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Higgins, Joe

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 4


Ceisteanna – Questions. - Departmental Estimates.

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on the allocation to his Department in the recently published spending Estimates for 2003.More Button

Leaders' Questions.

Last Thursday night, RTE's “Prime Time” programme revealed an appalling glimpse of the shocking damage that the dangerous pattern of alcohol over-consumption is inflicting on individuals and our so...More Button

Does he believe it is criminal that the drinks industry should be allowed to portray and freely advertise its products in the national media as trendy, sexy, seductive and a virtual gateway to para...More Button

When will the Government ban the advertising of alcohol as a trendy and healthy drug? Is the Taoiseach ashamed that he, his Ministers and his Tánaiste have been consistent enablers of the dr...More Button

If a constituent of mine gets drunk and assaults somebody, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform does not express displeasure, as action is taken. Why is there such leniency towards the...More Button

Order of Business.

I welcome the Ceann Comhairle's call for more spontaneity. As it happens, a few spontaneous questions to the Taoiseach have just occurred to me. Will the Ceann Comhairle indulge me?More Button

A Cheann Comhairle, you will have to sort out the conflict between spontaneity and the rigid interpretation of this rule, so I will confine myself to asking the Taoiseach when the employment permit...More Button