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03/12/2013 [Business of Dáil] Before proceeding to Question Time, I invite the Minster of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, Deputy Paul Kehoe, to move a motion.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-823 Book-2 Page [175]
03/12/2013 [Business of Dáil] I move:
That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, Oral Questions to the Taoiseach shall not be taken today and Leaders' Questions shall be followed by the Order of Business.[Kehoe, Paul]
Vol-823 Book-2 Page [175]
10/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] The Ceann Comhairle has proposed that we use the prayer and the period of reflection to solemnly mark the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster. Shortly before 10 a.m. 100 years ago today, 10 October 1918, the RMS Leinster sank shortly after leaving Kingstown Harbour, now ...Vol-973 Book-3 Page [247]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Dáil shall sit later than 9 p.m. tonight; the sitting shall now suspend until 2.30 p.m. and the business to be transacted then shall be the motion of confidence in the Taoiseach and the Government, and the proce...Vol-861 Book-1 Page [1]
08/04/2014 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that Oral Questions to the Taoiseach shall not be taken today and Leaders' Questions shall be followed by the Order of Business.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-837 Book-1 Page [1]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] On a point of order, Friday sittings are aimed at reforming the manner in which we do our business. The irony of the House sitting today to discuss the Brighter Evenings Bill for three hours when debate this year on 60% to 70% of Bills has been guillotined will not be lost on the...Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1109]
16/01/2013 [Business of Dáil] Before proceeding with business, I record with sadness, on behalf of the House and Members, that since our last meeting we have lost a dear friend and colleague through the untimely passing of Deputy Shane McEntee, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the M...Vol-788 Book-1 Page [1]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] I accept that. Debate on the Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013 was also guillotined.[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1109]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] Some 27 amendments were tabled to that Bill but because of the guillotine the debate concluded on amendment No. 8.[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1109]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] It is farcical that three hours of Dáil time is being wasted on a Bill such as the one before the House today-----[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1109]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy has made his point. I call Deputy Buttimer.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1109]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] -----when one considers the measures that this Government-----[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] On a point of order, there is no Order of Business today.[Buttimer, Jerry]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] Deputies, please. Deputy Dooley has made his point. Today's business was ordered yesterday.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] I have the floor and wish to make a point of order.[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy has made his point and should resume his seat.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] It is clear that this Government has decided that there will be no Dáil reform. It is an outrageous situation.[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] Deputy Dooley, resume your seat. I call Deputy Buttimer.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] On a point of order, the only item for discussion this morning is the Bill in the name of Deputy Broughan.[Buttimer, Jerry]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] There is no Order of Business. I suggest that Deputy Dooley stop grandstanding and playing the old Punch and Judy style politics.[Buttimer, Jerry]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] There is no grandstanding. The people who are paying our wages are appalled-----[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] -----at the way in which this Government is ordering business.[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] It has hijacked Parliament and rammed through significant legislation this week that will lead to the repossession of family homes.[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] The purpose of today's sitting is to consider the Brighter Evenings Bill 2012 in the name of Deputy Broughan. Please allow the Deputy to make his point.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] It has not allowed for the taking of amendments, including on the Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013 and yet we are here today for three hours to discuss the Brighter Evenings Bill.[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy has made his point and should resume his seat.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] This is a sham. It is outrageous for the Government to say it has been reforming the manner in which Parliament is operated.[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1110]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] It is abolishing the Seanad on the basis that that is reform. It is an outrageous affront to the democracy of this State.[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1111]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] On a point of order, to get over Deputy Dooley's disorder-----[Shatter, Alan]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1111]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] -----the Deputy is welcome on a Friday morning to run the role of the Lone Ranger because he is the only representative of the Fianna Fáil Party.[Shatter, Alan]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1111]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy appears to have missed the point that while his party leader made a major issue on Wednesday of the guillotining of the debate on the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill, the Report Stage debate, which was scheduled to conclude at 6.30 p.m., collapsed at 5.50 p.m. Th...Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1111]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] If the Deputy is suggesting to the House that that legislation was guillotined, the only people who guillotined it were members of the Fianna Fáil Party who were so uninterested in the Bill they failed to table any reasonable number of amendments to it or to speak on it, other tha...Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1111]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] If the Deputy wants to turn Friday sittings into a comedy routine, he is welcome.[Shatter, Alan]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1111]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] I was speaking about the Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013, with which the Minister is familiar. Debate on that Bill concluded on amendment No. 8.[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1111]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] On a point of order, the Minister has misled the House again. I never raised the issue of the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill. I raised the guillotining of the debate on the Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill, which despite there being 27 ...Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1112]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] The business of the House was ordered yesterday. I call Deputy Broughan.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1112]
05/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] Deputy Dooley is digging a hole for himself and his party.[Byrne, Eric]Vol-809 Book-5 Page [1112]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] Can we have a written copy of that please? It is a different version from what we were given at the door and there is a lot in it.[Higgins, Joe]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [1]
05/11/2014 [Business of Dáil] I must remind Deputies that the starting time is 9.30 a.m. All we are doing is losing time for Question Time. I appeal to those who must provide a quorum to do so.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-856 Book-2 Page [679]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the following business shall be transacted today: No. 4, statements on mental health services. The proceedings on No. 4 shall, if not previously concluded, be adjourned at 6.30 p.m. and the following arrangements s...Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [551]
05/11/2014 [Business of Dáil] Will the Ceann Comhairle clarify what is the allocated time for Question Time?[Doherty, Pearse]Vol-856 Book-2 Page [679]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] There are two proposals to be put to the House. Are the proposals for dealing with No. 4, statements on mental health services, agreed to? Agreed. Is the proposal regarding the adjournment of the House tonight agreed to?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [551]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] On 10 March, the House ordered the business for today's sitting. At the request of many Deputies, I propose a minor amendment to the Order of Business to provide more time for the statements on homelessness and housing and to enable non-aligned Members to participate in these deb...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [92]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] Do not panic. We will wait until the document is circulated to allow-----[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [2]
05/11/2014 [Business of Dáil] It is a contradiction and a matter which must be cleared up. It is supposed to be from 9.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-856 Book-2 Page [679]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] Not agreed. I attended the Whips' meeting last week. We pressed at that meeting and the previous meeting for a debate on water charges. There was an interesting choreography between the Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael representatives at the meeting, at which they looked for every exc...Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [552]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] Should I read it again? A version has already been circulated via e-mail.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [2]
05/11/2014 [Business of Dáil] On the other hand, 75 minutes are to be allocated for Question Time.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-856 Book-2 Page [679]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Regarding the second item to which the Taoiseach alluded, which is an important matter of constitutional business, and following the Taoiseach's announcement of his resignation, I invite the leaders or representatives of the other parties or groups to make brief comments in respon...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [92]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] This was what was at the door for Deputies coming into the Chamber. I assumed this was the Government's programme. It is not what the Chief Whip read out.[Higgins, Joe]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [2]
05/11/2014 [Business of Dáil] We will try to deal with the matter. There is no point in wasting more time.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-856 Book-2 Page [679]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] Is the Deputy talking about the Order of Business for later or is he talking about the arrangements? This is just the arrangements for-----[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [2]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] I understood the arrangements for the motion of confidence. Then the other business for the day was gone through very quickly and it is important we know what is being proposed.[Higgins, Joe]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [2]
05/11/2014 [Business of Dáil] Providing a quorum is the Government's responsibility.[Higgins, Joe]Vol-856 Book-2 Page [679]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] -----for the motion of confidence first, including the time allocated to each group. It then goes on to state that the order shall resume with Leaders' Questions, Oral Questions to the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Topical Issues and then Private Members' busines...Vol-861 Book-1 Page [2]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] No. That is to be dealt with later on the Order of Business.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [2]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] It would have been helpful if all that had been in the paper we were given.[Higgins, Joe]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [2]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] This was circulated at 12.37 p.m. to every Member of the House.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [3]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] I will read it slowly this time for some people.
It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Dáil shall sit later than 9 p.m. tonight; the sitting shall now suspend until 2.30 p.m. and the business to be transacted then shall be the motion of confidence...
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22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] On my own behalf and on behalf of my party, I extend our deepest sympathies to the entire McGrotty family, particularly to Louise on the loss of her partner, Seán, her sons, Mark and Evan, her mother, Ruth, and her sister, Jodie Lee. An unspeakable tragedy and trauma has befallen...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [92]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] Is that clear now? Is everybody happy? Is that agreed?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [3]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] We also object to the proposition to close this evening’s discourse at an earlier than usual hour. It is beyond our comprehension why the issues of Irish Water and water charges cannot be substantially addressed on the floor of this Chamber. It is the case that a motion, signed ...Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [552]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Ba mhaith liom cead a fháil caint faoi ghnó na Dála i ndiaidh an chúpla focal atá le rá agam faoin timpiste i dTír Chonaill. Go raibh míle maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle, as ucht seans a thabhairt dom caint faoin mhéid a tharla ansin.
On behalf of Sinn Féin, I want to extend ou...
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14/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that No. 1, in relation to the proceedings on the nomination of Taoiseach, the following arrangements will apply: the speeches of a representative of the Government and of the parties and groups shall not exceed 15 minut...Vol-953 Book-4 Page [665]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] Comments have been made about our Whip, who hails from Kiskeam. Those from that part of the country, and particularly our Whip, do not do choreography very well. He does not do choreography at all.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [552]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Anois, le do thoil.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [93]
14/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] Are the arrangements set out by the Minister of State agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-953 Book-4 Page [665]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] He was doing a good job last week.[Barrett, Richard Boyd]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [552]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Go raibh míle maith agat.[Adams, Gerry]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [93]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] I want to object very strongly. Sinn Féin put forward a motion of no confidence and called on the Taoiseach to resign as part of our Private Members' business. Rather than allowing that to proceed, however, as a competent Government with an unprecedented majority, the Government...Vol-861 Book-1 Page [3]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] In other words, we reject the charge and assertion that has been made by Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett. There is no choreography. In the interregnum between the election and the formation of a Government, there have been calls for various debates on a range of issues. Today we ar...Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [552]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Táimid ag caint faoi cheapachán an Taoisigh agus an moladh a tháinig ón Taoiseach. Tá dhá rud le plé againn. We have two things to discuss: the appointment of a Taoiseach and the amendment to the Order of Business. Maybe we could deal first at this point with the Taoiseach's pr...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [93]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] I oppose this proposal on two grounds. First, the debate should be tomorrow evening after tens of thousands of people have come onto the streets of Dublin to demand the abolition of water charges. They will have voted no confidence in the Government. It should be a real vote as...Vol-861 Book-1 Page [3]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] Then let us debate it.[Barrett, Richard Boyd]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Government has the power to allow a debate.[Murphy, Paul]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] Then we realised that this was the pair who for four years have shovelled billions of euro of little people's money into the maws of vulture capitalists, parasites and hyenas in the financial markets.[Higgins, Joe]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [4]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] My final point is that motions, on their own, do not resolve this issue. We are not opposed on this side of the House to a debate on Irish Water. No charge could stand that we are somehow choreographing or involved in choreography; we are not.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] That is only one issue that we need to expose here. The second issue that is of critical current importance is the policy concerning water charges.[Higgins, Joe]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [4]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] The conservation crusade has disappeared and has turned into a save our political skins crusade.[Higgins, Joe]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [4]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] We need an explanation as to the Government's change of policy on this. I am not talking about the housing crisis or hospitals.[Higgins, Joe]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [4]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] This is purely a technical arrangement to allow this debate to take place.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [4]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] Yes. I am drawing my remarks to a conclusion. I am explaining why we need far more time. I propose that the debate be extended to six hours as opposed to the three hours the Government is proposing.[Higgins, Joe]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [4]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] Yes. I move amendment No. 1:
That the debate be extended to six hours as opposed to the three hours the Government is proposing.[Higgins, Joe]
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09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] When the Opposition tables a motion of no confidence in the Government, there is always a precedent for the Government to respond by way of a motion of affirmation or confidence in itself. However, there is absolutely no need to do what the Chief Whip is doing today concerning th...Vol-861 Book-1 Page [4]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] Will the Deputy vote for the proposal then?[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Under Standing Order 170, I propose, as an urgent necessity, the suspension of Standing Orders to allow an urgent and meaningful debate to take place in the House today. The Government did not want us to meet this morning; that was not its initial plan. We now have a very superf...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [93]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] No. What we are simply saying is this: today there are statements on mental health, but at some stage-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] On behalf of the Independent Alliance, I join previous speakers in expressing our condolences to the two families involved in the tragedy in Buncrana. The number of deaths is utterly devastating for the people of the area and the nation, although it should be noted that one or tw...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [94]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] At some stage.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] I express the condolences of the Labour Party to the McGrotty family on the deaths of Seán and his two sons, Mark and Evan, and the boys' grandmother, Ruth Daniels, and her daughter, Jodie Lee. County Donegal is no stranger to very serious accidents in recent years involving the ...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [94]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] -----and we are not opposed to this and we will work with everybody in the House-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] After the Deputy has done a deal.[Murphy, Paul]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
12/12/2012 [Business of Dáil] Before proceeding to the Order of Business, I wish to bring the attention of the House to an incident which occurred during the Topical Issue debate yesterday. In the course of the debate on a matter tabled by Deputies Joan Collins, Clare Daly and Mick Wallace on the subject of t...Vol-786 Book-2 Page [402]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] No, not necessarily.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] We are meant to be experiencing a democratic revolution and this is all meant to be changed. Having Leaders Questions, for example-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [5]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] At what stage will the Deputy-----[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
12/12/2012 [Business of Dáil] There is no point of order. The Deputy should please resume his seat.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-786 Book-2 Page [402]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] Deputy Martin has the floor; can the other Members restrain themselves?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] I would trade any time on my record in the Dáil or in committees as a Minister answering questions. I would do that any time.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [5]
12/12/2012 [Business of Dáil] -----yesterday the Taoiseach was asked to withdraw a remark-----[Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig]Vol-786 Book-2 Page [402]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] There is an obligation on everybody here to decide whether they want a government of some form or not. We have been straight all along. We will facilitate the formation of a government. We obviously sought a sufficient majority of votes for ourselves to form a government and we...Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy's Government wrote enough reports on the topic.[Butler, Ray]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [5]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] The people do not want that.[Healy-Rae, Michael]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] I never had any difficulty in that regard. We are having Leaders Questions at 5.30 p.m. The Order of Business will be at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. tonight.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [5]
12/12/2012 [Business of Dáil] -----and the Ceann Comhairle did not apply the same standard to him.[Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig]Vol-786 Book-2 Page [402]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] We either give space to enable that to happen or, alternatively, we can have a debate on this in the House at some stage. I am not stopping a debate in the House and I have no wish to do so-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] Will the Deputy vote for it?[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
12/12/2012 [Business of Dáil] Yesterday the Taoiseach did exactly the same thing as Deputy Joan Collins but the Ceann Comhairle did not apply the same standard to him.[Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig]Vol-786 Book-2 Page [402]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] -----but I want, as a first priority, to try to give effect to the formation of a government that can last, that can be sustainable and that can deal with the major issues facing us, in particular the health and housing issues.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [553]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] Thank you, Deputy. I call Deputy Finian McGrath.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [554]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] Does it not strike anybody as being a bit absurd or ludicrous? Business will be ordered after it has already been ordered and having had questions on it.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [5]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] I join my colleagues in strongly objecting to the Order of Business and particularly the fact that the Dáil is concluding this evening at 6.30 p.m. I agree with my colleagues. I attended the Whips' meeting with Deputy Boyd Barrett and I supported him on having a debate on water ...Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [554]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] Very briefly, Deputy Healy.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [554]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] There is a motion on the Order Paper signed by 39 Deputies regarding domestic water charges. Deputy Martin spoke about Deputy Moynihan's choreographic abilities or otherwise. I am not sure about that but I do know that on two occasions Fianna Fáil joined with the Government to s...Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [554]
12/12/2012 [Business of Dáil] The Ceann Comhairle is applying double standards. This is sheer hypocrisy.[Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig]Vol-786 Book-2 Page [402]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] Hear, hear.[Cullinane, David]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [554]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] A more sensible approach would have been to have the Order of Business and Leaders Questions now, with the confidence debate afterwards for three or four hours. It brings the Dáil into disrepute to have a very significant issue like the Water Services Bill - let us not pretend it...Vol-861 Book-1 Page [5]
12/12/2012 [Business of Dáil] Out. The Deputy will leave the House. I was in the course of making a statement. Get out, please. Did the Deputy hear me?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-786 Book-2 Page [402]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] -----a debate in this Chamber on domestic water charges.[Healy, Seamus]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [554]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] Hear, hear.[Barry, Mick]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [554]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] There were not too many Government Deputies here on Friday. Look up who spoke in the debate.[Troy, Robert]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [5]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] That is not true.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [554]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] We know what the backbenchers did the last time there was a late night debate.[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [6]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is not true.[Aylward, Bobby]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [554]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] Will the Deputies stay quiet? I am trying to get the business agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [6]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is false.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [554]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] That would have made more sense. Recent late-night debates have not been very good value for the Dáil in terms of public image, so we need some cop-on and common sense. That is why I object to the manner in which this is going on, although I have no difficulty in debating the mo...Vol-861 Book-1 Page [6]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] I ask Deputy Martin if he intends to do that again today.[Healy, Seamus]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [554]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] I will begin by replying to the last speaker's comments. Deputy Martin should roll back his memory to 2010, when there was a motion of confidence in the former Taoiseach, former Deputy Brian Cowen. There were similar arrangements to those before us today on that occasion.[Kehoe,...Vol-861 Book-1 Page [6]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] We support the Order of Business.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [554]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] The Government was elected on a mandate of democratic revolution.[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [6]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] This is a party which had a pledge to end water charges in its manifesto. It is not good enough that this party should stop 158 elected Deputies to this House discussing the issue.[Healy, Seamus]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [554]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] Deputy Adams is quite correct in that he put down a motion of no confidence in the Taoiseach and the Government but we have put forward a motion of confidence. We are giving three hours-----[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [6]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] Hear, hear.[Murphy, Paul]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [554]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] The Minister of State is telling me what I already know.[Adams, Gerry]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [6]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] It has done it twice and I appeal to Deputy Martin not to do it today but to join with those other 39 whose names are on the motion on the Order Paper and ensure a debate on domestic water charges takes place in this Chamber today or tomorrow.[Healy, Seamus]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [555]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] -----and that is similar to what the party would have had for Private Members' business.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [6]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] Lastly, I call Deputy Joan Collins.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [555]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] Note the language. They are "giving" them three hours. That is instructive.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [6]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] Many issues have arisen in the past week or so, not only gangland crime but also cancer services, which has been debated on the airwaves all day today and in the past few days, the industrial relations situation regarding Luas and the Tesco workers. Issues are arising and this Dá...Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [555]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] Deputy Joe Higgins agreed with the business at first but when Deputy Adams disagreed with it, he had to stand up in order to disagree with it. I do not know who is following who on the left. We are sticking with the order.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [6]
09/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] Is the amendment proposed by Deputy Higgins agreed to?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-861 Book-1 Page [6]
12/06/2013 [Business of Dáil] I would like, on behalf of us all, to welcome to the Distinguished Visitors Gallery, Mrs. Mary Morley, the widow of the late P.J. Morley, her daughter Cathy, sons Patrick, Enda and Brian. I understand the Taoiseach wishes to change the Order of Business so we would have the Expre...Vol-806 Book-2 Page [773]
08/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] Before we proceed to the legislation, we have had a pretty unprecedented event this morning given the failure to present a quorum at the appropriate time. Some Members need to be aware of the responsibilities they have to be here in the Chamber when legislation is to be debated. ...Vol-917 Book-2
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] We must be very sensible about this. I wish to compliment the negotiators for both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil and thank them for their efforts to date. However, I sincerely believe that if it would benefit their negotiations for a discussion on Irish Water to take place in this H...Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [555]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] On behalf of the Independent Members, I extend my sympathies to the McGrotty and Daniels families on the terrible tragedy that unfolded in Buncrana on Sunday evening. It is dreadful to think that such a terrible thing could happen on such a fine spring evening and that there coul...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [94]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] The topics on the schedule for the coming week are topics that have been requested by Members opposite. They were requested through the Whips' meetings both last week and the week before last. Deputy Eamon Ryan sought statements on finance and on the future of Ireland's stabilit...Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [555]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] On the amendment, we are simply talking about the Taoiseach's proposal that nominations for Taoiseach be considered on 6 April. We are simply dealing with that issue.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [95]
26/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] What about the request for a debate on Irish Water?[Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín]Vol-9060 Book-7 Page [555]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] That is grand. There is also a need to have motions taken as well today because there are important motions on the Order Paper, in particular, the motion relating to SI 125 of 2016 and the penalty points system. There is a time limit regarding this motion in terms of how the Dái...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [95]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] I join others in extending my sympathies to the families in Derry. Both communities in Derry and Donegal have been traumatised by this unspeakable event. It is always especially tragic when young children are involved and the totality of what has happened to an individual family...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [95]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] On behalf of the Green Party, I extend our sympathies to the McGrotty family as we reflect on how life can go from a lovely family occasion and slip into unspeakable and unimaginable tragedy. Our thoughts are with that family. While the circumstances are different, it is similar...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [95]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] On behalf of Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit, I add our voice of sympathy to and express our solidarity with the families of the victims of the Buncrana tragedy, the McGrotty and Daniels families, and with their relatives, friends and everyone affected in the communit...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [96]
10/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] I move: "That the sitting be suspended from 11.30 a.m. until 11.50 a.m."[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-810 Book-2 Page [367]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] I thank the Deputy. By way of response to the points raised by Deputies Adams, Pringle and Paul Murphy, there are a couple of matters to take into account. As we meet today, we are bound by the current Standing Orders of the House. Tomorrow, we will convene the first meeting of...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [96]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] I wish to make two points. I thank the Ceann Comhairle for his remarks. First, I appeal to the Taoiseach. This is within his gift. He has ordered the business of the Dáil. He said we should go away for 15 days but we do not believe we should. I appeal, through the Chair, to ...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [96]
16/06/2016 [Business of Dáil] That concludes Leaders' Questions. Yesterday, I announced the names of the Members appointed to the committee on the future of health care. Since then, I have been informed that two changes have been made to the membership as follows: Deputy Pat Buckley has been appointed instea...Vol-913 Book-3 Page [453]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] I appreciate the Deputy's points and it is open to the Taoiseach to consider the first of those but it is not open to me at all to allow the Deputy to move the suspension of Standing Orders, as we are operating under them and they preclude him from doing what he is proposing. The...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [97]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] On a point of order, the Taoiseach made two proposals. One was to extend-----[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [97]
30/06/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed in regard to today's sitting that the following additional business be transacted and that the arrangements as agreed on 28 June be amended accordingly: (1) that the motion re Standing Order 11 shall be taken without debate after Questions on Proposed Legislation, t...Vol-916 Book-1
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] That is a second matter that I will discuss in a minute.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [97]
30/06/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-916 Book-1
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] I will deal with that point in a minute. The proposal involves a change to an order that was made at the last sitting, which suggests that the House can alter the arrangements for today or 6 April.[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [97]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Yes but the Deputy is long enough here to realise that change can only be made on the proposal of the Government. The Government is proposing a change-----[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [97]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] But-----[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [97]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Let us be a little orderly.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [97]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Chief Whip has a business proposal to put to us.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-917 Book-3
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] We put-----[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [97]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] We are dealing with the return of the House on 6 April to consider the nomination of a Member as Taoiseach. Are we in favour of that or not?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [97]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] If the Ceann Comhairle is putting the Taoiseach's proposal, the House can move amendments to the effect of returning earlier or later than 6 April or ordering the business for the rest of that day. That would be open.[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [97]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Can we call on the Taoiseach to agree that as well as discussing the election of Taoiseach on 6 April, and presuming that none is elected, we might at least discuss water charges and Irish Water?[Murphy, Paul]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [97]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Before I commence the next item of business, I wish to correct the record of the House. Last evening, when I was not in the Chair, Deputy Gerry Adams made a statement which was totally inaccurate. He stated:
I just want to say Sinn Féin was denied its speaking slot this evening ...
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17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] I want everybody to understand that this Chair acts totally independently and there is a tradition in this House that speaking slots are allocated proportionately and they will be continued to be so allocated. There is no such thing as an official list; it is purely as a matter o...Vol-817 Book-3 Page [557]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Excuse me, Deputy; please resume your seat. You are not entitled to any response. Please resume your seat, like everyone else.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [557]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] I corrected the record of the House and that is all I am doing.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [557]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] I certainly have the right to put on the record what happened.[Adams, Gerry]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [557]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] No, Deputy. You are not entitled to put anything on the record because you were totally out of order. Please resume your seat.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [557]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Ceann Comhairle, with respect, you made an important statement which cannot be glossed over. For example, Deputy Ó Cuív thought he had a speaking slot last night-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [558]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] -----but he had no opportunity. I respectfully suggest that we need to meet-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [558]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] I have made my statement. Please resume your seat, Deputy Martin.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [558]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] -----because the budget debate has just ended and we do not know when it will be resumed. If we had a bit of cop-on and common-sense everybody would get a decent opportunity to speak, Independents included. The Chair cannot arbitrarily-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [558]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] With respect, I will resume my seat, but you should allow people to talk-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [558]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] You are out of order. I ask the Tánaiste to move the motion.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [558]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] There is no point of order on a correction that I am making to the record of the House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [558]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] If we were to have a discussion we could sort this out. The Government decides there is to be no more debate on the budget.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [558]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy misunderstands what I said, which is that I am correcting an incorrect statement made in this House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [558]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] That is all I am doing. I now call on the Tánaiste to move the motion.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [558]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] There is no point of order on a correction statement.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [558]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Are you refusing to allow a Member of the House to raise a point of order?[Donnelly, Stephen S.]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [558]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Are you refusing to allow me to make a point of order?[Donnelly, Stephen S.]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [558]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Resume your seat and I will explain it to you. A motion will be put to the House. Prior to that, I am entitled, as Chair, to correct any inaccurate misinformation that was delivered to the House last night. That is what I did.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [558]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] As a Member of the House, am I allowed to make a point of order?[Donnelly, Stephen S.]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [559]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] No, you are not, because there is no point of order on a statement to correct the record.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [559]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Someone wants to make a point of order and he is entitled to do so.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [559]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] I do not need a lecture from you, Deputy Martin. Do you know the meaning of a point of order? Is it a point of order on a correction I made to the record of the House?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [559]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] I would like to hear what Deputy Donnelly wants to raise first and then the Chair can adjudicate.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [559]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] How is Deputy Donnelly involved in this matter? I am correcting the record of the House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [559]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] It is relevant to what the Chair referenced. He said that Fianna Fáil had 19 seats, Sinn Féin 13 seats and the Technical Group 16 seats. With the greatest respect, the Ceann Comhairle also said that the time was allocated in proportion to the number of seats. Four speaking slot...Vol-817 Book-3 Page [559]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] My question on a point of order is how is the allocation-----[Donnelly, Stephen S.]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [559]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] If the Deputy resumes his seat I will explain it. An order of the House, which I am obliged to follow, directed that spokespersons for the following are given time. Therefore, it does not come under the normal slot arrangements. Does the Deputy understand now?[An Ceann Comhairl...Vol-817 Book-3 Page [559]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] A Cheann Comhairle, you allowed a point of order from Deputy Donnelly. I wish to make a point of order.[Adams, Gerry]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [560]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Excuse me, Deputy. I read out the official record of the House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [560]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] If you wish me to read it again I will do so. The Deputy said:
I just want to say Sinn Féin was denied its speaking slot this evening by a direct intervention by the Ceann Comhairle. I want to protest about this.
That is totally untrue, and that is what I am correcting.[An Ceann...
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17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] No, because I am correcting the record of the House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [560]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] I think the Ceann Comhairle is behaving in a totally improper way by not allowing me-----[Adams, Gerry]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [560]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Was the Deputy behaving in a totally proper way when he made that statement without any evidence whatsoever?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [560]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] If you let me speak for two minutes we can move on.[Adams, Gerry]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [560]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, No. 1, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 72, that the division claimed on Second Stage of the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016 on Thursday, 7 July, and any division that may be demanded on the referral to the committee of the same Bill shall be ...Vol-917 Book-3
22/06/2016 [Business of Dáil] I understand that the Government Chief Whip has a proposal for a minor amendment to the business for the week.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-914 Book-2 Page [674]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] The point is made. I call Deputy Halligan.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [97]
02/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] For the information of the House, I wish to advise Members that the motion regarding the ministerial rota for parliamentary questions is incorrectly shown as No. 22 on the first page of today’s Order Paper when it should read No. 21.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-972 Book-7 Page [773]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] We object to the vote being taken today. We are only two or three weeks into a new system of voting, with votes due to take place on a Thursday, and we should stick with the system and not bend the rules so soon, those same rules having just been formed.[O'Reilly, Louise]Vol-917 Book-3
22/06/2016 [Business of Dáil] I propose, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Order of the Dáil yesterday, that the Dáil sit later than 10 p.m. tonight and adjourn not later than 11 p.m. and that proceedings on the Estimates of the Department of Justice and Equality, if not previously concluded, ...Vol-914 Book-2 Page [675]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] I thank the Ceann Comhairle for his kind deliberations. We need to bring some commonsense to the House today. Today we are to discuss the issue of housing, homelessness and migration within the European context. We have spent the past two years discussing these issues. We need...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [97]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] It might be useful if an explanation was given.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-917 Book-3
22/06/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-914 Book-2 Page [675]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] As we meet today, we are bound by the Standing Orders this House has adopted. The House has spoken about reform for 40 years. Tomorrow we are going to meet and, I hope, begin the process of reform. I hope some of the reforms can be enacted, by consensus, on 6 April. However, u...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [98]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] You are not entitled to speak for two minutes. That is the reason.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [560]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] Yes.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-917 Book-3
22/06/2016 [Business of Dáil] On the first point, in terms of extending the Dáil time, I have no difficulty with it, but it may point to a need to examine the scheduling of today and whether one should have lengthened the day at the other end. We commenced today at 12 noon. I know that the Dáil reform commit...Vol-914 Book-2 Page [675]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] May I appeal to the Taoiseach to at least extend to me the courtesy of responding?[Adams, Gerry]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [98]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Committee Stage was scheduled before the Second Stage could be passed.[O'Brien, Jonathan]Vol-917 Book-3
22/06/2016 [Business of Dáil] The questions will be carried over anyway, but can they be rescheduled for the Thursday?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-914 Book-2 Page [675]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Does the Taoiseach want to make a brief comment in response to the points that have been raised?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [98]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] I am entitled to correct the record where my reputation and the independence of this Chair was put at risk.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [560]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] Could we hear the explanation, Deputy, please?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-917 Book-3
22/06/2016 [Business of Dáil] That is another day's work, a Cheann Comhairle, because written answers are being provided and we do not get the opportunity to have a face-to-face debate.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-914 Book-2 Page [675]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] We had agreed on the last occasion that the Dáil would meet today and again on 6 April. In respect of recognising the changed circumstances that apply, I proposed two amendments to what was agreed on the last occasion. The first was to extend the period for discussion, ideas and...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [98]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] The Ceann Comhairle has said this in front of me and others. Surely, in the interests of decency and fairness, I am entitled-----[Adams, Gerry]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [560]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] In the key of G.[Sherlock, Sean]Vol-917 Book-3
22/06/2016 [Business of Dáil] We can look at the schedule. Given the new schedule, to which we are all working and readjusting, I find it difficult myself to ensure that there is enough time to put legislation through the House that has to go through it. However, the business committee has agreed to review w...Vol-914 Book-2 Page [675]
25/05/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, pursuant to Standing Order 27E(8), to take statements re the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement today immediately after the weekly divisions and to conclude within one hour and 40 minutes. The statements, which will be confined to a Minister or Minist...Vol-952 Book-2 Page [149]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] There is logic in this.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-917 Book-3
22/06/2016 [Business of Dáil] The proposals are agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-914 Book-2 Page [675]
25/05/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-952 Book-2 Page [149]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] The explanation is that we would like, and I think we have agreed this at the business committee, to pass the legislation that is on the books for the next couple of weeks. The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill is one of those Bills. We hope to be able to take Committee Stage of ...Vol-917 Book-3
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] No, I am outlining exactly what you said in this House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [561]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] Absolutely. It is common sense.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-917 Book-3
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] With the acceptance and the forbearance of the House, I would like to have the vote on the Second Stage today.[Doherty, Regina]Vol-917 Book-3
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] We should do that by agreement. It is common sense. Otherwise, legislation cannot pass-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-917 Book-3
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Other representatives here have the right to hear-----[Adams, Gerry]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [561]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] Correct, and we need it.[Harris, Simon]Vol-917 Book-3
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] We will now move to the next business, statements on the Government's priorities for the year ahead.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [11]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] -----and the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill is particularly important in regard to crime.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-917 Book-3
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] On a point of order, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle, I wish to protest in the strongest possible terms-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [11]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] Thank you, Deputy Martin. Does anyone else wish to speak on this matter?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-917 Book-3
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] You made an incorrect statement and I am correcting it.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [561]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] We agree.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-917 Book-3
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] -----the suppression of the Order of Business. Most Members came to the House thinking there would be an Order of Business this week-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [11]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] I wish to speak on a later matter in today's business.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-917 Book-3
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] We are dealing with this matter.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-917 Book-3
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] No; the Government forced it through the House last Thursday in a very undemocratic manner. What we are having today is basically a series of set-piece speeches-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [12]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is agreed.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-917 Book-3
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is it agreed? Can we agree it?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-917 Book-3
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] -----to spin this and that. It has nothing to do with substantive policy.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [12]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Would it be possible to convene a meeting between the leaders-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [561]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] No, it is not agreed.[Murphy, Paul]Vol-917 Book-3
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is not agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-917 Book-3
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] Two weeks ago we agreed to have substantive statements on housing policy-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [12]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Deputy Martin should sit down, please. The other Deputy is well able to look after himself.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [561]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] Why is it not agreed?[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-917 Book-3
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] We are against it because it criminalises people. It is not going to deal with the problem.[Murphy, Paul]Vol-917 Book-3
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] -----and the Government agreed to that debate-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [12]
12/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] Then deal with the Bill.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-917 Book-3
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders that the motion regarding the by-election for Carlow-Kilkenny shall be taken immediately after leaders' contributions on the spring economic statement today and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusio...Vol-876 Book-2 Page [363]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] There was supposed to be a discussion on housing two weeks ago.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [12]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [363]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] I am interested in what you stated in the House-----[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [561]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] We would like to raise some legislative items with the Government. I seek an explanation as to why the Government has ordered the business of the House in such a way that we cannot even have an Order of Business this week, or discuss or raise issues to do with legislation. There...Vol-833 Book-1 Page [12]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] -----which was incorrect. I am correct in saying that Sinn Féin got three slots.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [561]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] It is a disgrace. It is the usurpation of the Parliament by the Executive for its own purposes and nothing else. It is absolutely cynical and disgraceful.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [12]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Let me explain to you the context in which I made the remarks.[Adams, Gerry]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [561]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy is making a habit of making those kinds of explanations.[O'Donovan, Patrick]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [561]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] Would the Deputy prefer we were talking about Ivor Callely?[Byrne, Eric]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [12]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] Can we have some order? There was a discussion on this last Thursday when the Order of Business was decided. The Taoiseach might have another proposal on this. I call the Taoiseach.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [12]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] I could have said all I wanted in one minute. I had to leave here yesterday-----[Adams, Gerry]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [561]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] Last week, without even being asked for it, the Government gave Members not only a debate and statements but also questions and answers. It is a measure of how generous we can be but, of course, the Deputy will not mention that.[Taoiseach, The]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [12]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] What is the Taoiseach talking about? There are no questions and answers.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [13]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding Standing Orders-----[Taoiseach, The]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [13]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] I just raised a point of order. The Chief Whip did not know, as late as this morning, how the speeches would be organised. He did not even know how the blocks of speakers would be organised. There was complete disagreement all morning between the Whips.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [13]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] I sent word to your office that I would not be available for Leaders' Questions.[Adams, Gerry]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [562]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] It was completely disorganised. The Government did not know what way it wished to organise this. It is absolutely disgraceful.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [13]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] I call on the Taoiseach to announce the statements.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [13]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the order of the Dáil of 27 February regarding the arrangements for the statements on the Government's priorities for the year ahead, that the statements of each other Member called upon after the opening statements sh...Vol-833 Book-1 Page [13]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] I was. I returned from Belfast to speak on the budget.[Adams, Gerry]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [562]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Your office informed us that the rota had been rearranged-----[Adams, Gerry]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [562]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Excuse me, but that is another incorrect statement.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [562]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] It was shown yesterday on the computer by the Clerk.[Adams, Gerry]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [562]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Whoever puts it in the computer decides the order.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [563]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Will the Deputy resume his seat and listen to what I say? It is a matter of convenience that we allocate slots proportionately, simply to bring a sort of order to the proceedings. Strictly speaking, it is a matter for the Chair to call the next speaker. The slots allocated yest...Vol-817 Book-3 Page [563]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Sinn Féin, with 13 Members, got three slots, as opposed to Independents not aligned to the Technical Group, who got two slots.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [563]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Is it the case that the Reform Alliance is an Opposition party?[Martin, Micheál]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [563]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Deputy Ó Cuív lost his slot as well. The issue would be sorted-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [563]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] -----and greater opportunities were given to people.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [563]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] Fine Gael is getting funding for them, which is a total farce.[Ó Cuív, Éamon]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [563]
17/10/2013 [Business of Dáil] The same as Fianna Fáil did with Deputy Mattie McGrath.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-817 Book-3 Page [563]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is it agreed, therefore, that we will meet-----[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [99]
19/11/2014 [Business of Dáil] The Government Chief Whip has indicated that he wishes to make a proposal regarding today's business.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-858 Book-2 Page [354]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] On a point of order, I seek clarification because I believe the Dáil should meet for the rest of the week, but it is clear that this will not happen.[Doherty, Pearse]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [99]
19/11/2014 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders and the order of the Dáil of Tuesday, 18 November 2014, that the opening speeches on No. 20b, motion re water sector reforms, of a Minister or a Minister of State and the main spokespersons for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and ...Vol-858 Book-2 Page [355]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] The Taoiseach has announced that for the second round of speakers the Member called shall not exceed 30 minutes in each case. Is that agreed?[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [13]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Before proceeding to questions on promised legislation, I want to call on the Government Chief Whip, being conscious of the request made yesterday to propose arrangements for the taking of statements on hospital waiting lists tomorrow.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [416]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I ask for leave to withdraw the arrangements proposed yesterday in regard to statements on the recent US executive order on immigration due to take place this Thursday morning. The statements have been substituted for statements on hospital waiting lists. It is proposed, notwith...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [416]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Do Members have any comments on that?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [417]
13/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] I call the Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, Deputy Regina Doherty, to propose an amendment to the business ordered for the week.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9180 Book-1 Page [11]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Please, Deputy. We are perfectly clear, as is the Deputy, on what the position is. We have a proposal before us that the House consider nominations for Taoiseach on 6 April in accordance with the proposal from the acting Taoiseach. That is very clear and there is not a person i...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [99]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy was not here last week and neither was his Whip.[O'Donovan, Patrick]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [13]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I would like to raise my concerns about this arrangement. Obviously, I welcome that this debate is commencing and the length of the time allocated for it is fine but backbenchers like myself will be denied the right to contribute to it because there is no time provided for Fine G...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [417]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] On a point of order-----[Doherty, Pearse]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [99]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] The reason this has been proposed is to get over a difficulty and problem which emerged this morning, and the lack of preparation by the Government side for this debate is evident-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [13]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy's parliamentary party had an opportunity to raise that.[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [417]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Excuse me, Deputy. Will the Deputy, please, resume his seat? We will then move on to consider other matters, including the revised order.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [99]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I did not interrupt anybody. I know the Deputy might not like what I am saying. The right of a backbencher to speak on a matter of utmost national importance is recognised by the committee organising the business of this House and it must allow me and people like me to speak in ...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [417]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] I thank the Ceann Comhairle. I am clear on the issue on which the Ceann Comhairle stated every Member was clear. However, the point on which I am seeking clarity from him or the Taoiseach - if the Ceann Comhairle allows me to make it, he can then answer me or ask the Taoiseach t...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [99]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] -----in the way it wants to organise this block by block, in other words to dilute the capacity of each Opposition party-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [13]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] What is the Deputy's proposal?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [417]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Again, let me be-----[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [99]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] My proposal is that the debate would commence earlier than 9.30 a.m., whether it be 8.30 a.m or 8 a.m., I do not mind, that it would continue until every Member of the House who wishes to speak on this biggest scandal about hospital waiting lists would speak and that we would have...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [417]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] In the context of-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [99]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] With respect, Deputy, every Deputy has a right to speak on every matter that they might want to but-----[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [417]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] I call Deputy Micheál Martin on the same matter.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [99]
23/11/2017 [Business of Dáil] Ar dtús, tugaim aitheantas do mo chomhgleacaithe faoi choinne an chomhoibrithe, an chomhpháirtíochta, agus an chaidrimh agus comhrá dearfach aréir.
The following business shall be taken today, No. 33, Finance Bill 2017 - Report and Final Stages (resumed); No. 6, Social Welfare B...
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08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] That is correct.[O'Dowd, Fergus]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [417]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] While the Fianna Fáil Party fully accepts the Ceann Comhairle's ruling in the context of existing Standing Orders, we simply have to put down a marker. This is the second day on which we are witnessing procedural wrangling with political motivation.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [99]
23/11/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is the proposal agreed to? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-962 Book-2 Page [197]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] -----practicality requires us to order the business in the course of the working week.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [417]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] How dare we?[Adams, Gerry]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [99]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Yes.[O'Dowd, Fergus]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [417]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] During the previous sitting we all witnessed the degree of serial misleading that took place in what actually transpired in the House when there was simply one vote on the order, as proposed by the Government. Last time out there was, for example, no motion on water charges propo...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [99]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is not realistic to expect that all 158 Members will have an opportunity to contribute on this or any other matter but-----[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [417]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy is the biggest show-boater in the Dáil.[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [100]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I am not suggesting that would be the case.[O'Dowd, Fergus]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [417]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] -----or in an attempt to promote one party over another. All parties have been tabling motions for a long time and all of them know that, under existing Standing Orders, they are taken in Private Members' time. Let us not try to pretend to the nation that somehow the motions of ...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [100]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] Deputy Stagg was not even party to it but he is such a merciful person.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [14]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] If the Deputy has a practical implementable proposal, I ask him please to put it.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [417]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] That was some waffle.[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [100]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] Deputy Martin is trying to think of something else now he is on his feet.[Stagg, Emmet]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [14]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I will repeat what I said. Notwithstanding the wisdom of the Ceann Comhairle's comments, the Labour Party, the Anti-Austerity Alliance, the Independents 4 Change, the Social Democrats and the Green Party are all smaller parties. That is a fact. Why can I as a Member of Fine Gae...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [417]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] The position is clear; an amendment has been proposed to the Order of Business. The order on 6 April was agreed to by the House on 10 March.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [100]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Has the Deputy a specific proposal?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [418]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] He is all mercy and generosity. We all know about it.
All I want to say is there were issues about speaking slots all morning. The Government side did not know how to order the state of affairs. I know the Ceann Comhairle's office had its views on the options for former membe...
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08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] My proposal is that we would ask, if it would be helpful-----[O'Dowd, Fergus]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [418]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy wants the House to sit at 8.30 a.m. Is that what he is proposing?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [418]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I do not have a problem with that, or at 8 a.m. I have no problem with that. I propose that.[O'Dowd, Fergus]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [418]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] In essence what the Government proposed was a fragmented position for the Opposition whereby each speaker from the various parties would have seven minutes. It was very unacceptable from our perspective.
The whole week is a farce. The idea the Dáil should have to spend three d...
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08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] At 8 a.m., yes. Thank you, Deputy. Does any other Member wish to comment?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [418]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] It would not have happened in Deputy Martin's time.[Butler, Ray]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [14]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I want to put on the record that what the Deputy said about his party applies to this side of the House. The business that had been scheduled to be transacted at that time tomorrow had made additional time available for the three larger parties - there was an extra hour to be div...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [418]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] The Government does not have legislation to bring forward so we could have the normal week everybody would want, which would allow for Order of Business and questions to the Taoiseach.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [14]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I thought the Deputy's party was happy with-----[McGrath, Mattie]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [418]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Ciúnas.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [418]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] Why do we not have questions to the Taoiseach today? The Taoiseach decided not to have them.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [14]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is happening time and again that the vast majority of Members on this side and on the opposite side of the House do not have an opportunity to contribute. Yesterday's Order of Business was the first time that was acknowledged and an effort was made, but the revised business do...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [418]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] This is a jackboot approach to Parliament. The Government wants to dictate the debate the way the Executive wants to dictate it, with no input from the Opposition whatsoever in terms of the form or order of the schedule.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [14]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] The Government's approach is very anti-democratic. With regard to all of the proposals made on Dáil reform and so forth, this is the absolute antithesis of such proclamations by the Taoiseach in the past.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [14]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] No, I have become used to the way the Government does its business. I would rather go into a review of the programme for Government.[Adams, Gerry]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [15]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] There was an opportunity. We met yesterday afternoon in the Business Committee, and every Whip from every party had the opportunity to state at that stage that the arrangement was not suitable. I have no problem with the time being extended. I was among those who argued it shou...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [418]
13/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed that the arrangements agreed to by the House for the business to be conducted this week be amended as follows: (1) that, if not previously concluded, the debate on the motion on the citizens' assembly shall be brought to a conclusion after 90 minutes, with the speec...Vol-9180 Book-1 Page [11]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] We can easily add an additional half hour which will allow for a second round from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil if that suits people.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [418]
13/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] There is one proposal to be put to the House. Is the proposal to amend the arrangements agreed to by the House on Tuesday agreed to?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9180 Book-1 Page [11]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Absolutely.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [418]
13/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] A request was made on the floor of the House yesterday that the speaking time allowed in the debate on the citizens’ assembly be increased from five minutes. It was agreed that it would be considered by the Business Committee.[Barry, Mick]Vol-9180 Book-1 Page [11]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] The next item to be put to the House is the proposal from the Taoiseach that, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, a non-party Deputy may be included in the opening speeches on all statements, and, second, that the statements on housing and homelessness be brought to a con...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [100]
30/11/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that a motion re nomination of a member of the Government shall take place now, before Leaders' Questions, and shall conclude within 16 minutes. Speeches shall be confined to a single round of two minutes by An Taoiseac...Vol-962 Book-5 Page [630]
12/04/2017 [Business of Dáil] I now call on the Minister of State, Deputy Regina Doherty, who has a proposal to make to the House.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-947 Book-1 Page [254]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I was the Fine Gael representative at the Business Committee yesterday, and it probably was remiss of me not to be conscious of my own backbenchers, so I apologise. Could we perhaps revert to what we had previously agreed and add the second round in afterwards, if that would be--...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [418]
13/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] It was and the Deputy will now have double the time proposed yesterday.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9180 Book-1 Page [11]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] There was a proposal earlier by my leader that the Order for today be changed. You said that the only person who could make that change was the Taoiseach and that the Dáil could then agree to it.[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [100]
30/11/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is the proposal, which was discussed this morning at a meeting of the Business Committee, agreed to? Agreed. We will wait for the arrival of the Taoiseach.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-962 Book-5 Page [631]
12/04/2017 [Business of Dáil] I propose, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Order of the Dáil yesterday, that the Dáil sit later than 10.15 p.m. tonight and shall adjourn on the conclusion of the motion re report of the Joint Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services. The furt...Vol-947 Book-1 Page [254]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Yes.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [419]
13/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is it now ten minutes?[Barry, Mick]Vol-9180 Book-1 Page [11]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Yes.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [100]
30/11/2017 [Business of Dáil] And for Senator Conway's arrival to the Cabinet.[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-962 Book-5 Page [631]
12/04/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is the proposal agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-947 Book-1 Page [255]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] There is a wider point. There is validity to what Deputies O'Dowd and Curran have said. Quite a number of Deputies for quite a long time have articulated that a d'Hondt mechanism is not in place for speaking times. I think I have raised this with the reform committee. My under...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [419]
13/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] Forty-five minutes was allowed yesterday and it is now proposed that there be 90 minutes available.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9180 Book-1 Page [11]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] In fact, what he said-----[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [100]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] And counting.[McGrath, Mattie]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [419]
13/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] I thank the Ceann Comhairle for clarifying the matter.[Barry, Mick]Vol-9180 Book-1 Page [11]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] No, it was proposed not changed.[Flanagan, Charles]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [100]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] -----on our side of the House.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [419]
13/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is the proposal agreed to? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9180 Book-1 Page [11]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] There is a proposal before us and we have suggested an amendment to it. The amendment is that the business set down the last day, 10 March, not be taken today and that a motion on water charges that is currently on the Order Paper be taken in its stead. That is an amendment. I ...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [100]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Mattie's ready.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [419]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Equally respectfully I am responding to you by saying that as a Member of longer standing than me you know very well that Standing Order 200(3) precludes me from taking that proposal from you. It is not possible under the Standing Orders. However, tomorrow, when the sub-committe...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [101]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] A Cheann Comhairle, I accept your ruling but the reality is that if we come back in April and the Taoiseach has not amended Standing Orders, then we are going to have the same debate.[Cullinane, David]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [101]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is a very serious point. What tends to happen is that in most of the set piece debates, be it on the European Council or any other matter, there might be five or six speakers, with ten or 15 minutes allocated to each, but the bulk of backbenchers in the larger parties are simp...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [419]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Taoiseach will not be amending Standing Orders, the House will.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [101]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Just gobbling them up.[Creed, Michael]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [419]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] We are going to have the same debate again when we come back in April. As Deputy Doherty said, the only two items on the agenda will be the possibility of electing a taoiseach and amendments to Standing Orders. With respect, we have no wish to come back again in a couple of week...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [101]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] By any yardstick, what has been happening is not fair. There is not a fair allocation of time, and quite a large number of Deputies are being disenfranchised as a result, as are the people they represent. This is no one's intention. We need to change it, and there is a way of d...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [419]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Can you resume your seat, Deputy Cullinane?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-906 Book-2 Page [101]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] You are very good. The Dáil reform committee did have regard-----[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [419]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] I am putting a question, with respect, to An Taoiseach. Will he consider the issues which have been expressed by many Members? This is not show-boating, as someone said. These are genuine and sincere issues that we want to debate as soon as possible. Unless the Taoiseach gives...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [101]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Yes. That is the point.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [419]
22/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Can you resume your seat, Deputy Cullinane? Your leader has adequately addressed those issues. The sub-committee on Dáil reform meets tomorrow. Sinn Féin will be very well represented on the sub-committee. Many of the proposals your party has put forward, Deputy Cullinane, are...Vol-906 Book-2 Page [101]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] -----to the points Deputy Martin has raised. It did so by extending the rounds for these statements to provide for an extra opportunity for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. I do not ever remember an occasion here on which all backbenchers in all parties had an opportunity to contribut...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [419]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] It would seem that the larger parties in the Dáil are trying to unravel, on a very ad hoc basis, agreed Dáil reform that was argued and debated over a period of months. I do not mind listening to the issue of a second bite of the cherry, but what is happening is that, on an ad ho...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [419]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] There are more of us.[O'Connell, Kate]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [419]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] For years smaller parties and Independents were squashed, and not one of the Deputies on the backbenches cared when members of smaller parties, who are elected on an equal basis to every single one of them, did not get a fair say in the Dáil.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [419]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Since when do two wrongs make a right?[O'Donovan, Patrick]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] The problem is that the two large parties are responsible for the health crisis and now their members will have more chances to speak on what they have caused for the past decade or so. The backbenchers generally have no interest in speaking in the Dáil, and it is quite amazing t...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy should not make that accusation against Members.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
27/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] I move: "That the sitting be suspended from 11.09 a.m. until 12.00 p.m."[Rabbitte, Pat]Vol-822 Book-4 Page [711]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] That is unfair to Deputy O'Dowd. The Deputy has, over decades, developed quite a reputation for speaking on health issues in the House.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Deputy Coppinger should withdraw that remark.[O'Donovan, Patrick]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy was not a backbencher at the time. He was a Minister of State.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy should withdraw that remark as well.[O'Donovan, Patrick]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] I move:
That notwithstanding in Standing Orders the proceedings on No. 21 shall be interrupted at 11.30 a.m. to allow statements from the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste and statements in reply from the main spokespersons for Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the Technical Group, who shall ...
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08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] We dealt with the specific issue at the Sub-Committee on Dáil Reform in the way the Ceann Comhairle said. There is no difficulty having a second round. That would be a good thing but there is now a new demand from Fianna Fáil for strict proportionality. In the previous Dáil, wh...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] I oppose the motion in terms of the timing involved. It is a very shambolic way of treating Parliament regarding this important issue. We have no objection to facilitating a statement from the Government on the issue at hand, although we have been seeking over the past number of...Vol-821 Book-1 Page [32]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that why the previous Government was able to deal with so much legislation?[Troy, Robert]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
11/12/2015 [Business of Dáil] Notwithstanding Standing Orders or anything in the Order of the Dáil of 10 December 2015, there shall be no suspension of the sitting today.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-900 Book-3 Page [579]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] There was no consultation when the troika came in. The Deputy denied they were coming.[Coffey, Paudie]Vol-821 Book-1 Page [32]
11/12/2015 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-900 Book-3 Page [579]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] That is the way it is. The reform proposals we have gone through in some great detail and teased out practically with a group of working people over several months should be allowed to be implemented. If people have suggestions, they should submit them to that committee rather t...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
20/10/2016 [Business of Dáil] I call the Government Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, Deputy Regina Doherty, to make proposals regarding the arrangements for statements on Syria this afternoon.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-925 Book-3 Page [319]
16/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the proceedings on No. 10b, motion re tribunal of inquiry shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 80 minutes and the following arrangements shall apply: the speech of a Minister or Minis...Vol-939 Book-2 Page [1006]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I would like Deputy Coppinger to correct the record because we had a motion last week on roads and she had no interest in speaking on it. She told me that here in the Chamber.[McGrath, Mattie]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
20/10/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding the order of the Dáil of 18 October 2016, that the Dáil shall sit later than 5.48 p.m. and shall adjourn on the conclusion of No. 18a, statements on the conflict in Syria, with particular reference to the ongoing crisis in Aleppo, which shall be tak...Vol-925 Book-3 Page [319]
16/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-939 Book-2 Page [1006]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Please do not get into a tit-for-tat here.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
20/10/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-925 Book-3 Page [319]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] We should come in here tomorrow at 7.30 a.m. Many patients have been waiting four years and will get up at 9 o'clock tonight in order to travel and be in hospital tomorrow at 5 a.m. That is what we are talking about and I suggest that we come in at 7.30 a.m. at the latest becaus...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] Sorry, I am entitled to speak without interruption. The Deputies opposite want to suppress speech. That is their attitude.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-821 Book-1 Page [32]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] No one has been waiting four and a half years.[Harris, Simon]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
30/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I move:
That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Order 154, the instruction to the committee in respect of the Courts Bill 2016 shall be taken today, without debate, immediately after Questions on Proposed Legislation, and any division shall be taken immediately.[Doherty, Regina...
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08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I have no difficulty coming in at an earlier time tomorrow. I could not let the occasion pass without saying that it is a measure of the new politics that the two major parties already want to return to the old narrative and that they want to control that narrative. These are th...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [420]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] What about Fianna Fáil Ministers outside Dublin Castle?[O'Donovan, Patrick]Vol-821 Book-1 Page [32]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] That is not fair.[Doherty, Regina]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [421]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] Deputy O'Donovan does not run the Dáil.
Will the Chief Whip agree to resume proceedings at 12 noon to give Members reasonable time to prepare for the debate in an informed manner? It is almost 11.20 a.m. and he has proposed that we return to the House in ten minutes to debate s...
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08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] The issue we are talking about is the scandalous situation relating to the health service. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael once again want to control the narrative and they can do absolutely nothing other than make empty statements rather than change the policy.[Connolly, Catherine]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [421]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] This is a terrible way to do business. In ten minutes, an announcement will be made with five minutes allocated to Opposition parties to respond without even knowing what is the announcement. It is disgraceful and the Government is treating the House with contempt given it can c...Vol-821 Book-1 Page [32]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Deputy Connolly has made her point. Will she please resume her seat?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [421]
12/12/2012 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed that, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the order of the Dáil for today, the suspension of the sitting shall take place at the conclusion of No. 13 until 2.30 p.m.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-786 Book-2 Page [415]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] As chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, I wish to express my disgust with the comment from Deputy Coppinger and the aspersions she has cast on my colleagues.[Heydon, Martin]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [421]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Which one?[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [421]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] I call the Minister of State. Only party leaders can contribute.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-821 Book-1 Page [33]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] All of them.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [421]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I thank Deputy Heydon. The point is made.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [421]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is a question of fairness. If any Deputies on the opposite side of the House have a difficulty with the mandate of the 50 elected representatives of Fine Gael, I would say they have a problem with democracy. Even beyond tomorrow's debate, there are members of the Fine Gael Pa...Vol-938 Book-1 Page [421]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] My heart is bleeding for them. Who is the Deputy? I have never heard him speak before.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [421]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] He is chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party.[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [421]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] We have just witnessed the fascism of the Left.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [421]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Do we have a proposal that 30 minutes be added to tomorrow’s business? It was proposed by Deputy O’Dowd. Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [421]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Can we not make it an hour?[McGrath, Mattie]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [421]
08/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is agreed that it will be 30 minutes.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-1 Page [421]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] I do not want to delay proceedings further, but I ask the Taoiseach to clarify whether there will be time for questions and answers after each Minister's contribution, which is what was suggested earlier.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [17]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] Can I be helpful to the Opposition? The Taoiseach and the Tánaiste want to make a statement. The Cabinet meeting finished at 11 a.m. They will come straight to the Chamber to inform the people of the decision made by Cabinet. The Order of Business will be taken directly after ...Vol-821 Book-1 Page [33]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] This matter was agreed to yesterday over the telephone with Deputies Seán Ó Fearghaíl and Aengus Ó Snodaigh. Then Fianna Fáil wanted to change the arrangement again, which is why I read out a revised Order of Business today in order that Opposition spokespersons could come in dir...Vol-833 Book-1 Page [17]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] Obviously, the Government has made a decision. We have no difficulty in facilitating the Government in making a statement to the House but can it not start at 12 p.m.? It is now 11.20 a.m. and we have had absolutely no notice of this.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-821 Book-1 Page [33]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] In fairness, that is not happening in the case of the Ministers for Health, the Environment, Community and Local Government and Children and Youth Affairs. Our spokespersons will not come in on the issues of health, the environment and children, mainly because of the availability...Vol-833 Book-1 Page [17]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] This was agreed to yesterday. Then the Deputy wanted it to be changed and I have changed it for him.[Taoiseach, The]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [17]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] I am trying to be reasonable, constructive and to give the outside world some sense that this House and Parliament matter. I am simply asking that we start at 12 p.m. instead of 11.30 a.m., which is reasonable so that people can make an informed contribution to whatever announcem...Vol-821 Book-1 Page [33]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] Yes, but the Taoiseach mentioned that there would be questions and answers. I take it that-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [17]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] The Chief Whip is happy with that. Are the Members opposite happy with it?[Cowen, Barry]Vol-821 Book-1 Page [33]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] There will be plenty of time to ask plenty of questions.[Taoiseach, The]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [17]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] I received no notice of any of this. I am now going to go ahead.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [17]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] Will the Chief Whip outline what the change in the order actually is? Will he inform us of what his intention is? Will the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste come to the House to make their statements followed by at least half an hour for reflection so that the leaders of the parties ha...Vol-821 Book-1 Page [33]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] The Taoiseach and the Tánaiste will come to the House for brief statements, which will finish within 20 minutes. Leaders' Question will be taken at 12.15 p.m.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-821 Book-1 Page [33]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] Of course, we cannot question the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. He is bringing in water charges, about which we cannot ask questions.[Cowen, Barry]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [17]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] If a request is put forward by the Opposition, it will be dealt with on the Order of Business.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-821 Book-1 Page [33]
14/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] The Chief Whip gave the impression that he wanted to-----[Martin, Micheál]Vol-821 Book-1 Page [33]
04/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] The Government doesn't want to be reminded of that matter.[Cowen, Barry]Vol-833 Book-1 Page [17]
28/06/2018 [Business of Dáil] That concludes Leaders' Questions. I understand that the Government Chief Whip now has a business proposal to put to the House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-970 Book-9 Page [1054]
13/04/2017 [Business of Dáil] Before we proceed to Questions on Promised Legislation, Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh has a proposal to put to the House on behalf of the Business Committee.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-947 Book-2 Page [432]
22/11/2018 [Business of Dáil] Before moving to Questions on Promised Legislation, the Government Chief Whip has a business proposal to make arising from the agreement of the Business Committee this morning.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-975 Book-4 Page [430]
28/06/2018 [Business of Dáil] I propose that, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, there shall be no oral or written Taoiseach's Questions on Tuesday, 3 July and the time will instead be taken for the motion re establishment of a Special Joint Committee on Climate Action. Speeches shall be confined to...Vol-970 Book-9 Page [1054]
28/09/2017 [Business of Dáil] I move:
That, pursuant to Standing Order 27E(8), No. 10a, motion re referral of the Eighth Report of the Convention on the Constitution to the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach, be taken immediately without debate.[McHugh, Joe]
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22/11/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in the Order of Business of 20 November 2018 or in Standing Orders, that the order of today’s business, following the sos, shall be as follows: Finance Bill 2018 - Report Stage (resumed) and Final Stage; Consumer Protection (Regulation of C...Vol-975 Book-4 Page [430]
28/06/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-970 Book-9 Page [1054]
28/09/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is the proposal agreed to?[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-959 Book-5 Page [500]
13/04/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that Second Stage of the Prohibition of Micro-Plastics Bill 2016 shall not be taken today, and the Dáil shall adjourn on the conclusion of Topical Issues.[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-947 Book-2 Page [432]
07/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] I understand the Minister of State, Deputy Regina Doherty, has a business proposal to put to the House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-917 Book-1
22/11/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-975 Book-4 Page [431]
28/09/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is not agreed. I think the debate should be had before the-----[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-959 Book-5 Page [500]
13/04/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-947 Book-2 Page [432]
07/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed that today's sitting be extended by a further hour, with additional business to be transacted as follows: No. 1, items 16a and 16b, motion re the third report of the Standing Committee of Selection and appointment of Chairs, and motion re the appointment of ordinary...Vol-917 Book-1
28/09/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy may make a short contribution.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-959 Book-5 Page [500]
28/09/2017 [Business of Dáil] Yes. I am only speaking about the motion, not the content of the report or anything else. This only appeared yesterday. There should be a debate as to whether, given the passage of time, it is appropriate for this to be debated by a committee and not the Dáil first.
It is thr...
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14/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed that No. 13d, motion re referral to joint committee of proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2018, shall be taken immediately after the motion re presentation and circulation of Revised Estimates 2018, without debate. ...Vol-963 Book-3 Page [360]
28/09/2017 [Business of Dáil] There is an opportunity for the Government to respond before I put the question.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-959 Book-5 Page [501]
27/09/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding the Order of Business on Tuesday, 25 September 2018, that the Dáil shall take No. 24, motion re JHA protocol of the Treaty of Lisbon, internal security fund - back from committee - at 2.30 p.m. and it will be brought to a conclusion after 45 minutes...Vol-972 Book-6 Page [683]
28/09/2017 [Business of Dáil] I do not think this is a rushed matter and I do not think we need to delay it any further. The committee we propose sending this to needs to deal with the totality of issues that have been recommended in the Constitutional Convention's eighth report. That committee deals with fi...Vol-959 Book-5 Page [501]
27/09/2018 [Business of Dáil] I understood the debate was to take place today. Will the debate and division take place on Tuesday?[Ó Laoghaire, Donnchadh]Vol-972 Book-6 Page [683]
28/09/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is the proposal agreed to?[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-959 Book-5 Page [501]
07/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] May I raise a point of order regarding Standing Order 46?[Adams, Gerry]Vol-932 Book-1 Page [378]
27/09/2018 [Business of Dáil] The debate is to take place today.[Doherty, Regina]Vol-972 Book-6 Page [683]
28/09/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is not agreed.[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-959 Book-5 Page [501]
07/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] Yes.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-932 Book-1 Page [378]
27/09/2018 [Business of Dáil] I have a query on that as well. When will the protocol on the Treaty of Lisbon be debated?[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-972 Book-6 Page [683]
07/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Ceann Comhairle will know that Standing Order 46 states: "The Ceann Comhairle shall have discretion to permit any member to make a personal explanation in the Dáil". He will also know that I made this request to him yesterday.
Our press officer was contacted yesterday eveni...
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27/09/2018 [Business of Dáil] On 25 September.[Doherty, Regina]Vol-972 Book-6 Page [684]
07/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] I am grateful to the Deputy for raising the matter.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-932 Book-1 Page [379]
27/09/2018 [Business of Dáil] On 25 September.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-972 Book-6 Page [684]
27/09/2018 [Business of Dáil] I beg the Deputy's pardon. It is today. The vote is deferred.[Doherty, Regina]Vol-972 Book-6 Page [684]
27/09/2018 [Business of Dáil] It was agreed unanimously at the Business Committee this morning. Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-972 Book-6 Page [684]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] Yesterday on the Order of Business the Business Committee was asked to consider providing time for Questions on Promised Legislation next week, budget week. That was agreed to by the Business Committee. A request was also made to hold a Friday sitting to consider the Health (Reg...Vol-972 Book-8 Page [908]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] I was not in attendance at the meeting of the Business Committee. However, the original schedule for this week provided time tonight and tomorrow night for discussion of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill. One of those slots has now been removed. The budge...Vol-972 Book-8 Page [908]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is not for me to make that decision. A request was put to the Business Committee yesterday. A majority of its members were not in favour of a Friday sitting and that ends the matter.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [909]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] Can it be put to a vote?[Smith, Bríd]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [909]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] I do not see the necessity for that.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [909]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] Can that question be put to the House rather than the Business Committee?[Smith, Bríd]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [909]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] There is no motion before the House on the matter.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [909]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] If I bring forward a motion, can it be put to a vote?[Smith, Bríd]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [909]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] There will be another meeting of the Business Committee on Thursday. The Deputy is entitled to raise the matter at that meeting.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [909]
14/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is the recommendation of the Business Committee agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-963 Book-3 Page [360]
07/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] I thank the Ceann Comhairle. It is a mark of the character of the messing on this very serious issue that the Government should do such a thing.[Adams, Gerry]Vol-932 Book-1 Page [379]
04/04/2019 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that questions for oral answer to the Taoiseach under Standing Order 38 will not be taken on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 and that the suspension of the sitting under Standing Order 25(1) will take place after Questions on P...Vol-981 Book-5 Page [586]
07/03/2019 [Business of Dáil] I understand the Government Chief Whip has a business proposal to put to us.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-980 Book-6 Page [645]
07/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] I thank the Deputy; we do not need to go further.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-932 Book-1 Page [379]
04/04/2019 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-981 Book-5 Page [586]
07/03/2019 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that there shall be no oral questions to the Taoiseach taken next week and, accordingly, on Tuesday, questions to the Minister for Justice and Equality shall take place after the motion re deferred surrender order (refer...Vol-980 Book-6 Page [645]
07/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] The question was asked yesterday whether, if Deputy Gerry Adams wished to make a statement, I would give Government time for it and I said "Yes". Obviously, the making of a personal statement is a matter between the Ceann Comhairle and the Deputy involved. I am sorry that a mess...Vol-932 Book-1 Page [379]
07/03/2019 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-980 Book-6 Page [645]
07/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Taoiseach needs to take responsibility for his office and those who give misleading briefings.[Adams, Gerry]Vol-932 Book-1 Page [379]
07/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] We cannot go into that matter now.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-932 Book-1 Page [379]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Before calling Deputy Martin Kenny on No. 8c, I think clarification is required regarding a promise for a debate on Tesco. Has there been some agreement today about debating it next week?[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] May I ask a question?[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] A very short question please, not a debate.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I also want to register that the Leas-Cheann Comhairle did not call anyone from our group on the previous business.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Neither did anyone indicate. Let us be clear about it.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Sorry, we indicated-----[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I looked at the Member who raised the question.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] No.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Hold on.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
19/12/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders and the Order of the Dáil of yesterday, that the amendments from the Seanad on the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 shall be taken immediately following the statements post the European Council meeting and ...Vol-977 Book-3 Page [300]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] We indicated as soon as the debate started -----[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
19/12/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-977 Book-3 Page [301]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Hold on. No.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] ----- but the Leas-Cheann Comhairle had 15 names already, so-----[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] The one thing of which I cannot be accused is not being impartial in the Chair.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I am not saying that the Leas-Cheann Comhairle is not impartial.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Nobody indicated.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I am just saying-----[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I ask the Deputy to proceed with the question-----[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] ----- in the interest of balance-----[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] ----- and for it to be a short one.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] On Tuesday's Order of Business, the House agreed to my proposal that the Business Committee would meet on Tuesday to table a debate on Tesco this week. Not only has there been no report back from the Business Committee to the House, there is clearly no debate on Tesco this week.[...Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I thank the Deputy.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I understand what emerged from the Business Committee meeting is that there would be 48 minutes of Topical Issue debate time given over to Tesco next week, which is not really what was indicated. Tesco is the largest private-sector employer in the country.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [161]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I thank the Deputy.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] People are being intimidated.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] We will get an answer from the Whip.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] There is a bit of urgency as well, though.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I know.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Putting this off until next week when it was agreed to have it this week is not acceptable.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Business Committee met and the Whip will give a response, after which we will move on to the next business.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] The House agreed the other day that we would convene a Business Committee meeting to discuss it. The Deputy is correct in that regard. We held a meeting on Tuesday and another this morning. It was agreed that we would give over the entire Topical Issue debate next Tuesday to th...Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] We now move to-----[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] May I make one point?[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] There will be no debate. We move to No. 8c.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] There is an issue here that people agreeing things -----[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Sorry, Deputy-----[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] May I just say one sentence?[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I gave the Deputy the opportunity to raise the matter. I call Deputy Martin Kenny.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] People agreeing things in the House and then going behind closed doors and "unagreeing" them is not acceptable.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] A Leas-Cheann Comhairle-----[Doherty, Regina]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Whip is not willing to allow a debate on Tesco this week when people are being intimidated by the employer.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] First, nothing was agreed in the House other than to hold the meeting. The problem with the Deputy is that she does not like the mandate of those who sit around the table. We agreed this morning what we would do next week. Only one member dissented and it was the AAA-PBP repres...Vol-940 Book-2 Page [162]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] That concludes the matter. I call Deputy Martin Kenny.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [163]
23/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] However, it was agreed in the House that there would be a debate. It is not for the Whip to "unagree" things behind closed doors.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-940 Book-2 Page [163]
18/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that if proceedings on Second Stage of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 conclude today, any division demanded shall be taken after the Order of Business on Tuesday next, 23 October 2018.[Kyne...Vol-973 Book-7 Page [816]
18/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-973 Book-7 Page [816]
25/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] It is with deep regret that we learned of the death of our colleague, Deputy Nicky McFadden. I call on the Government Chief Whip to move a motion of expressions of sympathy by the leaders of the various parties and a representative of the Technical Group, and others who wish to s...Vol-835 Book-1 Page [22]
19/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] Could the Ceann Comhairle tell me when No. 14, motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of Ireland’s participation in a European Defence Agency project, is going to be taken?[Barrett, Seán]Vol-979 Book-5 Page [576]
09/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] Can I make a point of order before we start Taoiseach's Questions? It is one addressed to the Leas-Cheann Comhairle or the Ceann Comhairle. It arises out of the data protection legislation that was referenced during the course of questions. We had a briefing for all the individ...Vol-968 Book-7 Page [838]
25/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] I move:
That expressions of sympathy from party leaders and a representative from the Technical Group on the death of Deputy Nicky McFadden shall be taken now, the sitting shall be suspended for 15 minutes upon the conclusion of the expressions of sympathy and Leaders' Questions...
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19/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] It will taken at 6.05 p.m.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-979 Book-5 Page [576]
29/11/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders that item No. 20a, motion re amendment of resolution appointing Mr. Justice Seán Ryan to the disclosures tribunal, shall be taken without debate immediately following item No. 20, motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éirean...Vol-975 Book-7 Page [851]
09/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] I will give the Minister for Justice and Equality the opportunity to reply.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-968 Book-7 Page [838]
27/11/2014 [Business of Dáil] The next business is the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2014 - Second Stage (resumed). Deputy Ó Caoláin is in possession.[Flanagan, Terence]Vol-859 Book-3 Page [747]
19/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] This matter was raised at the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence, where I expressed deep concern about how the role of the Defence Forces would be changed by engaging in this project. I would expect that if participation in this project is to be discussed ...Vol-979 Book-5 Page [576]
29/11/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-975 Book-7 Page [851]
09/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] I would very happy to so engage. I think it is important. My officials in the Department of Justice and Equality might be involved in an all-party briefing.[Flanagan, Charles]Vol-968 Book-7 Page [838]
27/11/2014 [Business of Dáil] With respect, the Minister or at least the Minister of State in the Department of Health should be here. With all respect to the Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Deputy Paudie Coffey, whom I hold in good regard, this is criti...Vol-859 Book-3 Page [747]
19/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] Deputy Barrett is quite right.[Barrett, Richard Boyd]Vol-979 Book-5 Page [576]
29/11/2018 [Business of Dáil] No.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-975 Book-7 Page [852]
09/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] I believe it should be the commission that organises it.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-968 Book-7 Page [838]
01/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the following arrangements shall apply in relation to the sitting today. The suspension of the sitting after the Topical Issue debate under Standing Order 25(1) shall be for 30 minutes only. A further suspension o...Vol-941 Book-1 Page [379]
19/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] We will have the matter investigated and we will report directly to the Deputy in advance of that item.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-979 Book-5 Page [576]
29/11/2018 [Business of Dáil] We want to call a vote on that last one.[Smith, Bríd]Vol-975 Book-7 Page [852]
09/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] I know that the Houses have engaged outside private consultants-----[Flanagan, Charles]Vol-968 Book-7 Page [838]
01/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] I welcome the proposal, but I suggest that rather than having Travellers' groups ringing our offices yesterday to ask us whether statements would take place and not knowing whether that would be the case, it would be better to announce these things in advance and make provision fo...Vol-941 Book-1 Page [380]
19/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] I ask that this matter not be taken until we get a full report.[Barrett, Seán]Vol-979 Book-5 Page [576]
29/11/2018 [Business of Dáil] This is just a proposal on the business of the House.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-975 Book-7 Page [852]
11/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed that notwithstanding the motion re sittings and business of the Dáíl in budget week, agreed on Wednesday, 3 October 2018, that proceedings on Financial Resolution No. 4, if not previously adjourned, shall be interrupted at 3 p.m. today to take item No. 33a, a statem...Vol-973 Book-4 Page [452]
09/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] Yes.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-968 Book-7 Page [838]
01/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] I understand over 200 people will be here. Some will be in the Gallery and ancillary space has had to be found to accommodate all those who wish to come to the House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-941 Book-1 Page [380]
27/05/2014 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that Oral Questions to the Taoiseach shall not be taken today and that Leaders' Questions shall be followed by the Order of Business.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-842 Book-1 Page [21]
19/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] We have just agreed the Order of Business.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-979 Book-5 Page [576]
29/11/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is a proposal to take the motion which was already agreed earlier at the Business Committee. The Deputies can vote against that motion when it is put.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-975 Book-7 Page [852]
11/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-973 Book-4 Page [452]
09/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] -----to engage in briefings for Members. I would have thought it appropriate that my officials and I might be involved. I would be very happy to take on board the suggestion of Deputy Howlin, if indeed I can take it as a suggestion. Maybe I will make early contact with the Leas...Vol-968 Book-7 Page [838]
01/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] People rang our offices to ask-----[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-941 Book-1 Page [380]
19/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] I did not agree. This item was not reached. That is why I am raising it.[Barrett, Seán]Vol-979 Book-5 Page [576]
29/11/2018 [Business of Dáil] So we will be voting on it. That is fine.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-975 Book-7 Page [852]
09/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] I can assure the Deputy that I will bring it to the attention of the commission.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-968 Book-7 Page [838]
01/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] They rang many people's offices.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-941 Book-1 Page [380]
19/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] It was part of the proposal for today's business. It was agreed to take all those matters. How the item proceeds is another matter, but we will investigate the issue and report directly to the Deputy in advance.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-979 Book-5 Page [576]
29/11/2018 [Business of Dáil] We are very eager to vote against the Government.[Murphy, Paul]Vol-975 Book-7 Page [852]
01/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] I ask that a copy of the revised schedule be circulated.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-941 Book-1 Page [380]
19/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] I thank the Ceann Comhairle.[Barrett, Seán]Vol-979 Book-5 Page [577]
29/11/2018 [Business of Dáil] Let the hare sit.[Creed, Michael]Vol-975 Book-7 Page [852]
01/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is the proposed change to the Order of Business agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-941 Book-1 Page [380]
13/06/2013 [Business of Dáil] I ask the Minister of State to move the suspension of the sitting until 3.42 p.m.[Byrne, Catherine]Vol-806 Book-3 Page [1073]
13/06/2013 [Business of Dáil] On a point of order, the Dáil will be suspended for several hours. The way business is ordered will be a cost on the Exchequer, which is very regrettable.[Murphy, Catherine]Vol-806 Book-3 Page [1073]
13/06/2013 [Business of Dáil] The way business is ordered is very regrettable and again demonstrates that the Executive is controlling the business of the Dáil rather than the Legislature and I object to it.[Murphy, Catherine]Vol-806 Book-3 Page [1073]
25/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders that the Dáil shall take No. 32a, statements on Tuam mother and baby home, immediately after proceedings on the statements on the disclosures tribunal report (Charleton report) today. The statements will be brought to a c...Vol-974 Book-3 Page [320]
25/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is the Minister of State's proposal agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-974 Book-3 Page [321]
19/12/2013 [Business of Dáil] Before we proceed to Leaders' Questions, I have been informed of an act of vandalism, which I regard it to be, in this Chamber, which was totally out of character. Never before in the history of this Chamber have I seen such behaviour by a Member in walking down and handing a gla...Vol-825 Book-3 Page [743]
17/01/2017 [Business of Dáil] We note, with regret, the passing of T. K. Whitaker last week, a truly outstanding public servant and a man of extraordinary vision and ability who left his mark on Ireland. I thought it might be appropriate to make arrangements for all Members and party leaders to make more appr...Vol-934 Book-1 Page [22]
17/01/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed. The Business Committee will make the necessary arrangements.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-934 Book-1 Page [22]
19/12/2013 [Business of Dáil] It was not a peaceful gesture. It happened in the Houses of Parliament.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-825 Book-3 Page [743]
19/12/2013 [Business of Dáil] The vandalism is being delivered to people's homes.[Higgins, Joe]Vol-825 Book-3 Page [743]
19/12/2013 [Business of Dáil] It is the same water that is coming out people's taps in Roscommon-----[Stanley, Brian]Vol-825 Book-3 Page [743]
07/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders and provided that the debate on Second Stage of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017 does not conclude tomorrow, that the Dáil shall sit at 12 noon on Tuesday, 12 December 2017, to take the resumed Second Stage debate o...Vol-962 Book-8 Page [1031]
07/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-962 Book-8 Page [1031]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] We will proceed to Questions on Promised Legislation. Before we start, can I point out that we have 30 Members offering on promised legislation.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [486]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] May I raise a point of order?[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [486]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Yes.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [486]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] I objected to the Order of Business yesterday on the basis we needed some more time to reflect on the proposal to change Operation Pontus into Operation Sophia. My understanding is that an amendment was brought in at 10 o'clock this morning simply to increase the time. My intent...Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [486]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Before calling the Government Whip to address that particular proposal, I remind all present that a revised proposal to increase the allocation of time from 40 minutes to 80 minutes was agreed by the House at 10 o'clock this morning in an attempt to take on board Members' concerns...Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [486]
13/04/2017 [Business of Dáil] Before moving on to the voting bloc, I am conscious of the fact we are about to shortly embark on our Easter break. It might be appropriate for me, on behalf of all Members, to extend a word of appreciation and thanks to the Secretary General and all his team across the various s...Vol-947 Book-2 Page [441]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] I agree.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [486]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] -----to decide what happens in its time.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [486]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Yesterday Deputies raised an issue about the time. The Taoiseach offered to give extra time and we agreed to that under the Standing Order this morning. Obviously, the Deputy has raised an issue we can reflect on.[McHugh, Joe]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [486]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Even postpone it to tomorrow or Friday.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [487]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] However, we have a very heavy schedule. We have moved many items of legislation around. We are tight for time up to Friday. However, the House has agreed at least to debate it. That was agreed yesterday and was agreed here today again.[McHugh, Joe]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [487]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] I greatly appreciate the attitude of the Government Whip. This issue arose in the media over the weekend. It was only passed by the Government on Tuesday. We only saw the actual motion yesterday. Most of us have been doing research on it since. The British House of Lords publ...Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [487]
25/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] I want to raise a point of order because I want to give an opportunity to the Taoiseach. Yesterday, I raised a question on Leaders' Questions and the Taoiseach may have inadvertently misled the Dáil. He said, when I raised the issue of voluntary contributions in schools:
Volunta...
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12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] This is a motion, I take it.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [487]
25/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy has quoted from a circular. Does the Taoiseach wish to respond briefly?[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-968 Book-1 Page [45]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Yes.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [487]
25/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] I shall have to check that out. The note I have refers to Circular 0065/2010 but I will check if it is correct. If it is incorrect, I will be happy to correct the record.[Taoiseach, The]Vol-968 Book-1 Page [45]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Perhaps the solution would be to have the debate today and defer consideration of the motion until tomorrow. Would that be possible?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [487]
25/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] The Taoiseach will have an opportunity to do so.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-968 Book-1 Page [45]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] The issue is that people want to get things rammed in this week. That is the call of the House.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [487]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] It will be in the voting bloc tomorrow anyway. The time for the debate has been allocated today. We moved a lot of other legislation around. It was agreed this morning to take the extra time. The Taoiseach offered the extra time yesterday.[McHugh, Joe]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [487]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Members want a chance to read these reports.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [487]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] There will be possibilities during the voting bloc tomorrow if that is agreed.[McHugh, Joe]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [487]
12/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-4 Page [487]
13/03/2019 [Business of Dáil] I move:
That notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Order of Business of 12 March 2019, first, the rota for Private Members' business in accordance with Standing Order 143F shall be amended by way of the following temporary sequence: Solidarity-People Before Profit sha...
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14/11/2012 [Business of Dáil] I call on the Minister of State, Deputy Paul Kehoe, to move a motion to amend today's Order of Business.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-782 Book-4 Page [719]
14/11/2012 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the resumed Second Stage debate on the Credit Union Bill 2012 shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 3.45 p.m. today.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-782 Book-4 Page [719]
14/11/2012 [Business of Dáil] Is the proposal agreed to? Agreed.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-782 Book-4 Page [719]
30/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] Pursuant to Standing Order 27E(8), it is proposed that No. 11, motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the Companies Act 2014 (Section 1313) Regulations 2017, be taken now without debate.[Doherty, Regina]Vol-945 Book-1 Page [655]
11/07/2018 [Business of Dáil] The Minister of State, Deputy Joe McHugh, has a business proposal to put to the House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-971 Book-6 Page [801]
11/07/2018 [Business of Dáil] Tá brón orm go bhfuil orm cur isteach ar an Teach chun an sceideal a athrú. Notwithstanding yesterday's Order of Business, it is proposed that the motion for the referral of the Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018 to select committee is hereby withdrawn and Committee and Remaining St...Vol-971 Book-6 Page [801]
11/07/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is the Government's revised proposal agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-971 Book-6 Page [801]
09/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] Pursuant to Standing Order 27E(8) and further to the orders of the Dáil on Tuesday, it is proposed that No. b4, motion re amendment of orders of reference of the Joint Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services, be taken now without debate, followed by No. c4, moti...Vol-942 Book-2 Page [930]
09/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is the proposal agreed to?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-942 Book-2 Page [930]
09/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] With respect to the proposition on the Joint Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services, there is simply no reason we should be delaying the work of the committee. We could have and should have finished this week. This is just kicking the can down the road becaus...Vol-942 Book-2 Page [930]
09/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is definitely not agreed because we should be having a debate here today if the Government wants to postpone further the deadline for the water committee. Second, we should not be doing it at all. I guess we have had more than 50 hours of discussion in committee. We have had...Vol-942 Book-2 Page [931]
09/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] In fairness, the water committee has been making substantial progress in a number of areas. There are approximately seven or eight headed areas. We have been making substantial progress with options papers that have been given to us by the Chairman, Senator Ó Céidigh, in regard ...Vol-942 Book-2 Page [931]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] The business for tomorrow is No. 11, Further Revised Estimates, back from committee; No. 12, Supplementary Estimates, back from committee; No. 25, motion re Permanent Structured Cooperation, PESCO; No. 27, Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 - Committee and Remaining Stages ...Vol-962 Book-7 Page [884]
09/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Rural Independent Group, represented by Deputy Noel Grealish, has no issue with the proposal.[McGrath, Mattie]Vol-942 Book-2 Page [931]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I call the Government Chief Whip to move a proposal arising out of today's Business Committee meeting.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1017]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I wish to raise a question concerning the order. I was at the Business Committee, which agreed to allow this matter to be brought before the House. I am not aware that everybody in the House is aware that this motion is to be brought before us. The schedule for the week is set ...Vol-930 Book-2
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] Before we get going, is the motion to instruct the committee with regard to the Technological Universities Bill, which is non-contentious, agreed? Agreed. A number of Members wish to speak. I call Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [884]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I can confirm that a schedule was circulated to everybody this morning in the normal way.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1017]
17/06/2015 [Business of Dáil] Before proceeding to the Order of Business, I notify the House of a change in the running order of the matters selected for the Topical Issue debate. The matters raised by Deputy Pat Deering; Deputies Brendan Smith, Gerry Adams and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn; Deputies Mary Lou McDonal...Vol-883 Book-1 Page [40]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Order of the Dáil of 10 July, that the Dáil shall suspend now for 15 minutes, and the business to be transacted then shall be as follows: No. 12a - nomination of members of the Government, for which the following a...Vol-848 Book-2 Page [289]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] I am opposed to the provision itself being put before the House but I am proposing an amendment to the motion which is that the proposal on PESCO would be referred to the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence sitting at 5.30 p.m. today for full and detailed co...Vol-962 Book-7 Page [884]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] We were here late last night.[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1017]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] I do not want to rain on anyone's parade, but the time allocated is hopelessly inadequate. We indicated to the Government Chief Whip that the leaders of the Opposition parties need at least half an hour to contribute on this important issue and all Members of the House should be ...Vol-848 Book-2 Page [289]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] We will hear from everyone who wishes to comment first. I call Deputy Brendan Howlin.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [884]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] We were.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1018]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] Sinn Féin also objects to the time allocation. We are sitting on a Friday, and we have no problem with that. We have a problem with the fact that most of the Members of the House will not have the opportunity to have their say on the proposal the Government will put before us, t...Vol-848 Book-2 Page [289]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] Yesterday I proposed to the House that this matter would be referred to the defence committee, and I understood there was broad agreement on it, so that it would be capable of calling witnesses and the Army would be able to present at it, but now I understand that a joke is being ...Vol-962 Book-7 Page [885]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] When a Deputy raised the question of how to change the order last night so that we could suspend, they were told that we could not do that and that a meeting of the Business Committee was needed. We had a meeting this morning to deal with this issue but no attempt was made to hav...Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1018]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] The Government dares to come in with this pitiful amount of time to debate what we are told is to be a radical new policy direction and an almost new Government. The Labour Party had a full six weeks to discuss the disastrous perdition into which it has put our country over the p...Vol-848 Book-2 Page [290]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] I second Deputy Ó Snodaigh's proposed amendment. It achieves exactly what Deputy Howlin is saying. In voting on this amendment, we are not voting on the actual issue of whether we should join. We are voting on whether we should have proper debate on it. Whatever their view on ...Vol-962 Book-7 Page [885]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I thank Deputy Ó Snodaigh for his intervention.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1018]
21/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] That concludes an extended edition of questions on proposed legislation. I understand the Minister of State, Deputy Regina Doherty, has a business proposal to put to the House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9180 Book-5 Page [544]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] I have looked for longer sittings but no one has agreed.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [885]
09/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] I call on the Government Chief Whip to propose arrangements for the taking of this afternoon's business.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-2 Page [586]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I understand it was circulated at 11.40 a.m. this morning.[Smith, Bríd]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1018]
21/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed that the following items be taken today without debate after questions on proposed legislation, which is now: No. 1, motion re Standing Orders 6, 70, 84A, 93, 95, 107 and Schedule 1 to Standing Orders; No. 2, motion re arrangements re the budget 2017; and No. 3, mot...Vol-9180 Book-5 Page [544]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] So radical is the Labour Party's approach that its members think it will save them from the gates of perdition at the next election. We have not had sight of that, yet we are supposed to speak in an informed manner on it.[Higgins, Joe]Vol-848 Book-2 Page [290]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] I call Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [885]
09/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding the Order of the Dáil of 7 February 2017, that: the proceedings of Second Stage of the National Famine Commemoration Day Bill 2017 shall not take place today; the motion re the ninth report of the Committee of Selection and statements on proposed te...Vol-938 Book-2 Page [586]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] Quite possibly.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1018]
21/07/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9180 Book-5 Page [544]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] What has gone on here stinks to high heaven. Something of absolutely eIn case we think that we are immune in this jurisdiction, remember that six years ago, an eternity in politics and technology, in the 2011 presidential election, the "Frontline" programme saw an acrimonious deb...Vol-962 Book-7 Page [885]
09/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-2 Page [587]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] That is not good enough because I am a member of the Business Committee and I was unaware that this was coming up, so I could not tell the people in my group or, indeed, Deputies beyond it. This is one of the most fundamental and central issues relating to what has been happening...Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1018]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] I am asking for more time for all Members who wish to contribute, and also that we be given the documents so that we can have 15 minutes to see the policy proposals that are supposed to turn around the ship and its disastrous course of austerity that has been inflicted on people o...Vol-848 Book-2 Page [290]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] Come off it.[Coveney, Simon]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [887]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I know other Deputies want to come in but to set the record straight, if we were here until 3 a.m., it was because Deputies continued to offer to speak and because the Business Committee decided that there should be no guillotine on the Finance Bill. I recall pointing out to Depu...Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1018]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] That is what I think. Why then has the Government told us there is a deadline? The deadline for the Government is the EU Council meeting.[Barrett, Richard Boyd]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [887]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I did not have a problem with it-----[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1018]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] Yes, on a point of order. I hope it is a point of order.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-848 Book-2 Page [290]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] -----perhaps I misheard the Chief Whip, but I did not hear any reference to the group known as others, which represents-----[Timmins, Billy]Vol-848 Book-2 Page [290]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is not.[Coveney, Simon]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [887]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy did not have a problem. That is very good. In respect of-----[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1018]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] Why the rush so?[Barry, Mick]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [887]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Ceann Comhairle is making my case.[Smith, Bríd]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1018]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] Half of the Government Members want to get rid of their leader after the changes today, so they might well do that. This group represents almost 10% of the Members, and the Ceann Comhairle has clearly indicated to the Taoiseach and the Chief Whip that a number of Members of the H...Vol-848 Book-2 Page [290]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Government wants to get it through, so it had the Chief Whip come into the Business Committee meeting to tell us there was a deadline to be met. There is no deadline for joining PESCO. We can apply at any time in the future following a proper debate and consideration. That ...Vol-962 Book-7 Page [887]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] The issue that is now before us was brought in an open and transparent manner before the Business Committee this morning. It was discussed. Deputy Bríd Smith was conscious of it because she asked whether we could have a debate about the matter and a decision was arrived at. Dep...Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1018]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] You have made your point, Deputy.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [887]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Ceann Comhairle will confirm that I left this room and came back in to ask him. I told him that Martina Fitzgerald from RTE had tweeted that this was coming up-----[Smith, Bríd]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1018]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] Frankly, it makes a sham of democracy.[Barrett, Richard Boyd]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [887]
28/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or in the order of the Dáil of 22 March 2017 that: (1) the Topical Issue debate shall not be taken today; (2) the divisions postponed from last Thursday, which were scheduled to be taken today, will now be taken on Thursd...Vol-944 Book-2 Page [362]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy certainly did.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] I call Deputy Seamus Healy.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [887]
28/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] I take it that the proposals for today's business are agreed to? Agreed. Is the business proposed for Wednesday agreed to?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-944 Book-2 Page [362]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] -----and that I was confused. I did not really understand. When Deputy Regina Doherty spoke at the Business Committee this morning and said she was raising this issue, we were in the middle of discussing what is coming up next week. In my naivety and "brand newness", I understo...Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] I too wish to oppose the Chief Whip's proposal on this matter. It is an attempt to rush the matter through the House and present the public with a fait accompli. Although obviously an issue for the House, as I said yesterday it is not just an issue for the House. It is also an ...Vol-962 Book-7 Page [887]
28/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] May I raise a point on that?[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-944 Book-2 Page [362]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Business Committee transacts its business in a fair, open and very accessible manner. It is not fair to allege that Deputy Bríd Smith's colleagues - all the other members of the Business Committee - were in some way involved in some sort of subterfuge to delude her as to what...Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
28/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] Yes, of course.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-944 Book-2 Page [362]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I did not say that all my colleagues here-----[Smith, Bríd]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
28/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] I know the Business Committee discussed this but I wanted to put on the record of the House that there is a major national strike taking place in Bus Éireann. The Government may try to pretend it does not have any role in that, but as a major shareholder, it does. The matter has...Vol-944 Book-2 Page [362]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy has made her point.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
28/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] It was discussed at the meeting of the Business Committee we just had. Members felt very strongly that it would be inappropriate to take out tomorrow's debate on Northern Ireland, which had been agreed in principle. We have a protocol, which we adopted at the last meeting, in re...Vol-944 Book-2 Page [362]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I reinforce the point. Let us be quite clear about what is going on here. This is an attempt on the part of the Government with the support of Fianna Fáil to pull a really sly one on the issue of the establishment of the joint committee on the future funding of domestic water se...Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
28/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] Fianna Fáil had a Private Members' debate some weeks back but we would be open to another.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-944 Book-2 Page [362]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] There is no provision for a debate at this time. If Members want to raise a point of order - I take it that it is a point of order - by all means, they should make a point of order. Otherwise-----[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
28/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is the business for Wednesday agreed? Agreed. Is the business agreed for Thursday? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-944 Book-2 Page [362]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] This is a point of order.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
28/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] I thank Deputy Ruth Coppinger for pointing out to me an inaccuracy.[Taoiseach, The]Vol-944 Book-2 Page [362]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] No, he is going into the detail of the proposal.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
28/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is not the first inaccuracy I have pointed out. It probably will not be the last.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-944 Book-2 Page [362]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is an important point.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
28/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] I understand that. I am glad to have people who-----[Taoiseach, The]Vol-944 Book-2 Page [363]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] There are many important points that may need to be raised. Will Deputy Barry conclude?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
28/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] Deputy Coppinger is probably not too accurate herself.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-944 Book-2 Page [363]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] On a point of order, a committee was established in this House earlier in the lifetime of this Dáil - the Committee on Housing and Homelessness. The chairperson of this committee was not appointed by the Government after a back room conversation with Fianna Fáil. The chairperson...Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] There was no-----[Coveney, Simon]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Minister should not interrupt me. The chairperson of that committee was elected. What is being proposed here is that the Government will pick the chairperson of the committee.[Barry, Mick]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy has made his point so will he resume his seat?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
06/03/2019 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed that, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the resolutions of the Dáil of 28 February and 5 March, that today the suspension of the sitting under Standing Order 25 shall take place at 4 p.m. for one hour, unless the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from th...Vol-980 Book-5 Page [569]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I have not finished my point because there is a context to this.[Barry, Mick]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1019]
06/03/2019 [Business of Dáil] Are the proposals agreed to? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-980 Book-5 Page [569]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] He has. Can we have order?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I have not completed my point.[Barry, Mick]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I have allowed the Deputy loads of time.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] Deputy Barry is saying that it is a breach with previous committees.[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] He has made that point.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I have further points to make about it.[Barry, Mick]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] No. A point of order is something that is made briefly and succinctly. Deputy Barry has made his point. He wants to get into the committee-----[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I have not completed my point.[Barry, Mick]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy wants to get into a political debate. A motion will be brought before us which the Deputy can vote for or against, as he chooses, but we are not going any further down that road.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] The motion should not be put today.[Barry, Mick]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I do not want to be at odds with Deputy Barry. Will he resume his seat?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I will not resume my seat until such time as-----[Barry, Mick]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] We cannot have that type of approach to our business. We conduct our business here in a professional and parliamentary fashion. This is not the marketplace. I ask Deputy Barry to resume his seat or I will be forced to suspend the House. I cannot tolerate Members treating their...Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I am not talking to Deputy Coppinger. I ask Deputy Barry to resume his seat. I suspend the House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] I have a point to make before I ask the Taoiseach to clarify the process and procedure. The proposal, or part thereof, before us is to refer the motion to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs Trade and Defence. That is absolutely in accordance with Standing Order 187. It is a...Vol-962 Book-7 Page [887]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] On a point of order, if we adopt this, we are expecting the committee to deal with it before tomorrow. We are already setting a deadline for tomorrow.[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [888]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] To respond to the Deputy's point, if he talks to his party leader or party Whip, they might be able to advise if there is an opportunity-----[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-848 Book-2 Page [291]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] That is impossible.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [888]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] I take that as an invitation from the Whips of the other groups to attend meetings of the Whips from here on.[Timmins, Billy]Vol-848 Book-2 Page [291]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] We are limiting the time of the committee. This is beyond the fact that we were told there would be two hours in committee. Even if the committee sat all through the night until it reported back to the Dáil, it would be a case of the Dáil setting a time for it to engage in its c...Vol-962 Book-7 Page [888]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] The very thing the Ceann Comhairle said cannot be done.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [888]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] When the others do turn up, I hope the Minister of State will not close the door on us.[Timmins, Billy]Vol-848 Book-2 Page [291]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] It would not be allowing the committee to consider properly how to engage in detailed scrutiny.[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [888]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] I am outlining to the House what I consider to be a reasonable interpretation of the Standing Orders, as they are written. How the Deputy would like them to be is a different matter. I am interpreting them as they are.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [888]
06/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] We are due to have a sos at 1.30 p.m. The next item is Report Stage of the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016. We will either have to adjourn at 1.30 p.m. or, with the Minister's permission, we can adjourn now.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-2 Page [228]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] May we table amendments to the Government's proposal?[Barrett, Richard Boyd]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [888]
06/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] If the House is in agreement we could adjourn now and resume at 2 p.m.[Flanagan, Charles]Vol-9570 Book-2 Page [228]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy may.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [888]
06/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-2 Page [228]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] I formally move amendment No. 1:
That the matter be referred to the committee for next week and that no vote take place in the Dáil until the new year.[Barrett, Richard Boyd]
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11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] And we do not want an announcement from the Taoiseach.[Timmins, Billy]Vol-848 Book-2 Page [291]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] This is not a new issue. If somebody arrived in the Visitors Gallery today or were tuning in to these policy matter discussions for the first time, he or she would think PESCO had just been dreamt up in the past couple of months. This is in the Lisbon treaty. The treaty was rat...Vol-962 Book-7 Page [888]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] That is wrong.[Burton, Joan]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [888]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] The time is for a decision is now. Let us make it.[Taoiseach, The]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [888]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] The public knows nothing about this.[Barrett, Richard Boyd]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [888]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] Order, please. We are dealing with a proposal from the Minister of State.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-848 Book-2 Page [291]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is the Deputy's responsibility to inform the public. He had eight years.[Taoiseach, The]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [888]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] To address members of the Opposition, we are basing the time schedule on precedent. When reshuffles took place previously, the same amount of time was allocated.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-848 Book-2 Page [291]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] There is a proposal made by Deputy Boyd Barrett to refer the matter to the joint committee for next week and defer the taking of a vote until the new year. That is a legitimate amendment to the Government's proposal. I will deal with it now.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [888]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] I assure Deputies opposite that I will prioritise the allocation of time to enable the new Ministers to outline the policy direction to be taken in their respective Departments. It would be more appropriate for each Minister to outline his or her policies and priorities.[Kehoe, P...Vol-848 Book-2 Page [291]
11/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] No, I am sorry, Deputy, but I cannot take a point of order.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-848 Book-2 Page [291]
11/12/2018 [Business of Dáil] I wish to announce for the information of the House that the Business Committee has consulted on the change agreed earlier on the Order of Business relating to tomorrow's Taoiseach's oral questions, and has agreed to the change. Accordingly, Taoiseach's oral questions will not no...Vol-976 Book-4 Page [490]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] The question is: "That the business proposal be agreed to." Is it agreed to?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [890]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I will take two points of order from Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett and the Minister of State, Deputy Regina Doherty.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
06/12/2017 [Business of Dáil] No.[Barrett, Richard Boyd]Vol-962 Book-7 Page [890]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] I will make this brief. Earlier it was essentially suggested that if we had spoken less in the debate on the Finance Bill last night, we would not have this problem. I object to that logic because we have a job - a solemn responsibility, I argue - to scrutinise legislation, in p...Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1020]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] This is my point of order. I have been accused this morning of pulling a fast and a sly one and not adhering to proper procedures. I would like both comments about my reputation withdrawn. Let me be very clear. Every single party and none in this House negotiated and discussed...Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1021]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] At what time yesterday?[Barry, Mick]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1021]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] There was no attempt to do anything other than follow normal procedure, as we always do in this House. The problem is that Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett and his party members do not know what normal procedure is.[Doherty, Regina]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1021]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] At what time was it sent?[Coppinger, Ruth]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1021]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] Please withdraw the two slanderous remarks made about my reputation and how I do my job in this House.[Doherty, Regina]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1021]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] Pursuant to Standing Order No. 27E(8), it is proposed that No. 10c, motion re establishment of the Joint Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services, be taken now without debate and that any division demanded thereon be taken immediately. We are proposing an amendm...Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1021]
24/11/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is the amendment to the proposal agreed to? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-930 Book-2 Page [1021]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Before moving to Questions on Promised Legislation, I understand the Government Whip wishes to propose some revisions to the schedule for today and tomorrow.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [683]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding the Orders of the Dáil of 11 July, that the proceedings on No. d10, motion re the establishment of the Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care, and No. e10, motion re Standing Order 147, shall be taken without debate after Questions on P...Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [683]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] At what time is it proposed to resume the discussion on the motion re defence?[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [683]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] It will resume immediately after the 30 minute sos, which will take place after the voting bloc.[McHugh, Joe]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [683]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] We disagree with two of the proposals. What is the procedure for dealing with them?[Barrett, Richard Boyd]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [683]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] With which proposals does the Deputy disagree?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [684]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] We disagree with the motion on Standing Order 147 and the proposal to put the motion on defence to a vote. I can explain the reasons we oppose the proposals.[Barrett, Richard Boyd]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [684]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy may as well make a statement.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [684]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] As for the motion on defence, I was speaking in the Chamber and could not attend the meeting of the business management committee. However, I understand a number of Deputies made clear at the meeting that the motion, which would result in the deployment of the triple lock mechani...Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [684]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Government will explain its position in respect of the defence motion, which was debated at length in the Business Committee this morning when the concerns raised by the Deputy were discussed in detail. On the motion re Standing Order 147, which deals with substantially simil...Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [684]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Some members dissented.[Smith, Bríd]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [684]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] While agreement was not unanimous, the overwhelming majority of members agreed to the proposal.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [684]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] That does not mean the proposal should not be debated.[Smith, Bríd]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [684]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] On the defence motion, out of respect to the Business Committee, at which there is good co-operation, I stated I would take back the concerns raised by members. I arranged a meeting with the Chief of Staff, Secretary General and Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Dep...Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [684]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Two different decisions must be taken because my party wishes to support one proposal and oppose another.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [685]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] I am afraid we will take both matters together.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [685]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] That is impossible.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [685]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] We cannot do that. They are completely separate matters.[Smith, Bríd]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [685]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is an amendment to the Order of Business proposed?[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [685]
28/02/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Order of the Dáil of 27 February, that the Dáil shall now adjourn until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 March 2018.[McHugh, Joe]Vol-966 Book-2 Page [191]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] I propose amending the Order of Business to determine each issue separately.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [685]
28/02/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-966 Book-2 Page [191]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed. We will first deal with the proposal that any division demanded on the proceedings on No. b10, motion re defence, be taken immediately.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [685]
10/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] I have to bring to the attention of the House that we are 20 minutes late starting. I understand it is no reflection on the Minister, but we were due to start at 1.55 p.m. I also apologise to those who are viewing on Oireachtas TV.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-968 Book-8 Page [984]
10/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] I offer my apologies to you, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle, to the staff and to Deputies O'Callaghan, Quinlivan and Mattie McGrath. I mistook the time; I thought it was 2.15 p.m. I apologise and I appreciate your understanding.[Flanagan, Charles]Vol-968 Book-8 Page [984]
10/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is well accepted.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-968 Book-8 Page [984]
10/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] Thank you.[Flanagan, Charles]Vol-968 Book-8 Page [984]
08/03/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding the Order of the Dáil of 6 March 2018, that the Dáil shall sit tomorrow, Friday, 9 March at 10.30 a.m. to take Order for Second Stage and Second Stage of the Thirty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018, and shall adjourn at 4 p.m., if not p...Vol-966 Book-5 Page [522]
08/03/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-966 Book-5 Page [522]
26/05/2016 [Business of Dáil] In accordance with the Orders of the House of 14 April and 5 May, respectively, I wish to confirm to the House that:
Following the recent appointment of Ministers of State and with effect from 24 May 2016, the following changes have been made to the membership of the Committee on ...
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29/01/2013 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed that expressions of sympathy on the death of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe be taken now, from the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and leaders of Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin, a representative of the Technical Group, the Minister for Justice and Equality, a spokesperson from Fiann...Vol-790 Page [44]
13/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Can I take it that the balance of the Government's proposal in respect of business for the remainder of the week is agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-5 Page [691]
02/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] We are moving to hear expressions of sympathy on the death of a colleague, Mr. Pádraig Faulkner, who served as Ceann Comhairle and as Minister while giving 30 years service to the House. I am delighted to welcome to the Distinguished Visitors Gallery his daughter, Mary, his sons ...Vol-809 Book-2 Page [167]
24/06/2016 [Business of Dáil] I call on the Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, Deputy Regina Doherty, to make a statement to the House.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-914 Book-4 Page [999]
24/06/2016 [Business of Dáil] I propose, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Dáil on its rising today shall adjourn until Monday, 27 June 2016 at 12 noon and the business to be transacted shall be statements on Brexit and the following arrangements shall apply: the statements shall, if not pr...Vol-914 Book-4 Page [999]
14/04/2016 [Business of Dáil] Before moving to the next business, at the request of the Sub-Committee on Dáil Reform, I wish to update the House on the work of the sub-committee, which has met on four occasions since its establishment.
The sub-committee agreed a formal work programme at its first meeting on ...
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29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] On a brief point of order, I wonder if by agreement of the House could I and my colleagues have a couple of minutes to contribute to the debate as our party will have a first-time candidate in the constituency?[Timmins, Billy]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
02/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] Expressions of sympathy on the death of former Deputy Pádraig Faulkner shall be taken now and the Order of Business proposals shall be taken on the completion of the expressions of sympathy.[Taoiseach, The]Vol-809 Book-2 Page [167]
21/01/2016 [Business of Dáil] The Government Chief Whip has indicated that he wishes to make a proposal regarding today's business.[Kenny, Seán]Vol-903 Book-3 Page [607]
24/06/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-914 Book-4 Page [999]
21/01/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders and the order of the Dáil of Thursday, 21 January 2016, that statements on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, be taken now for two hours and 30 minutes.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-903 Book-3 Page [607]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] The order has been made and allows time for Ministers, as well as the leaders of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the Technical Group.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
28/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Order of Business of Tuesday, 26 February that No. b11, motion re sittings and business on today's second supplementary Order Paper, shall be taken now without debate and any division demanded thereon will be taken...Vol-980 Book-3 Page [322]
21/01/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[Kenny, Seán]Vol-903 Book-3 Page [607]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] The order has been set.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
28/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-980 Book-3 Page [322]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] That was the order made but there is a provision for sharing time. It is a limited debate, with five minutes allocated to each person.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
18/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] I call the Government assistant Whip, Deputy Seán Canney, to issue a statement regarding the Order of the House.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-967 Book-5 Page [578]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] My understanding is the debate is due to start at 1.36 p.m. If we begin early, perhaps I could have a couple of minutes at the end. Two minutes will do.[Timmins, Billy]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
18/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding the Order of Business of the Dáil of yesterday, 17 April 2018, that immediately following the taking of the Topical Issue Debate today, No. 26a, a statement by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, shall be taken. The sta...Vol-967 Book-5 Page [578]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] The Deputy must be joking.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
18/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed?[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-967 Book-5 Page [579]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] The order is set.[Carey, Joe]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
21/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Order of Business of Tuesday, 19 February, that No. 14b, motion re sitting and the business of the Dáil, on today's Supplementary Order Paper shall be taken now without debate.[Kyne, Seán]Vol-979 Book-7 Page [904]
18/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] No. I have some concerns about that format in that it does not allow for a genuine session of questions and answers. First, six minutes for a party with 45 Deputies is wholly disproportionate with six minutes for a party of five or six. I am not saying all 45 members will be sp...Vol-967 Book-5 Page [579]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] Could I get the agreement of the House on that? Is it agreed? All right.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
21/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-979 Book-7 Page [904]
18/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is a question and a reply.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-967 Book-5 Page [579]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] Hold on.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
18/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is it a question and reply, followed by a question and reply? Deputy Canney said five minutes at the end to sum up.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-967 Book-5 Page [579]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] The order was made.[Carey, Joe]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
18/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] No.[Canney, Seán]Vol-967 Book-5 Page [579]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] On a point of order, as this is such an important issue, if there is speaking time available, it should be used.[Halligan, John]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
18/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] That is fine, once I know there is a facility for questions and replies. I do believe, however, that six minutes is very tight.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-967 Book-5 Page [579]
15/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] I call on the Chief Whip to outline the proposals for the taking of the business of the House.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-933 Book-2 Page [915]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] That is agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
18/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] I suggest we wait to see how it progresses.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-967 Book-5 Page [579]
15/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] Before I do so, on behalf on the entire Membership of this House and Seanad, I wish to thank publicly the staff, the ushers, the officials and all of the people who work around these Houses to make sure that we can do what it is that we do on a daily basis. I thank them most sinc...Vol-933 Book-2 Page [915]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] Are we getting two minutes at the end?[Timmins, Billy]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
18/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] To clarify, the allowance of six minutes each involves a question for one minute and a reply for one minute, a question for one minute and a reply for one minute, and a question for one minute and a reply for one minute. The five minutes at the end are for concluding remarks.[Can...Vol-967 Book-5 Page [579]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] That is agreed. We have time for that.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
18/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] Everyone gets three one-minute questions.[Howlin, Brendan]Vol-967 Book-5 Page [579]
15/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] I did not think it was that easy to get a round of applause.[Doherty, Regina]Vol-933 Book-2 Page [915]
29/04/2015 [Business of Dáil] That is without precedent.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-876 Book-2 Page [404]
18/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] This formula has been used before and it worked well.[Canney, Seán]Vol-967 Book-5 Page [579]
15/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is the season of goodwill.[O'Donovan, Patrick]Vol-933 Book-2 Page [915]
18/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] There was a time in the Dáil when one could be 35 minutes answering.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-967 Book-5 Page [579]
15/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] As agreed at the Business Committee meeting this morning, I ask the House's leave to withdraw the arrangements I proposed this morning.
Notwithstanding previous orders of the Dáil this week, I propose that the Dáil shall sit later than 7.48 p.m. this evening and shall adjourn no...
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18/04/2018 [Business of Dáil] I know. We are not going to go there now. We must take the sos. Is the proposal agreed? Agreed.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-967 Book-5 Page [579]
15/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed. Ós rud é go mbím anseo minic go leor mar Leas-Cheann Comhairle, ba cheart dom mo bhuíochas a chur in iúl do na Teachtaí go léir as an gcomhoibriú - an chuid is mó den am. Guím Nollaig shona oraibh go léir agus ar bhur dteaghlaigh.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle...Vol-933 Book-2 Page [915]
13/12/2012 [Business of Dáil] As the Ceann Comhairle will be aware, he suspended Deputy Mac Lochlainn yesterday.[Adams, Gerry]Vol-786 Book-3 Page [727]
10/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] I understand the Government Chief Whip, Deputy Kehoe, has a procedural motion that he wishes to put to the House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9060 Book-1 Page [16]
10/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] I congratulate the Ceann Comhairle.
It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Dáil shall sit later than 5.25 p.m. this evening.[Kehoe, Paul]
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13/12/2012 [Business of Dáil] He was quite rightly allowed to vote earlier. I understand he was subsequently denied entry to the Chamber to vote. He has a constitutional entitlement to vote and a mandate to vote. I ask the Ceann Comhairle to look into this matter.[Adams, Gerry]Vol-786 Book-3 Page [727]
10/03/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9060 Book-1 Page [16]
13/12/2012 [Business of Dáil] The only thing I can say is that for as long as I have been here - and long before me - if a Member is suspended he or she is suspended from the House and he or she is not entitled to be in the Chamber. Whether it is a constitutional right is not a matter that I can judge. It is...Vol-786 Book-3 Page [727]
13/12/2012 [Business of Dáil] I understand that. I have only been here a short period and there are many traditions in this Chamber which I think are archaic, anti-democratic and stifle proper and full debate. I know the Ceann Comhairle is only here to interpret and implement the rules but we will take legal...Vol-786 Book-3 Page [727]
21/09/2017 [Business of Dáil] The following members have been appointed to serve on the special committee on the future of mental health care. Representing the Government are Deputies Tom Neville, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Joe Carey and Tony McLoughlin. Representing the Fianna Fáil Party are Deputies James ...Vol-959 Book-2 Page [174]
08/03/2018 [Business of Dáil] Before proceeding to the next Topical Issue, the Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, Deputy McHugh, wishes to make a statement to the House.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-966 Book-5 Page [530]
08/03/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Order 29, that on Tuesday, 20 March 2018, the Leaders' Question which would have been put by Independents 4 Change may be put by the Social Democrats-Green Party and that on Wednesday, 21 March 2018, the Leaders' Question which ...Vol-966 Book-5 Page [530]
02/10/2014 [Business of Dáil] On behalf of the Government, I have been asked to inform the House that three Topical Issue matters have been deferred until next week. The first, on education, was tabled by Deputies Creighton and Mathews, who I understand have agreed to resubmit it next Tuesday, when the Minist...Vol-852 Book-3 Page [743]
08/03/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-966 Book-5 Page [530]
02/10/2014 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed. Does the Minister have any information on the fourth Topical Issue matter?[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-852 Book-3 Page [743]
02/10/2014 [Business of Dáil] I understand the transport issue raised by Deputy Dessie Ellis is to be deferred until next Tuesday. I presume that is in order, because the Deputy is not present. Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-852 Book-3 Page [743]
26/05/2015 [Business of Dáil] Since Deputy Pearse Doherty is not present to deal with First Stage of his Private Members' Bill, the Central Bank (Mortgage Interest Rates) Bill 2015, we must postpone it and move on to the Topical Issue debate.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-879 Book-2 Page [471]
05/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that, in relation to today’s business, Tuesday proposals No. 1 and 2 as contained in the first revised report of the Business Committee are hereby agreed to and, in relation to Thursday’s business, the Dáil shall sit at ...Vol-978 Book-8 Page [812]
05/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[Farrell, Alan]Vol-978 Book-8 Page [812]
14/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Orders of the Dáil of today, that the Dáil shall sit later than 10 p.m. tonight and the sitting shall suspend on the conclusion of Oral Questions until 6 p.m., whereupon statements of clarification on statements by...Vol-938 Book-3 Page [730]
14/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is the Government's revised proposal agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-3 Page [731]
23/01/2018 [Business of Dáil] Before we move on to Topical Issues, the Government Whip has an announcement to make.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-964 Book-1 Page [59]
23/01/2018 [Business of Dáil] I move:
That, notwithstanding the Order of the Dáil of 23 January, Government Business for today shall be Item 10, Motion re. Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann for a Directive 2013/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 laying down standards for the re...
Vol-964 Book-1 Page [59]
10/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] I call on the Chief Whip, Deputy Paul Kehoe, Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, to present a proposal.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-810 Book-2 Page [416]
10/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] Following the Order of Business this morning and notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the order of the Dáil today, the sitting shall be suspended for 30 minutes from 7 p.m. until 7.30 p.m.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-810 Book-2 Page [416]
10/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] Is the proposal that the sitting be suspended from 7 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. agreed to? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-810 Book-2 Page [417]
07/05/2014 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that tomorrow's business, after oral questions, shall be a motion re the nomination of a member of the Government and the following arrangements shall apply: the speeches of the Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and the leaders of...Vol-840 Book-2 Page [310]
30/09/2015 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Order of the Dáil of this day, that the arrangements agreed today in relation to the proceedings on No. 13a, motion re relocation opt-ins, shall apply in relation to the following motions, which shall be taken afte...Vol-891 Book-1 Page [72]
30/09/2015 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[Kennedy, Marcella Corcoran]Vol-891 Book-1 Page [72]
21/11/2017 [Business of Dáil] Before we move on to the Topical Issue debate, I call the Minister of State, Deputy McHugh, who has an announcement to make.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-961 Book-7 Page [863]
21/11/2017 [Business of Dáil] Bhí cruinniú dhearfach ag an Choiste Gnó ag 4.04 p.m. agus fuaireamar comhaontú ag an deireadh. Gabhaim m'aitheantas le mo chuid chomhghleacaithe ar an choiste agus, go háirithe, na daoine a bhí ag fanacht leathuair anseo.
It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Or...
Vol-961 Book-7 Page [863]
21/11/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed. This is a recommendation from the Business Committee. I thank the committee and its Chair.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-961 Book-7 Page [864]
09/07/2015 [Business of Dáil] I wish to announce that the sequence of Topical Issues has been changed. The first issue will be in the name of Deputy McEntee, the second in the names of Deputies McLellan and Maureen O'Sullivan, the third in the name of Deputy Ó Cuív and the fourth in the name of Deputy Aylward...Vol-886 Book-4 Page [832]
19/11/2014 [Business of Dáil] I move: "That the sitting be suspended for 45 minutes, after which the Minister and Minister of State will return."[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-858 Book-2 Page [400]
25/10/2016 [Business of Dáil] For the information of Members, I wish to announce that the National Tourism Development Authority (Amendment) Bill 2015, which was passed by the House on Wednesday last, is certified to be a Money Bill in accordance with Article 22.2.1° of the Constitution, and has now been sent ...Vol-926 Book-1 Page [458]
06/03/2018 [Business of Dáil] Roimh an chéad phíosa ghnó eile, tá moladh ag an bPríomh-Aoire maidir le gnó na seachtaine.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-966 Book-3 Page [256]
06/03/2018 [Business of Dáil] As Béarla, más féidir liom.[McHugh, Joe]Vol-966 Book-3 Page [256]
06/03/2018 [Business of Dáil] Ceart go leor.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-966 Book-3 Page [256]
06/03/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding the Order of Business of the Dáil today, 6 March 2018, that the business on Wednesday before midday shall be No. 31, statements on the third interim report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes, resumed. After midday, the bu...Vol-966 Book-3 Page [257]
06/03/2018 [Business of Dáil] An bhfuil sé sin aontaithe? Is the proposal agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-966 Book-3 Page [257]
11/04/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Chief Whip has an item of business to raise.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-946 Book-2 Page [181]
11/04/2017 [Business of Dáil] Following our conversation earlier with regard to the Order of Business, it is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Order of the Dáil today, that: (1) statements on water will not now take place tonight; and (2) the motion re the report of the Joint Committ...Vol-946 Book-2 Page [181]
11/04/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-946 Book-2 Page [182]
06/05/2016 [Business of Dáil] For the information of the House, I propose, notwithstanding the previous order of the day, that with the approval of the House the sitting be suspended for a further 45 minutes.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-9060 Book-12 Page [1005]
06/05/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9060 Book-12 Page [1005]
06/05/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is that enough?[Martin, Micheál]Vol-9060 Book-12 Page [1005]
06/05/2016 [Business of Dáil] Can the Government not get Deputy Kelly out of the Custom House?[Dooley, Timmy]Vol-9060 Book-12 Page [1005]
26/06/2014 [Business of Dáil] It would be wiser to suspend the sitting for 20 minutes to be fair to everyone because we have finished rather early and I imagine some of the Deputies may not be aware of this. Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-845 Book-3 Page [735]
10/12/2015 [Business of Dáil] A technical amendment is required, as the order of the day calls for a sos now, but that would be ridiculous.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-900 Book-2 Page [396]
10/12/2015 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed that, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, we proceed without a sos.[Kehoe, Paul]Vol-900 Book-2 Page [396]
28/11/2017 [Business of Dáil] I propose, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that immediately following the taking of Topical Issues today No. a30, a statement by the Minister for Justice and Equality re justice issues, shall be taken. The statement of the Minister shall not exceed ten minutes, follo...Vol-962 Book-3 Page [409]
10/12/2015 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-900 Book-2 Page [396]
28/11/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[Durkan, Bernard J.]Vol-962 Book-3 Page [409]
25/03/2014 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the business to be transacted after Oral Questions tomorrow shall be statements on matters relating to An Garda Síochána, and the proceedings thereon shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at...Vol-835 Book-1 Page [68]
27/03/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding the Order of the Dáil of 27 March 2018 or anything in Standing Order 30, that No. 9a, motion re. report of the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government under Standing Order 114, shall take place tomorrow, Tuesday, 27 March, on the c...Vol-967 Book-1 Page [70]
05/11/2013 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Order of the Dáil of today, that the Dáil shall sit later than 9 p.m. tonight and shall adjourn on the adjournment of Private Member's business which shall take place on the conclusion of Nos. 17 and 18 or at 7.30 ...Vol-819 Book-1 Page [78]
12/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] I understand the Government Chief Whip has a business proposal to put to the House arising out of this morning's debate on the Order of Business.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-979 Book-2 Page [217]
12/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Order of Business of today, that the Dáil shall sit later than 10.15 p.m. tomorrow and shall adjourn not later than 11.15 p.m., that a statement by the Minister for Health, followed by questions and answers, shall ...Vol-979 Book-2 Page [217]
27/03/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-967 Book-1 Page [70]
12/04/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Government Chief Whip, Deputy Regina Doherty, wants to make a short statement on tomorrow's business.[Murphy, Eugene]Vol-947 Book-1 Page [315]
12/02/2019 [Business of Dáil] Is the proposal agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-979 Book-2 Page [217]
12/04/2017 [Business of Dáil] I hope this is the last one I will be making today.
It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Dáil shall sit at 10.30 a.m. tomorrow in order to take pre-European Council statements, which shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion ...
Vol-947 Book-1 Page [315]
12/04/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[Murphy, Eugene]Vol-947 Book-1 Page [316]
14/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding the order of the Dáil of this day, that the questions and answers following the statements of clarification made by the Taoiseach and Ministers shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 9 p.m.[Doherty, Regina]Vol-938 Book-3 Page [739]
14/02/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-938 Book-3 Page [739]
05/05/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the resolution of the Dáil of this day, that the Dáil shall sit tomorrow at 12 noon and the business to be transacted shall be the resumption of business under Article 13.1 of the Constitution, namely, nomination of An...Vol-9060 Book-11 Page [971]
05/05/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is the proposal agreed? Agreed.[Breathnach, Declan]Vol-9060 Book-11 Page [971]
06/11/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Dáil shall sit at 9.30 a.m. tomorrow to take No. 33a, statements on structural issues at WBS-constructed schools. The statement of the Minister shall not exceed ten minutes and following the Minister’s statemen...Vol-974 Book-4 Page [469]
06/11/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is the proposal agreed to? Agreed.[Murphy, Eugene]Vol-974 Book-4 Page [470]
29/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed that, notwithstanding today’s Order of Business, the Dáil shall sit at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday to resume the statements on the outcome of the referendum held on 25 May 2018. The statements shall conclude within 60 minutes, if not previously concluded. If the stateme...Vol-969 Book-7 Page [875]
29/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] I am sure that has been agreed by the Business Committee.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-969 Book-7 Page [876]
29/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] Yes.[McHugh, Joe]Vol-969 Book-7 Page [876]
29/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-969 Book-7 Page [876]
06/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] I understand the Government Chief Whip has a proposal to put to the House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-2 Page [263]
06/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the order of the Dáil of 4 July, that oral questions to the Minister for Education and Skills take place at the conclusion of the proceedings on Second Stage of the Independent Reporting Commission Bill 2017 or at 5 p....Vol-9570 Book-2 Page [263]
01/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] I have an announcement for the information of the House. The following Members have been appointed to serve on the Special Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. Representing the Government party and groups are Deputies Bernard J. Durkan, Peter Fitzpatrick, Hilde...Vol-953 Book-2 Page [617]
06/07/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-9570 Book-2 Page [263]
18/09/2018 [Business of Dáil] Private Members' business is a motion in the name of Sinn Féin Deputies on the future of the post office network. We need Sinn Féin Deputies in the House. We will suspend the sitting for five minutes while awaiting the arrival of the Deputies.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-972 Book-1 Page [79]
28/09/2017 [Business of Dáil] I wish to announce for the information of the House that Deputy Joan Collins has replaced Deputy Mick Wallace as the Independents 4 Change member of the Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-959 Book-5 Page [573]
11/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] There has been a delay in the Taoiseach's arrival. I propose we suspend the House until 4.30 p.m., at which time the Taoiseach will be present.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-973 Book-4 Page [501]
11/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] We have been asked to come back in here after a suspension of ten minutes for a statement from the Taoiseach. We should consider, if we are to suspend for a further period, whether there will be an opportunity, maybe of five minutes for each grouping to respond to the Taoiseach's...Vol-973 Book-4 Page [501]
11/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] Hear, hear.[Barrett, Richard Boyd]Vol-973 Book-4 Page [501]
21/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Dáil shall take statements today on the procedure for nomination for appointment to the Judiciary after Private Members' business tonight. The statements shall be brought to a conclusion after 115 minutes and t...Vol-955 Book-1 Page [90]
22/03/2017 [Business of Dáil] I move:
That notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, any division which would normally be taken at the weekly division time tomorrow, Thursday, 23 March 2017, shall be taken immediately following Topical Issues on Tuesday, 28 March 2017.[Humphreys, Heather]
Vol-943 Book-2 Page [211]
11/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] Let me make it clear the Taoiseach has requested to make a statement under Standing Order 45, which does not normally provide for further debate. However, it is at the discretion of the Ceann Comhairle that other statements may be made, so I would propose that five minutes would ...Vol-973 Book-4 Page [501]
21/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] For the information of the House there are 48 minutes for the Topical Issue debate, a sos for 40 minutes and Private Members' business for two hours, so it will start later than 8.10 p.m.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-955 Book-1 Page [91]
21/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] Yes, it will be immediately after Private Members' business.[McHugh, Joe]Vol-955 Book-1 Page [91]
21/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Dáil is scheduled to adjourn at 10.15 p.m., but is the sitting to continue until the business is completed?[Moynihan, Michael]Vol-955 Book-1 Page [91]
21/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] Yes.[McHugh, Joe]Vol-955 Book-1 Page [91]
21/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] Is the Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill gone from the agenda?[Kelleher, Billy]Vol-955 Book-1 Page [91]
21/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] Yes.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-955 Book-1 Page [91]
14/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] I understand that the Government Chief Whip has a proposal for an amendment to the business for the week.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-933 Book-1 Page [806]
14/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] I propose, notwithstanding the Order of the Dáil on Tuesday, that in respect of tomorrow's business the motion re report of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach on the proposals for a Council directive on a common consolidated cor...Vol-933 Book-1 Page [806]
14/12/2016 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-933 Book-1 Page [807]
09/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] I thought there was an agreement that this matter was going to go on until 7.40 p.m. and then conclude. I may be confused about that.[Shatter, Alan]Vol-810 Book-1 Page [78]
09/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] The Order of Business states there would be a round of speakers and then it would adjourn at 7.30 p.m., whichever is first.[Broughan, Thomas P.]Vol-810 Book-1 Page [78]
09/07/2013 [Business of Dáil] That is fine. That would be the usual procedure but I was told that there had been an agreement that the matter would be completed this evening. We will come back to it another day.[Shatter, Alan]Vol-810 Book-1 Page [78]
10/07/2014 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the order of the Dáil of this day, that a division demanded on the Second Stage of the Court of Appeal Bill 2014 tomorrow, 11 July 2014, shall be postponed until immediately after the Order of Business on Tuesday, 15 J...Vol-848 Book-1 Page [99]
06/05/2016 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders that: the proceedings on No. 2, approval of nomination of other members of the Government, shall be brought to a conclusion after three hours and 45 minutes and the following arrangements shall apply: the speech of the Ta...Vol-9060 Book-12 Page [1005]
15/01/2019 [Business of Dáil] Before we proceed with Private Members' business, I call on the Chief Whip, Deputy Kyne, to make an announcement.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-977 Book-4 Page [504]
06/05/2016 [Business of Dáil] There are three proposals to be put to the House. Is the proposal for dealing with No. 2 agreed to? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with No. 3, without debate, agreed to? Agreed. Is the proposal that the Dáil, on its rising today, shall adjourn until 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday,...Vol-9060 Book-12 Page [1006]
15/01/2019 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the Order of Business today, that the Dáil shall sit later than 7.48 p.m. on Thursday and shall adjourn following the conclusion of proceedings on Second Stage of No. 58, Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Restoration ...Vol-977 Book-4 Page [504]
06/05/2016 [Business of Dáil] I take it the Ministers want to read into their briefs over the coming week, but there is an urgent necessity for the Parliament to organise itself as well.[Martin, Micheál]Vol-9060 Book-12 Page [1006]
15/01/2019 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-977 Book-4 Page [504]
11/07/2018 [Business of Dáil] I understand the Chief Whip, Deputy McHugh, has a proposal to put to the House.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-971 Book-6 Page [858]
11/07/2018 [Business of Dáil] Tá brón orm cur isteach ar ghnó an Tí, ach tá moladh le déanamh agam. Notwithstanding yesterday's Order of Business, it is proposed that statements on the urgent need for water conservation shall be taken tomorrow on the conclusion or adjournment of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bil...Vol-971 Book-6 Page [858]
11/07/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is the Government's revised proposal agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-971 Book-6 Page [858]
30/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] I understand the Government Chief Whip has a proposal for an alteration in the business tomorrow arising out of the request that we had earlier today on the Order of Business.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-969 Book-8 Page [1025]
30/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] Notwithstanding yesterday's Order of Business, it is proposed that the Dáil shall take statements on a fatal road traffic collision in County Monaghan in 2011 tomorrow after the sos; the statements shall conclude within 80 minutes, if not previously concluded, and shall be confine...Vol-969 Book-8 Page [1026]
30/05/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that proposal agreed to? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-969 Book-8 Page [1026]
28/03/2019 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that questions for oral answer to the Taoiseach under Standing Order 38 will not be taken on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 and oral questions to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport will be taken after the Order of Busi...Vol-981 Book-2 Page [266]
06/05/2016 [Business of Dáil] The last thing this Dáil needs, and the last thing the public would tolerate, is either the reality or the perception that the Dáil is not going to function for another week. It is absolutely imperative that the Taoiseach clarify that in the course of the period intervening to th...Vol-9060 Book-12 Page [1006]
28/03/2019 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-981 Book-2 Page [266]
06/05/2016 [Business of Dáil] In response to the points raised by Deputies Martin and Ó Caoláin, the intervening period will be used for that purpose. I have already asked that the decision be made in respect of the number of Oireachtas committees that we will have. The Ceann Comhairle has a specific respons...Vol-9060 Book-12 Page [1006]
12/12/2018 [Business of Dáil] Before proceeding to the third Topical Issue matter, the Government Chief Whip has a brief business proposal to put to the House.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-976 Book-5 Page [668]
12/12/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders of the Dáil or the order of the Dáil of yesterday, that the Dáil shall sit at 10.30 a.m. tomorrow and that the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission (Amendment) Bill 2018 shall not be taken.[Kyne, Seán]Vol-976 Book-5 Page [668]
12/12/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-976 Book-5 Page [668]
17/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] I move:
That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders or the order of the Dáil of yesterday, the Dáil be suspended until 6.30 p.m.[Kehoe, Paul]
Vol-862 Book-2 Page [612]
17/12/2014 [Business of Dáil] It is to allow the Report Stage amendments to be circulated.[An Ceann Comhairle]Vol-862 Book-2 Page [612]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] I understand there is a proposal to change the Order of Business. I call Deputy Bailey.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [985]
14/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] I call the Government Chief Whip, Deputy Regina Doherty.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-953 Book-4 Page [694]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is proposed, notwithstanding the Order of Business on Tuesday, 2 October 2018, that the Dáil shall take No. 24b, motion re report of the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality under Standing Order 114 on the amended proposals for a regulation of the European Parliament and of ...Vol-972 Book-8 Page [985]
14/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] I propose that the sitting now be suspended until 7.30 p.m.[Doherty, Regina]Vol-953 Book-4 Page [694]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] Is that agreed?[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [985]
14/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] Why?[Healy-Rae, Michael]Vol-953 Book-4 Page [694]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is not agreed. I was not expecting this. This was the proposal that was referred to the joint committee yesterday, which was to be taken after the committee meeting next week. Is that correct?[Ó Laoghaire, Donnchadh]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [985]
14/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] I just do what I am told.[Doherty, Regina]Vol-953 Book-4 Page [694]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] Does the acting Whip have any clarification on that?[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [985]
14/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] That is not a reason.[Healy-Rae, Michael]Vol-953 Book-4 Page [694]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] My understanding is different, but I will seek clarification on it for the Deputy.[Bailey, Maria]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [985]
14/06/2017 [Business of Dáil] The Government Chief Whip is proposing that the House suspends until 7.30 p.m. Is that agreed? Agreed.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-953 Book-4 Page [694]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] I am not sure I can agree to it. Reservations were expressed, although not by me, in private session of the committee yesterday and the matter was to be discussed further at a committee meeting next Wednesday. I am not sure we can-----[Ó Laoghaire, Donnchadh]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [985]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] It is customary that the Chair will have a copy of it, and I do not have a copy. I am just facilitating the House.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [985]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] We can do it tomorrow.[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [985]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] I am sorry, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle. It was discussed by the joint committee today.[Bailey, Maria]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [985]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] I know, but the Chair does not have a copy, which is unusual. If it was discussed by the joint committee, was it discussed with the Whips?[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [986]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] No.[Ó Snodaigh, Aengus]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [986]
03/10/2018 [Business of Dáil] I might suggest that rather than take a decision now, if some clarity can be provided, Deputy Bailey can come back in about an hour. We can interrupt business.[An Leas-Cheann Comhairle]Vol-972 Book-8 Page [986]