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Ó Fearghaíl, Seán

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Thank you, Taoiseach. I call Deputy Bríd Smith.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

I thank Deputy Daly. There are three proposals to put to the House today. No. 1 is a proposal for dealing with Tuesday's business. Is today's business agreed to?More Button

I call Deputy Martin.More Button

We cannot have a debate on the matter.More Button

I point out to Members, solely for their information, that all Deputies who submitted this issue for discussion in the Topical Issue debate have been selected and that-----More Button

For clarity, 24 minutes will be available for that. A request for a special notice question was submitted and I regret to say that that request does not comply with the terms of the Standing Order...More Button

Does the Taoiseach wish to respond?More Button

Can we have order to allow the Taoiseach respond?More Button

We can vote but I point out to Deputies that if we vote, we are not voting on anything that has anything to do with the Garda Commissioner because that is what is before us. If Members see fit, we...More Button

I took into account that I received the request for a private notice question after I had made a decision to call people for a Topical Issue. I am conscious of the fact that the Tánaiste and Minis...More Button

It was not in order because there were-----More Button

No. I do not think it would, but I made a judgment based on the opportunities, in accordance with long, long established precedent.More Button

Are people in agreement that we will meet at 3.30 p.m.?More Button

The business as set out before the House is not controversial. There is nothing to be gained by anybody-----More Button

I am giving the Deputy an undertaking that we will convene a meeting at 3.30 p.m. and if that requires a further proposal to be put to the House, we will come back with that further proposal.More Button

We can come back at 4 p.m. or 4.30 p.m. with a further proposal if that is agreed.More Button

Yes.More Button

Yes. Can I take it that the proposal for dealing with Tuesday's Order of Business is agreed to?More Button

No. It is either agreed to or not agreed to.More Button

It is not agreed. Okay.More Button

We have no-----More Button

Let me be clear. It is not a matter for the House to decide what happens in Government Business time.More Button

I will take that.More Button

Yes.More Button

That would make more sense. We could go straight into Taoiseach's Questions now and while they are being taken, we will convene a meeting of the Business Committee.More Button

It is not going to fit in now. We will convene a meeting of the Business Committee in Room 2 immediately and the House will proceed with Taoiseach's Questions.More Button

Yes, we will be coming back to them.More Button

Government-Church Dialogue

Thank you, Deputy.More Button

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (Continued)

That concludes Taoiseach's Questions. I call Deputy Jim Daly, on behalf of-----More Button

That is not a point of order.More Button

I call Deputy Jim Daly to present a revised Order of Business.More Button

I call Deputy Jim Daly to present a revised Order of Business.More Button

Business of Dáil

I take it that the proposals for today's business are agreed to? Agreed. Is the business proposed for Wednesday agreed to?More Button

Yes, of course.More Button

It was discussed at the meeting of the Business Committee we just had. Members felt very strongly that it would be inappropriate to take out tomorrow's debate on Northern Ireland, which had been a...More Button

Is the business for Wednesday agreed? Agreed. Is the business agreed for Thursday? Agreed.More Button

Thirty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Housing) Bill 2017: First Stage (Continued)

Is the Bill opposed?More Button

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.More Button

Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2017: First Stage

Is the Bill opposed?More Button

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.More Button

An Garda Síochána: Statements

An chéad phíosa gnó eile ná ráitis maidir leis an nGarda Síochána, statements on An Garda Síochána. We have two hours for this debate. I call on the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality...More Button

An Garda Síochána: Statements (Continued)

In accordance with the agreement made earlier, there are ten minutes for each spokesperson. That can include a statement and a series of questions.More Button

The procedure was to have statements and questions, whatever the Members decided. We can take all the questions and come back to the Minister.More Button

We can, actually. Does the Minister want to take five minutes of questions from Deputy O'Callaghan and then we-----More Button

That is fine.More Button

The Deputy is running out of time. I ask the Tánaiste to be brief.More Button

Thank you, Tánaiste.More Button

No, Deputy. Your time is up. We have to move on.More Button

I thank the Tánaiste. Our next contributor is Deputy Sean Sherlock.More Button

The Deputy must let the Tánaiste answer-----More Button

Money Advice and Budgeting Service and Citizen Information Centres: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

The next speakers are Deputies Marc MacSharry, John Curran and Frank O'Rourke.More Button

I think the Deputy is taking a little licence.More Button

The Deputy is taking advantage of my gentle nature.More Button

Deputy Jackie Cahill is sharing time with two or three of his colleagues.More Button

Let us not get into that matter.More Button

In accordance with Standing Order 70(2), the division is postponed until the weekly division time on Thursday, 30 March 2017.More Button

Estimates for Public Services 2017: Message from Select Committee

The Select Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has completed its consideration of the following Revised Estimate for Public Services for the service of the year ending 31 December 2017: Vo...More Button

  The Dáil adjourned at 9.45 p.m. until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 29 March 2017.More Button