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Collins, Niall

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 Nbr. 3


Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Employment Levels

The local government efficiency review identified €500 million.More Button

He is straying off course.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Parliamentary Reform

Can the Minister of State account for his own actions?More Button

He will be off next summer like the rest of us.More Button

That is not true.More Button

I did not say that.More Button

No, I did not.More Button

Deputy Kehoe is wrong there.More Button

Such as?More Button

It is not correct to state that there has been Dáil reform when the Taoiseach is less available to answer questions in the House, no matter what way the Government wishes to dress it up or s...More Button

The people know the facts. The fact is he is less available to answer questions in the Chamber as a result of what Deputy Kehoe describes as Dáil reform.More Button

Will the Chief Whip’s proposals include changes to Friday sittings? The Chief Whip is ticking the box and describing Friday as a sitting day but it is only a three hour sitting with a Second...More Button

The Chief Whip has tried this formula for Friday sittings. Will he not acknowledge that it is a sham and opt for a full sitting with a full complement of activities, including those of the Seanad?More Button

What does that have to do with it?More Button

We asked for a sitting day.More Button

There is no Questions to the Taoiseach on a Thursday.More Button

What about Fridays?More Button

I wrote to the Ceann Comhairle’s office already and I got no reply.More Button

That is out of order.More Button

It was his child’s confirmation. He could not be here.More Button

Written Answers follow Adjournment.More Button

Order of Business

When is Deputy Kehoe going on “Tonight with Vincent Browne”? He is dodging the bullet as well. Send Deputy Joe Carey.More Button

Local Government (Household Charge) (Amendment) Bill 2012: First Stage

I move:More Button

I move: “That the Bill be taken in Private Members’ time.”More Button

Mahon Tribunal Report: Statements

The Deputy should not be so arrogant.More Button

I propose to share time with Deputy Michael McGrath. As Deputy Micheál Martin said, the report of the Mahon tribunal is of the utmost seriousness for all who care about public life in Irela...More Button

Notwithstanding the past, it is important to let the public know that what happened over 20 years ago cannot and should not be allowed to happen again. Over 12 items of legislation have been intro...More Button

Political donations have been successfully regulated by SIPO. Fianna Fáil published two Bills last year to eliminate all political donations but both were voted down by Fine Gael and the La...More Button

The Mahon report examines planning matters prior to 1992, which is 20 years ago. At that time there was no legislation covering political donations. The culture of politics was totally different....More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Expenses

Asked the Taoiseach: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the amount of [928]expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the position regarding an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick. More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Travel

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the amount of expenses claimed on a monthly basis since March 2011 by all Ministers attached to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding a specific application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. More Button