O'Toole, Joe

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 205 Nbr. 9


Order of Business

It is important to recognise nothing stays the same. At the beginning of the economic crisis we were told that not only was it bad internationally and nationally but that we had huge personal debt...More Button

Last week the House passed a motion on Seanad reform. The matter will not go away. If the courts ruled last week that an 18-month delay was inappropriate and inordinate in the holding of the by-e...More Button

Will the Leader inform the House where next with this matter?More Button

Over the weekend the main Opposition party published a policy document, Reinventing Government. It contains many proposals with which I disagree, but it is an intriguing and innovative document th...More Button

We should now be organising the second debate on the Croke Park agreement to assess what progress has been made in the intervening month. Will the Leader give a commitment that it will be dealt wi...More Button

The international media are seeking all-party consensus on the economy. Senator Fitzgerald rightly raised the international media’s reporting on the economy. It is not all bad; some of it i...More Button