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Barrett, Seán

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Business of Dáil

It is with deep regret that we learned of the death of our colleague, Deputy Nicky McFadden. I call on the Government Chief Whip to move a motion of expressions of sympathy by the leaders of the v...More Button

Death of Member: Expressions of Sympathy (Continued)

As a mark of respect we will now have a minute's silence and then suspend the sitting for 15 minutes.More Button

  Members rose.More Button

May she rest in peace.More Button

  Sitting suspended at 3.30 p.m. and resumed at 3.45 p.m.More Button

Leaders' Questions

The Deputy cannot make accusations of that nature. If he wishes he may do so by way of substantive motion.More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Thank you, Deputy.More Button

Would the Deputy mind? He is not on Leaders' Questions yet-----More Button

-----but he might be there some day if he takes his time.More Button

Before I call Deputy Adams, I want to put on the record that the Chair has ruled on many occasions that allegations of a serious nature against an office holder can be made only by substantive moti...More Button

A question please.More Button

Deputy, please.More Button

A question please.More Button

Sorry, hold on a second.More Button

Sorry, Deputy; do you mind?More Button

Please.More Button

Sorry, Deputy; do you mind?More Button

European Council Meetings (Continued)

I ask for Deputies' co-operation because a number of issues have been raised in this group of questions. I suggest the first supplementary questions relate to the December Council meeting. If we ...More Button

Members would prefer to take everything together.More Button

All right, if that is the way it is to be.More Button

Nothing has been grouped. The Taoiseach has answered Questions Nos. 1 to 35, inclusive, which are all related to European issues. The first few were about the December Council meeting. I am open...More Button

Give Deputy Micheál Martin one minute. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett will get in; do not panic.More Button

I remind the Deputy this is Question Time.More Button

Will the Deputy please put his question?More Button

Would you please speak through the Chair, Deputy? Thank you. There are rules in this House and they apply to you equally as they do to everybody else.More Button

I call Deputy Higgins.More Button

No, you do not, actually. You had two questions. Deputy Martin had ten or 15 questions.More Button

I call Deputy Adams.More Button

Deputy Adams has 19 questions and I am obliged to allow him in again.More Button

Resignation of Member

Before proceeding I wish to announce for the information of the House that I have received a letter of resignation from Deputy Patrick Nulty as a Member of Dáil Éireann for the constituency of Dubl...More Button

Order of Business

There are two proposals to be put to the House. Is the proposal for dealing with Private Members' business today agreed to? Agreed. Is the proposal for dealing with Private Members' business tom...More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

Where is the Deputy going?More Button

I appreciate that, but this is the Order of Business.More Button

The Deputy will have to sit down.More Button

The Deputy will have to sit down.More Button

There are procedures to be followed to do that.More Button

Would the Deputy also respect the Chair?More Button

The Taoiseach will make the situation clear and that is it.More Button

Deputy Martin should respect the Chair.More Button

I will suspend the sitting if the Deputy does not sit down.More Button

I will suspend the sitting if the Deputy does not sit down.More Button

The Deputy is an ex-Minister and a long-serving Deputy. Would he please respect the Chair?More Button

There are things called Standing Orders. If the Deputy wishes to come to my office afterwards-----More Button

If the Deputy comes to my office afterwards I will explain the situation to him. There are Standing Orders and if the Deputy had learned them he would know about them.More Button

The Deputy should sit down and stay quiet.More Button

We are on the Order of Business. Would the Deputy please adhere to the rules of the House?More Button

Would the Deputy please put his question on the Order of Business?More Button

Please, Deputy.More Button

The Deputy has made her point.More Button

I am sorry, Deputy, but we have been through that issue.More Button

Will the Deputy please resume his seat?More Button

I ask the Deputy to please resume his seat.More Button

Is the Deputy part of the Technical Group? If so, his spokesperson has just made that point. Is Deputy Joan Collins raising a separate issue? We are not going to go through this issue again.More Button

I know it is.More Button

Deputy Catherine Murphy made that point on behalf of the Technical Group. We are not going to have another discussion on it.More Button

Please arrange the debate with the Whips. I call Deputy Joe Higgins on a different issue - I hope.More Button

Just ask the question.More Button

Please ask a question.More Button

The Deputy can speak to the Taoiseach outside the Chamber.More Button

Yes, of course.More Button

The Deputy has made his point.More Button

We will check it out.More Button