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01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Before calling the Leader to announce the Order of Business, I welcome Deputy Noel Grealish who is in the Visitors Gallery.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [56]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, statements on growing tourism to 2025, to be taken at 1 p.m. and conclude not later than 3 p.m., with the contributions of group spokespersons not to exceed eight minutes and those of all other Senators not to exceed five minutes and a Minister or ...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [56]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Unfortunately, for the second day in a row I must, on behalf of the Fianna Fáil group, extend my deepest sympathy, this time with regard to the tragedy that occurred yesterday in Baltimore, with the loss of three lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ryan and O'Connor fam...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [57]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] As the leader of my group, I express my sympathy to those families who were bereaved so tragically yesterday as a result of the drownings in Baltimore. Most tragically, every summer, and particularly in the summer, drowning tragedies occur, and it is appalling. It reminds us al...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [57]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I second the amendment to the Order of Business proposed by Senator Darragh O'Brien. I am rather a fan of Mr. David Hickey. I remember him as a very useful Dublin footballer. He was extremely courageous in support of Cuba and he was a very fine surgeon. I do not see how that ...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [58]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] On a point of order, that is a different Bill. That is a Private Members' Bill that I introduced, if it is the Bill to which the Senator is referring. It is not the Government Bill to give effect to the outcome of the referendum.[Bacik, Ivana]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [59]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I see. I thank the Senator for that clarification.
With regard to direct provision, the House is more or less united on the issue, even though it voted down my legislation on a series of completely spurious grounds and we were promised that there would be movement on direct pr...
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01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I raise again the issue of the proposed greenway between Galway and Dublin, particularly the proposals concerning the route from Loughrea, Craughwell, Clarinbridge and Oranmore into Galway city. Following discussions between the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, a numbe...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [59]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I join the Leader of the Opposition in expressing sympathy to the Ryan family on the tragedy that occurred in Baltimore as a result of a freak wave. What happened there was extremely tragic and we are aware of all the other tragic incidents.
I did not have an opportunity yeste...
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01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I, too, convey my sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives yesterday in Baltimore. These incidents occur during the summer months, in particular, when all of us need to be careful. Incidents occur which we do not expect and this was one of those tragedies. We sho...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [60]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Will the Leader tell us when the civil debt Bill will be brought before the Seanad? It has worked its way through the Dáil this week. This is the fourth item of legislation this Government has brought forward regarding water charges. Essentially, that is what the civil debt Bi...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [60]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I will be brief. I refer to the long awaited public health (alcohol) Bill 2015, aspects of which we have discussed on numerous occasions in the House, including below-cost selling of alcohol, health labelling etc. I was expecting it to come before the Houses of the Oireachtas i...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [61]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I concur with the remarks of other Senators and offer my deep sympathy and condolences to those who lost dear ones in my home territory off Baltimore yesterday evening. It is very difficult to understand the plight of those who are suffering the loss of three family members and ...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [61]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I join colleagues in expressing our deepest sympathy to the families who have lost loved ones in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, Baltimore, County Cork. Senator Denis O'Donovan explained matters very movingly. It is difficult to comprehend that something like this...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [62]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I once again ask the Leader to amend the Order of Business to take No. 71, motion No. 17 dealing with lone parents, before No. 1 on the Order Paper today. I cannot understand for the life of me why the penny has not dropped with the Minister that the policy she is bringing in wi...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [62]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Probably not.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [63]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] She should explain the policy to the House which is the democratic forum to explain her position. She should set out the numbers for us. Let us take a number of examples, set them out here and debate them in the House. She has not convinced the lone parents of the country and ...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [63]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Like others, I offer my sincere sympathy to all the families who lost loved ones in the Tunisian massacre and in particular to the families of Lorna Carty in County Meath and Larry and Martina Hayes in Athlone. Martina hailed from Kiltoom in County Roscommon and was a namesake o...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [63]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I second Senator Gerard P. Craughwell's proposal to amend the Order of Business.
I join Senator Terry Leyden in extending sympathy to the families of Larry and Martina Hayes from Athlone and Lorna Carty from County Meath who were so tragically killed in Tunisia.[Wilson, Diarm...
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01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Like the other speakers, I extend my sympathy to the Ryan and O'Connor families which have lost their loved ones.
I welcome the report on direct provision published yesterday and the certainty the Minister for Justice and Equality has now brought to the very uncertain and unsav...
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01/07/2015 [Order of Business] How about four years?[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [64]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Cáit is Keane way over time.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [64]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] When will the water Bill be brought before the House?[Keane, Cáit]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [64]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator should sit down.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [64]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] People have to pay for services and have to make choices.[Keane, Cáit]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [64]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator should tell that to the people outside.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [64]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Cuirim le focail mo chomhghleacaithe i dtaca leis na daoine a chaill a saolta tráthnóna inné i dtimpiste ar an uisce in iarthar Chorcaí - another tragedy at sea. Unfortunately, this time of year brings an increase in the number of such occurrences and it is extremely sad, partic...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [64]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Well said.[Norris, David]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [65]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] We must have a debate about this issue because the central pillar of the European Union in its founding form, together with the euro, is under threat. At what cost do we protect the euro? Is it at the cost of lives or of children dying? How dare the German Finance Minister ask...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [65]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Exactly.[Norris, David]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [65]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] The ECB was supposed to be independent but the Germans seem to think they control it. How dare the Taoiseach stand up to protect capitalism in a world where hunger is allowing people to die. If we believe in the Europe that was founded by the Treaty of Rome, there should be sol...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [65]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Our Greek colleagues are in desperate shape. I am very friendly with a Member of Parliament there who wrote to me on Monday saying she could not believe this was happening so quickly and that she might not be a European by the weekend. Of course, she will still be a European, b...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [65]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] By the European Union, the European banks and the German and French banks that presented the Greeks and Cypriots with their gambling debts.[Norris, David]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [65]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator is so right, but I am talking about today. Since the new Greek Government was elected, a high-wire strategy is being played which is risking everything for all of us. We paid the price for the entire European banking system. We never got it back, but that is anothe...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [65]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I would like to bring up the question of Seanad reform. It is a long time since we had the referendum, after which the Taoiseach came back almost immediately and talked about having had a wallop and that we would have to do something about it. Eventually, last October, I think,...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [66]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Darragh O'Brien and many other Senators expressed their deepest sympathy to the Ryan and O'Connor families following the dreadful tragedy which occurred in Baltimore yesterday. As Senator Denis O'Donovan, a resident of the area, said, it was a freak accident caused by a ...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [66]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I am aware of that, but they are not being given priority.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [66]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I am surprised that the Senator has not sought to raise the issue in a Commencement debate, as I am aware that he has written to the Minister about it. I suggest he seek to raise it in a Commencement to ensure all relevant information is provided by the Minister.[Cummins, Mauric...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [66]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I will receive the same answer. I want action.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [66]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Ivana Bacik, among other Senators, referred to the commemoration event proposed by members of the Bosnian community. I believe all Senators would want to support that event.
The Senator also called for a debate on the recently published report on direct provision. I...
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01/07/2015 [Order of Business] It is not only in east Cork that it is happening.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [67]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] I will try to find out for Senator Catherine Noone when the public health (alcohol) Bill will be brought before the House.
Senator Denis O'Donovan referred to a group of razor clam fishermen who wish to meet the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. I am sure they hav...
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01/07/2015 [Order of Business] That is not repatriation.[Eames, Fidelma Healy]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [68]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Feargal Quinn raised the issue of Seanad reform, on which we had a short debate recently. At the time I indicated that I would arrange a further debate on the matter and provide for every Senator who wished to contribute to have ten minutes speaking time. I hope to arra...Vol-241 Book-2 Page [68]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Darragh O'Brien has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business, "That a debate to allow the Minister for Health to outline his plans to fill the vacancy for a pancreatic transplant surgeon in Ireland be taken today." Is the amendment being pressed?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [68]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Yes.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [68]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Gerard P. Craughwell has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business, "That No. 71, non-Government motion No. 17, be taken before No. 1." Is the amendment being pressed?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [69]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Yes.[Craughwell, Gerard P.]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [69]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] Under Standing Order 62(3)(b), I request that the division be taken again other than by electronic means. I would like Senators to remember what they are voting on.[Craughwell, Gerard P.]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [69]
01/07/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator is on record.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-2 Page [69]
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