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21/07/2015 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, Children First Bill 2014 - Second Stage, to be taken at 11.45 a.m. and adjourned not later than 1.45 p.m., with the contributions of group spokespersons not to exceed eight minutes and those of all other Senators not to exceed five minutes; No. 2, ...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [819]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I propose an amendment to the Order of Business that No. 70, motion No. 20, be taken without debate before No. 1. It relates to Taiwan and follows on from a resolution made on 22 May 2013.
I wish everybody a good rest over the summer recess. We have done quite a deal of work ...
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21/07/2015 [Order of Business] That was a slightly grudging good luck wish from Senator Darragh O'Brien.
I condemn the dreadful suicide bomb attack in Turkey yesterday, apparently by a member of ISIS, in which 30 young socialist activists were killed while they were trying to plan the rebuilding of the city ...
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21/07/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator is always for equality.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [821]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I wish everybody on both sides of the House a restful break. Even if we do not return yet as a reformed Seanad, I hope we will return as a reinvigorated Seanad.[Bacik, Ivana]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [821]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I note with concern the report by Professor Alan Barrett on the national economic dialogue. He points to the considerable contradiction between people arguing for extra spending and being unwilling to pay for it. That is what got us into trouble previously. It is an echo of th...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [821]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I condemn the unprovoked attack in our capital city this week on a visiting English family. The man was attacked simply because he was smiling. We try to make our visitors smile, but he was attacked on O'Connell Street. Can one imagine the mentality of the people who would do ...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [821]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I second the proposal by Senator Darragh O'Brien that No. 70, motion No. 20 on the Order Paper be taken without debate before No. 1. I also welcome the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States of America and Cuba, but it is most unfortunate that the Sen...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [821]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] Is the Senator proposing an amendment to the Order of Business?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [822]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] Gosh, no.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [822]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] It is a matter for the Board of Works.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [822]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] It is just my personal opinion. The Leader of the House may wish to stay here or he may want to come into the Dáil Chamber as a Deputy, which would be nice. I read in the newspapers that we may sit two days in the Dáil, Thursday and Friday. We are the last people to be informe...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [822]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator is over time.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [822]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] When I was here as a Minister of State, the Seanad sat in the antechamber for a period of time.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [822]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] On our last day I wish to say I am delighted with the report card Senator Darragh O'Brien gave the Government today. It was honest and his recognition of all the work the Government has done and is going to do-----[Landy, Denis]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [822]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator should have gone to Specsavers.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [822]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I do not think Senator Denis Landy was listening to me.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [822]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] Does Senator Denis Landy have a question for the Leader?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [822]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I have loads of things to say. Senator Darragh O'Brien has gone up in my estimation massively.[Landy, Denis]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [822]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] Does the Senator have anything relevant to say?[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [822]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I will be spending my time in Ireland on a staycation, but I will be relying on the geographical knowledge of my colleagues around the country to take me to the various boreens where councillors live. I hope Members will support me.[Landy, Denis]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [822]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] As there are only 56 to go, it will not take the Senator long.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [823]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator must not launch a campaign on the Order of Business.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [823]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I am delighted with the leaked announcement that the Government is moving towards increasing the minimum wage. It will mean an awful lot to a large number of workers. I cannot get over the crocodile tears from ISME and other organisations who state the sky will fall in on top ...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [823]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I join the leaders of the other groups in wishing everybody a happy summer. I hope they get some rest, too. As people will be campaigning as we are six or seven months from an election, it will be a busy time for those who are candidates, as well as for those who are not.
I w...
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21/07/2015 [Order of Business] Did the Senator go to it?[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [823]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I did. It was a wasteful exercise as this is the place in which to have such debates. I ask that they be held after we come back.[Cullinane, David]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [823]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] First, I thank all the staff in the House for their dedication and commitment to their jobs and the assistance they give to each one of us throughout the year.
I have a question on the role of access officers in local authorities. Today is 21 July 2015. Seven years ago a fa...
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21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I ask Members and the public, through the Leader, to advocate safety in our waters during the summer. The summer has not been great so far, but, unfortunately, we hear of appalling tragedies with people jumping into lakes and into the sea in hot weather and not being aware of th...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [824]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I ask the Leader to accede to Senator Darragh O'Brien's request for a change to the Order of Business, noting the fact that it refers to a previous resolution of the Seanad on the matter. Trade and trade matters generally are important to the country and the motion should be con...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [824]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I will have to clarify my remarks.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [825]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] The record will speak for itself.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [825]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I am sure it will. I am worried about it.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [825]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I, too, thank the Seanad staff, particularly for the help, assistance and mentoring, to some degree, I received when I came here.
In recent days I have received a number of telephone calls from councillors around the country, all referring to three basic issues, namely, entit...
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21/07/2015 [Order of Business] There is a motion on the Order Paper dealing with that issue.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [825]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I realise that, but the motion has not been taken. I am receiving calls from people who are sick and have no income because they are councillors. Last night I received a call from a councillor who, as a lone parent, had lost all of her welfare payments because she was a council...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [825]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] We all echo Senator Gerard P. Craughwell’s sentiments and every Member is working hard to ensure the Minister will take the issue on board and address some of the Senator's points.
I join in the condemnation of the appalling act of terrorism that took place yesterday on the T...
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21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I support Senator Gerard P. Craughwell's comments on the need to have a proper debate on councillors' remuneration, their role in public life and representational role in Irish democracy. For people to pay PRSI contributions and have no entitlement to sick pay, any other form of...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [826]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] Senator David Cullinane called for a debate on the costs associated with disability, in view of the paper we received yesterday from the Disability Federation of Ireland. We have failed the disability movement and disabled persons in recent years. The Government was to bring in...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [827]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I am glad that Senator Gerard P. Craughwell has again raised the case of the unfair treatment of councillors. The mere fact that he has stood up to speak means that people outside who have a jaundiced view of democracy will suggest we are only doing it because we are electioneer...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [828]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I acknowledge and commend the Irish Farmers Association on organising National Farm Safety Awareness Day today, 21 July. The IFA is not looking for anything from the Government. The campaign is totally focused on asking farm families to take a little time out today to look at t...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [828]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I endorse the call of Kerry County Council, initiated by Councillor Michael Gleeson, that common sense prevail on the issue of gorse fires. We all know of the potential damage which can be caused. The practice has been continued for hundreds of years. Landowners and farmers bu...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [828]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] We were promised open and honest government.[Craughwell, Gerard P.]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [829]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] Let us await and outcome and see what happens. We should allow the talks the oxygen they need and councillors and the executives of the Local Authority Members Association, LAMA, and the Association of Irish Local Government, AILG, who represent 1,000 councillors and have been e...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [829]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Darragh O'Brien has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business which I will agree to take without debate. He also raised the issue of replacement medals. I will certainly take up the matter with the Minister for Defence. It has not been the practice to replace meda...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [829]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] Is that meant to provide reassurance?[O'Donovan, Denis]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [830]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] I cannot assure the Senator. Only one man can do so.
Senator Aideen Hayden spoke about the leaving certificate results, student grants and the HEA's report on the issue of student accommodation. I agree that we should debate the report and the issues of student accommodation ...
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21/07/2015 [Order of Business] All the time.[Craughwell, Gerard P.]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [830]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] Most of the debates were held directly with the Department and officials.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-241 Book-12 Page [830]
21/07/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Darragh O'Brien has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business: "That No. 70, motion No. 20, be taken before No. 1." The Leader has indicated that he will accept the amendment and that the motion will be taken without debate. Is the amendment agreed to? Agreed.[An ...Vol-241 Book-12 Page [831]
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