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Noonan, Michael

Wednesday, 27 March 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 551 Nbr. 3


Order of Business.

I presume the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and the Government in general hope the Campus Stadium Ireland issue will now fade away. Arising from the Attorney General's report into the aquatic centre, ...More Button

What mandate will the Tánaiste be looking for?More Button

What mandate will the Tánaiste be looking for?More Button

I am glad the Tánaiste has acknowledged that the negligence of the Government was due to the fact that information was withheld from it but I put it to the Tánaiste that the reason in...More Button

On the basis of the flawed information, the Government made a decision that a contract to design, build, finance and operate the aquatic centre would be given to Rohcon, Waterworld UK and Dublin Wa...More Button

That is because the Tánaiste's Department was not involved.More Button

Does it stand?More Button

In full?More Button

Does the procedure in this case not remind the Tánaiste of what happened in the 1980s when the then Taoiseach, Mr. Haughey, put Cabinet procedure aside, ignored Government instructions, ran ...More Button

—that if this had come through the Taoiseach's Department—More Button

Is it not clear to the Tánaiste—More Button

—that if this memorandum has followed normal procedure, the checks and balances of the civil servants in the Taoiseach's office would have been applied, the information contained in the Price...More Button

That was Mr. Haughey's excuse too.More Button

So the Attorney General did not see it.More Button

This is Question Time, not “you do not know” time.More Button

Ceisteanna–Questions. - Official Engagements.

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on his attendance at the recent European Council meeting in Barcelona; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: the outcome of his bilateral meetings during his attendance at the European Council in Barcelona; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: his plans for foreign visits during the next three months; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Does the Taoiseach believe if a declaration is fully negotiated along the lines he has mentioned it will be sufficient to ensure the passing of the Nice treaty in the next referendum or will he pro...More Button

Former commissioner Ray MacSharry is one of the people the Taoiseach has appointed to the European convention. Has he had a briefing from him about the early discussions at the convention? I reiter...More Button

Is there a possibility that discussions at the European convention in the autumn could raise issues which might make it even more difficult to ratify the Nice treaty at home? Has the Taoiseach thou...More Button

Written Answers. - Forum on Europe.

Asked the Taoiseach: the costs which have accrued to his Department in respect of the National Forum on Europe; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Official Engagements.

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: if he will report on a recent meeting with the Prince of Wales; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Radiotherapy Services.

Asked the Minister for Health and Children: the level of radiotherapy service available at Limerick Regional Hospital; the plans to extend the range of services currently available; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Waste Management.

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: if he agrees that, unless immediate steps are taken, there will be no ASR produced here; whether any ASR that may be produced can be disposed of to landfill; if so, whether the landfill charges her...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government: if the ELV management scheme will not be ready for more than 18 months, and if Ireland will be in breach of the ELV Directive as and from 21 April 2002; if, as a direct result, it is now more profi...More Button