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Harney, Mary

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 Nbr. 1


Order of Business.

In view of the public's interest in the matter, does the Government intend to bring forward legislation to allow the licensing of a casino?More Button

Given what the Taoiseach said in reply to my question about the licensing of a casino, can I take it he has not ruled out the possibility of bringing forward legislation on that matter?More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - All-Party Talks.

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on the indicative time-frame he envisages for all-party negotiations as outlined in his speech in Finglas in Dublin on 30 April 1996.More Button

If the all-party consensus re-emerged after his Finglas speech, why did the Taoiseach feel it necessary to deliver the speech he made last Thursday? Does he accept that speech was unhelpful and in...More Button

Tuesday night's speech pointed the way forward and looked at the bigger picture but Thursday night's speech did not fit in with it. Given the widespread concern that the loyalist ceasefire may be ...More Button

Why was the speech necessary?More Button

The Taoiseach seems to want to prolong the debate. Will he comment on my question about the ceasefire and a meeting with the UDP and the PUP?More Button

Does the Taoiseach see merit in Archbishop Eames's suggestion for an independent body to examine the re-routing of parades to avoid the sectarian tensions and difficulties that arise with a small n...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Government Task Forces.

There are too many.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Strategic Management Initiative.

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on the discussions, if any, he has had with groups representing civil and public servants in the wake of the publication of the strategic management initiative.More Button

When will the legislation to amend the Ministers and Secretaries Act, which will implement much of the programme, be introduced?More Button

I welcome the fact that two secretaries of Departments gave extensive media interviews during last week. Was this a result of the initiative or would it have happened anyway? Will more civil serva...More Button

On interviews by departmental secretaries, is permission sought from the Minister concerned, or the Taoiseach in the case of his secretary, or can the public servant make the decision? On policy m...More Button

Who is running the country?More Button

Of the 11 questions I tabled to the Taoiseach, as usual nine were transferred to the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs. It is becoming impossible to put questions to the Taoiseach o...More Button

I am aware of that, I am drawing it to the attention of the House.More Button

Written Answers. - Sale of Organic Food.

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry: if EU regulations for the organic sector of agriculture are being implemented; if he will establish an independent control body to set and maintain standards for the production and sale of organic ...More Button