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Kenny, Enda

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 Nbr. 6

Leaders' Questions.

Ní ceist don Taoiseach í seo. Ba mhaith liom a rá go bhfuil súil agam go mbeidh Nollaig shona ag gach uile duine sa Teach agus acu siúd atá ag obair i dTit...More Button

I wish Members of the House and the staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas a happy Christmas and peaceful new year.More Button

In view of the fact that the Government is on record as saying that it wants another partnership agreement and in view of the differences between the employers and the unions, given that these talk...More Button

Does the Taoiseach agree that the inflationary consequences of the Book of Estimates and the budget are making it more difficult to get agreement on these talks because of the increased pressure on...More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Strategic Management Initiative.

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on the implementation of those aspects of the strategic management initiative applicable to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am not sure what questions were asked in the customer surveys. Significant increases have been allocated to health and education in recent years without a corresponding increase being achieved in...More Button

Who in the Taoiseach's Department is driving the monitoring of the implementation of the SMI? Is there a specific person or entity to whom the Department is responsible in terms of achieving its ta...More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - EU Summits.

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on the bilateral meetings he held during his attendance at the EU summit in Copenhagen; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if the arrangements have been finalised for his forthcoming meeting with the President of the Convention on the Future of Europe; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Is the Taoiseach confident existing arrangements in respect of fishing will apply through next year which will give some breathing space and a lifeline to the 25,000 families in the coastal communi...More Button

I mentioned yesterday that the Danish Foreign Minister indicated he had been contacted by the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, about the US view that there was an urgency to admit Turkey to the...More Button

It is increasingly likely that the US will take action against Iraq. If that happens unilaterally outside the UN mandate during the Christmas recess, will the Taoiseach recall the House so that our...More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Oireachtas Reform.

Asked the Taoiseach: the Government's proposals for Dáil reform; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

When can we expect to see firm proposals to implement Dáil reform? In that context what is to be done about Question Time?More Button

Is it proposed to give the Ceann Comhairle of the day full authority over Question Time so that the Chair could call any question on the order paper in any Deputy's name provided he or she is prese...More Button

The single biggest obstacle to democratic interest and to public interest is that this Chamber appears to be empty most of the time. While the House of Commons Question Time may be contrived to a c...More Button

Order of Business.

I object to the Order of Business. The position is that there is insufficient time to discuss and tease out the consequences of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill, 2002.More Button

I understand that but it has to deal with the times for the sitting. We want further time to discuss this. The fact is that the original Bill, which included a 20% requirement for social and afford...More Button

I want to formally tell you, Sir, that we are objecting to the Order of Business.More Button

Is that the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill?More Button

We are opposed to that.More Button

I have made the case formally. We want extra time to debate this measure. The certainty that existed, while unworkable, has been removed and it is necessary that we make some arrangements to have e...More Button

I endorse the Taoiseach's comments. I already said this as Gaeilge this morning. I wish the Ceann Comhairle, his staff, Members of the House of all parties, staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas an...More Button

Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill, 2002 [ Seanad ] : Committee and Remaining Stages.

It is obvious that this matter is one of serious concern to Members of this House. I appreciate that the Order of Business was voted through this morning but this guillotine motion has not been deb...More Button

Given that no debate has taken place on this section of the Bill, will the Chair allocate some time within the remaining sitting time of the Dáil to debate it?More Button

Will the Chair suspend the House for five minutes to allow the Whips to meet to discuss how debate on this can be facilitated?More Button