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Barrett, Seán

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions

Sorry, Deputy; we are over time.More Button

We do not need a chorus.More Button

Please do not interrupt.More Button

You will not make a point by shouting over the speaker. I ask Members to stay quiet.More Button

I afforded silence for Deputy Martin and I expect the same for the Taoiseach while he replies. End of story.More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Please allow the Taoiseach to reply. Deputy Micheál Martin had silence when he spoke and I expect the same for the Taoiseach.More Button

This is Leaders' Questions.More Button

Will the Deputy, please, resume his seat?More Button

Will the Taoiseach, please, finish his response?More Button

This is not a circus; it is the House of Parliament. The Taoiseach should conclude, as we are way over time.More Button

We are five minutes over time on this question.More Button

The rules of the House apply to everybody. I call Deputy Mary Lou McDonald. I want silence, not shouting and roaring.More Button

Please stay quiet.More Button

That sort of language is unparliamentary.More Button

The Taoiseach will deal with this issue.More Button

Could both sides stay quiet?More Button

Deputy Mac Lochlainn, would you mind staying quiet? Deputy Wallace is on his feet.More Button

If you cannot, then leave the Chamber.More Button

Quiet please.More Button

Please.More Button

A question please.More Button

Sorry Deputy, you are over time.More Button

Tributes on the Retirement of Member of Staff

As Ceann Comhairle, I wish to join with other speakers in wishing Andy many years of happiness and good health, which is the important thing. I thank him for his service on behalf of all the Membe...More Button

Order of Business

There are four proposals to be put to the House. Is the proposal for dealing with the late sitting agreed? Agreed. Is the proposal that the Water Services Bill 2014 shall not be reprinted, as am...More Button

We cannot discuss the Bill. This is about reprinting.More Button

The Deputy cannot go through parliamentary questions now.More Button

The question is that the Water Services Bill 2014, as amended in committee, shall not be reprinted.More Button

Please allow the Taoiseach to reply.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

The next item on the Order of Business is the proposal for dealing with No. 37a, statements before the European Council meeting of 18 and 19 December 2014. Is that agreed? Agreed.

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This is the Order of Business.More Button

Can Deputy Martin be fair to other Deputies?More Button

I am afraid that the clock has beaten us.More Button

Topical Issue Matters

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 27A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Áine Collins - the impact ...More Button

The matters raised by Deputies Seán Kenny, Áine Collins, Pat Breen and Michael Colreavy have been selected for discussion.More Button

Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) Bill 2014: First Stage

Is the Bill opposed?More Button

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.More Button

Business of Dáil

It is to allow the Report Stage amendments to be circulated.More Button

  Sitting suspended at 5.58 p.m. and resumed at 6.30 p.m.More Button

Water Services Bill 2014: Report and Final Stages

You will have to do that when we reach section 5.More Button

You can remind me when we reach section 5.

  Amendment No. 1 is out of order.More Button

  Amendment No. 1 not moved.More Button

Amendment No. 2 is out of order.More Button

The amendment seeks to insert new text providing that within three months of the passing of the Bill the Government must introduce a constitutional amendment. The current Bill does not propose to ...More Button

It is out of order, Deputy. We must proceed.More Button

That is not in accordance with the principle of the Bill. I assure the Deputy that this has been examined. If you wish to talk to the officials separately, they will explain it.More Button

We cannot debate it on the floor of the House.More Button

I have given the ruling. It is out of order.More Button

I read it for the Deputy.More Button

I did not read out the Standing Order. I read out the reason. It has been ruled out of order in accordance with Standing Order 131.More Button

It does apply.More Button

Amendment No. 2 proposes to amend section 2 of the Bill, which provides that where a Government proposes to initiate legislation which amends the ownership structure of Irish Water there must be a ...More Button

Water Services Bill 2014: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

On Report Stage, Members may speak twice. The first time they speak, there is no limit on their contribution; the second time they speak there is a two-minute limit.More Button

Please speak to the amendment. We are on amendment No. 3.More Button

Thank you Deputy.More Button

Speak to the amendment.More Button

I remind the House this debate is concluding at 9 p.m. and four Deputies wish to speak after Deputy Higgins.More Button

Please get on with it.More Button

Please allow the Deputy to speak.More Button

That is all very interesting but I ask the Deputy to stick to the amendment.More Button

The time permitted for the debate having expired, I am required to put the following question in accordance with an order of the Dáil of 16 December: "That the amendment set down by the Minister fo...More Button

The Bill will now be sent to the Seanad.More Button

Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Personal Autonomy and Bodily Integrity) Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) [Private Members]

  Atairgeadh an cheist: "Go léifear an Bille an Dara hUair anois."More Button

  Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."More Button

Will Members please clear the Chamber as we now are on Private Members' business? Deputy McDonald has ten minutes.More Button