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Ryan, Eamon

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Pre-European Council Meeting: Statements (Continued)

With the Acting Chairman's indulgence, I will refer to the general political situation here. It indirectly relates to the European Council because it seems the Council will concern nothing but the...More Button

Before I entered the Chamber, I was working in the bowels of the Joint Committee on Climate Action and, therefore, I did not hear Deputy Micheál Martin's speech, but he had the good courtesy to a...More Button

We happened to have a Green Party office party upstairs in a pub while the Fine Gael national executive moved in downstairs. The two met briefly and we chatted about our political situation. I di...More Button

I would prefer us to use this next year wisely and not do the same as we did over the past three years. We have been strong in our approach to the Brexit process. We worked for consensus and were...More Button

The chaos in the UK political system, in both the Labour and the Conservative Parties, on this issue has given us strength in a way that is unimaginable in our historic relationship with the neig...More Button

Somebody used a metaphor during the week for the role of the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy Coveney, saying he has to be careful not to be like Colonel Nicholson in "...More Button

We work very closely with our party in the UK and it wants a second vote, as do our colleagues in the North. We should not stand in the way of that through pride in the construction of the withd...More Button

I have friends on the Brexit side and I have quizzed them to try to understand why. They would not be Deputy Boyd Barrett's friends on the socialist side, they are from the business side althoug...More Button

It was interesting that in his contribution today the Taoiseach referred to another issue for discussion at the Council, the implementation of the services directive, the radical scaling up of th...More Button

Further on in his speech the Taoiseach referred to disinformation and the role of political operators or Facebook and others as being on the agenda for discussion. Deputy Naughton and I happened...More Button

To come full circle, we should apply that thinking in the year ahead of us, start thinking and doing things differently and try to achieve the same consensus on some issues that we achieved conse...More Button

I will give some examples of where we should apply that. We can refer to it in our discussions on the European Council. First, in our budget approach we should heed what Seamus Coffey said last w...More Button

Could we also take what we are doing in the Joint Committee on Climate Action, which we know is central to where the economy has to go? We know that by the end of next year under European Union ...More Button

One could broaden it out as there is a range of different areas where people might seek consensus. When Pope Francis was here the Taoiseach mentioned a new covenant between church and State. Co...More Button

We have not answered those hard questions in the past three years. We have not said how we will fund third level education. Neither have we said how we will fund the media. There are so many d...More Button

We are established 100 years and we need to think about what we will do in the next year in an innovative way. Deputy Boyd Barrett and I were part of the debate yesterday. I thought it was a us...More Button

Public Transport Fares

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if his Department has modelling on the impact on demand for public transport of fare increases; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rail Network Expansion

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the role of his Department in the decision-making process and consideration of the final route of the MetroLink project on the south side of Dublin city; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Housing Data

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the number of permissions granted for apartments and houses, respectively in each of the four local authorities in Dublin during the period of Q1 2016 to Q2 2018; the number of houses and apartment...More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the number of houses and apartments, respectively sold in each of the four local authorities in Dublin during the period of Q1 2016 to Q2 2018 by year, local authority, number of apartments sold pe...More Button