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Martin, Micheál

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions

I am sure the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Deputy Bruton, will agree that the recently announced Mercosur trade deal has angered the Irish farming community no end, ...More Button

The Government seems to be quietly acquiescing to this trade deal. The Minister will recall that during the local elections, the Commissioner, Mr. Hogan, announced a €50 million package and the ...More Button

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

We subsequently learned from documentation published last week that there are significant conditions attached, one key condition being that the measures taken by Ireland shall be aimed at reducing ...More Button

The Minister might answer the question asked. Has the Government decided to oppose this deal? The Minister has responsibility for climate change response and he did not deal with the central poin...More Button

There is documentary evidence in the form of satellite imagery which shows that there has been a rapid acceleration of the destruction of the Amazon rainforest in the past six months. Both Europe ...More Button

It is going on now.More Button

They are not going to comply.More Button

It should be a showstopper right now.More Button

Previous Brazilian Governments had a different policy.More Button

Previous Brazilian Governments had a different policy which was about conservation. This new guy is changing all of that.More Button

The Deputy's party agreed peace in 1999.More Button

They are being rewarded.More Button

The Minister is being dishonest.More Button

No. We put forward a motion welcoming the Canadian agreement.More Button

To benefit them.More Button

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (Continued)

We are concerned with the lack of time being given to statements on the Mercosur trade agreement. It amounts to an hour, or approximately seven minutes per party. We have 44 Deputies, but seven m...More Button

What has been happening in the past six to nine months in terms of the acceleration of the destruction of the Amazon rainforest is extraordinary.More Button

I apologise. I accept that, but this highlights the need-----More Button

It is not good enough for the larger parties or, indeed, any party-----More Button

The debate should be open to Deputies who want to articulate their views.More Button

Or next week.More Button

We should let the Business Committee decide.More Button

I do not think there will be sufficient time to ask questions on the matter tomorrow as each of the larger parties has only been allocated seven minutes. I agree that it could be adjourned to next...More Button

Next week.More Button

The Business Committee agreed to statements. There is a useful purpose in parties setting out their positions albeit we have seven minutes on it tomorrow, but next week there can be further debate...More Button

That is all agreed. The Minister for Justice and Equality should talk to the Chief Whip.More Button

On a point of order, I note the unprecedented over-riding of a Government Whip by a Minister.More Button

In the context of the programme for Government, climate change and the protection of biodiversity, most people would have been shocked and taken aback by the decision of Japan to leave the Internat...More Button

Defence Forces Remuneration

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: if he will report on the Public Sector Pay Commission report on the Defence Forces.More Button

EU Meetings

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the matters discussed under the specific foreign policy issues agenda item at the June 2019 Foreign Affairs Council meeting; and if Iran, Israel and Palestine were included in the discussions.More Button

EU Bodies

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he will report on the process leading to the future Commissioner for Ireland.More Button

Data Protection

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if his attention has been drawn to an article regarding surveillance (details supplied); his views on same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Economic Dialogue

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will report on the National Economic Dialogue Conference in June 2019.More Button

Public Procurement Regulations

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the way in which he has reformed the procurement process since weaknesses were exposed on same in the building of the national children’s hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Legal Proceedings

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if his attention has been drawn to media reports in relation to the collapsed trial regarding persons (details supplied); his views on the circumstances that led to the collapse; if he has been in ...More Button

Visa Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the length of time tourist visas take to process; if it takes longer for particular countries; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Presidential Elections

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: his plans for the forthcoming referendum on extending the franchise for presidential elections. More Button