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03/12/2015 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, motion re arrangements for the sitting of the House on Monday, 7 December, and Tuesday, 8 December, to be taken without debate at the conclusion of the Order of Business; No. 2, Finance Bill 2015 [Certified Money Bill] - Second Stage, to be taken a...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [234]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] We will be objecting to the Order of Business. When the Government came into power we were told there would be a new way of doing politics, a new Government, new procedures and a new legislative scrutiny. What we have this week is what we have had for the last number of years -...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [234]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] That is not true.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [234]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator will be aware that his party has now stacked the legislation before Christmas to try to get things done and dusted. There is no time for scrutiny. What we saw in this House yesterday with regard to the Legal Services Bill, which was reported by The Irish Times, was ...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [234]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] I support Senator Mark Daly's call for a debate on the regularisation of the undocumented Irish in the United States. I know that he has worked on this issue for a long time and I absolutely agree that it is a pressing matter for many families. There are two related topics that...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [235]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] I oppose No. 1 on the Order Paper. I agree with the Senators who have spoken already, including Government Senators, who are concerned about the amount of legislation being brought before the House before the Christmas recess. The Leader spoke about this last week and expressed...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [236]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] No. The debates are not being guillotined.[Bacik, Ivana]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [236]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] They are being guillotined if one looks at the proposed schedule for next week. It states Second Stage of the Prisons Bill 2015 will commence at 1 p.m. and conclude at 2.30 p.m. Not all spokespersons will get a chance to speak, and not everybody who wants to contribute will be ...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [236]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] I wish to raise the serious matter of a clear and direct snub to the Oireachtas by some of the so-called "vulture funds" that have been operating in the Irish market since the downturn. Following media reports concerning the jailing of a borrower at the behest of a vulture fund ...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [237]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] That was an excellent speech by Senator Paul Coghlan. I hope action is taken by his colleagues in government because what he said is true.
I was very impressed by the leader of the British Labour Party, Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, who has been very consistent in his views on war and th...
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03/12/2015 [Order of Business] On a number of occasions in recent months I referred to the emergency department at University Hospital Galway, UHG, being unfit for purpose and I am particularly pleased the Taoiseach reiterated my comments in this regard in the Dáil yesterday.[Mullins, Michael]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [238]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] What is he going to do about it?[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [238]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] The facility was originally designed to cater for approximately 100 people per day but up to 250 people now access the facility on a daily basis. During a recent visit to the hospital the leader of Fianna Fáil shed a lot of crocodile tears about the state of the place but he neg...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [238]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] That is a bit rich.[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [238]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] It will take some time to bring a new facility on stream, even if the funding is sanctioned in the morning. I hope, therefore, that the management of the hospital will do everything possible - structurally and in the context of the existing facilities there - to alleviate some o...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [238]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] We do not always recognise or praise the great work done by some people. I have just been at the human dignity award ceremony where the Ceann Comhairle presented an award to Barney Curley. I did not know the story of Barney Curley but the amount of work he does in Zambia, for w...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [238]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Tacaím leis an méid a bhí le rá ag an Seanadóir Ó Dálaigh ar maidin maidir leis an dream nach bhfuil a gcuid dintiúir i gceart acu atá thar sáile. I concur with the comments of Senator Mark Daly and agree with his call for a debate on the undocumented in the United States and th...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [239]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] For the purpose of clarification, Senator Mark Daly is opposing the Order of Business, while Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has a fresh proposal, that No. 1 be deleted from today's Order of Business.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [240]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Yes.[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [240]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] That is a fresh proposal that needs to be seconded.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [240]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] I second the amendment as proposed by Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh. It is ridiculous the way this House is being treated and has been treated year on year as we come to a break, with this type of legislation being rammed through so that we have to sit here until all hours of th...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [240]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Leave it as it is then.[Bacik, Ivana]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [240]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Withdraw it and go back to the drawing board with it. Doras Luimní and all of the immigrant rights bodies are not happy with it. They all have an issue with it.[Heffernan, James]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [240]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] All of the groups welcomed the introduction of a single unified procedure.[Bacik, Ivana]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [240]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] That is the only element.[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [240]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] It is the only small element they welcome.[Heffernan, James]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [240]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] The Leader will be adequately capable of responding.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [240]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Returning to what Senator Terry Leyden stated, it was a dangerous development to have UK bombers going to Syria last night. It is a frightening development. In the words of Edwin Starr's famous single, "War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing." I would very much agree. ...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [240]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] I second the opposition to the Order of Business proposed by my colleague, Senator Mark Daly. The International Protection Bill 2015 is important legislation and it should be given time to go through this House in an orderly manner. I appreciate, as Senator David Cullinane stat...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [241]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Does the Senator know why we do not have a sufficient number of gardaí?[Brennan, Terry]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [241]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Deployment is necessary, but it is unacceptable that the rural community of Swanlinbar should be deprived of proper policing. That is what has happened. Rural crime is at crisis in this area of County Cavan and the matter needs to be addressed. I welcome the formation of the l...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [241]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Senators Mark Daly, Ivana Bacik, David Cullinane and Michael Mullins, among other Senators, mentioned the Order of Business, particularly next Monday. As the Deputy Leader mentioned, we must deal with the Courts Bill and the Prisons Bill. I do not think there is any chance the ...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [241]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Such work is the responsibility of the Department or whoever is responsible for drafting amendments. I question why the Bill was published in the first place when so many amendments have been produced. In saying this, we will debate the Bill for two hours today on Committee Sta...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [242]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] There are 400 amendments in total.[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [242]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Many other amendments deserve discussion, but five hours of discussion should suffice.
Senator Mark Daly mentioned the undocumented Irish in the United States, a matter to which several Senators alluded. The action must be taken by the US Government to change its laws to provi...
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03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Is the Leader trying to tell us something?[Bacik, Ivana]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [242]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator welcomed both the Courts Bill and the Prisons Bill. I believe their provisions will be generally acceptable to everybody.
Senator Paul Coghlan mentioned so-called debt investors or vulture funds. It is regrettable that they have refused to come before the Oireacht...
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03/12/2015 [Order of Business] By the Conservatives.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [242]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] After Mr. Benn's speech, the media have touted him as the next leader of the Labour Party in the United Kingdom. I do not want to get involved in the concerns and internal policies of any political party on the other side of the water, or on this side of the water for that matte...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [243]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] The Leader is on the Labour Panel for the Seanad.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [243]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] I can assure the Senator that it is a different labour.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [243]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] The Leader to continue, without interruption, please.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [243]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Senators Michael Mullins and Trevor Ó Clochartaigh mentioned the problems being experienced at University Hospital Galway, especially in its emergency department. Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has raised the issue on several occasions, including during Commencement debates. I h...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [243]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] It was a wonderful occasion.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [243]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Some people may have been surprised to learn that Barney Curley was involved in charity work and had raised more than €5 million for schools in Africa. Most people will know him for his exploits in the betting ring where he has pulled off many coups during the years. He should ...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [243]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Does the use of Shannon Airport affect our neutrality?[Heffernan, James]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [243]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Diarmuid Wilson mentioned rural crime, an issue on which we will have a debate. We are due to discuss the Criminal Justice (Burglary of Dwellings) Bill 2015 next Friday, which will afford ample opportunity to discuss the issues of rural and cross-Border crime.[Cummins, M...Vol-244 Book-3 Page [243]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business, "That No. 1 be deleted from today's Order of Business." Is the amendment being pressed?[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [243]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Yes.[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [244]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Under Standing Order 62(3)(b), I request that the division be taken again other than by electronic means.[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [244]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] Is the Order of Business agreed to?[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [244]
03/12/2015 [Order of Business] No.[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-244 Book-3 Page [244]
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