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22/10/2015 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, motion re Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (Section 4(7)) (Membership of Council) Regulations 2015, to be taken without debate at the conclusion of the Order of Business; and No. 2, Marriage Bill 2015 – Committee and Remaining Stages, ...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [679]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I am delighted to see a fellow Kerryman leading off in the Seanad. I am sure he will agree that a smart man makes a mistake, learns from it and never makes it again, but a wise man finds a smart man and learns not to make the same mistake. I am sure the Government could not be ...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [679]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] As Senator Mark Daly well knows, the Government is considering changes to the bail laws-----[Hayden, Aideen]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [679]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Why consider changes to the bail laws? Section 102 is already in place.[Daly, Mark]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [679]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Aideen Hayden, to continue, without interruption.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [679]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I remind Senator Mark Daly that his party was in government for 15 years, with absolutely no amendments worth talking about.[Hayden, Aideen]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [680]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] The Labour Party always wants to blame the previous Government.[Daly, Mark]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [680]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Will the Senator, please, resume his seat?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [680]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] The Government should commence section 102 of the Criminal Justice Act-----[Daly, Mark]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [680]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] There have been many improvements made.[Hayden, Aideen]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [680]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] -----to allow those out on bail to be smart-tagged.[Daly, Mark]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [680]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Will the Senator, please, resume his seat?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [680]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] If Senator Mark Daly shouts at me loudly enough, does he think it will stop me from speaking?[Hayden, Aideen]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [680]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I am not shouting.[Daly, Mark]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [680]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I will move on. I will let the Acting Leader address the changes the Government is making in a number of ways, including in support of the police by way of recruiting new police officers and providing additional resources for high-tech strategies and so forth.
The funerals of ...
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22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Will the Acting Leader amend the Order of Business as I would like to take No. 16 on the Order Paper? Apropos of the last speaker, No. 16 is the National Mortgage and Housing Corporation Bill 2015, a Bill entitled an Act to create the national mortgage and housing corporation fo...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [681]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I support the many comments made about the housing crisis, in particular those made by Senators Aideen Hayden and Sean D. Barrett. As a further contribution to the debate, this morning we all received a document from the Irish League of Credit Unions. It has substantial resourc...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [681]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Will the Acting Leader arrange an urgent debate on the persecution of Christians worldwide which has reached genocidal proportions? Thousands of Christians have been exterminated because of their beliefs and hundreds of thousands have been driven from their homes. In parts of t...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [682]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] The figures published yesterday by the Irish Kidney Association for organ donation transplants in Ireland were quite startling. They show that Ireland had a record figure of 13% last year, but in the United Kingdom, it was 20%; in France, 24%; in Portugal, 28%; and in Spain and ...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [682]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I take the opportunity to welcome the Connaught-Ulster Alliance's first step towards a technological university. It has been given approval by the Higher Education Authority and the Minister for Education and Skills. The alliance is made up of IT Sligo, Letterkenny IT and GMIT ...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [683]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Agus muid ag seasamh anseo, táimid ag smaoineamh ach go háirid ar mhuintir Connor, a gcuid cairde agus gaolta agus an cúigear den chlann sin atá á chur i gcré na cille inniu. The failure to reach a satisfactory outcome over a proposed temporary halting site at Rockville Drive fo...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [683]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Is the Senator looking for a debate on the issue?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [684]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Deputy Alan Kelly, has sat on €50 million in unspent moneys allocated for Traveller accommodation. This is exacerbated by the Department sitting on €292 million in the past decade. Neither the previous Government...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [684]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Yesterday was an historic day in this House. An amendment was moved by Senator Jillian van Turnhout and accepted by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Deputy James Reilly, which provided for the abolition of the common law defence of reasonable chastisement and, for th...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [684]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Is the Senator hoping to discuss yesterday's business again today?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [684]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] No, but I want to put a question to the Acting Leader. The Bill will now move to the Dáil where we hope it will be expedited. We can give no greater honour to the 1916 Proclamation than that of yesterday when we passed the Bill cherishing all the children of the nation equally....Vol-242 Book-13 Page [684]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Apart from children in direct provision facilities.[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [684]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Terry Leyden to continue, without interruption.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [684]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] All children are protected under this legislation. The Bill passed yesterday does not discriminate against those with special needs or otherwise. They are all protected. This House has served a great purpose and it proves that the Taoiseach's 11 nominees should be maintained i...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [684]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I bring to the attention of Members that yesterday was Back to the Future day. It was the day depicted in the famous 1985 movie starring Michael J. Fox, following the intervention of Christopher Lloyd and a DeLorean encapsulated time machine. If Marty McFly had been Dr. Marty M...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [684]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I second the amendment to the Order of Business proposed by Senator John Crown to have the Seanad Reform Bill taken today. It is reforming legislation aimed at political reform and it should at least be debated in this House. We should all be afforded the opportunity to debate ...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [685]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I support Senator Susan O'Keeffe's request for a debate on technological universities. I am somewhat concerned that we are moving forward and trying to develop new universities while not at all being sure that the plans will lead to an improvement in society.
I also support ...
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22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I will not rehash what happened yesterday, but I will add my voice to that of Senator Terry Leyden on the removal from the Statute Book of the defence of reasonable chastisement of children. I hope the motivation that prompted the Minister and some Senators to support this measu...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [686]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator is way over time.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [687]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] It is a terrible reflection on them and that era needs to be consigned to the history of the recent past. I would like to think Sinn Féin would be more about sinn féin and disavow mé féinism.[Walsh, Jim]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [687]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Earlier today I raised the issue of rural crime with the Minister of State, Deputy Jimmy Deenihan, the representative of the Minister for Justice and Equality who could not take the Commencement debate. I also called for a resumption of the programme started by the Fianna Fáil G...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [687]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I support Senator John Crown’s request that we deal with the Seanad Electoral Reform Bill 2013. It is over two years since the public voted to keep the institution of the Seanad and to bring about a reformed Seanad. It was the cornerstone of the Taoiseach’s pre-election commitm...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [688]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I join my party’s acting leader, Senator Mark Daly, in calling for the tagging of those criminals walking the streets every day who have been remanded by the courts. As he pointed out, it would cost very little money compared to what it would cost to hold them in the prison syst...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [688]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I cannot believe what I am hearing.[Brennan, Terry]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [688]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Interns.[Ó Domhnaill, Brian]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [688]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] JobBridge people.[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [688]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] The recruitment has to be welcomed. If one takes into consideration that, on average, the 500 gardaí who retire on an annual basis are not being replaced, the numbers coming out of the college in Templemore will not even cover this in two years.[Wilson, Diarmuid]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [688]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Does the Senator remember why we could not replace them?[Brennan, Terry]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [688]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] It is welcome that the Minister is allocating extra gardaí to County Louth to combat criminality.[Wilson, Diarmuid]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [688]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] From where are those gardaí coming?[Mooney, Paschal]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [689]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] They will be coming from counties Cavan and Monaghan. That is not acceptable.[Wilson, Diarmuid]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [689]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] That is a disgrace.[Mooney, Paschal]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [689]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] We will have wait until there is a tragic incident involving a member of An Garda Síochána in our county to get them back. It is not acceptable.[Wilson, Diarmuid]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [689]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I congratulate the Acting Leader on his role. I do not know if it has a pensionable aspect to it. I thank him and other colleagues for being present this morning at the briefing session with Aid to the Church in Need, where we learned, yet again, about the crisis facing Christi...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [689]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator's time is exhausted.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [689]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I thank the Cathaoirleach and will conclude by stating the declaration calls for the right to a timely diagnosis of the condition, the right to access quality post-diagnosis support and the right to person-centred, co-ordinated, quality care throughout the illness. It is importa...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [689]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I support Senator Rónán Mullen and attended his briefing earlier. I have a very close friend in the Middle East, a Lebanese Christian, who stood for President of Lebanon in 1989 and received 25% of the vote. Christians are being persecuted, particularly in Iraq, as are Shi'ite ...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [689]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Like the Acting Leader and others, I attended Senator Rónán Mullen’s briefing this morning. Too often Senators can become very focused on local issues, particularly those of us who hold the dual role of serving a constituency as well as being Senators. We can get caught up deal...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [690]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I heard an accusation from the other side of the House about what I had said previously. On mature recollection-----[Brennan, Terry]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [690]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] It was not an accusation, it was an actual fact.[Wilson, Diarmuid]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [690]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] -----or on mature reflection, Fianna Fáil promised zero tolerance, but, in fact, the number of offences committed by offenders out on bail peaked in 2008. Which party was in government at the time? Since Fine Gael came to office, there has been a reduction across a range of ser...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [690]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] What about the Labour Party?[Wilson, Diarmuid]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [690]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] -----and in the volume of recorded crime being committed by persons out on bail. Fianna Fáil should be reminded of that one clear fact.[Brennan, Terry]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [690]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Is the Senator going to debate the issue?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [690]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I would prefer to have an all-day debate, but the House should be reminded that, on its watch, Fianna Fáil closed the Garda Training College at Templemore in 2009.[Brennan, Terry]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [690]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I remind the Senator that we are not having that debate today.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [691]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] We would second it.[Daly, Mark]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [691]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] People living in rural areas are entitled to more-----[Walsh, Jim]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [691]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Terry Brennan to continue, without interruption.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [691]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Fianna Fáil closed the Garda Training College in Templemore and now its members are wondering why there are not enough gardaí.[Brennan, Terry]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [691]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] The party of law and order has become the party with no law and disorder.[Walsh, Jim]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [691]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] We reopened the Garda Training College in Templemore-----[Brennan, Terry]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [691]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Does the Senator have a question for the Acting Leader?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [691]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I have a question which I wish to put to those in Fianna Fáil. I want them to explain their change-----[Brennan, Terry]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [691]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator does not have a question for the Acting Leader.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [691]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] In the absence of the Leader, I will do my best. I am sure Members will be understanding in that regard.
Senator Mark Daly referred to the issue of Garda equipment, the bail laws, gangs roaming the country and the question of whether offenders should be tagged electronically o...
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22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Change the Constitution.[Wilson, Diarmuid]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [693]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] It is not a constitutional matter.[Daly, Mark]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [693]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] I am not a lawyer, but we know that people are innocent until proved guilty. I am not saying the Senator is wrong; I agree with him. I also want to see further steps being taken to deal with persons out on bail. As we know, the matter is under consideration by the Government. ...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [693]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] The lights are on, but no one is at home.[Wilson, Diarmuid]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [693]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Rónán Mullen spoke about the briefing session this morning with Aid to the Church in Need. It was absolutely wonderful. That there is genocide in the Middle East is tragic. I support the idea of an all-party motion and we should get cracking on it right away. The Sena...Vol-242 Book-13 Page [693]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Sean D. Barrett has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business, "That No. 16 be taken before No. 1." The Acting Leader has indicated that he is willing to accept the amendment.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [694]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] As I understand it, it can be agreed to in principle.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [694]
22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Is the amendment agreed to? Agreed.
Senator John Crown has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business, "That No. 51 be taken before No. 2." Is the amendment being pressed?[An Cathaoirleach]
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22/10/2015 [Order of Business] Yes.[Crown, John]Vol-242 Book-13 Page [694]
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