Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Dáil Éireann Debate
Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Paul Kehoe): I move:
Deputy Seamus Healy: Farce.
Deputy Timmy Dooley: The Government made a mess of it this morning.
Deputy Micheál Martin: These is a proposition before us, and I want to-----
Deputy Micheál Martin: As dawn breaks-----
Deputy Paul Kehoe: There is no dawn chorus.
Deputy Micheál Martin: -----I say to the Chief Whip that he has made an absolute shambles of this debate-----
Deputy Paul Kehoe: Same as you made of the country.
The Taoiseach: You will be here until the end of July.
Deputy Micheál Martin: The Taoiseach should stop the immature schoolyard bullying.
Deputy Gerry Adams: I have no problem being here. My family is in Belfast, and it does not matter to me. However, there are staff and Members here and this is not the way to do business. I appeal to the Taoiseach to honour the commitment he gave to reform this House so it works properly.
An Ceann Comhairle: Question put and agreed to.
Deputy Catherine Murphy: I move amendment No. 11:
An Ceann Comhairle: Amendments Nos. 12, 16, 31 and 84 are related and will be discussed together.
Deputy Joe Higgins: I move amendment No. 12:
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