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19/01/2016 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, Road Traffic Bill 2016 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage, to be taken at 4.45 p.m.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [126]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] The House will be aware of the controversy arising from the tapping of the telephones of journalists, supposedly in the national interest. Those of us who follow American television programmes will be aware of the term "in the interest of national security". I am a great fan of...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [126]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I am sure all Members will want to join in the expression of congratulations to all those involved in the success of Irish films - producers, directors and actors - nominated for the Oscars last week, in particular Lenny Abrahamson on his nomination for best director for "Room" w...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [127]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I express my support for Senator Ivana Bacik's suggestion that an agreed wording for the motion on cystic fibrosis drugs be considered by this House because it is something Seanad Éireann could do very positively. We are not normally confrontational in this House and if we can d...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [127]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Ba mhaith liom fáilte a chur roimh an athbhreithniú a rinne Údarás na Gaeltachta ar chúrsaí fostaíochta sa Ghaeltacht. Tá scéal an-dearfach ag teacht ó na torthaí a d'fhoilsigh an t-údarás inné. Léiríonn na figiúirí go raibh 215 duine breise fostaithe i gcuideachtaí na Gaeltach...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [128]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] On a point of order, following Senator Jim D'Arcy's excellent contribution and for those less fluent than me as Gaeilge, can I ask why, at least in this station, there appears to be no translation? There used to be translations from Irish into English.[Norris, David]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [128]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] The translation service was working. I heard it working.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [128]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Did you really? Perhaps some people might look at my instrument to see that it is functioning adequately.[Norris, David]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [128]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Are there volunteers?[Mooney, Paschal]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [128]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Is the Senator volunteering?[Moran, Mary]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [128]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Form an orderly queue.[Norris, David]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [128]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I pay tribute to Eileen Leslie Greer, aged 98 years, who was presented with a medal and certificate by the British ambassador yesterday for her work in Bletchley Park in decoding German codes. She is a first class honours German graduate from TCD. We owe a lot of our freedoms t...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [128]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] While Senator David Norris can be compensated, he does at least have an instrument. It might not be working well, but we do not seem to have any instrument underneath us. Perhaps that might be looked at.
I support Senator Ivana Bacik's call for a motion that would encompass...
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19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I ask Senator Ivana Bacik who I support to include me in the list of group leaders. As I am my own leader, Whip and group, I ask her to include me.[Craughwell, Gerard P.]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [129]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Why?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [129]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] The Leader might recall that some time ago I mentioned Councillor Willie Crowley. May the Lord have mercy on him because he died recently. He championed the cause of the residents of Millfield Manor in Kildare. Millfield Manor was a development of 79 houses and 129 apartments....Vol-245 Book-3 Page [129]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I support Senator Ivana Bacik on the joint motion. I also wish to refer to the RTE programme broadcast last night. As Fine Gael spokesperson on local government and housing, we should hold a debate on the issue to show what is being done. As the Minister of State, Deputy Paudi...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [130]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I thought health was.[Craughwell, Gerard P.]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [130]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] We were speaking about rough sleepers and - Lord have mercy on him - Jonathan Corrie. The number of rough sleepers has gone down by 46% since November. That is 46% too high because we want to do more about it. This morning Mr. Cathal Morgan, director of the Dublin Region Homel...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [130]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] It was done with the full support of the Senator's party.[Norris, David]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [130]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Everyone has to play his or her part. Mr. Morgan said this morning that we had to accept modular housing. I want to comment on the development in Limerick. I read in the Irish Examiner in November that Councillor Gilligan in Limerick had welcomed the Government's provision of ...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [130]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Is the Senator looking for a debate on the issue?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [130]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I am looking for a debate and a review on what is actually happening. We cannot build houses overnight, but we should all co-operate and work together. When 21 social housing units are to be provided and €3.5 million put into housing in Limerick, we should all come in behind it...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [130]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] The Senator is way over time.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [130]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] A review and a debate on what we are actually doing would be welcome to let the people know that we are working on this issue and that it is a priority.[Keane, Cáit]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [130]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I call on the Leader of the House to consider dealing with a Bill in this House, if it is passed by the Dáil. I am referring to Deputy Niall Collins's Bill on the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. We should have safeguards. I had thought the intrusion and tapping of telepho...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [131]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] The Senator is naming people in the House.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [131]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I think they have been named in public already.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [131]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] They are not here to defend themselves.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [131]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] The three journalists have been named. I am sure they would not object to being named here because it is an awful intrusion into the private lives of these much-respected journalists who are doing an excellent job. Journalists have a role to play in our democracy to expose wron...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [131]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I, too, add my voice to support Senator Ivana Bacik's call on behalf of those with cystic fibrosis.
I welcome the announcement of the €127 million being made available through the European Regional Development Fund. In particular, I welcome the €2 million in grant assistance a...
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19/01/2016 [Order of Business] The Senator has gone way over time.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [132]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Absolutely, but something really needs to be done to address this issue.[Moran, Mary]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [132]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I am glad that Senator Mary Moran believes something "really needs to be done" to address the housing issue because those of us on this side of the House have been raising it for the past five years, not just the past five weeks.[Cullinane, David]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [132]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I am sorry, but I have been raising it for the past five years.[Moran, Mary]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [132]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Senator David Cullinane to continue, without interruption.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [132]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] The Senator might have done so, but her party has done precious little to deal with the housing problem.[Cullinane, David]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [132]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Excuse me, but all of us have been raising it. I am not politicising the issue. I am saying what is necessary.[Moran, Mary]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [132]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] But I am politicising it. The housing crisis, with people sleeping in cars and in emergency accommodation, did not happen by accident. It happened because of Government policy and neglect. It happened because the State had not built social housing. We have surrendered social ...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [132]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] We do not need a programme about the place where Sinn Féin is in power.[Moran, Mary]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [132]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Senator David Cullinane to continue, without interruption.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [132]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] There is a homelessness crisis there.[Moran, Mary]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [132]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Some of us work in our constituencies and have dealt with people throughout the past five years.[Cullinane, David]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [132]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Does the Senator have a question for the Leader?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [132]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] We knew exactly the depth of this problem and the tragedy that it presented for many working families. I am calling for a debate on the issue. Will the Leader arrange for the Minister with responsibility for housing to attend the Seanad? If that does not happen, seeing as how ...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [133]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Is the Senator proposing an amendment to the Order of Business?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [133]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Not today. I am making a reasonable request of the Leader that he try to arrange for a debate as soon as possible.[Cullinane, David]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [133]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I bring to the House's attention that, five minutes' walk from here at the RHA Gallery in Ely Place, there is a photographic exhibition that shows the reality of the Syrian refugee crisis. The Caesar Exhibition displays photographs of detainees from the Syrian regime's prisons a...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [133]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I agree that we should, as a matter of urgency, have a debate on the issue of homelessness and the wider issue of housing supply. We can sit here and talk about the reasons for the housing crisis in Ireland and if I were to look back to 2008, for the sake of argument, I would be...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [133]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I am somewhat puzzled and disappointed, to say the least, as are most citizens, at the attitude of AIB in its offer to Germans or, as the website puts it, those resident in Germany of a savings interest rate that is three times the rate available to its Irish customers. I would ...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [134]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I, too, call for a debate on the issue of homelessness. Country to what Senator David Cullinane said, I raised the issue in November by way of a Commencement matter. I am disgusted that someone can come in here for less than ten minutes on the Order of Business and profess to c...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [134]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I welcome the news today that €2 million has been allocated for O'Connell Street in Sligo and a new community centre, Crann Nua, in Cranmore. It is very welcome news. Many calls have been made in the past few years to pedestrianise O'Connell Street in Sligo. Extra money will b...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [135]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I raise an issue that I raised last week, namely, the proposed land grab in Monksland, County Roscommon, by Westmeath County Council.[Kelly, John]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [135]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Well done. The Senator might join me tomorrow morning for a Commencement debate, please.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [135]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] On Friday night I had the privilege of being invited by the Lions Club to its annual dinner for the homeless which, rightly in view of what people had died for there, was held in the GPO. I was there with Ms Alice Leahy of Trust. I want to repeat something I said here three and...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [135]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I request a debate on how elderly parents are cared for. I have spoken to older people who have told me that they are genuinely afraid of becoming ill and entering public hospitals. They are afraid they will be seen as a burden rather than as people and as occupiers of beds rat...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [136]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] On a point of order, was the Senator here for, or is he aware of, the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill which answers all of his fears?[O'Donnell, Marie-Louise]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [136]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] What is the Senator's point of order?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [136]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Is the Senator aware of the Bill which was passed here and in the Lower House and which prevents the very thing about which he is talking?[O'Donnell, Marie-Louise]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [136]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Will the Senator, please, resume her seat?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [136]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Do we have to listen to this drivel?[O'Donnell, Marie-Louise]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [136]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Sit down and cop yourself on.[Mooney, Paschal]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [136]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Does Senator Rónán Mullen have a question for the Leader?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [136]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I have, but I also wonder why Senator Marie-Louise O'Donnell engaged in that party-political rant. I tabled amendments to the Bill. I do not know whether she did.[Mullen, Rónán]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [136]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I did and I had them passed.[O'Donnell, Marie-Louise]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [137]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] What I am talking about has nothing to do with the contents of the Bill. The Senator should carry out her research before she comes into the House.[Mullen, Rónán]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [137]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Does the Senator have a question for the Leader?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [137]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Yes. I hope Senator Marie-Louise O'Donnell will be better researched in the future before attacking me or other Senators.[Mullen, Rónán]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [137]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] I had some of my amendments to the Bill passed. I was here for the whole debate on the Bill, unlike the Senator.[O'Donnell, Marie-Louise]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [137]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] On a point of order, I applaud the Cathaoirleach's intervention. It is despicable and unacceptable that a Member should attack another Member who is speaking.[Mooney, Paschal]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [137]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Does the Leader agree that statutory rights are needed to cover the entire area of patient care and treatment, including human rights and values, information, consent, confidentiality, privacy, care and treatment, going far beyond the issues Senator Marie-Louise O'Donnell sought ...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [137]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Read the Bill.[O'Donnell, Marie-Louise]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [137]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Senator Paschal Mooney referred to GSOC. Concerns have been expressed in recent days about access to journalists' telephone records in the context of criminal investigations being carried out by GSOC. We all agree that a free press plays a pre-eminent role in any democracy in f...Vol-245 Book-3 Page [137]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] Is the Senator is going to Farmleigh?[Leyden, Terry]Vol-245 Book-3 Page [138]
19/01/2016 [Order of Business] No decision has been made on where the Seanad will meet during that time, but I hope the work, when it does start, will be completed in the time allocated and that we will not have any overrun, as mentioned by the Senator in connection with other building projects.
Senator Deni...
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