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30/06/2015 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, motion of referral to Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection of Educational Research Centre (Establishment) Order 2015, to be taken without debate at the conclusion of the Order of Business; No. 2, Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill ...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [14]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] On behalf of my party, Fianna Fáil, I extend my deepest sympathy to the families of those who were brutally murdered in the savage terrorist attack in Tunisia, in particular, those of the three Irish victims and our fellow countrymen, Laurence Hayes, Martina Hayes and Lorna Carty...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [14]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I express my deep sympathy to the families of the Irish citizens and all those who were murdered or injured in the appalling attack in Tunisia on Friday. It was a most disturbing and brutal day. Not only were 38 people killed in Tunisia in that barbaric attack on the beach but ...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [14]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I raise a particularly urgent matter, namely, the imminent fate of a Palestinian village which I know well and to which members of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade have travelled to visit, that is, Sousia in the south Hebron hills. I ask the Leader to write to th...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [15]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I refer to hospice care, in particular an announcement made in Galway this week, where a Galway hospice is planning to submit an application for planning permission for a 26 bed future-proofed unit in Merlin Park which it plans to have open within five years. It is planning a fu...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [16]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I would like to raise the appalling rustling of cattle that happened near Tyrrellspass and Kilbeggan in recent days. It is important for this House to be aware of the significance of this issue. Approximately 100 cattle worth in the region of €100,000 were taken from a young fa...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [16]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] The people of Haggardstown are getting a little worried about the Greek crisis. They asked me to put a couple of questions in this Chamber. First, are members of Sinn Féin still backing the Syriza-led Greek Government and are they still pally with the guy who visited their Ard-...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [17]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] They have turned the lights out.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [17]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] That shows the power of Sinn Féin.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [17]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I think they would be appalled in Haggardstown.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [17]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] They are stealing electricity in Greece.[Wilson, Diarmuid]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [17]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] The people of Haggardstown want to know what "debt write-down" means.[D'Arcy, Jim]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [17]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] The lights are back in action.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [17]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] They want to know whether it means we will pay the money the Greeks have not paid. As the Taoiseach said, at the end of the day all things should be sorted out at the table.[D'Arcy, Jim]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [17]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] It is a couple of years since I introduced a Bill in the House regarding the provision of defibrillators. The Minister accepted the point, said he would check with the Health Information and Quality Authority, HIQA, but found it would be too expensive. The reason I raise it is ...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [17]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] To follow Senator Feargal Quinn's comments on the need for defibrillators on aeroplanes, which is an important issue, I wish to raise an issue regarding people on holidays. Sadly, there has been a great deal of focus on people on holidays in the past few days due to tragic event...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [18]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] That was discussed as a Commencement matter and should not be raised on the Order of Business.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-1
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] There is a shortage of nurses, while nursing homes involved in providing care are having to recruit abroad. The cost of doing so is in the order of €10,000 per person for retraining and so on. It is time we looked at creating a tax incentive for Irish nurses working abroad to c...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [18]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I supported a motion last week about the funding of Rape Crisis Network Ireland. I wish to indicate the view of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre that its funding has not been cut, although it is under-funded. The centre asked me last night to make this point. I apologise for any ...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [18]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I have good news on an issue which I have raised numerous times before. I am delighted an agreement has been reached on the abolition of roaming charges between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council. It is due to come into effect in June 2017. From A...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [19]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I second the amendment to the Order of Business proposed by Senator Gerard P. Craughwell. As the Leader will be aware, we have repeatedly raised this issue since the time of the original debate with the Minister for Social Protection, Deputy Joan Burton, in 2012. Her comments a...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [19]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] Like Senator Ivana Bacik, I also call for a debate with the Minister for Justice and Equality. The Minister stated today that she welcomed the resumption of publication of the recorded crime statistics. We should have a full debate on that issue. As the Minister stated, it is ...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [19]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] That is all changing.[Craughwell, Gerard P.]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [20]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] -----but women do. Only a handful of the retirees will be female for the simple reason that in 1983, of the 400 recruits, only 20 were female.[Keane, Cáit]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [20]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] That would be a good subject for a Commencement debate.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [20]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] The retirees will be men. I would like that issue to be included in the debate. I ask for an all-encompassing debate covering the availability and updating of IT facilities for all gardaí on the beat and maternity leave. I know that the Government is bringing in-----[Keane, Cá...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [20]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] Is there anything else?[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [20]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] Child care, maternity leave and shared paternity leave should also be included.[Keane, Cáit]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [20]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator is way over time.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [20]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] We have to consider all aspects concerning the force, as well as the issue of crime statistics and how they are matched.[Keane, Cáit]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [20]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I ask the Leader to arrange for a debate on the need for a debt conference, a debate we have repeatedly requested in this House.[Cullinane, David]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [20]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator from Haggardstown asked some pertinent questions today and it is interesting to hear Senator David Cullinane following on from them. While we all empathise with the Greeks, as Senator Jim D'Arcy stated, nothing will be resolved without dialogue and the parties involv...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [21]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I join previous speakers in proposing that the Leader arrange a debate on the broader aspects of the Greek crisis. Senator Jim D'Arcy, in his usual entertaining manner, recounted the questions being posed to him by people in his locality. I am pleased he brought this matter to ...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [21]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I join colleagues in extending my deepest sympathy to all of those who lost their lives in the Tunisian terror attack at the weekend. We think, in particular, today of the family of Lorna Carty from County Meath and Larry and Martina Hayes from Athlone. The Hayes family has man...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [21]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] There are.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [22]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I also support strongly Senator Denis O'Donovan's remarks on what the Dillon family in Kilbeggan is going through. They lost 100 head of livestock over the weekend and apparently a cross-Border rustling gang which pays protection money to paramilitaries is behind this activity. ...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [22]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I welcome the Connecting for Life initiative, Ireland's new national strategy for suicide prevention for the next five years, launched recently by the Taoiseach. Connecting for Life sets out a vision of an Ireland in which fewer lives are lost through suicide and in which commun...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [22]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] Two weeks ago I called on the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to engage in genuine consultation with farmers and landowners in east County Galway about the proposed greenway cycle route project. It now transpires that the Minister has written to around 1,000 landowners...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [22]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I join those Members who expressed their sympathy and condolences to the families of Lorna Carty and Martina and Larry Hayes. The attacks in Tunisia were savage in nature and the atrocities carried out elsewhere were dreadful. I assure Senator Darragh O'Brien that I will certai...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [23]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] I am sure the Leader will be glad also.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [23]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] Senators Ivana Bacik and Cáit Keane referred to the crime statistics. Senator Cáit Keane inquired about the possibility of having a debate on the greater use of technology, in which debate the issue of maternity leave for gardaí could be included. I will try to arrange for the ...Vol-241 Book-1 Page [23]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Gerard P. Craughwell has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business, "That No. 74, non-Government motion No. 17, be taken before No. 1." Is the amendment being pressed?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [25]
30/06/2015 [Order of Business] Yes.[Craughwell, Gerard P.]Vol-241 Book-1 Page [25]
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