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Harney, Mary

Tuesday, 8 October 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 469 Nbr. 5


Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - European Council Meeting.

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on the informal European Council meeting held in Dublin Castle on Saturday, 6 October 1996.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on his meeting with German Chancellor, Dr. Helmut Kohl, in Dublin on Wednesday, 2 October 1996.More Button

I accept that in so far as the talks are ongoing the Taoiseach is correct in saying they are not dead. May I take it from what he said that there is no suggestion of postponing the talks for an in...More Button

Does the Taoiseach agree it is a perversion of logic for Sinn Féin to blame the Unionists for what happened in Lisburn yesterday? Does he accept that as a result of yesterday's bombing it w...More Button

Order of Business.

I note from an amendment to the motion we will move this evening that the Government intends to establish a tribunal of inquiry. I also note from the wording of the amendment that the tribunal wil...More Button

It is important, before the Private Members' debate begins, that we know the nature of the tribunal of inquiry the Government intends to establish because there has been a change in the Government'...More Button

The Government used every technicality to stop this case going ahead, including the Statute of Limitations. It used every technicality to stop this dying woman having her day in court. We are ent...More Button

We need to know before we move our motion.More Button

It is important that we know as the Minister will brief the journalists at 5 o'clock. He said things on television last night that he will not say in this House. This House is accountable to the ...More Button

It is a disgrace that a Taoiseach who promised that the hallmark of his Government would be openness, transparency and accountability will not even answer my question.More Button

The facts only became known during the course of this case on discovery of documents. On 15 occasions in this House Deputies Geoghegan-Quinn, O'Donnell and others sought to have the facts put befo...More Button

When will the motion be moved to establish the tribunal in this House and what period will it cover?More Button

Is the Taoiseach open to having discussions with the two Opposition leaders in relation to the terms of reference of this tribunal? Will he accept it is important that there is all-party agreemen...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Hepatitis C Infection: Motion.

On a point of order, I remind the Minister that when I raised the new evidence that came to light in this case on the Order of Business he informed me that I was codding women, that nothing new had...More Button

We are allowed to table one priority question on each occasion that such questions are taken. I reject the Minister's allegation that we are hypocrites. I reject that out of hand.More Button

When did the Minister find out?More Button

A golden handshake.More Button

When was it? He did not tell us.More Button

Written Answers. - Opinion Polls.

Asked the Taoiseach: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

Asked the Minister for Equality and Law Reform: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education: the number of opinion polls commissioned by her since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by her Department.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice: the number of opinion polls commissioned by her since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by her Department.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Welfare: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

Asked the Minister for Tourism and Trade: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

Asked the Minister for Enterprise and Employment: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Marine: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

Written Answers. - East Timor.

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs: the discussions, if any, he had with President Suharto when he visited Jakarta in July 1996; if he discussed the situation in East Timor; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Opinon Polls.

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of opinion polls commissioned by him since December 1994; the purpose of each poll; and the overall cost of the polls carried out to date by his Department.More Button

Written Answers. - Medical Personnel.

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will establish an appropriate body to examine the legal aspects of providing trained medical personnel at public venues where large crowds attend, as recommended by the jury at the Coroners' ...More Button

Written Answers. - Swimming Hall of Fame.

Asked the Minister for Education: the discussions, if any, she has had with the Dublin International Sports Council regarding the establishment of the European Headquarters of the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Ireland; whe...More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Grant Aid.

Asked the Minister for Education: the plans, if any, she has to give a grant towards computer equipment at a school (details supplied) in Dublin 22 which has been selected to introduce the new leaving certificate applied programme ...More Button

Written Answers. - Application for Naturalisation.

Asked the Minister for Justice: when a decision will be made regarding an application for naturalisation by persons (details supplied) whose parents are Irish citizens; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Income Continuance Scheme.

Asked the Minister for Social Welfare: the plans, if any, he has to investigate the claims of an association (details supplied) into the operation of their income continuance scheme; the steps, if any, he proposes to take to regulate th...More Button

Written Answers. - MMDS Transmitters.

Asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications: the number of MMDS transmitters located on phone masts throughout the country; the number of MMDS transmitters erected in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Electromagnetic Radiation Monitoring.

Asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications: the plans, if any, he has for the establishment of an independent body on non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation to monitor radiation levels from transmitters and to ensure compliance with internat...More Button