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Gallagher, Pat the Cope, Gallagher, Pat the Cope

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Beef Industry

We will have to respect the time if we are to get through as many questions as possible this morning. I will be reminding Deputies of that. Deputy McConalogue has one minute for his first supplem...More Button

Deputy Carey has permission from Deputy Heydon to introduce his question.More Button

Felling Licences (Continued)

Deputy Michael Healy-Rae missed his priority question on beef. He has told me he has a short supplementary question on forestry. It has to be on forestry.More Button

Beef Exports

Deputy McLoughlin has been given permission to ask Question No. 55.More Button

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

I call on the Taoiseach to respond. We have exceeded the time. We cannot continue like this.More Button

Please.More Button

There has to be some order. If there is, Deputies may get an opportunity to contribute..More Button

If they are orderly, they might have a better chance of getting it.More Button

I call on the Taoiseach to respond.More Button

I call on the Taoiseach to respond to the Deputy's question.More Button

Order, please.More Button

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

I have a long list of Deputies. I ask all Members to observe the time limit of 30 seconds. I call Deputy Micheál Martin.More Button

Order, please. I call Deputy McDonald. We have to move on. There has to be order in the House.More Button

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

I call Deputy Catherine Connolly.More Button

Before the Taoiseach responds, I ask Members - some in particular - to desist from taking calls in the House. There must be some regard for the House.More Button

I now call Deputy Danny Healy-Rae and I ask that he focus on promised legislation, as he did yesterday.More Button

A question, Deputy, please.More Button

It is not promised legislation.More Button

I have to remain impartial.More Button

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

Deputy Doherty is being disorderly. I call Deputy Michael Healy-Rae.More Button

The Taoiseach can pass on the question to the Minister for Health.More Button

The Deputy should ask a question on promised legislation.More Button

Could the Deputy ask a question?More Button

The Deputy should ask a question.More Button

The question is whether the Government will introduce legislation.More Button

Is there promised legislation?More Button

I cannot direct, I can only request.More Button

The last few speakers are very fortunate today because I feel Mark Killilea's hand on my shoulder and I think he is telling me not to cut them off because of him. They can thank Mark Killilea.More Button

Will the Deputy ask a question, please?More Button

He may not make a statement.More Button

Deputy Fitzpatrick should be reasonable.More Button

We are moving on to the next Deputy. Deputy Fitzpatrick is taking advantage of my leniency.More Button

The Deputy is taking advantage.More Button

The Deputy must understand that we are discussing promised legislation.More Button

Ministers are intelligent people. They know the answer.More Button

If Deputy Fitzpatrick wants an answer, we will move on.More Button

If the Taoiseach is in a position to answer, he can do so. It is a local issue.More Button

Deputy Mattie McGrath should look after his own interests.More Button

I am getting another message from him now.More Button

The Taoiseach or a Minister to respond.More Button

Is the Taoiseach is in a position to answer on the legislation?More Button

It is a question for the Minister. We have to review all of this during the summer.More Button

I cannot deprive Deputies Ó Cuív and Coppinger. After they contribute, that will be it.More Button

Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2019: First Stage

I thank the Deputy for her brevity. Is the Bill being opposed?More Button

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

Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) (Amendment) Bill 2019: First Stage (Continued)

Is the Bill being opposed?More Button

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

Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy

We will move to expressions of sympathy on the death of our former colleague, Mark Killilea. Before calling the leaders of the parties, I have the pleasure and the opportunity to express my sympat...More Button

Mark was a man of the people. He was a hard-working public representative. His father was here for 34 years, from 1927 to 1961. Mark worked at all levels in politics, at council level, in the ...More Button

He distinguished himself in every chamber he represented the people of Galway or Connacht-Ulster. I had the pleasure of working with Mark in Europe and in the Dáil Éireann. Mark had a long and ...More Button

He was a great mentor to me when I went to Europe in 1994 after an exciting campaign. Some of the people in Connacht-Ulster will remember that. He was generous with his time when showing me the...More Button

In politics, as in life, we are fortunate if we meet people with exceptional qualities. Mark Killilea was naturally gifted, talented, sincere and generous with his time. When one meets someone ...More Button

It is popular to build walls now. Mark Killilea, while he was good at everything, he was not great at the geography of Ireland. He had an imaginary wall-----More Button

-----around Donegal.More Button

One could go no further, but I say that in jest. We were great friends, we survived that and had a great life together.

  Let me clarify once and for all that it was Mark Killil...More Button

Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (Continued)

As Deputy Ó Cuív noted, Mark Killilea represented the constituency of Galway East. I call one of its current representatives, Deputy Anne Rabbitte.More Button

I call Deputy Eugene Murphy who, in terms of representation, claims part of Galway.More Button

I ask the House to bear with me as we have run on a little. The Killilea and MacSharry families were inextricably linked. I will allow Deputy MacSharry a minute to say a few works.More Button

The Minister of State, Deputy Canney, has retuned from his ministerial duties. I will allow him to make a brief intervention, even though he was not forgotten.More Button

Ar dheis láimh Dé go raibh a anam.More Button

  Members rose.More Button

Cabinet Committee Meetings (Continued)

There will not be a third round of questions. That should not be blamed on what happened earlier.More Button

We will not have time for a third round. That has nothing to do with the earlier-----More Button

The Taoiseach may continue.More Button

Thank you.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 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Frank O'Rourke - to discus...More Button

  Sitting suspended at 3.15 p.m. and resumed at 4.15 p.m.More Button

Cork Mail Centre: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

The Labour Party is giving two minutes of its time to the non-aligned Deputies.More Button

In accordance with Standing Order 70(2), the division is postponed until the weekly division time on Thursday, 4 July 2019.More Button

Message from Seanad

Seanad Éireann has passed the Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Bill 2016 without amendment.More Button

Message from Select Committee

The Select Committee on Health has completed its consideration of the CervicalCheck Tribunal Bill 2019 and has made amendments thereto.More Button

Parole Bill 2016: Report Stage

I understand that all parties are anxious to have this Bill enacted before the recess. Since we are recommitting it, the Deputies might consider a timeframe that is not open-ended. Strictly speak...More Button

Parole Bill 2016: Report Stage (Continued)

  Section 1 agreed to.More Button

SECTION 2More Button

Amendments Nos. 1 to 11, inclusive, will be discussed together.More Button

Amendments Nos. 12 to 16, inclusive, are related and will be discussed together.More Button

Amendments Nos. 17 to 20, inclusive, and 31 are related and will be discussed together.More Button

Amendments Nos. 21 to 24, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together.More Button

Parole Bill 2016: Fifth Stage (Continued)

Comhghairdeas le gach duine a bhí páirteach sa reachtaíocht seo.More Button

Local Government (Rates) Bill 2018: Report and Final Stages

Amendments Nos. 1, 9 to 11, inclusive, 13, 14, and 19 to 21, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together.More Button

  Bill recommitted in respect of amendment No. 1.More Button

Amendments Nos. 2 and 5 are related and may be discussed together.More Button

Amendments Nos. 3 and 4 are related and may be discussed together.More Button

Amendment No. 5 was to be discussed with No. 2. We will deal with it in a second. Does the Minister of State want to inform the House about amendment No. 4?More Button

Local Government (Rates) Bill 2018: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

Amendment Nos. 7 and 8 are related and may be discussed together.More Button

Of course.More Button

Can the Minister of State clarify?More Button

Amendments Nos. 18a and 22 to 27, inclusive, are related. Amendment No. 18a is consequential on amendment No. 27. Therefore, amendments Nos. 18a and 22 to 27, inclusive, may be discussed together.More Button

Before we proceed to Fifth Stage, under Standing Order 154(3), I have to report to the House that as a result of amendment No. 1 being agreed on the recommittal earlier, it is proposed especially t...More Button

  Bill, as amended, received for final consideration and passed.More Button

I thank everybody for their co-operation.More Button

  The Dáil adjourned at 10.15 p.m. until 9.30 a.m. on Thursday, 4 July 2019. More Button

Fishing Industry

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the implications of the agreement reached between Ireland and the United Kingdom in 2013 regarding the setting of the boundaries of the exclusive economic zone; if the agreement of 2013 has possibl...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the status of the ongoing talks regarding the fishing grounds surrounding Rockall; if Irish access to these waters will be guaranteed in line with decades of fishing traditions in view of the fact ...More Button