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 Header Item Questions on Proposed Legislation (Continued)
 Header Item An Bille um an gCúigiú Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Úinéireacht Phoiblí ar Shócmhainní Áirithe), 2016: An Chéad Chéim
 Header Item Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Public Ownership of Certain Assets) Bill 2016: First Stage
 Header Item Election of Leas-Cheann Comhairle (Resumed)

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 917 No. 1

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(Speaker Continuing)

[Deputy Joan Collins: Information on Joan Collins Zoom on Joan Collins] Some of the Fianna Fáil Deputies said that the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, ICTU, and Mandate trade union had supported their amendment. It is clear that they did not. I ask the House to support the motion and ask the Deputies to withdraw their amendment.

  The second question I want to put to the minority-----

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl The Deputy can ask only one question.

Deputy Joan Collins: Information on Joan Collins Zoom on Joan Collins There should be a debate on the Chilcot report next week.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl The Deputy is not in order.

Deputy Joan Collins: Information on Joan Collins Zoom on Joan Collins Perhaps the minority Government would consider arranging that.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl No. I call the Minister for Education and Skills although I do not think he can answer the first question.

Deputy Richard Bruton: Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton No. It is a Private Members' Bill as I understand it.

Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice: Information on Michael Fitzmaurice Zoom on Michael Fitzmaurice It was written into the programme for Government that a new independent appeals board for farmers would be set up. In light of the High Court case last week taken by a Tipperary farmer against the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, where a judge tore to shreds our current system for the independent appeals board, will the Government bring forward the new appeals board or is legislation required to do that as quickly as possible? The current system has cost many farmers a lot of money and a High Court judge has ruled on it.

Deputy Richard Bruton: Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Deputy Creed, is no longer here. I will ask him to brief the Deputy on that matter.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl That concludes questions on promised legislation. My apologies to the five Deputies we were not able to reach.

An Bille um an gCúigiú Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Úinéireacht Phoiblí ar Shócmhainní Áirithe), 2016: An Chéad Chéim

Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Public Ownership of Certain Assets) Bill 2016: First Stage

Deputy Willie Penrose: Information on Willie Penrose Zoom on Willie Penrose Tairgim:

Go gceadófar go dtabharfar isteach Bille um an gCúigiú Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Úinéireacht Phoiblí ar Shócmhainní Áirithe) a leasú.

  I move:

That leave be granted to introduce Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Public Ownership of Certain Assets) Bill 2016.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Is the Bill opposed?

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): Information on Richard Bruton Zoom on Richard Bruton No.

  Cuireadh agus aontaíodh an cheist.

  Question put and agreed to.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time. I call on Deputy Penrose to move that it be taken in Private Members' time.

Deputy Willie Penrose: Information on Willie Penrose Zoom on Willie Penrose Tairgim: "Go dtógfar an Bille in am Comhaltaí Príobháideacha."

   I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

  Cuireadh agus aontaíodh an cheist.

  Question put and agreed to.

Election of Leas-Cheann Comhairle (Resumed)

Cléireach na Dála: I put the question: "That Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher, who is the successful candidate duly selected by the secret ballot by the Members of Dáil Éireann, be elected and do now take the Chair of the Dáil as Leas-Cheann Comhairle."

  Question put and agreed to.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl I call on the newly-elected Leas-Cheann Comhairle to come forward and make his declarations.

  Whereupon Members rose in their places and remained standing while the Leas-Cheann Comhairle proceeded to the Dais.

  Standing beside the Chair, the Leas-Cheann Comhairle, addressing the Dáil, said:

  A Cheann Comhairle agus a Theachtaí, dearbhaím go sollúnta go ndéanfaidh mé go cuí agus go dílis, agus a mhéid is eol agus is cumas dom, oifig Leas-Cheann Comhairle Dháil Éireann a fheidhmiú gan scáth gan fabhar, na rialacha mar atá siad leagtha síos ag an Teach seo a chur i bhfeidhm go cothrom neamhchlaonta, ord a choimeád agus cearta agus pribhléidí comhaltaí a chaomhnú de réir an Bhunreachta agus Bhuan-Orduithe Dháil Éireann.

  The Leas-Cheann Comhairle took the Chair.

An Leas-Cheann Comhairle: Information on Pat the Cope Gallagher Zoom on Pat the Cope Gallagher I have taken the oath and now take the opportunity to say how extremely grateful I am to the House for electing me as Leas-Cheann Comhairle of this, the Thirty-second Dáil. It is an honour and privilege to have been elected to this prestigious position. I pay tribute to those who contested this position, Deputies Seán Crowe, Bernard Durkan and Mattie McGrath, any of whom would have filled the role to the highest standards and with the professionalism expected of a Leas-Cheann Comhairle.


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