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04/02/2015 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 2, statements on overseas development, to be taken at 1.15 p.m., with the contributions of group spokespersons not to exceed eight minutes and those of all other Senators not to exceed five minutes; No. 3, Workplace Relations Bill 2014 - Second Stage,...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [508]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I propose an amendment to the Order of Business, that No. 13, the Public Services and Procurement (Social Value) Bill 2015, be taken before No. 1. Over the past number of weeks we have seen people in hospitals and particularly accident and emergency departments who are waiting o...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [508]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] It has come to my attention that the Courts Service has called for a review of court facilities in County Tipperary to identify, in consultation with stakeholders in the country, a range of options which could be considered to enable the Courts Service to work more efficiently an...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [509]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I utterly condemn the atrocious murders of a young Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist who was motivated by service to the community. These events continue to spark off Islamophobia on the one hand and anti-Semitism on the other. They are an inevitable by-product of Briti...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [509]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I refer to the issue mentioned by Senator Norris. The problem we have with alcohol abuse in this country is due to availability and price. I welcome the proposals signed off by the Government yesterday. I particularly welcome the proposal to make it illegal to sell alcohol at ...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [510]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I agree with much of Senator Henry's contribution. While minimum pricing is welcome, it is an awful shame that the House could not support the Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Fund Bill 2014. It sought to take advantage of the low prices on alcohol by setting up a fund to r...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [510]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I refer to the issue of attendance in accident and emergency departments, which was raised by a number of colleagues. That is one issue but collection of attendance fees is another. My understanding is more than €2 million still has not been collected for 2013. This matter sho...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [511]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] A number of banks have announced reductions in their rates in recent days. This is very welcome. However, there is a rule in business that one should look after one's customers. A number of these banks have stated that this reduction will only apply to new customers and to wha...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [511]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I wish to ask the Leader the whereabouts of the Coroners Bill and when it can be expected in the House. This is one area that badly needs modernisation as it is an antiquated service or exercise. It needs to be made more humane.
Could the Minister for Transport, Tourism and S...
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04/02/2015 [Order of Business] Several times over recent weeks, members of Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil and some Independent Senators have called for a debate on the need for a debt conference. This has gained currency in Europe following the Greek election result. Time and again the Government and the Taoiseac...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [512]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] It is not wrong. The Senator should listen to what the Taoiseach said today. The Minister for Finance said that we will not be getting any money from-----[Cullinane, David]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [512]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I will not be called a liar in this House by a member of the Labour Party who made a lot of promises before the previous election. Senator Gilroy needs to pipe down and listen for a second. This is my opportunity on the Order of Business to put a question to the Leader. Senato...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [512]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] In light of the appalling murder of the young Jordanian air force pilot by ISIS, it is important to condemn this action categorically and that it would be condemned by all right-thinking and decent people everywhere. Even though ISIS and the Middle East seem very far away from u...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [513]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I raise an issue that goes to the heart and fundamental cornerstone of the Oireachtas and of democracy. Last week the House acquiesced in and agreed to the setting up of a commission of inquiry into the Guerin report. We did this in good faith, but subsequently some startling r...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [513]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] That is a matter for the other House and this House has no involvement in it.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [513]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I have been a member of the Oireachtas for almost 20 years. The key issue is that if we were misled by agreeing to terms of reference that are tainted, then the matter will not end here. I warn this Chamber that we are going down a road that will end up in the courts, and I cer...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [513]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] Does the Senator wish to propose an amendment to the Order of Business?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [514]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] The terms of reference cannot be dictated by a former Minister for Justice and Equality. That is an appalling breach of etiquette in this House and an appalling breach of democracy, and it goes to the cornerstone of what we stand for.[O'Donovan, Denis]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [514]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] Is the Senator proposing an amendment to the Order of Business?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [514]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I am proposing an amendment that the Minister come to the House as a matter of urgency today to set out where we stand in regard to this issue. Otherwise, this will be challenged, and I will not stand over a situation in which we calmly and in good faith acquiesce to the terms o...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [514]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I propose that the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Frances Fitzgerald, come before the House today to explain the circumstances that have emerged since we agreed to the terms of reference last week, which I think are appalling, and whether there is any truth to them.[O'...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [514]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I welcome the initiative to prevent below-cost selling of alcohol. The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 is one of the most important Bills we have seen. I am aware that there has been criticism that it has not gone far enough, but one has to start somewhere. As well as provid...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [514]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I ask the Leader to reiterate once again to the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Deputy Alan Kelly, the call to come to the House and tell us when he intends to establish the people's forum for Irish Water that was promised.[O'Donnell, Marie-Louise]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [515]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I believe we should pay for water and I believe it should be metered, but some of us voted based on the idea of a plebiscite and the setting up of a people's forum, which is provided for in the legislation. I would like to see that established.[O'Donnell, Marie-Louise]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [515]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] This is the second time I have asked this question and I would like an answer. I would like the Minister, Deputy Alan Kelly, to come here and tell the House when he intends to do that.
The second question is for the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Brendan Ho...
Vol-237 Book-8 Page [515]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator is probably noticing a bit of a trend there. They just do not do what they say they will do.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [515]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I did not ask Fianna Fáil for an answer. I asked the Leader.[O'Donnell, Marie-Louise]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [515]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I am not asking for an answer from the Senator; I am asking the Leader.[O'Donnell, Marie-Louise]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [515]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] The Senator will notice the fact that the Government does not deliver.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [515]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I call Senator Terry Brennan without interruption.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [515]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I am a member of the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications and unfortunately I missed a recent meeting due to a previous commitment. I wish the new chair of RTE, Ms Moya Doherty, every success in her new position. She is capable and well qualified to do the job. Howe...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [515]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I call on the Leader to bring to the House as quickly as possible the issue of Seanad reform. The fact that I am standing here is a result of the need for Seanad reform. That was the reason I ran for election in the first instance, not expecting to be elected. I am here now an...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [516]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] It would have been the way forward. I ask the Leader to arrange to have a report from that group as soon as possible.
With respect to Senator Quinn and the banks, I am absolutely astonished by the fact that the banks in this country are screwing hard-pressed middle-income earn...
Vol-237 Book-8 Page [516]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I am not so sure that the so-called debt conference would not be, at least, premature. As we know, the Greeks are currently showboating and touring European capitals, but we are not too sure what they are seeking.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [516]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] At a minimum, they are seeking some new kind of bond-swapping or bond-switching arrangement that is probably poppycock. I would counsel caution. We must show solidarity with our-----[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [516]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] -----neighbours and friends in Europe. We should await the outcome of the ongoing discussions before making any premature move. We are in a different place and must protect ourselves in the first instance, so let us pause awhile.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [516]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I have great respect for Senator Paul Coghlan and Senator Gilroy but I am a little surprised at this reluctance to support the concept of a debt conference. It is one thing to suggest that we should express solidarity with our European colleagues, but they did not show much soli...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [517]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] In recent days, I have heard the Minister for Finance, Deputy Noonan, say that he expects to recoup up to €30 billion of the Government's investment in the banks. As the old saying goes: "Live horse, get grass." That may or may not happen, but I feel it is unusual. I have stil...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [517]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] The Minister for Health, Deputy Varadkar, was in this House just over a week ago talking about the HSE's service plan. He said he would not comment on the state of accident and emergency units in individual hospitals. However, the Minister has to deal with hospitals individuall...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [517]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] Ba mhaith liom tacú go huile agus go hiomlán leis an méid a dúirt an Seanadóir Traolach Ó Braonáin maidir le RTÉ agus an táille craolacháin atá molta.
It is high time we had a searching discussion in this House about the operation of the current television licence fee, the prop...
Vol-237 Book-8 Page [518]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] -----setting up companies and having private contracts with those companies. A contract is made with a particular company for the services of a certain celebrity who is being paid hundreds of thousands of euro - money that is paid by the taxpayer. They are being funded to lead ...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [518]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I second Senator Darragh O'Brien's amendment to the Order of Business.
I join with other speakers in welcoming the proposed legislation to ban below-cost selling of alcohol. I understand the heads of the Bill will be published today or tomorrow. If this is to be successful, i...
Vol-237 Book-8 Page [519]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] Creid é nó ná creid, tá Seachtain na Gaeilge ag teannadh linn go tapa agus ba mhaith liom iarraidh ar an gCeannaire go mbeadh díospóireachtaí níos leithne againn, b'fhéidir, i mbliana maidir le cúrsaí Gaeilge agus Gaeltachta. The Leader is aware that Seachtain na Gaeilge is hurt...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [519]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I am delighted to welcome the legislation announced by the Government yesterday and I am glad to see there is at least some support across the House for it. We will come under pressure in the coming weeks from lobbyists on this issue. I hope the backbenchers and Senators who co...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [519]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] Senator O'Brien proposed an amendment to the Order of Business, that No. 13 be taken before No. 2. It is with regard to publishing a Bill. I have no problem with this, and I agree to the amendment.
I agree with him that there have been difficulties with the fair deal scheme. ...
Vol-237 Book-8 Page [520]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Landy referred to the review of court services in County Tipperary. I assure him that there is no intention to close the courthouse in Carrick-on-Suir, which was refurbished recently.
A number of Senators discussed the measures to tackle the sale of cheap alcohol. The...
Vol-237 Book-8 Page [521]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] Our health care professionals are doing an excellent job. The successes in the treatment of cancer should be shouted out loud because people are fearful. Treatment has a tremendous success rate.
Senator O'Donnell discussed the people's forum and Irish Water. As she rightly p...
Vol-237 Book-8 Page [522]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] Senator Darragh O'Brien has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business, "That No. 13 be taken before No. 2." The Leader indicated that he is prepared to accept the amendment.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [523]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] I propose an amendment to the Order of Business: "That No. 13 be taken before No. 2."[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-237 Book-8 Page [523]
04/02/2015 [Order of Business] Is that agreed? Agreed. Senator Denis O'Donovan has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business, "That a debate with the Minister for Justice and Equality on the circumstances that have emerged since the terms of reference for the commission of investigation regarding the Ca...Vol-237 Book-8 Page [523]
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