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24/06/2015 [Order of Business] It is proposed to take No. 1, Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2015 - Second Stage, to be taken at 12.45 p.m. and adjourned not later than 3 p.m., if not previously concluded, with the contributions of group spokespersons not to exceed eight minutes...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [884]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I thank the Leader for outlining the business. I propose an amendment to the Order of Business, that No. 19 be taken before No. 1. Many colleagues across the House have discussed this issue. No one could agree that it is right or proper that a Government agency, Tusla, has cut...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [884]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] On a point of clarification, is the Senator referring to No. 67, non-Government motion No. 19?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [885]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Yes. One would think I would get it right at this stage, having been here for four years, but I am still learning. Every day is a schoolday.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [885]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator is way over time.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [885]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I will raise this issue every day from now on until this drug is released to the people who need it. As the Leader has been very fair on these matters previously, I ask him to use his good offices to get the Government to get the finger out and allow this drug to be given to peo...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [885]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator said the motion on the reinstatement of funding for Rape Crisis Network Ireland had the support of many Members across the House. I was not approached and asked to sign such a motion.[Hayden, Aideen]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [885]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] It was circulated.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [885]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] The issue of funding for Rape Crisis Network Ireland arose last year. It was due to the action of this side of the House that funding was restored. It was due to the action of a number of people, particularly Senators Ivana Bacik and Jillian van Turnhout, who made much of Rape ...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [885]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] It was circulated to the Senator's group's leader.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Aideen Hayden to continue, without interruption.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I read my e-mails. All I can say is Rape Crisis Network Ireland is an issue that concerns Members on every side of this House. I want to achieve something for Rape Crisis Network Ireland, which is why I will do my best in whatever way I can. This does not mean parading the iss...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Is the Senator saying I should not raise it?[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I am entitled to have my say also.[Hayden, Aideen]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Aideen Hayden to continue, without interruption.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Ask her to mind her language.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] For the record, this side of the House has not been found wanting in defending Rape Crisis Network Ireland.[Hayden, Aideen]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I am afraid it would not agree with the Senator.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Many of my colleagues have worked very hard on behalf of Rape Crisis Network Ireland.[Hayden, Aideen]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Support the motion.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I will not be supporting it because I question the reason the Senator is doing this.[Hayden, Aideen]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] That is outrageous.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Does Senator Aideen Hayden have a question for the Leader?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] A motion was circulated.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Aideen Hayden to continue without interruption.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] If the Senator does not want to support it, let her not support it and good luck to her. Let her do her thing. Let her do whatever she wants.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I am not the only person who did not receive it.[Hayden, Aideen]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Does the Senator have a question for the Leader?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I have two questions for the Leader. The first relates to a report today from the Central Bank which found that seven banks have failed to protect customers in mortgage arrears in a number of areas. It is very distressing to read the findings of the report. This matter needs t...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [886]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Questions need to answered about that appointment. The Minister should come in.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [887]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Is the Senator seriously suggesting he is not a fit person for the role?[Hayden, Aideen]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [887]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Absolutely. Questions need to be answered about it. Talk about transparency.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [887]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I am happy to add my name to the motion. I did not receive the e-mail. I have double checked and I did not receive it.
I applaud the work of Ireland's top EU civil servant, Catherine Day, who has announced her retirement from the European Commission as of the end of August....
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24/06/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator can bring the issue to the Committee on Procedure and Privileges.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [887]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I will do so.
May we have a debate at the earliest opportunity on the Government working group report on direct provision? It has been widely reported on in the newspapers. Senators and Deputies may be the last people to receive this 360-page report. My understanding is it i...
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24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I second the amendment to the Order of Business proposed by Senator Darragh O'Brien in respect of funding cuts for Rape Crisis Network Ireland. I do not understand where the Government is coming from.[Mooney, Paschal]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [888]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] If the Senator had wanted our support he should have circulated the motion to us.[Hayden, Aideen]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [888]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] It was circulated and I ask the Senator to support it. It is on the floor of the House.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [888]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] No crossfire this morning, please.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [888]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I am just answering a question. It is there for them.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [888]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I share Senator Aideen Hayden's concerns about the Central Bank report on the seven banks that are breaking the rules on how they treat people in arrears. It is disturbing to hear that banks are continuing with legal action to repossess homes even though they had agreed a revise...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [888]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I join Senator Michael Mullins in mentioning the seven mortgage lenders who have been found to be in breach of the code of conduct on mortgage arrears following expressions by the Central Bank of Ireland. As we know, that framework was introduced in 2011 to ensure that the banks...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [889]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] That day is gone.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [889]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Here we go again with Ministers and Government Senators passing the buck to the Central Bank and others. Of course, they have a role and they have expressed clear concerns about the breach of fair process, which was the very essence of the CCMA framework in the first place. Tod...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [889]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I have received representations from parents who will be affected by this week's changes to the one-parent family payment. I highlight mothers and fathers who are engaged in employment below the threshold of the 19 hours necessary to avail of family income supplement. I am awar...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [889]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I support what Senator Darragh O'Brien said about the rape crisis centres. I have no ulterior motive for it. It is a scandal. However, there is a bigger scandal.
Yesterday, Senator Darragh O'Brien attempted to propose an amendment to the Order of Business in respect of No. 6...
Vol-240 Book-14 Page [890]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I wish to speak on the issue of the banks that Senator Michael Mullins raised. I reassure the Opposition because of the steps the Government has taken, the Governor of the Central Bank was able to come out and say what he said. However, as the Senator said, I noticed he was wea...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [890]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I ask the Leader for a debate on care of the elderly. I sound like a long-playing record because I have made this request on many occasions down the years. I do so today, however, in the context of the recently issued report by ALONE which clearly demonstrates that up to one th...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [891]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I second the amendment proposed by Senator Mary Moran. However, there is an onus on speakers in the House to provide accurate information. Two speakers on the Opposition side said there were cuts for the rape crisis centres, but there have been no cuts for any rape crisis centr...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [891]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I said it was Rape Crisis Network Ireland.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [891]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator said that, but two other speakers on the Opposition benches certainly referred to the "rape crisis centres". It is the network and we must distinguish what it does from what the rape crisis centres do. Rape Crisis Network Ireland does not offer frontline services bu...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [891]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I support colleagues on the motion about Rape Crisis Network Ireland. The Senator will be able to watch a programme tonight about the work of Rape Crisis Network Ireland in County Kerry, the valuable work it does and how its funding is being cut.[Daly, Mark]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [891]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] That is the rape crisis centre. Will the Senator give accurate information?[Gilroy, John]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [891]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] As the Senator will know, the situation is dire and every time there is a trial reported in the newspapers or on television, as we will see tomorrow in relation to Fr. Brendan Smyth, Cardinal Brady and others, it means the victims relive their experience. Rape Crisis Network Ire...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [892]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Facts do not seem to matter on the Opposition side.[Gilroy, John]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [892]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] The Labour Party is used to breaking promises and the Senator is used to defending the indefensible, but when he sees the work Rape Crisis Network Ireland does in County Kerry, he will hear about the loss of funding when all they have to do is look at the person to the left, to t...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [892]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] One day the Senator will come here and give factual information.[Gilroy, John]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [892]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] That will be the day.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [892]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Senator John Gilroy is defending the indefensible, as usual, and talks out of both sides of his mouth. Others had Commencement matters on this issue, but we will see how they vote because how they vote on questions relating to the most vulnerable is the most important. Actions ...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [892]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Accuracy and honesty do not matter in this House. Nonsense repeated is still nonsense.[Gilroy, John]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [892]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I am asking for a debate and look forward to hearing from Government Members opposite, especially those in the Labour Party who talk on radio, on the one hand, while, on the other, they vote against Rape Crisis Network Ireland and other organisations which provide so much valuabl...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [892]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator is way over time. He should resume his seat.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [892]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] These people have suffered and will continue to suffer if the Government goes ahead with the cuts.[Daly, Mark]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [892]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] What did Fianna Fáil do?[Moloney, Marie]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [892]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I share the concerns of other Senators about the Central Bank's report on mortgage lending and the lending institutions in question not behaving as they should. I am also concerned at banks involving people in needless paper work and causing unnecessary delays where loans sancti...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [892]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I wish to raise two matters. Following on from Senator Paul Bradford's contribution about nursing homes, the annual cost for the fair deal scheme is €993 million or very close to €1 billion. I have highlighted this issue previously in the House. We face major long-term challen...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [893]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Last week I raised the issue of the rape crisis centres and Rape Crisis Network Ireland. The rape crisis centres are independent of Rape Crisis Network Ireland. They are funded directly. I have it in writing that the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Deputy James Reilly...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [893]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I will begin with the point raised by Senator Darragh O'Brien about Rape Crisis Network Ireland, to which Senators John Gilroy and Marie Moloney rightly referred. The Government is committed to supporting the work of the rape crisis centres around the country because they provid...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [893]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I led on it.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [894]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Several other Senators mentioned rape crisis centres. They should know what they are talking about.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [894]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] On a point of order-----[Mooney, Paschal]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [894]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] I will allow the Senator to raise a point of order.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [894]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Tusla has proposed new contracts for rape crisis centres which put at risk their autonomy.[Mooney, Paschal]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [894]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] That was the context in which the matter was raised.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [894]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Difficult funding decisions have had to be made by Tusla about funding or service provision. I understand Rape Crisis Network Ireland, the representative body of rape crisis centres, as opposed to the service providers, has had its funding ceased. The priority of both the Minis...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [894]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] We are so lucky to have Senator John Gilroy here to show us the right path on every issue.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [894]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Some Members on the other side of the House have a habit of throwing out facts that are not correct.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [894]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Nothing I said was incorrect.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [894]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] No interruptions, please.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [894]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Unfortunately, they do not understand the issue. The comprehensive reply I have given clarifies the position. However, I will take on board what Senator Marie Moloney asked for last week. I have asked the Minister to come to the House for a debate on it. He was not available ...Vol-240 Book-14 Page [894]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Darragh O’Brien has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business: “That No. 67, non-Government motion No. 19, be taken without debate before No. 1.” Is the amendment being pressed?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [895]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Yes.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [895]
24/06/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Mary Moran has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business: "That No. 11 be taken before No. 1." The Leader has indicated that he is willing to accept the motion. Is the amendment agreed to? Agreed.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-14 Page [896]
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