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27/10/2016 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Hague Convention) Bill 2016 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage, to be taken at 2 p.m., with the contributions of groups' spokespersons not to exceed eight minutes and those of a...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [147]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I wish to raise the issue of the way Dublin 8 and Dublin 12 are continually used as dumping grounds for this city's anti-social behaviour and social problems. Earlier in the week, I raised the issue of the lack of education provision in respect of a school in Walkinstown and to...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [147]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I wish to raise three items but prior to that I want to comment on the concerns expressed by Senator Ardagh. I hear what she is saying but local government is in place. If local government is not effective in addressing those issues, then this House and the Dáil need to take an...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [148]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I propose an amendment to the Order of Business, that No. 8, Micro-plastic and Micro-bead Pollution Prevention Bill 2016 – First Stage, be taken before No. 1.[O'Sullivan, Grace]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [149]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I formally second the Senator Grace O'Sullivan's proposed amendment.
Once again, the Labour Party is calling on the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to come before this House. Many secondary schools across the State are closed today. I am surprised it has taken unt...
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27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I welcome the news emerging that a deal seems to have been reached with the Wallonian Government and the European Commission on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, CETA. We had a lively debate on that in the House, and it has proved that future trade deals need to be...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [149]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Brilliant news.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [149]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Like Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, I want to raise a number of issues in the educational sphere. I am well aware of the industrial action taking place today; I drove past five pickets on my way here. However, the issues I want to raise are specific to a number of schools and propo...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [149]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I again bring to the attention of the House the National Treasury Management Agency, NTMA, and the strategic investment fund equity holding in tobacco companies. Last week in the House, the Minister of State, Deputy Eoghan Murphy, confirmed to me that the NTMA and the Ireland St...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [150]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] D'ardaigh mé ceist inné maidir le cúrsaí portaigh i gConamara. I raised an issue with the Leader about a deadline pending on Friday. It concerns the blanket bog complex in Connemara. Local turf cutters who want to appeal the designations being imposed are facing a deadline of ...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [150]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I want to raise an issue of great concern to all of us, namely, rural post offices, which play a vital role in their communities-----[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [151]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Hear, hear.[Norris, David]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [151]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] -----as they are an important contact point for people, apart from the services they provide. As social welfare payments move to be partially online, it continues to put pressure on front-line smaller post offices, as 30% of their revenue is directly generated from providing loc...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [151]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I am from an average provincial town with a population of just under 30,000. Over the past ten years we have seen the decentralisation policy shelved, with an estimated 200 jobs lost to Mullingar. Our hospitals are under constant threat, we have a shadow and under-resourced Gar...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [152]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Rubbish. I mean that the Minister's consultation is rubbish.[Norris, David]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [152]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Senator Davitt, without interruption, please.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [152]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Very eloquent.[Davitt, Aidan]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [152]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] It is just as well that Senator Norris clarified that.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [152]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] As Senator Coghlan will know, when one goes home on the train every Friday evening-----[Davitt, Aidan]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [152]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I drive home.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [152]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] The Minister has guaranteed that there will be public consultation before there are any rail line closures. The Minister is now being served notice and should take heed. Mullingar says "No more closures".[Davitt, Aidan]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [152]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Eight months ago a young Gael from outside Belfast, Mr. Odhrán McKenna, was involved in a very serious road traffic collision. He was taken to hospital following the swift action of paramedics who were close to the scene of the accident. His family was told to prepare for the w...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [152]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I wish to raise an issue that has been brought to my attention in recent days. It is not a question of the closure of bank branches but the fact that there will be no tellers in a number of Bank of Ireland branches in different areas from now on. A lot of vulnerable people who ...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [153]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I would also like to raise the issue of the ASTI dispute and the disappointing fact that over 500 of our schools remain closed this morning. This is very disappointing and I am sure it is very stressful for the students involved, particularly those who will sit exams shortly, an...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [153]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] It is with disappointment that I raise a matter relating to the housing crisis. I heard a contribution earlier in the Order of Business about 29 rapid-build social housing units to be built on a site off Mourne Road.
The site was originally provided by the Sisters of Mercy on ...
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27/10/2016 [Order of Business] In the recently aired RTE two-part documentary "Rural Addiction", we saw the devastation that drugs are bringing to rural Ireland. It is not just an urban problem. Will the Leader bring the Minister for Finance, Deputy Michael Noonan, to the Chamber? There is much focus on the...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [154]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I hope Senator Neale Richmond, and everybody else, honked their horns when they drove past the teachers who were out on strike this morning.[Devine, Máire]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [154]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I did not want to scare them.[Richmond, Neale]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [154]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] The EU-Canada summit on the toxic Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, CETA, was cancelled today as talks in Belgium failed to reach an agreement. An agreement was due to be signed today by the EU and Canada.[Devine, Máire]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [154]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] They have just signed.[Richmond, Neale]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [155]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I applaud regions of Belgium on their position, given the damage CETA will and can cause to society. It was voted on in the House and won by the acquiescence of Fianna Fáil Members when they realised the way the political wind was blowing. The areas of Belgium will come under c...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [155]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] In the aftermath of remarks made by Senator Ray Butler, me and other Members about the appalling situation in Aleppo, I received an ungrammatical, badly spelled and mildly abusive letter from the Russian ambassador. I have replied to him in similar terms. He talks about tailor-...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [155]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I propose an amendment to the Order of Business, that No. 9 be dealt with before No. 1, if it is agreeable.[Burke, Colm]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [155]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I second the amendment.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [155]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] What is No. 9?[Norris, David]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [155]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] It is the publication of a Bill on the registration of professional home care providers. The second issue is the whole health service and, following on from what Senator Humphreys said on a previous day, the need to have the Minister for Health, Deputy Harris, in here regarding ...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [155]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] The Dublin marathon will take place shortly and I draw the Leader's attention to it. It is a hugely successful event with huge numbers from throughout the country participating, many of them for the benefit of charities. Running as a sport gets nothing like the media coverage i...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [156]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I am sorry I did not know that.[Norris, David]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [156]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Indeed. It seems that this financial matter should be in the public domain. From what I understand, there will be a clamour for that gathering. I suggest that the Committee of Public Accounts inquire into this matter or that the Minister for Finance, Deputy Noonan, come before...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [156]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I second the amendment to the Order of Business that has been proposed by Senator Colm Burke. While I appreciate that Senator Ned O'Sullivan is speaking from the heart, I remind him that the project to which he refers is a welcome development in Ballina, County Mayo. To be fair...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [156]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I do not think the Senator made any allusions.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [156]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] He did yesterday.[Buttimer, Jerry]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [156]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I was listening carefully.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [157]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] She was much more than a President or a Senator. She was the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Many of the papers relate to that role rather than to her time as President.
I ask the Minister, Deputy Ross, who is a former Member of this House, to come to the Seanad to dis...
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27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I thank the 19 Senators who raised various matters this morning. I will begin with those raised by Senators Ardagh and Humphreys. To be fair to Senator Ardagh, she is very good at representing her local community. I think the matter she raised should be taken up with Dublin Ci...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [157]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Fine Gael is not interested.[Devine, Máire]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [158]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] That is more of the bull to which we have to listen. We are interested. We should get the facts out there. The deal on offer to the ASTI would provide a pay increase of between 15% and 22% for new entrant teachers. I am a former teacher and member of the ASTI. I understand t...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [158]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] The Senator has not even read it so he does not know what he is commenting on.[Devine, Máire]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [158]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I have read it.[Buttimer, Jerry]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [158]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] No, the Senator has not. He is making it up as he goes along.[Devine, Máire]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [158]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Sinn Féin is for nothing and against everything. That is its mantra.[Buttimer, Jerry]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [158]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Fine Gael is against public investment.[Devine, Máire]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [158]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] It is not about honking horns.[Buttimer, Jerry]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [158]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] It is not fair to say that when Fine Gael is against public investment.[Devine, Máire]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [158]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] It is about working to bring a resolution to a dispute that has an impact on the lives of people.[Buttimer, Jerry]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [158]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I respectfully remind the Leader that he said he was not going to get into a political battle.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [158]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Sorry. The Cathaoirleach is right.[Buttimer, Jerry]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] The Leader might steer clear of the politics.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] We cannot believe a word he says.[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I will not respond to that.[Buttimer, Jerry]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I was speaking in jest.[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I appreciate that.
I would like to inform Senators Richmond and Devine, who raised the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, that a resolution has been agreed this morning. The Commission reached a deal with the Wallonian regional Government.[Buttimer, Jerry]
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27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Wonderful news.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I am told it will be ratified by midnight tomorrow.[Buttimer, Jerry]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] That is terrible news.[Devine, Máire]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Not at all. The Senator should have heard what Commissioner Hogan had to say.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] It is disgusting that strong-arm tactics such as blackmail have been used.[Devine, Máire]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I thank both Senators for-----[Buttimer, Jerry]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] This should be a matter for the courts. That is why this House was so worried.[Norris, David]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] That was not the Walloons' problem.[Richmond, Neale]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] It does not matter what their problem was. The important thing was to stop it until the issues that mattered were settled.[Norris, David]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I gave Senator Norris a lot of latitude.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I appreciate that.[Norris, David]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I ask him to respect the reply.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [159]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I thank Senators Devine and Richmond for raising this matter.
Senator Richmond also raised some important educational matters in his local area, with specific reference to the Ballinteer, Stepaside and Notre Dame schools. I would be happy to ask the Minister to discuss those m...
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27/10/2016 [Order of Business] It is a long-term policy issue.[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [160]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] -----to have a discussion on the health area.
Senator Coghlan raised the issue of the future of the post office network. He cited both the Grant Thornton and the Bobby Kerr reports. Senator Coghlan is right. We need to work with the Irish Postmasters Union to see how we can ...
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27/10/2016 [Order of Business] No bother to Senator Norris.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [160]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I hope that we can have a resolution to the issue. On the issue of China, Senator Norris is correct. Human rights affect the lives of people. Whether it is a powerhouse like China or a country in any part of the world, no matter who they are, human rights should be upheld and ...Vol-248 Book-3 Page [160]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I thank the Leader.[Norris, David]Vol-248 Book-3 Page [160]
27/10/2016 [Order of Business] I would be happy to accept Senator Colm Burke's amendment to the Order of Business. The Senator raised the issue of maternity services. We had that discussion yesterday and I would be happy to have the Minister come to the House on that matter.
Senator Ned O'Sullivan raised t...
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27/10/2016 [Order of Business] Senator Grace O'Sullivan has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business: "That No. 8 be taken before No. 1." The Leader has indicated he is prepared to accept this amendment. Is the amendment agreed? Agreed.
Senator Colm Burke has proposed an amendment to the Order of Bu...
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