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Gallagher, Pat the Cope, Gallagher, Pat the Cope

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Climate Change Policy (Continued)

We will move on to Question No. 6 now even though Questions Nos. 5, 9 and 18 are grouped together. We will wait until we get to Question No. 9 for them.More Button

Other Questions

Question No. 5 taken after Question No. 6.More Button

Flood Prevention Measures

We will move on now to Question No. 9, which is grouped with Questions Nos. 5 and 18.More Button

Freedom of Information Legislation (Continued)

The Minister will oblige at a price.More Button

As Deputy Wallace has another question grouped, he is entitled to one more supplementary.More Button

We are going back to Question No. 7. Deputy Barry was just coming in the door. There has to be a penalty and the penalty is that we will go straight to the reply.More Button

Voluntary Sector Remuneration (Continued)

As there is a lot of interest in this question, under Standing Orders I can call on others for brief supplementary questions.More Button

Civil Service Reform

Do we have another question?More Button

The Deputy has asked his two supplementary questions.More Button

Does Deputy Broughan have another question?More Button

Public Sector Reform Implementation (Continued)

If Members are agreeable, there is sufficient time to accommodate Deputy Niamh Smyth's Question No. 21, which is taken with Question No. 33, if we proceed directly to the Minister's reply and the D...More Button

Leaders' Questions

Before we commence, I ask Deputies and Ministers to respect the clock.More Button

Business of Dáil (Continued)

Is the recommendation of the Business Committee agreed? Agreed.More Button

Questions on Promised Legislation

I ask the Members for their co-operation. There are quite a few offering and I am anxious to facilitate everyone, but it is a long day and we only have 15 minutes.More Button

I thank the Deputy.More Button

The Tánaiste will get no extra time if he has not done it for me personally.More Button

Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

What is the question?More Button

What is the response to the question?More Button

Santa will not be coming to some of your colleagues.More Button

Please, Deputy. The Tánaiste should focus on the simple question on the independent regulator.More Button

If we are going to expand the debate, I will end it in three minutes. Deputies can blame their colleagues and the Ministers, not me.More Button

No, I am being very fair. That is my problem, Tánaiste.More Button

A question, Deputy.More Button

A question, Deputy. You are a national politician.More Button

I call the Tánaiste.More Button

Does the Tánaiste have the information?More Button

I know I will get co-operation from Deputy Eamon Ryan.More Button

Deputy Danny Healy-Rae tells me he has a question on the same issue. We will see.More Button

What is the promised legislation?More Button

Please, Deputy Healy-Rae.More Button

The next three speakers are Deputies O'Loughlin, Durkan and Munster.More Button

Deputy please.More Button

We are four minutes over.More Button

I ask the Deputy to co-operate. Can I make one statement?More Button

I do not want any insinuations from any Members of the House on either side that I am prioritising. The list is here. Members should not make any suggestions. If the Minister of State, Deputy Ca...More Button

The Deputy may have had his hand up. I do not-----More Button

Is Deputy McLoughlin insinuating that I am not being impartial? If he is, I will deal with it; otherwise, he should withdraw it.More Button

It is not what the Deputy is saying; it is what I am saying. I will deal with it.More Button

That completes Questions on Promised Legislation. We will move on.More Button

Is one of the Ministers prepared to answer that?More Button

I promised I would take Deputies Durkan and Munster and then that is it.More Button

I know, but accusations have been made against the Chair.More Button

Accusations have been made against the Chair that have not been withdrawn.More Button

I call Deputy Munster. In the spirit of Christmas, I will take the other Deputies but I will deal with impartiality at a later stage.More Button

Promised legislation.More Button

Go raibh maith agat.More Button

Even on RTÉ, they mention flash photography. I warn Members there is flash photography in the House.More Button

I suggest to the Whips that they consider questions on promised legislation and there should be guidelines-----More Button

-----on questions on promised legislation. Perhaps we could extend the time. The Ceann Comhairle referred to it yesterday. Perhaps we should consider the number of people who contribute. We wil...More Button

We move on now to serious business.More Button

Microgeneration Support Scheme Bill 2017: 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

Bail (Amendment) Bill 2017: First Stage (Continued)

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

Planning and Development Regulations: Referral to Joint Committee

No. We have already agreed that this would be without debate.More Button

Report on Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council: Motion

I call on Deputy O'Keeffe, Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport, to move the motion.More Button

We took a decision - you took a decision - earlier that this would be taken without debate. It is merely a matter for you, as Vice Chairman of the committee to move the motion.More Button

Hold on.More Button

It may well be-----More Button

I want to make-----More Button

Deputy-----More Button

Please-----More Button

In the spirit of Christmas-----More Button

Let me be very clear. I want to make two points. The House decided earlier that this would be taken without debate.More Button

You have agreed and allotted time so there is no question about it. We have to take it and-----More Button

That is not a point of order.More Button

In addition, I understand that Deputy Mattie McGrath's name is almost first in the list to contribute to the legislation and we were here until 11.15 last night.More Button

You, unfortunately, did not get in, but you will get in, if it is taken today.More Button

Ministerial Rota for Parliamentary Questions: Motion

We now have the Appropriation-----More Button

I think we all need a rest. Beidh sos againn ar feadh 40 bomaite. Tá súil agam go mbeidh mé ar ais sa Chathaoir ach, ag an phointe seo, guím gach rath agus bliain úr faoi mhaise ar gach duine.More Button

Bainigí sult as an bhriseadh.More Button

  Sitting suspended at 1.27 p.m. and resumed at 2.07 p.m.More Button

Appropriation Bill 2017: Second and Subsequent Stages (Continued)

The Bill, which is certified to be a money Bill in accordance with Article 22.2.1° of the Constitution, will now be sent to the Seanad.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 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputies Thomas Byrne, Jackie Cah...More Button

The matters raised by Deputies Thomas Byrne, Jackie Cahill, Pearse Doherty and Fiona O'Loughlin, Deputy Paul Murphy and Deputy Martin Kenny have been selected for discussion.More Button

Technological Universities Bill 2015: Report Stage

Amendments Nos. 1 to 3, inclusive, 33, 34, 48, 49, 51, 52 and 54 to 57, inclusive, are related and will be discussed together. It is only necessary to move amendment No. 1 for now, which the Minis...More Button

Technological Universities Bill 2015: Report Stage (Continued)

We can return to the Deputy if he wishes.More Button

Amendments Nos. 4, 7, 22, 25, 29 to 32, inclusive, 39, 43 to 47, inclusive, and 50 are related and will be discussed together.More Button

Amendments Nos. 5 and 6 are related and may be discussed together. Amendments No. 6 is an alternative to amendment No. 5.More Button

The only Deputy who may respond is Deputy Catherine Martin, if she wishes.More Button

Amendment No. 7 in the name of the Minister has already been discussed with amendment No. 4.More Button

Before we move on to amendment No. 8, I remind Members who were not here this morning that the weekly divisions will take place on the conclusion of the Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the D...More Button

Amendment No. 9 arises out of committee programmes. Amendments Nos. 9, 10, 24, 27, 35 to 38, inclusive, 41 and 42 are related and may be discussed together.More Button

Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages (Continued)

Before the Minister of State comes in, I remind the House that by order of the House in seven minutes I may be putting one question, which would be my first time to do so. In a sense it is a guill...More Button

Amendment No. 10 is out of order.More Button

  Amendment No. 10 not moved.More Button

  Section 5, as amended, agreed to.More Button

Amendment No. 11 is out of order as it involves a potential charge.More Button

  Amendment No. 11 not moved.More Button

Amendment No. 18 is out of order as it is a potential charge.More Button

  Amendment No. 18 not moved.More Button

  Section 10, as amended, agreed to.More Button

  Title agreed to.More Button

  Bill reported with amendment, received for final consideration and passed.More Button

The Bill, which is considered to be a Dáil Bill in accordance with Article 20.2.2° of the Constitution, will be sent to the Seanad.More Button

It is not usual, but those in the Gallery are very welcome to interrupt proceedings because it is an historic Bill. We were due to have a guillotine at 6.45 p.m., but we did not need it. I thank ...More Button

Message from Seanad

Seanad Éireann has passed the Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017 without amendment and the Social Welfare Bill 2017 without amendment.More Button

Online Advertising and Social Media (Transparency) Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed) [Private Members]

I must now deal with a postponed division relating to Second Stage of the Online Advertising and Social Media (Transparency) Bill 2017, taken on Wednesday, 13 December 2017. On the question, "That...More Button

Personal Explanation by Minister of State

The Minister for State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has informed the Chair that he wishes to make a personal explanation and the Chair agrees.More Button

Sula n-imíonn na Teachtaí, is dóigh go mbeidh seo an t-am deireanach a bheidh muid go léir anseo le chéile. Ar mo shon féin agus ar son an Cheann Comhairle, guím Nollaig shona agus bliain úr faoi ...More Button

Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2017: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

This is a road traffic Bill.More Button

Bogaimid ar aghaidh anois go dtí Fianna Fáil. Tá Deputy Curran ag roinnt a chuid ama leis an Teachta Eamonn Scanlon.More Button

I did-----More Button

Deputies must allow the Minister to speak without interruption.More Button

I have no control in this regard. I did raise it with Deputy Wallace and he told me that it was relevant; creating jobs in the country. The provisions of this road traffic Bill are very clear and...More Button

I cannot control the length of Members' contributions.More Button

A quorum has been called.More Button

  Notice taken that 20 Members were not present; House counted and 20 Members being present,More Button

Deputy Curran, without interruption, please.More Button

I have to interrupt the Deputy and ask him to move the adjournment.More Button

McCartan Report on the Stardust Fire: Statements (Continued)

One minute remains.More Button

Primary Care Centres

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans for a new primary care centre in Dunfanaghy, County Donegal; his plans to carry out repairs to the existing centre in the intervening period; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button