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30/03/2015 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, Children and Family Relationships Bill 2015 - Report and Final Stages, to be taken at the conclusion of the Order of Business.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-239 Book-2 Page [89]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] This is my first time to be in this privileged position for eight years. I assure the Leader that we on this side of the House will not be opposing the Order of Business today. However, I wish to mention a few things, although I do not wish to be controversial as I am not in th...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [89]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] It is one on which I have received a lot of mail and I must tell the truth. The Minister for Finance, Deputy Michael Noonan, is quite sympathetic, if one sees his response to Deputy Michael McGrath. He believes, however, that the hands of the Financial Ombudsman are tied on the...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [90]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] Will the Leader arrange a debate on the issue of domestic violence following the launch of the report this morning by SAFE Ireland on lawlessness in the home? I was honoured to be invited to launch the report for SAFE Ireland at the Royal Irish Academy. Powerful testimony was g...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [90]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] I note the negotiation by the UK Secretary of State for Health, Mr. Jeremy Hunt, on an agreement on a meningitis B vaccine with GlaxoSmithKline which acquired the vaccine just three weeks ago. Will the Leader suggest to the Minister for Health that its use be considered in this ...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [90]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] There has been a matter in the newspapers in the past few days, with pharmaceutical industries claiming 500 job losses because of Government policy on reducing the cost of drugs. It is important that we provide the right information, that in 2000 the cost of pharmaceuticals to t...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [91]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] Tacaim leis an moladh atá déanta ag an Seanadóir Bacik go mbeadh díospóireacht againn maidir le cúrsaí foiréigin bhaile. Is ceist í atá ardaithe againn go rialta sna Tithe seo agus is ceist fíorthábhachtach í. I also welcome the launch of the SAFE Ireland report this morning. ...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [91]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] I support Senator Ivana Bacik in her call for a debate on the issue of domestic violence. We were struck last week by the detail of the murder trial that was ongoing which was indicative of what we did not know about people's lives. Nevertheless, we do know about domestic viole...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [92]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] Yesterday the British Government announced it was going to dissolve parliament and hold an election next month. Although normally that would not attract a huge amount of our attention as we look on from a distance, the Conservative Party has stated it is its intention to hold a ...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [92]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] I support my colleague, Senator Ivana Bacik, in her call for a debate on the issue of domestic violence.
I also raise the issue of a vaccine for meningitis, which was raised by Senator Sean D. Barrett. Ireland has the highest incidence of meningitis in Europe. Ms Siobhán Ca...
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30/03/2015 [Order of Business] I, too, support Senator Ivana Bacik and the call for a debate on drugs, particularly biosimilars, relatively new drugs which would save the country tens of thousands, if not millions, of euro. As a new grandfather, I also support the call for the making available of the meningit...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [93]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] I support Senator Colm Burke's call for a debate with the Minister for Health on the issue of pharmaceuticals and the cost of drugs. Big pharmaceutical industries were busy last week in peddling their propaganda and trying to suggest jobs were being lost owing to the Government'...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [93]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] A concern of mine for many years has been the national Tidy Towns movement, with which I have been involved since the early 1970s.[Brennan, Terry]Vol-239 Book-2 Page [94]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] Last Friday the Department of Social Protection published a report on the rent supplement scheme which recommended that rent supplement limits not be increased on the basis that it would accelerate the rate of rent increases in the market. That is patent rubbish because rents ar...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [94]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] I draw attention to two wonderful education events in Dundalk which have taken place since Friday. This morning I had the pleasure and honour to present certificates to more than 100 graduates of the National Learning Network, NLN, in Dundalk. It was brilliant to be there. I c...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [94]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] I agree with Senator Aideen Hayden, first, on the genuine crisis in the house rental market and the difficulties with the rent supplement scheme and, second, the argument in regard to NAMA which, in a sense, feeds the problem and is part of the solution. I dealt with one or two ...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [95]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] I join Senator Terry Brennan in applauding the amazing work being done throughout the country by the national Tidy Towns organisation.[Mullins, Michael]Vol-239 Book-2 Page [95]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] I support the comments of Senator Feargal Quinn on the potential exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union. We all acknowledge that it would have far-reaching ramifications for all of Europe but particularly Ireland. Ireland is particularly vulnerable not only because ...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [96]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] Will the Leader arrange an early debate on crime levels? We have talked previously about the number of burglaries around the country, but they have a particularly insidious effect on elderly persons, many of whom live alone and are frightened to stay on their own after being bur...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [96]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Ned O'Sullivan, acting Leader of the Opposition, spoke about whole-of-life assurance policies. I agree with him in that regard. Carrying out reviews after ten years, particularly when no such indication was given when people took out these policies, is flawed. As the S...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [97]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] Senator John Whelan spoke about the cost of drugs. He also supported the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources on the need to ensure large sports events remained free to air. He called for a debate on energy policy. We had a debate on that issue with the Mi...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [98]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Michael Mullins mentioned the case of Ibrahim Halawa and the presence of the Irish ambassador in court, which is to be welcomed. The Government is doing everything possible to secure this young man's release.
Senator Jim Walsh spoke about crime. We had the Garda Commi...
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30/03/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Jim Walsh proposed an amendment to the Order of Business. If it was not seconded, it obviously falls-----[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-239 Book-2 Page [99]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] On a point of order, before the Leas-Chathaoirleach rules it out on that basis-----[Walsh, Jim]Vol-239 Book-2 Page [99]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] If the amendment is not seconded, there is no point of order.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-239 Book-2 Page [99]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] My point of order is that all Members should be entitled to have the same opportunities. I have somebody who is prepared to second the amendment formally, but because I was the last speaker, it is impossible for me to have a seconder.[Walsh, Jim]Vol-239 Book-2 Page [99]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] I had called Senator Paul Bradford as the last speaker but then Senator Catherine Noone indicated that she wanted to speak. It troubles me that Senators decide to come in willy-nilly towards the end of the Order of Business and want to speak. To be courteous I allowed Senator J...Vol-239 Book-2 Page [99]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] I was watching proceedings on the monitor and timed my arrival in order that I could, in fact-----[Walsh, Jim]Vol-239 Book-2 Page [100]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator's timing was very subtle; only for Senator Paul Bradford indicating, the Leader would have responded ten minutes earlier. Is the Order of Business agreed to?[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-239 Book-2 Page [100]
30/03/2015 [Order of Business] Is the Leas-Chathaoirleach not accepting my amendment?[Walsh, Jim]Vol-239 Book-2 Page [100]
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