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10/06/2014 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2014 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage, to be taken at 3.45 p.m. and conclude not later than 5.45 p.m.; No. 2, State Airports (Shannon Group) Bill 2014 - Committee Stage (resumed), to be taken...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [2]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] The Companies Bill 2012 is the longest piece of legislation ever to be proposed by a Government. It is important legislation and my party welcomes that Second Stage will take place today. On Committee Stage, I will look for an assurance that there will not be a guillotine or de...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [2]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I also welcome the announcement of the commission of inquiry into the story of the mother and baby homes across the country. I have been greatly impressed by the commentary of some figures in this debate and in particular, I single out the local historian, Ms Catherine Corless, ...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [4]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I welcome the announcement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs that a statutory commission of investigation will be established to investigate the matters arising in the mother and baby home in Tuam and in other institutions. It has been less than two weeks since I ra...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [5]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I second the amendment to the Order of Business proposed by my colleague, Senator Byrne. I ask the Leader to arrange a debate on job creation and sustainable jobs in rural Ireland with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. I would like the Minister to outline to the...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [5]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I congratulate my colleague, Senator Zappone, on the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2014, which we will be debating on Second Stage this afternoon.[Hayden, Aideen]Vol-232 Book-1 Page [5]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] These are issues that can be raised during the debate on this matter.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-232 Book-1 Page [5]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I was about to make the point that it was interesting to see how law that will come before this House can so easily be translated into everyday language. It is striking to see that somebody with an intellectual disability in this country does not have the same right to a relatio...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [5]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I wish to raise concerns about the recommendation by the Commission for Energy Regulation, published last Friday, that in the next accounting period the public service obligation charge on electricity should be increased by 55% from €210 million to €328 million. This would resul...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [6]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] The Health Information and Quality Authority report into the accident and emergency unit at University Hospital Limerick was shocking, to say the least. It stated that the unit was not fit for purpose. The report was so bad that the chief executive of the hospital group was on ...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [6]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] Ba mhaith liom fáilte a chur roimh an bhfógra atá déanta inniu maidir leis na huafáis atá tagtha chun cinn i dtaobh na dtithe i dTuaim agus in áiteanna eile ina raibh máithreacha agus leanaí ina gcónaí.
I welcome the announcement by the Government that a full inquiry will be he...
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10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I join colleagues in welcoming the prompt decision to establish a full statutory inquiry into mother and baby homes. I concur with the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Deputy Charles Flanagan, that this is a time for showing great sensitivity, rather than sensationalism....Vol-232 Book-1 Page [7]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I propose an amendment to the Order of Business that the Minister of Health come to the House today to provide a briefing on the medical card fiasco. We have heard a great deal of positive commentary on this issue in recent weeks. The Taoiseach has assured us it will be dealt w...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [8]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I support the call by Senator Mullins for a debate on Springboard. I attended the launch of Springboard yesterday. It is something in which I have been involved for a while. It is a great success and a wonderful story. It is aimed at people who have degrees but who are not ab...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [9]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] We are not discussing menus on the Order of Business.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-232 Book-1 Page [10]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] There is a big pick-up now. There are green shoots.[D'Arcy, Jim]Vol-232 Book-1 Page [10]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] Yes, I have. I agree with what has been said about Springboard. I would like the Minister to come to the House to outline all the good initiatives that are happening on the jobs front so we can get a bit of good news into the newspapers.[D'Arcy, Jim]Vol-232 Book-1 Page [10]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I would like to welcome Councillor Ian McGarvey to the Visitors Gallery. He is very welcome.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-232 Book-1 Page [10]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I welcome the announcement that a commission of investigation is to be established to report on the mother and baby homes. I note the assurance that the commission will have full statutory powers. I understand that a cross-departmental group will report to the Government by 30 ...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [10]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I support Senator Power's view that birth certificates would be made available. That would be very helpful for many children throughout the country. I also support the call for a debate on employment. We need to do a full analysis of where people are employed. There is a mass...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [11]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] It is my pleasure to support my colleague, Senator Feargal Quinn, on his introduction of the subject of shingles in the Seanad today. Having suffered, and still suffering, the remains of it over the past year and a half, I concur with him on the severity of the illness which has...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [11]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] It is not in order to put such personal details on the record.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-232 Book-1 Page [12]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I support Senator Denis O’Donovan's call for a debate on the fishing industry. I hope such a debate will include the inshore fisheries sector, such as the oyster, mussel and lobster fishing industries, and that we would discuss first-time licences and the time it takes to have o...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [12]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] -----and that the perpetrators will get their just-----[Brennan, Terry]Vol-232 Book-1 Page [12]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] This is not relevant to the Order of Business. I call Senator Paul Coghlan.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-232 Book-1 Page [12]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I join the Cathaoirleach in welcoming the active county councillor in the Visitors Gallery, Ian McGarvey, and warmly congratulate him on his recent re-election. He puts many others to shame.
Speaking of green shoots which my colleague Senator Michael D’Arcy mentioned, it is al...
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10/06/2014 [Order of Business] The Senator can submit this by way of an Adjournment matter.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-232 Book-1 Page [12]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] No, this is a wonderful story and is very relevant. Several years ago, there was a Cabinet meeting in Muckross House. I happened to be present there at the time to facilitate other matters. It might be appropriate on the 50th anniversary of its re-opening that we have a meetin...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [13]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] That is a matter for the Committee on Procedure and Privileges.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-232 Book-1 Page [13]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] -----the story of the House itself, the late Billy Vincent and his people, the Bourn Vincents, after whom 11,000 acres of the 27,000 acre national park was called. We should not forget that nor the people who were associated with that on behalf of the State, such as Dan Kelleher...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [13]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I will do so as I always take the Cathaoirleach’s advice. Will the Leader also consider it and use his good will in this respect?[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-232 Book-1 Page [13]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] There was much discussion about plain tobacco packaging again in the media over the past two days. I understand legislation in this regard was brought to the Cabinet earlier today and will be initiated in the Seanad. The tobacco lobby, as all Members know, is a strong one. Whe...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [13]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] Senator Byrne raised the question of the Companies Bill 2012. Committee Stage of the Bill is due to commence next Tuesday, 17 June and will run for a number of hours. Two further Committee Stage sittings have been scheduled, making a total of 13 hours of debate over the various...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [13]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] I am sure the Leader will not delay it unnecessarily.[Byrne, Thomas]Vol-232 Book-1 Page [13]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] Senator Thomas Byrne has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business: "That a debate with the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to explain the process in relation to the construction of industrial wind turbines in this country be taken today." Is the a...Vol-232 Book-1 Page [15]
10/06/2014 [Order of Business] Senator Byrne inadvertently voted in Senator Darragh O'Brien's place but it does not alter the result of the vote.
Senator MacSharry has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business: "That a debate with the Minister for Health on the allocation of medical cards, including dis...
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