7.30 p.m. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

  Sitting suspended at 6.35 p.m. and resumed at 7.30 p.m.More Button

Appointment of Taoiseach and Nomination of Members of Government (Continued)

That is not a point of order.More Button

I want to make very clear that the issue Deputy Thomas Byrne raised is not a point of order. Moreover, I have no jurisdiction over who should attend the House. I have been here for many debates o...More Button

We stopped the clock.More Button

No, but the Deputy is depriving his colleague of some time.More Button

Deputy Mattie McGrath has five minutes.More Button

Will the Ministers of State, please, not interrupt?More Button

If the Ministers of State get an opportunity to respond, they can share time, if their party colleagues agree to it.More Button

Next are the speakers for the Social Democrats and the Green Party who I understand are sharing time.More Button

Self-discipline, please.More Button

I have no control over-----More Button

Minister-----More Button

I call Deputy Healy.More Button

Time is very limited. Deputy Healy has just short of three minutes.More Button

I call the Tánaiste who, I understand, is sharing.More Button

They will have three to three and a half minutes each.More Button

The Tánaiste may have a further two minutes if she so wishes.More Button

The Minister without interruption.More Button

The Minister has been here a long time and knows that all his comments should be addressed through the Chair.More Button

No bilaterals in this House.More Button

The same applies to Deputy Troy - no bilaterals.More Button

Deputies should not interrupt.More Button

I ask the Minister not to invite interruption.More Button

Deputy Troy should please not interrupt.More Button

I ask Deputy Troy to refrain from interrupting.More Button

We are all mature politicians.More Button

Members on all sides should act as such.More Button

The Minister should refrain from mentioning names of those who are not here to defend themselves.More Button

I am just giving the Minister guidance.More Button

I am sorry. The Minister might be a Minister but I am in the Chair and I did not think he would need that type of advice.More Button

I call on Deputy Michael McGrath.More Button

The Minister cannot extend the time.More Button

The Minister cannot extend the time.More Button

The Minister cannot extend the time. The Fianna Fáil slot has ten minutes. I understand Deputy Michael McGrath is sharing time with Deputies Billy Kelleher and Thomas Byrne. Is that agreed? Agr...More Button