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Connolly, Catherine

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Health (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to speak on this legislation. While I welcome the introduction of quarantine, I deplore the fact that it is being introduced on a piecemeal basis. This makes absolutely ...More Button

I am required to call the Minister now because this debate is to conclude at 12 noon. The Minister has less than ten minutes.More Button

There are not ten minutes remaining owing to the way in which the debate was run.More Button

Leaders' Questions are scheduled for 12 noon.More Button

In accordance with Standing Order 80(2), the division is postponed until immediately prior to the taking of Committee Stage.More Button

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

Impím ar na Teachtaí go léir cloí leis na srianta ama. Please stick to the time.More Button

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

I thank the Deputy.More Button

I thank the Deputy.More Button

I thank the Deputy.More Button

We are over time, Deputy. I call on the Minister to respond.More Button

I thank the Minister.More Button

Thank you, Minister.More Button

We are way over time. I thank the Minister.More Button

I thank the Deputy.More Button

Deputy, please. Thank you. I ask Deputies to co-operate in terms of the time.More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

I have 34 names and I do not think we will get through them all. Rather than have me interrupting Deputies all the time, I ask Members for their co-operation in refraining from making statements a...More Button

We are over time. I call on the Minister to respond.More Button

I thank the Minister.More Button

I am moving on.More Button

If we do not co-operate, nobody is going to get in. I know it is difficult. I call Deputy Alan Kelly.More Button

I thank the Deputy.More Button

Go raibh maith ag an Teachta.More Button

I thank the Minister. I call Deputy Cairns.More Button

Deputy Cairns should not interrupt. She is using up time. Please allow the Minister to reply.More Button

I thank the Minister. I am moving on.More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

I ask the Deputy to sit down. The time for the question is over.More Button

That is not a point of order.More Button

That is not a point of order. There can be no more response to that.More Button

I call Deputy Martin Browne.More Button

I am not going to waste time. I have a list before me. Deputy Martin Browne is second on the list. That is all I can do. If Deputy Browne wants to give his space to Deputy McNamara, then so be ...More Button

Deputy McNamara is wasting time.More Button

I am not sure if there has been a mistake somewhere.More Button

Deputy McNamara is wasting time. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae is at the top of the list before me. He is not here. Deputy Martin Browne is next and I call him.More Button

I ask Deputy McNamara to resume his seat.More Button

I call Deputy Martin Browne.More Button

Health (Amendment) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (Continued)

I remind Deputies that we are on section 2 of the Bill and we are dealing with a grouping of several amendments. There are ten speakers offering as things stand, so I appeal to Members to be consc...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 37 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh - Ireland...More Button

The matters raised by Deputies Marc Ó Cathasaigh, Jennifer Whitmore, Pádraig O'Sullivan and Brian Stanley have been selected for discussion.More Button

Health (Amendment) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages

Debate resumed on amendment No. 1:More Button

Health (Amendment) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages (Continued)

I wish to inform the House that there are still five Members indicating at this stage. Deputy McNamara is next.More Button

The guillotine comes down at 4.30 p.m.More Button

We are dealing with amendment No. 1 and amendments Nos. 31 to 42.More Button

I call Deputy O'Rourke.More Button

I hate to interrupt the Deputy. The issue of carers is very important, but it is not part of the amendment.More Button

It may well be.More Button

I know.More Button

I apologise, but I am conscious of time.More Button

I apologise. My intervention was just on the carers' issue. That was all.More Button

The Minister is entitled to respond in due course. He is being asked if he accepts the amendment. He can reply to that or not as he sees fit.More Button

Amendment No. 1 is in the name of the Labour Party. I take it that it is being pressed.More Button

The Minister has heard that the amendment is being pressed.More Button

The Minister is perfectly entitled to respond to that. He should bear in mind that he has been asked a specific question on the amendment. That is all. He is perfectly within his rights to respo...More Button

The Minister is entitled to respond. There is no motion before me so I am going to let him respond. He has heard what the Deputy said and perhaps he will facilitate it.More Button

I have given the Minister an opportunity to respond. Deputy Duncan Smith has called for the closure of the debate and for the vote to be formally put. The Minister still has not indicated if he i...More Button

Yes. I am presuming from the Minister's reply that he is not accepting amendment No. 1.More Button