Hanafin, John Gerard

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 188 Nbr. 14


Order of Business.

I ask the Leader to contact the Minister for Health and Children on the issue of stem cell research. I note that the first adult stem cell clinic in Europe has opened in Germany. To date the only...More Button

Will the Leader raise with the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the possibility of the prices being paid by supermarkets to the farming community being put under the remit of an ombudsm...More Button

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Economic Outlook: Motion.

I second the amendment outlined by Senator MacSharry. In recent years we have seen higher interest rates, higher oil prices, a depreciation of the dollar and sterling, the opening of the economies...More Button

We have a remarkably robust and well-managed economy. We are looking at 3% growth at the moment. I was delighted to hear Senator Quinn say he was asked to go to Panama to explain how a small coun...More Button

This transformation has delivered the standing we now enjoy as a dynamic, prosperous and high participation economy at the very vanguard of the globalisation era. Ireland is a location possessed o...More Button

The doomsayers among journalists who said that things could go wrong were right because things can go wrong. Notwithstanding that, our economy has brushed off every challenge and has shown itself ...More Button

It is clear that success brings with it new challenges and opportunities but success also equips us with the capacity and resolve to meet these new challenges and opportunities most effectively. I...More Button

I welcome that the first stem cell clinic, which is an adult stem cell clinic, opened recently in Germany. It is interesting because it no longer involves research. It is an actual clinic where p...More Button

The Government is committed to the development of Ireland as a world-leading knowledge economy founded on research, development, innovation and a highly developed skills base. It is delivering sub...More Button

With the launch of the Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2006-2013, the Government reiterated its commitment to the creation of a knowledge-based economy. The goal of this ambitious ...More Button

It is part of what we are discussing today. It is important to mention that this Government consistently ensures the less well-off have benefited from its achievements. This was made clear by the...More Button

The Government is also conscious that strategic management initiatives are essential for better quality public service delivery. Excellent public service delivery is essential on social grounds be...More Button

The principles underpinning the Government's approach are to ensure every organisation has efficient flows of financial information, vertically and horizontally, so that decision making is enhanced...More Button

The new national development plan will see a deployment of resources in supporting the productive capacity of our enterprise sector, equipping it to compete effectively in an increasingly knowledge...More Button

There is no doubt value for money is a hallmark of this Government. The ambitious plan is to ensure the national infrastructure in terms of time and costs is significant value for money. In this ...More Button

This Government has been more than just a manager of an economy. It has been flexible and innovative. I refer in particular to the financial services sector. During 2007, the moneys under manage...More Button

This Government is getting international recognition from people who are internationally respected. The country has become a location The Economist has described as being the best place to ...More Button

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