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Allen, Bernard

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 4


Order of Business.

In view of the new charges being forced on local authorities because of a shortfall in local government funding, when will the local government rates (consolidation) Bill be introduced? The charge...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Community Employment Schemes: Motion.

I thank Deputy Hogan for sharing his time. Since the election I spent much of the summer visiting voluntary organisations in my constituency. They face a lot of worry and stress about their future ...More Button

This is one of the worst decisions I have come across in my 21 years in this House. It is one of the most misguided, heartless decisions made by a Tánaiste who seems to be out of touch with ...More Button

I have encountered people who are worried and stressed because of the threat to their jobs of which they are proud. I attended meetings at which the Tánaiste has been made into one of the mo...More Button

I refer to an article headlined, “Unique teaching facility being throttled by Mary Harney”. It states that new ways are needed to fund and provide facilities for the teaching of English as a foreig...More Button

I have seen the Tánaiste come to Cork and create a good impression opening new hi-tech industries in modern industrial parks. I have never seen the Tánaiste come to Cork and see the o...More Button

What about Silversprings Hotel—More Button

(Interruptions).More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Local Authority Funding.

Deputy Murphy has set out the stark scenario in which local authorities find themselves. The Government is raising taxes and increasing charges to cover up its mistakes and mismanagement over the p...More Button

We have been reading about proposals to cut back services and increase charges by a number of local authorities. My local authority is proposing an increase of more than 40% in refuse collection ch...More Button

What about the NDP, which is 62% over budget?More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: the way in which the rural affairs section of his Department will function in 2003 in view of the budget cutbacks of 26% in the rural affairs section of his Department; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Written Answers. - Food Imports.

Asked the Taoiseach: the total amount of beef, chicken, fish, seafood, lamb, potatoes, fruit and other vegetables imported in 2000, 2001 and to date in 2002; the amount and country of origin in each case; and if the it...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Properties.

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in his Department which are being considered for sale or are currently available for sale.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: if she will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in her Department which are being considered for sale or are currently available for sale.More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in his Department which are being considered for sale or are available for sale at present.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food: if he will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in his Department which are being considered for sale or are available for sale at present.More Button

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: if he will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in his Department which are being considered for sale or are available for sale at present.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Science: if he will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in his Department which are being considered for sale or are available for sale at present.More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources: if he will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in his Department which are being considered for sale or are available for sale at present.More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism: if he will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in his Department which are being considered for sale or are available for sale at present.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health and Children: if he will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in his Department which are being considered for sale or are available for sale at present.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport: if he will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in his Department which are being considered for sale or are available for sale at present.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform: if he will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in his Department which are being considered for sale or are available for sale at present.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: if he will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in his Department which are being considered for sale or are available for sale at present.More Button

Asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: if he will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in his Department which are being considered for sale or are available for sale at present.More Button

Written Answers. - Job Losses.

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: if the application made by the workers of IFI to the Labour Court regarding severance payments, pension shortfalls and unfair dismissals will be heard; and if her Department will participate in Lab...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: if full severance payments are being paid to the workers of IFI.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: the steps she has taken to compensate the workers of IFI for the ?25 million shortfall in their pension fund in view of the fact that her Department, as 51% shareholder, did not ensure that the ful...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment: if she will investigate the unfair dismissals of all the IFI workers in view of the fact that section 8 of the Protection of Employment Act, 1977, required that 30 days' notice be given which did n...More Button

Written Answers. - State Properties.

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will identify by location, acreage and other details, the State properties in his Department which are being considered for sale or are available for sale at present.More Button

Written Answers. - Offshore Exploration.

Asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources: if his Department has examined a situation whereby no Irish nationals are working on oil exploration rigs off the coasts; and the discussions which have taken place with the exploration companies t...More Button