Ormonde, Ann

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 205 Nbr. 9

Order of Business

The discussion seems to centre on the meaning of consensus and how we can reach it. Far be it from me to lecture anyone on the definition of “consensus”, but I hope that, as a result of Commission...More Button

I raise the topic of Tallaght hospital. Dr. Maurice Hayes has reported on the discovery of unreported X-rays and GPs’ letters of referral which were not forwarded. I seek a debate on the qu...More Button

European Council: Statements

I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Roche, and the opportunity to participate in the debate on the recent European Council meeting which I believe re-affirmed the key role the European Union is...More Button

I congratulate the Taoiseach and the Minister of State, on the roles they played at the meeting. I thank the Minister of State for coming to the House to provide an update on the discussions in Br...More Button

Ireland, by its own choice, is part of an economic and monetary union which brings great benefits to our country. It has helped us weather previous economic storms and placed us in a better positi...More Button

I share the view of the Taoiseach that the findings of the task force represent a significant improvement in economic governance and are to be welcomed. While this item may have dominated the head...More Button

I note that discussions will focus on three main areas as outlined by the Minister of State: the global economy, climate change and energy security. I welcome in particular the
decision of the...More Button

Europe has always taken a lead in protecting the environment. The Council meeting finalised the European Union’s position for the forthcoming Cancún conference on climate change. The...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for his report to the Seanad and for always keeping us up to date concerning European affairs and issues relating to our links with Europe. If we are ever to discuss ...More Button