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Broughan, Thomas P.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


European Council: Statements (Continued)

I am delighted to have a brief opportunity to contribute to the debate. The next meeting of the European Council will take place in Brussels tomorrow and Friday, where there will be discussions on...More Button

We cannot allow this terrible pressure of the Brexit negotiation. I appreciate the pressure the Government is under in this regard. The Government will be judged by this in the forthcoming genera...More Button

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017: Report Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

Under Standing Order 68, I move that the question on amendment No. 22 be now put based on the fact that we have endlessly discussed the substance of this amendment and every other one since 24 Apri...More Button

I ask that the Ceann Comhairle or Leas-Cheann Comhairle be sent for.More Button

In Standing Orders relative to Public Business of this House, the position on a Member proposing a closure seems quite clear. I am proposing the closure of this part of the debate. There is anoth...More Button

They expect us to do business while there are other Bills which are important to this country-----More Button

-----that we should have dealt with.More Button

It is time to bring this circus to an end.More Button

But-----More Button

The rules state that a Chair of a committee of this House can in actual fact allow a closure debate to take place.More Button

We are debating Report Stage which is effectively a committee.More Button

On a point of order.More Button

It is now 8.30 p.m. and the Acting Chair indicated earlier that he would now consult the Ceann Comhairle or the Leas-Cheann Comhairle about my proposal to move for closure of the debate under Stand...More Button

The Acting Chair did say that he would-----More Button

I spoke on this last week and said what I wanted to say.More Button

I thank the Acting Chair.More Button

On a point of order, under Standing Order 68, I moved about 45 minutes ago that the question on this amendment be put and that we would have closure. As the Leas-Cheann Comhairle knows, I think he...More Button

On a point of order-----More Button

The Deputies seem to have fulfilled the requirements of Standing Order 8 in that we have had a widespread debate. People have come back, we have had questions and have heard extensively from the M...More Button

Surely it is now time to move on.More Button

I propose the closure of this debate.More Button

I move: "That the question on amendment No. 1 to amendment No. 22 be now put."More Button

No, but-----More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Brexit Negotiations

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his views on the latest position with regard to an all-weather agreement on the Brexit backstop; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Passport Services

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the steps he will take to ensure that those that applied for passports are kept up to date in relation to their application status (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Fur Farming

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he is examining the possibility of banning fur farming here; the status of the codes of practice set out in the review report of 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the number of inspections at each fur farm here in each year since 2015 to date; the number of minks killed at fur farms here in each year since 2015 to date, in tabular form; and if he will make a...More Button

Local Authority Housing Data

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: if he will report on the €400 million social housing fund that was to be ringfenced following the sale of Bord Gáis Energy and announced in budget 2015; the number of social housing units that were...More Button

Brexit Issues

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: if he is represented on the Dublin Region Homeless Executive working group which is examining the possible impact of Brexit on homeless services; when this working group will report to him; the add...More Button