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Gallagher, Pat the Cope, Gallagher, Pat the Cope

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Trans European Transport Network Programme

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the status of the TEN-T priority projects for County Donegal; the timeline for these projects in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his views on the priority TEN-T projects for County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Ba mhaith liom cúpla soicind a úsáid chun fáilte a chur roimh na daltaí agus na múinteoirí atá anseo ó Phobalscoil na Rosann. Tá súil agam go mbainfaidh siad tairbhe agus sult as a dturas go Baile...More Button

I welcome the fact that progress is being made, and I realise that first of all a route must be selected. I would like to think that every opportunity would be given to those who are affected by t...More Button

Trans European Transport Network Programme (Continued)

I would like to think the Minister will pass on my views to the TII and ensure that the selection will not have adverse effects on the town. The route from Letterkenny to Manorcunningham, which is...More Button

While all of these are important - I hope we all live to see them - and they will be of major benefit to Donegal, if they can be expedited, they should be because they should be Brexit-proofed. Wh...More Button

Death of Former Members: Expressions of Sympathy (Continued)

Tá áthas orm deis labhartha a fháil anseo inniu chun ár ómós a léiriú agus a thaispeáint do chlann Paddy Harte agus do chlann Monica Barnes. Chaith mé tréimhse fhada anseo i gcomhar le Paddy Harte...More Button

Paddy Harte was a great friend and a great Donegal representative for many years. I am delighted to acknowledge the presence of his wife, Rosaleen and his children, Paddy Jnr, Mary, Anne, Róisín...More Button

Paddy Harte was first elected in 1961 and held his seat until 1997. Therefore, for a short period in his later years here, he was father of the House. He took over from the late Neil Blaney, wh...More Button

Paddy Harte can be described as a committed politician, an advocate of justice and fairness and a true Donegal man. He never missed an opportunity to put issues affecting Donegal forward over th...More Button

When Paddy Harte spoke here, he spoke with both passion and commitment. He was always known in this House for his good counsel and advice. He was one for reaching out to others to advance differe...More Button

Paddy Harte, in both politics and private life, will be remembered for highlighting the importance of co-existence. He grew up and lived by the Border during the difficult years but he reached o...More Button

I must acknowledge Paddy Harte on a personal level, on my own behalf and that of my wife and her sister, whom he visited on many occasions over the years. That may not have been popular either. ...More Button

Paddy Harte leaves behind him a legacy that will stand the test of time and that will be favourably recorded when history is written. He always believed in sharing and had a great understanding ...More Button

He leaves a legacy of which Rosaleen, his family, his extended family and his grandchildren will be proud in the years to come.

  Ó thaobh Monica Barnes d'oibrigh mé anseo léi ch...More Button

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

The Taoiseach should be allowed to speak without interruption.More Button

It is the Taoiseach’s prerogative to delegate.More Button

The Deputy should allow the Minister of State to respond without interruption.More Button

The Minister of State should be allowed to respond.More Button

Deputy Murphy should please allow the Minister of State to respond.More Button

Deputy Murphy is normally very orderly.More Button

We have to move on. Other Members are waiting to speak.More Button

Could the Deputy ask a question?More Button

Housing (Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability) Bill 2018: First Stage

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Housing (Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability) Bill 2018: 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

Treatment of Cancer (Advertisements) Bill 2018: 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

Pre-European Council Meeting: Statements (Continued)

Deputy O'Brien will have his opportunity.More Button

Deputy McDonald might not invite interruptions.More Button

Anti-Evictions Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

Bogaimid ar aghaidh anois le Sinn Féin, who have eight minutes. Sorry - it is Fianna Fáil next.More Button

There are 20 minutes in the Fianna Fáil slot, to be led by Deputy Darragh O'Brien.More Button

If Deputies wish to have private discussions, they can have them outside. In here, they must speak through the Chair.More Button

Deputies, please-----More Button

It is unlike Deputy Paul Murphy. He does not normally interrupt.More Button

The Ceann Comhairle explained his position before he left the Chair. If Deputy Bríd Smith was not here, her colleagues might advise her.More Button

That is not the point.More Button

The Ceann Comhairle voted in accordance with custom and practice.More Button

He explained that he was a reluctant landlord.More Button

It is not. It was custom and practice. I will always defend the Chair. The Ceann Comhairle made a statement and no one questioned it. I ask the Deputy to accept his statement.More Button

Deputies, please.More Button

I also ask the Minister of State to address the Chair and not to invite interruptions. The Minister of State, without interruption.More Button

Allow the Minister of State to address the issues.More Button

The Members are normally orderly.More Button

The Minister of State should address the Chair. If he is going to have bilaterals, he can do so outside the Chamber.More Button

Consumer Credit (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

The time is up.More Button

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

The next speaker is Deputy Martin Kenny who is sharing his time with Deputy Pat Buckley.More Button

In accordance with Standing Order 70(2), the division is postponed until the weekly division time on Thursday, 13 December 2018.More Button

  The Dáil adjourned at 11 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 13 December 2018.More Button

Hospital Groups

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason Letterkenny University Hospital is not included in the priority list of hospitals in the 2018 winter plan proposals of the HSE and his Department; if his attention has been drawn to the ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the extra resources and provision he plans to make available for Letterkenny University Hospital to deal with the impending increase of numbers which will avail of the hospital services between Dec...More Button

Fish Quotas

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the way in which he plans to prevent the closure of all other fisheries in view of the zero TAC that has been advised for cod and whiting in area 6A and the fact that the landing obligation is comi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the way in which he will ensure the economic sustainability of the fishing fleet in view of some of the proposed reductions in key stocks, for example, 32% in nephrops and other stocks; and if he w...More Button