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Ó Fearghaíl, Seán

Friday, 6 May 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Business of Dáil (Continued)

I take it that it is agreed.More Button

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 pr...More Button

Nomination of Taoiseach (Resumed)

I will now take nominations for the Office of Taoiseach.More Button

Nomination of Taoiseach (Resumed) (Continued)

We will now take other statements. Is the Taoiseach speaking on behalf of Fine Gael?More Button

It is the main spokespersons. Who is speaking for Fine Gael?More Button

The Deputy is slightly distracted.More Button

Sorry, Deputy Martin, the time has elapsed. Can I take it that the House will allow Deputy Martin to conclude? Please conclude, Deputy.More Button

Our next speaker is Deputy Gerry Adams. I will extend the same facility to him in terms of additional time if the House is in agreement.More Button

I call the Tánaiste.More Button

Can we have order for Deputy Burton please? Deputy Burton is about to conclude.More Button

Thank you very much, Deputy.More Button

You certainly will, yes.More Button

Order, please.More Button

Do we have a spokesperson for Independents 4 Change?More Button

Order, please. There is a Deputy on his feet and he deserves the respect of silence.More Button

We will now proceed to a 30-minute period for other contributions. I already have six Deputies offering so I ask them to be as brief as possible.More Button

The first speaker is Deputy Willie O'Dea.More Button

Deputy O'Dea is not speaking now. I call Deputy Mary Lou McDonald.More Button

As no other Deputy is offering at this point, in accordance with the Order of the Dáil I am required to put the question.More Button

A Thaoiseach, ar mhaith leat rud a rá ag an bpointe seo?More Button

Business of Dáil

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Appointment of Taoiseach and Nomination of Members of Government: Motion (Continued)

One speaker, please.More Button

I understand Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin is sharing time with Deputy Ó Laoghaire and Deputy Martin Kenny.More Button

I ask Deputies leaving the House to do so silently and show respect to the Deputy in possession.More Button

Yes.More Button

Deputy Ross, are you sharing your time equally?More Button

I am afraid you are eating into the time of your colleagues.More Button

The Deputy is eating into the time available to his colleague.More Button

Next, sharing a slot, will be Deputy Willie O'Dea, Deputy Marc MacSharry and Deputy John McGuinness.More Button

That is what is in front of me here, I am afraid. It is the order of the House. It is based on the concluding time.More Button

Can we have one speaker please?More Button

Deputy O'Sullivan, please. If the Deputy would address his remarks through the Chair and try to ignore Deputy O'Sullivan, please.More Button

Deputy, please.More Button

Please, Deputy.More Button

Deputy O'Dea, to conclude.More Button

I call Deputy Marc MacSharry. You have two and a half minutes I am afraid.More Button

The Deputy should conclude.More Button

In response to the points made by Deputy O'Dea, I would point out, first, that the allocation of time is in accordance with an order of the House made earlier today, to which all Members of the Hou...More Button

We now move on to the Sinn Féin contributors. Deputies Louise O'Reilly, Carol Nolan and John Brady are sharing this ten minute slot.More Button

Is the Deputy going to conclude? If not, she will not leave any time for her colleagues.More Button

I call Deputy John Brady who has very little time left.More Button

One speaker at a time, please.More Button

Is Deputy Catherine Martin offering? No. I call Deputy Zappone.More Button

The Deputy is fine.More Button

I would not dare.More Button

I ask the Deputy to conclude.More Button

Do not be provocative.More Button

Why not?More Button

I am now required to put the following question in accordance with the resoution of the Dáil today: “That Dáil Éireann approves the nominations by the Taoiseach for the appointment by the President...More Button

  The Dáil adjourned at 10.40 p.m. until 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 May 2016.More Button