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Ó Fearghaíl, Seán

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Can the Taoiseach be allowed to respond without interruption?More Button

The Deputy is over time.More Button

The Deputy is well over his time, please.More Button

Will the Taoiseach conclude, please?More Button

Can we have some order, please?More Button

Please, let the Taoiseach respond.More Button

We need some order, please. We shall proceed to the Order of Business.More Button

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

I presume they are live when-----More Button

I can only imagine what Deputy John Brassil might have said.More Button

It is a backup system.More Button

There are three proposals to be put to the House. Is the proposal for dealing with Tuesday's business agreed to? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with Wednesday's business agreed to?More Button

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (Continued)

We cannot get into a very detailed discussion on the matter.More Button

I will call Deputy Stephen Donnelly first and then the Deputy.More Button

People have been waiting for a very long time for the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. Our understanding as of around 10 a.m. this morning was that it would be heard and hopefully would pass Report S...More Button

That was the Scally report.More Button

Is it agreed to facilitate a question and answer period, as set out by the Minister of State?More Button

That is agreed.More Button

I do not ever recall a Deputy arguing that amendments were delaying legislation. Members are entitled to table whatever amendments they wish.More Button

The Deputy's point about starting the debate tonight or tomorrow on whatever it was originally proposed to deal with is very relevant.More Button

In the interests of the House we must respect the process by which people can table amendments.More Button

All Members are entitled to table amendments and we should be very careful about imputing ill intent to anyone who tables an amendment.More Button

Okay. Can we accept that from the Taoiseach?More Button

He was very positive. Therefore, is Wednesday's business agreed to? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with Thursday's business agreed to? Agreed. We will move on quickly then to Deputy Miche...More Button

I thank Deputy McDonald.More Button

Please, Deputy. I call Deputy Eamon Ryan.More Button

Deputy Lisa Chambers on the same matter.More Button

Could we have order for the Minister to respond?More Button

Deputies do not have to agree with what the Minister says.More Button

The Minister has been asked a question. All Members deserve the courtesy of being able to reply. Members do not have to agree with them but please allow them to reply.More Button

Message from Seanad

Seanad Éireann has passed the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017, without amendment; the Industrial Development (Amendment) Bill 2018, without amendment; the Children and Family Relationships (Amen...More Button

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputies Fiona O'Loughlin and Mar...More Button

The matters raised by Deputies Fiona O'Loughlin and Martin Heydon; Aengus Ó Snodaigh and Richard Boyd Barrett; Stephen S. Donnelly; and Eoin Ó Broin, John Curran and Gino Kenny have been selected...More Button

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

I call Deputy Burton.More Button

Deputy Howlin is not here.More Button

Yes. I am calling Deputy Burton.More Button

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements (Continued)

The Deputy is significantly over time.More Button

If we do not conclude the questions we will not be able to get answers.More Button

Social and Affordable Housing (Continued)

Is the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath, taking Deputy Donnelly's matter?More Button

As the Member who tabled the next matter is not present, we will proceed with the Thirty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution (Repeal of offence of publication or utterance of blasphemous matter) ...More Button

I suggest someone needs to wake up and realise there is a responsibility to have people here.More Button

The House stands suspended for five minutes, pending the arrival of whomsoever may deign to join us.More Button

  Sitting suspended at 6 p.m. and resumed at 6.05 p.m.More Button

As we still do not have a Minister, does Deputy O'Callaghan, as the only Member present, wish to propose that we suspend for a further five minutes?More Button

Thirty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution (Repeal of offence of publication or utterance of blasphemous matter) Bill 2018: Committee and Remaining Stages

Amendments Nos. 1 to 5, inclusive, in the names of Deputies Coppinger, Barry and Paul Murphy are out of order.More Button

  Níor tairgeadh leasuithe Uimh. 1 go 5 a huile.

  Amendments Nos. 1 to 5, inclusive, not moved.More Button

  Aontaíodh alt a 1.

  Section 1 agreed to.More Button

Thirty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution (Repeal of offence of publication or utterance of blasphemous matter) Bill 2018: Committee and Remaining Stages (Continued)

Amendments Nos. 6 and 7 in the name of Deputies Coppinger, Barry and Paul Murphy are out of order.More Button

  Níor tairgeadh leasuithe Uimh. 6 agus 7.More Button

  Amendments Nos. 6 and 7 not moved.More Button

  Aontaíodh alt a 2.More Button

  Section 2 agreed to.More Button

  Aontaíodh an Réamhrá.More Button

  Preamble agreed to.More Button

  Aontaíodh an Teideal.More Button

  Title agreed to.More Button

  Tuairiscíodh an Bille gan leasuithe, glacadh é chun an breithniú deiridh a dhéanamh air agus ritheadh é.More Button

  Bill reported without amendment, received for final consideration and passed.More Button

Business of Dáil

Private Members' business is a motion in the name of Sinn Féin Deputies on the future of the post office network. We need Sinn Féin Deputies in the House. We will suspend the sitting for five min...More Button

  Sitting suspended at 7.02 p.m. and resumed at 7.07 p.m.More Button

Future of the Post Office Network: Motion [Private Members]

Private Members' business is a motion on the future of the post office network. I note, given some of the events of the day, that many of the personnel from our Whips' offices must have decamped t...More Button

We are delighted to have Deputy Stanley.More Button