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Ahern, Bertie

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 Nbr. 1


Order of Business.

Against the background of ongoing industrial unrest in the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and given the Minister's statement that there will be utter havoc in the Department, does the...More Button

Will the Taoiseach give a commitment that the NESF report on long-term unemployment will be debated in the House? Will he give a commitment that the resources necessary to deal with long-term une...More Button

There is a major report on long-term unemployment.More Button

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

Asked the Taoiseach: whether he has a particular indicative time-frame in mind for all-party talks.More Button

I thank the Taoiseach for his helpful reply. There is a view that it would be very difficult to sustain intensive all-party talks for a year, a year and a half or two years and that it might be mo...More Button

On the broader question, does the Taoiseach agree that not any constitutional Nationalist party North or South has advocated the inclusion in all-party talks of parties associated with organisation...More Button

I thank the Taoiseach for his reply to my earlier questions but will he agree that organisations involved in bombing, making bombs or making bomb threats will preclude from the talks political part...More Button

On the question of the indicative timetable there seems to be some agreement among the parties in the North that a shorter timetable would be useful.More Button

Does the Taoiseach agree that there is merit in electing a US chairman, with President Clinton's confidence, to take charge of the talks, whose remit would include securing agreement between the pa...More Button

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

Asked the Taoiseach: the number of Government task forces in which his Department is involved.More Button

Do I understand from the Taoiseach's reply that his Department is not involved in any task forces? I have attempted by means of parliamentary questions to discover the number of task forces in exis...More Button

Perhaps the Taoiseach's office might supply me with a satisfactory reply.More Button

I put questions to the Taoiseach and his colleagues in Government with the purpose of obtaining information on the implementation of reports of task forces in which Departments are engaged. From t...More Button

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

We would have daily rather than weekly briefings.More Button

As the Taoiseach knows, I support the strategic management initiative.More Button

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the briefing for which I offer my apologies. The 1924 Act with all its faults has lasted for more than 70 years for very good reasons. Other jurisdictions ha...More Button

While much good work was done during the past ten years in opening up public offices, there is a difficulty regarding the interpretation of the directive of successive Governments that public serva...More Button

Does the Taoiseach agree there is a need for more flexibility in redeploying public servants? Many of the problems encountered in introducing reforms in the system stem from the lack of flexibilit...More Button

Is it the Government's intention in the immediate future to outline its policy on departmental secretaries who have completed their seven year term at a young age? There are a number of such civil...More Button