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Kenny, Enda

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Donegal Tragedy and Brussels Attacks: Expressions of Sympathy

On behalf of the Government, I would like to express my sincere and deepest sympathies and condolences to the McGrotty family on their tragic loss in Buncrana on Sunday evening. Our hearts go out ...More Button

Resignation of Taoiseach (Resumed)

Following the sitting of the Dáil on 10 March, I went to Áras an Úachtaráin to tender my resignation as Taoiseach to the President, who accepted it. In accordance with the Constitution, my Governm...More Button

Business of Dáil

On 10 March, the House ordered the business for today's sitting. At the request of many Deputies, I propose a minor amendment to the Order of Business to provide more time for the statements on ho...More Button

Business of Dáil (Continued)

We had agreed on the last occasion that the Dáil would meet today and again on 6 April. In respect of recognising the changed circumstances that apply, I proposed two amendments to what was agreed...More Button

Three things have happened with the commencement of this Dáil. The first is the election of the Ceann Comhairle by secret ballot of the Members of the Dáil. The second is that when a Government...More Button

European Council Meeting: Statements

I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the victims of the horrific bomb attacks that took place in Brussels this morning. These acts were utterly indiscriminate and an attack on our society and ...More Button

The European Council met twice recently, on 18 and 19 February and on 17 and 18 March. There have also been two EU summits with the Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, both held in March. ...More Button

I note on 18 March, the European Council also adopted conclusions on climate and energy, recalling the need to reinforce energy security and sign and ratify the Paris agreement as soon as possibl...More Button

I wish first to address an issue of great strategic relevance to Ireland, that is, the UK's relationship with the European Union. This is also of great international interest. I was pleased to ...More Button

Discussions at the February meeting of the European Council were lengthy and detailed, as there were many complex and sensitive issues to be addressed. The objective was to reach an agreement wh...More Button

Housing and Homelessness: Statements (Continued)

I look forward to hearing and reading the propositions of the various Members. Access to affordable, safe and secure housing has shaped Irish politics since before our State was founded. Few issu...More Button

Employment Data

Was asked: if the Central Statistics Office will provide statistics on the number of persons at work in County Kerry, as distinct from the South-West Region; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) is the official source of estimates of employment (ILO) in the State. Estimates of employment are produced by NUTS 3 Regions. More Button

Departmental Staff Data

Was asked: the number of vacancies which exist within his Department for candidates who must display competence in the Irish language; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department recognises the importance of having a number of staff fluent in and capable of providing services through Irish. A number of staff working in my Department have indicated that they h...More Button

In accordance with Government policy, my Department's Official Languages Scheme 2016 - 2019 (under the Official Languages Act) specifies two Designated Irish Language Posts in my Department - one...More Button