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 Header Item Adjournment of Dáil: Motion

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 996 No. 3
Unrevised

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  12 o’clock

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Can I take it then that the motion, as amended, is agreed to?

Deputy Eoin Ó Broin: Information on Eoin Ó Broin Zoom on Eoin Ó Broin It is not agreed.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl The Deputy did not say it was agreed but he did not say "Votáil".

Deputy Eoin Ó Broin: Information on Eoin Ó Broin Zoom on Eoin Ó Broin I did.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl I am not deaf. I did not hear "Votáil". If the Deputy is going to call "Votáil", he should at least put on his microphone in order that we might hear him. Gabh mo leithscéal.

Deputy Eoin Ó Broin: Information on Eoin Ó Broin Zoom on Eoin Ó Broin It is not agreed.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Please.

Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: Information on Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire Zoom on Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire Record it. It is as simple as that, a Cheann Comhairle.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl The Deputies' opposition is recorded. The Deputies are against the adoption of the motion, as amended. That opposition is registered and recorded.

  Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Adjournment of Dáil: Motion

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Jack Chambers): Information on Jack Chambers Zoom on Jack Chambers I move:

That the Dáil on its rising tonight shall adjourn until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 September 2020.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Is the proposal agreed to?

Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Information on Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Zoom on Aodhán Ó Ríordáin It is not agreed to.

Deputy Louise O'Reilly: Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly It is not agreed. I have already written to you, a Cheann Comhairle. The Data Protection Commissioner has expressed concerns about the practices in Dublin Airport and I believe it is appropriate for An Tánaiste and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to come into the House next week and take questions and answers and not just statements.

Furthermore, it has been mentioned already on several occasions that people are watching - of course they are. We do not need six weeks' holidays. I believe it would be much more appropriate if we were to resume proceedings on 1 September. I ask that we convene next Tuesday to facilitate questions and answers with An Tánaiste and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection on an issue causing great concern. Concern was expressed about people looking in here. The same people are phoning radio shows. They are concerned. We deserve to have our questions answered and I believe the floor of the Dáil is the appropriate place to do that. We do not agree to the adjournment.

Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Information on Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Zoom on Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Hear, hear.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Does the Deputy have a proposal?

Deputy Louise O'Reilly: Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly I have proposed that the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection and An Tánaiste come into the Dáil on Tuesday and take questions and answers on what is going on in Dublin Airport and the concerns raised by the Data Protection Commissioner, and that we adjourn when that is concluded and reconvene on 1 September.

Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Information on Aodhán Ó Ríordáin Zoom on Aodhán Ó Ríordáin The Labour Party would like to support the proposal made by Deputy O'Reilly. I also wish to raise the issue of pandemic unemployment payments to those who are self-employed and those who are in receipt of employee wages and self-employed wages, who are now going to be put on a lower schedule of payment. We can only resolve this issue if the Dáil is sitting. We cannot have a six-week recess for those who are in receipt of this payment. It would be very simple for us to return here on Tuesday to have questions on this issue and come to a resolution on it and the issue outlined by Deputy O'Reilly.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Does anyone from any of the other groups wish to contribute? I call Deputy Mattie McGrath.

(Interruptions).

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Please.

Deputy Mattie McGrath: Information on Mattie McGrath Zoom on Mattie McGrath The self-employed musicians and people at home will not like the cheerleaders tonight. If they had guitars, they could play them. They should be ashamed of themselves. They are like "The Lonesome Boatman" on the fiddle. That is what they are.

I too believe that after what happened here tonight, when we gave the vulture funds more powers, abandoned the self-employed, the pensioners, people with disabilities and everything else, the Dáil should not rise. I know we agreed this in the Business Committee but we should not rise. We should finish our business and deal with it properly here next week.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Zoom on Seán Ó Fearghaíl Does the Minister of State wish to respond?

Deputy Jack Chambers: Information on Jack Chambers Zoom on Jack Chambers Yes, we are proceeding with the motion on the adjournment as moved.

Question put:

The Dáil divided: Tá, 84; Níl, 45; Staon, 0.

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Information on Cathal  Berry  Zoom on Cathal  Berry  Berry, Cathal. Information on Chris Andrews  Zoom on Chris Andrews  Andrews, Chris.    
Information on Colm Brophy  Zoom on Colm Brophy  Brophy, Colm. Information on Mick Barry  Zoom on Mick Barry  Barry, Mick.    
Information on James Browne  Zoom on James Browne  Browne, James. Information on John Brady  Zoom on John Brady  Brady, John.    
Information on Richard Bruton  Zoom on Richard Bruton  Bruton, Richard. Information on Martin Browne  Zoom on Martin Browne  Browne, Martin.    
Information on Colm Burke  Zoom on Colm Burke  Burke, Colm. Information on Pat Buckley  Zoom on Pat Buckley  Buckley, Pat.    
Information on Peter Burke  Zoom on Peter Burke  Burke, Peter. Information on Matt Carthy  Zoom on Matt Carthy  Carthy, Matt.    
Information on Mary Butler  Zoom on Mary Butler  Butler, Mary. Information on Sorca Clarke  Zoom on Sorca Clarke  Clarke, Sorca.    
Information on Thomas Byrne  Zoom on Thomas Byrne  Byrne, Thomas. Information on Michael Collins  Zoom on Michael Collins  Collins, Michael.    
Information on Jackie Cahill  Zoom on Jackie Cahill  Cahill, Jackie. Information on Rose Conway-Walsh  Zoom on Rose Conway-Walsh  Conway-Walsh, Rose.    
Information on Dara Calleary  Zoom on Dara Calleary  Calleary, Dara. Information on Réada Cronin  Zoom on Réada Cronin  Cronin, Réada.    
Information on Ciarán Cannon  Zoom on Ciarán Cannon  Cannon, Ciarán. Information on Seán Crowe  Zoom on Seán Crowe  Crowe, Seán.    
Information on Joe Carey  Zoom on Joe Carey  Carey, Joe. Information on David Cullinane  Zoom on David Cullinane  Cullinane, David.    
Information on Jennifer Carroll MacNeill  Zoom on Jennifer Carroll MacNeill  Carroll MacNeill, Jennifer. Information on Pa Daly  Zoom on Pa Daly  Daly, Pa.    
Information on Jack Chambers  Zoom on Jack Chambers  Chambers, Jack. Information on Pearse Doherty  Zoom on Pearse Doherty  Doherty, Pearse.    
Information on Niall Collins  Zoom on Niall Collins  Collins, Niall. Information on Paul Donnelly  Zoom on Paul Donnelly  Donnelly, Paul.    
Information on Patrick Costello  Zoom on Patrick Costello  Costello, Patrick. Information on Dessie Ellis  Zoom on Dessie Ellis  Ellis, Dessie.    
Information on Simon Coveney  Zoom on Simon Coveney  Coveney, Simon. Information on Mairéad  Farrell  Zoom on Mairéad  Farrell  Farrell, Mairéad.    
Information on Barry Cowen  Zoom on Barry Cowen  Cowen, Barry. Information on Michael Fitzmaurice  Zoom on Michael Fitzmaurice  Fitzmaurice, Michael.    
Information on Cathal Crowe  Zoom on Cathal Crowe  Crowe, Cathal. Information on Kathleen Funchion  Zoom on Kathleen Funchion  Funchion, Kathleen.    
Information on Cormac Devlin  Zoom on Cormac Devlin  Devlin, Cormac. Information on Gary Gannon  Zoom on Gary Gannon  Gannon, Gary.    
Information on Alan  Dillon  Zoom on Alan  Dillon  Dillon, Alan. Information on Johnny  Guirke  Zoom on Johnny  Guirke  Guirke, Johnny.    
Information on Stephen Donnelly  Zoom on Stephen Donnelly  Donnelly, Stephen. Information on Danny Healy-Rae  Zoom on Danny Healy-Rae  Healy-Rae, Danny.    
Information on Paschal Donohoe  Zoom on Paschal Donohoe  Donohoe, Paschal. Information on Martin Kenny  Zoom on Martin Kenny  Kenny, Martin.    
Information on Francis Noel Duffy  Zoom on Francis Noel Duffy  Duffy, Francis Noel. Information on Claire Kerrane  Zoom on Claire Kerrane  Kerrane, Claire.    
Information on Bernard J. Durkan  Zoom on Bernard J. Durkan  Durkan, Bernard J. Information on Pádraig Mac Lochlainn  Zoom on Pádraig Mac Lochlainn  Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig.    
Information on Damien English  Zoom on Damien English  English, Damien. Information on Mary Lou McDonald  Zoom on Mary Lou McDonald  McDonald, Mary Lou.    
Information on Alan Farrell  Zoom on Alan Farrell  Farrell, Alan. Information on Mattie McGrath  Zoom on Mattie McGrath  McGrath, Mattie.    
Information on Frankie Feighan  Zoom on Frankie Feighan  Feighan, Frankie. Information on Michael McNamara  Zoom on Michael McNamara  McNamara, Michael.    
Information on Peter Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Peter Fitzpatrick  Fitzpatrick, Peter. Information on Denise Mitchell  Zoom on Denise Mitchell  Mitchell, Denise.    
Information on Joe  Flaherty  Zoom on Joe  Flaherty  Flaherty, Joe. Information on Imelda Munster  Zoom on Imelda Munster  Munster, Imelda.    
Information on Charles Flanagan  Zoom on Charles Flanagan  Flanagan, Charles. Information on Paul Murphy  Zoom on Paul Murphy  Murphy, Paul.    
Information on Sean Fleming  Zoom on Sean Fleming  Fleming, Sean. Information on Johnny Mythen  Zoom on Johnny Mythen  Mythen, Johnny.    
Information on Norma Foley  Zoom on Norma Foley  Foley, Norma. Information on Louise O'Reilly  Zoom on Louise O'Reilly  O'Reilly, Louise.    
Information on Noel Grealish  Zoom on Noel Grealish  Grealish, Noel. Information on Darren O'Rourke  Zoom on Darren O'Rourke  O'Rourke, Darren.    
Information on Brendan Griffin  Zoom on Brendan Griffin  Griffin, Brendan. Information on Eoin Ó Broin  Zoom on Eoin Ó Broin  Ó Broin, Eoin.    
Information on Simon Harris  Zoom on Simon Harris  Harris, Simon. Information on Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire  Zoom on Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire  Ó Laoghaire, Donnchadh.    
Information on Seán Haughey  Zoom on Seán Haughey  Haughey, Seán. Information on Ruairí Ó Murchú  Zoom on Ruairí Ó Murchú  Ó Murchú, Ruairí.    
Information on Martin Heydon  Zoom on Martin Heydon  Heydon, Martin. Information on Aodhán Ó Ríordáin  Zoom on Aodhán Ó Ríordáin  Ó Ríordáin, Aodhán.    
Information on Emer Higgins  Zoom on Emer Higgins  Higgins, Emer. Information on Aengus Ó Snodaigh  Zoom on Aengus Ó Snodaigh  Ó Snodaigh, Aengus.    
Information on Heather Humphreys  Zoom on Heather Humphreys  Humphreys, Heather. Information on Maurice Quinlivan  Zoom on Maurice Quinlivan  Quinlivan, Maurice.    
Information on Paul Kehoe  Zoom on Paul Kehoe  Kehoe, Paul. Information on Patricia  Ryan  Zoom on Patricia  Ryan  Ryan, Patricia.    
Information on John Lahart  Zoom on John Lahart  Lahart, John. Information on Brian Stanley  Zoom on Brian Stanley  Stanley, Brian.    
Information on James Lawless  Zoom on James Lawless  Lawless, James. Information on Pauline  Tully  Zoom on Pauline  Tully  Tully, Pauline.    
Information on Brian Leddin  Zoom on Brian Leddin  Leddin, Brian. Information on Mark Ward  Zoom on Mark Ward  Ward, Mark.    
Information on Michael Lowry  Zoom on Michael Lowry  Lowry, Michael. Information on Violet-Anne Wynne  Zoom on Violet-Anne Wynne  Wynne, Violet-Anne.    
Information on Marc MacSharry  Zoom on Marc MacSharry  MacSharry, Marc.      
Information on Josepha Madigan  Zoom on Josepha Madigan  Madigan, Josepha.      
Information on Catherine Martin  Zoom on Catherine Martin  Martin, Catherine.      
Information on Steven  Matthews  Zoom on Steven  Matthews  Matthews, Steven.      
Information on Paul  McAuliffe  Zoom on Paul  McAuliffe  McAuliffe, Paul.      
Information on Charlie McConalogue  Zoom on Charlie McConalogue  McConalogue, Charlie.      
Information on Helen McEntee  Zoom on Helen McEntee  McEntee, Helen.      
Information on Michael McGrath  Zoom on Michael McGrath  McGrath, Michael.      
Information on Joe McHugh  Zoom on Joe McHugh  McHugh, Joe.      
Information on Aindrias Moynihan  Zoom on Aindrias Moynihan  Moynihan, Aindrias.      
Information on Michael Moynihan  Zoom on Michael Moynihan  Moynihan, Michael.      
Information on Jennifer Murnane O'Connor  Zoom on Jennifer Murnane O'Connor  Murnane O'Connor, Jennifer.      
Information on Eoghan Murphy  Zoom on Eoghan Murphy  Murphy, Eoghan.      
Information on Verona Murphy  Zoom on Verona Murphy  Murphy, Verona.      
Information on Hildegarde Naughton  Zoom on Hildegarde Naughton  Naughton, Hildegarde.      
Information on Malcolm Noonan  Zoom on Malcolm Noonan  Noonan, Malcolm.      
Information on Darragh O'Brien  Zoom on Darragh O'Brien  O'Brien, Darragh.      
Information on Joe O'Brien  Zoom on Joe O'Brien  O'Brien, Joe.      
Information on Jim O'Callaghan  Zoom on Jim O'Callaghan  O'Callaghan, Jim.      
Information on James O'Connor  Zoom on James O'Connor  O'Connor, James.      
Information on Willie O'Dea  Zoom on Willie O'Dea  O'Dea, Willie.      
Information on Kieran O'Donnell  Zoom on Kieran O'Donnell  O'Donnell, Kieran.      
Information on Patrick O'Donovan  Zoom on Patrick O'Donovan  O'Donovan, Patrick.      
Information on Fergus O'Dowd  Zoom on Fergus O'Dowd  O'Dowd, Fergus.      
Information on Roderic O'Gorman  Zoom on Roderic O'Gorman  O'Gorman, Roderic.      
Information on Christopher O'Sullivan  Zoom on Christopher O'Sullivan  O'Sullivan, Christopher.      
Information on Pádraig O'Sullivan  Zoom on Pádraig O'Sullivan  O'Sullivan, Pádraig.      
Information on Marc Ó Cathasaigh  Zoom on Marc Ó Cathasaigh  Ó Cathasaigh, Marc.      
Information on Éamon Ó Cuív  Zoom on Éamon Ó Cuív  Ó Cuív, Éamon.      
Information on Anne Rabbitte  Zoom on Anne Rabbitte  Rabbitte, Anne.      
Information on Neale Richmond  Zoom on Neale Richmond  Richmond, Neale.      
Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring  Ring, Michael.      
Information on Eamon Ryan  Zoom on Eamon Ryan  Ryan, Eamon.      
Information on Matt Shanahan  Zoom on Matt Shanahan  Shanahan, Matt.      
Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  Smith, Brendan.      
Information on Niamh Smyth  Zoom on Niamh Smyth  Smyth, Niamh.      
Information on Ossian Smyth  Zoom on Ossian Smyth  Smyth, Ossian.      
Information on David Stanton  Zoom on David Stanton  Stanton, David.      
Information on Robert Troy  Zoom on Robert Troy  Troy, Robert.      

Tellers: Tá, Deputies Brendan Griffin and Jack Chambers; Níl, Deputies Denise Mitchell and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.

Question declared carried.


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