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23/06/2015 [Order of Business] It is proposed to take No. 1, address to Seanad Éireann by Mr. Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, to be taken in accordance with the arrangements set out in a motion passed by the House on 18 June; No. 2, Teaching Council (Amendment) Bill 201...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [801]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] Can the Leader give us an indication of the time when the Commissioner will be here?[Norris, David]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [801]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] At 3.30 p.m.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [801]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] It is a good day for the Seanad that Commissioner Hogan will address it. I welcome the opportunity for Senators to raise issues.
I call on the Leader to raise a matter with the Minister for Health, Deputy Leo Varadkar, regarding his non-attendance here last week. He said he w...
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23/06/2015 [Order of Business] May we have silence to allow Senator Darragh O'Brien to continue?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [801]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] This is an important issue. We do not have a transplant surgeon who deals with pancreatic transplants. At least ten people are waiting for this surgery, but the waiting list has been suspended. Furthermore, none of these patients has access to transplant co-ordinators in Beaum...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [801]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I seek guidance. On my list No. 17 is the Corporate Manslaughter Bill.[Norris, David]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [802]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I meant to say No. 70, non-Government motion No. 17. I propose that No. 70, non-Government motion No. 17, be taken before No. 1.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [802]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator is way over time.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [802]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I know. I am not seeking a debate, rather that the motion be passed by the Seanad. As an independent House of the Oireachtas, we can send a very clear message that the Seanad does not support the targeting of single parent families and the level of cuts to be foisted upon them ...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [802]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I note the burial today of Eoghan Culligan at the Church of the Annunciation in Rathfarnham and the burial of Eimear Walsh at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Foxrock. I know that the thoughts of all the Senators in the Labour Party and I am sure of all Members of ...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [802]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I support Senator Aideen Hayden's remarks on the Beit collection. I was astonished to learn that a Russian oligarch was able to buy a major painting off the wall for €500,000 without the board consulting anybody. We did not know this at the time the debate took place in the Sea...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [803]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I welcome the report of the Joint Committee on Health and Children, of which I am a member, on the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015. The committee received many submissions and heard evidence at many meetings. I am mainly concerned about the price and availability of alcohol. ...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [803]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I second Senator Darragh O'Brien's amendment to the Order of Business on lone parents.
I call on the Leader to ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to come before the House to discuss his Department's decision to undertake a review 12 months afte...
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23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I welcome the resolution of the outstanding issues in the provision of medical cards for children aged six years and under.
I take the opportunity to pay tribute to a legend of hurling, Jimmy Doyle, who passed away suddenly yesterday in Thurles. He was a man who loved to talk ...
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23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I am concerned by reports that local authorities are imposing extremely high levies on new house construction at a time when such construction is needed to meet housing demand and rents are rising to record levels. The report last Sunday from the National Asset Management Agency...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [804]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I welcome the local voucher scheme introduced by Dundalk Chamber of Commerce recently. This initiative will encourage shoppers to shop locally, thus encouraging and boosting local businesses. More than 100 businesses in and around Dundalk have already signed up to the voucher s...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [805]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] Ba mhaith liom tagairt a dhéanamh don alt sa The Irish Times ar maidin ag Kitty Holland. The article refers to the cuts imposed during the financial crisis disproportionately hurting the disadvantaged and marginalised and it states that, according to the UN Committee on Economic...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [805]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I welcome the postponement of the sale of extremely valuable artworks from the Russborough House collection. I also welcome the emergence of Irish donors who are prepared to purchase these works of art and have them made available in Irish cultural institutions, using the releva...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [806]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] Is mian liom aontú leis an méid atá ráite faoin sár-iománaí, Jimmy Doyle, atá imithe ar shlí na fírinne. Mar is eol don Teach ar fad, sheas sé an fód go minic ar son Chontae Thiobraid Árainn agus chothaigh sé bród ionainn mar dhaoine ó Thiobraid Árann freisin agus mar Ghael. Ní...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [806]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I agree with Senator Paul Coghlan regarding the engagement taking place between the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Deputy Simon Harris, concerning the traditional houses that have so much history attached to t...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [807]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] They have Deputy Timmy Dooley to help them.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [807]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] Well Timmy would help the country in the way he operates. It is not just the county. It is something we need to look at. It may eventually result in increasing numbers of councillors in order to possibly divide an area like that, give them five each, divide it in two and go ba...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [807]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I also support the review of the town councils, but I want it to be in the open and transparent. It must look at the funding, supports and powers available to councils.
Leaving that aside, I support Senator Darragh O'Brien's call for No. 70, non-Government motion No. 17, on th...
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23/06/2015 [Order of Business] Never.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [808]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I rseek a debate on a particular issue. I am the Chairman of the Seanad Public Consultation Committee. Perhaps something the Leader might consider is the issue of support for votes for the diaspora - people who have gone abroad. This is a big issue. I see it as a precursor to...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [808]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I seek a debate on why the HSE seems to be making such a mess of the provision of mental health services in Galway and the west generally. In County Galway it seems we are in a parallel universe, where every rational policy gets turned on its head and common sense gets thrown ou...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [809]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I support the proposed amendment to the Order of Business on the lone parent allowance. All of us have received representations on this important issue and I hope the Government will accept the amendment.
I commend the Taoiseach for his recent announcement in Killarney that ...
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23/06/2015 [Order of Business] The Minister for Health was in the House to take a Commencement matter prior to the Order of Business.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [810]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] He has learned his lesson.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [810]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] It is not a question of the Minister avoiding Commencement debates.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [810]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] He picks and chooses the debates he will attend.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [810]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I will try to bring him here to discuss pancreas transplants and the fact that there is no surgeon at Beaumont Hospital. While everybody welcomes the fact that services are being transferred to St. Vincent's University Hospital, there is a need for consultants. It is a problem ...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [810]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] That is a pity.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [810]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Aideen Hayden referred to the funerals of the young people who had died tragically in Berkeley. Some of the funerals are taking place today and our thoughts are with the parents involved, as they are with those commemorating the 30th anniversary of the loss of the Air In...Vol-240 Book-13 Page [810]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] That is a load of rubbish.[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [811]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] I am glad that Sinn Féin has reviewed its position in Northern Ireland in that regard.
Senators Paul Coghlan and Martin Conway, among others, spoke about the future of historic houses. It is of paramount importance for tourism and our built heritage that proper boards are put ...
Vol-240 Book-13 Page [811]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Darragh O'Brien has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business: "That No. 70, non-Government motion No. 17, be taken without debate before No. 1." Is the amendment being pressed?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [812]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] Yes.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [812]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] Is the Order of Business agreed to?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [813]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] No.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [813]
23/06/2015 [Order of Business] As Senator Martin Conway forgot to press his button, the vote result has been amended to include him. The sitting is being suspended until 3.30 p.m. at which time we will hear the address of the Commissioner, Mr. Phil Hogan.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-240 Book-13 Page [814]
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