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Higgins, Joe

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3


Leaders’ Questions

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Just answer the question.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Programmes for Government

Asked the Taoiseach: his views on the progress made on the implementation of the programme for Government after one year in office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

When the programme for Government stretching from 2011 to 2016 was drawn up, we had not heard to a great practical effect about the austerity treaty the Taoiseach is now pushing on the people. Hav...More Button

Does the Taoiseach agree that when his party members run posters up poles promising stability and investment in job cretion and yet more stability, they are making a fraudulent claim? The Governme...More Button

The Taoiseach has spoken about growth and pointed to the jobs created by multinationals. I welcome every case in which a worker gets a new job. What does the Taosieach have to say, however, about...More Button

Does the Taoiseach agree it is not really about the words that are written down in any treaty? We must deal with the reality. I ask him to deal with reality — which he has consistently refu...More Button

Does the Taoiseach agree it undermines the possibility of a free democratic choice by the Irish people in the referendum on 31 May when he continues to hold a gun to their heads by saying that unle...More Button

If the Irish people vote “No”, that is a mandate for the Taoiseach to go to his European colleagues and tell them he will not agree to the underpinning of this new fund in EU law until that blackma...More Button

Yes, we do.More Button

Could the Taoiseach clarify the ESM in one sentence? This would be a big favour.More Button

Let me put it to the Taoiseach.More Button

I ask him to finalise the matter in one sentence.More Button

There is another minute to go, actually.More Button

Is it the case that we do not need to amend Article 136 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union——More Button

——to legally underpin the ESM?More Button

Order of Business

Could the Taoiseach give a specific timescale for the introduction of the Treaty Establishing the European Communities Act 1972 (Amendment) Bill? The Taoiseach’s legislation programme states...More Button

When will it be taken?More Button

It is necessary to have it ratified before there can be legal standing for the European Stability Mechanism.More Button

No, the Taoiseach did not. That is the problem.More Button

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed).

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button