Houses of the Oireachtas

All parliamentary debates are now being published on our new website. The publication of debates on this website will cease in December 2018.

Go to oireachtas.ie

Seanad Debates - By Date and Topics

Go to:

Show details for 18/12/201918/12/2019
Show details for 17/12/201917/12/2019
Show details for 12/12/201912/12/2019
Show details for 11/12/201911/12/2019
Show details for 10/12/201910/12/2019
Show details for 05/12/201905/12/2019
Show details for 04/12/201904/12/2019
Show details for 03/12/201903/12/2019
Show details for 28/11/201928/11/2019
Show details for 27/11/201927/11/2019
Show details for 26/11/201926/11/2019
Show details for 21/11/201921/11/2019
Show details for 20/11/201920/11/2019
Show details for 19/11/201919/11/2019
Show details for 13/11/201913/11/2019
Show details for 12/11/201912/11/2019
Show details for 06/11/201906/11/2019
Show details for 05/11/201905/11/2019
Show details for 23/10/201923/10/2019
Show details for 22/10/201922/10/2019
Show details for 16/10/201916/10/2019
Show details for 15/10/201915/10/2019
Show details for 10/10/201910/10/2019
Show details for 09/10/201909/10/2019
Show details for 08/10/201908/10/2019
Show details for 03/10/201903/10/2019
Show details for 02/10/201902/10/2019
Show details for 01/10/201901/10/2019
Show details for 26/09/201926/09/2019
Show details for 25/09/201925/09/2019
Show details for 24/09/201924/09/2019
Show details for 12/07/201912/07/2019
Show details for 11/07/201911/07/2019
Show details for 10/07/201910/07/2019
Show details for 09/07/201909/07/2019
Show details for 04/07/201904/07/2019
Show details for 03/07/201903/07/2019
Show details for 02/07/201902/07/2019
Show details for 27/06/201927/06/2019
Show details for 26/06/201926/06/2019
Show details for 25/06/201925/06/2019
Show details for 20/06/201920/06/2019
Show details for 19/06/201919/06/2019
Show details for 18/06/201918/06/2019
Show details for 13/06/201913/06/2019
Show details for 12/06/201912/06/2019
Show details for 11/06/201911/06/2019
Show details for 30/05/201930/05/2019
Show details for 29/05/201929/05/2019
Show details for 28/05/201928/05/2019
Show details for 22/05/201922/05/2019
Show details for 21/05/201921/05/2019
Show details for 16/05/201916/05/2019
Show details for 15/05/201915/05/2019
Show details for 14/05/201914/05/2019
Show details for 09/05/201909/05/2019
Show details for 08/05/201908/05/2019
Show details for 18/04/201918/04/2019
Show details for 17/04/201917/04/2019
Show details for 16/04/201916/04/2019
Show details for 11/04/201911/04/2019
Show details for 10/04/201910/04/2019
Show details for 09/04/201909/04/2019
Show details for 04/04/201904/04/2019
Show details for 03/04/201903/04/2019
Show details for 02/04/201902/04/2019
Show details for 28/03/201928/03/2019
Show details for 27/03/201927/03/2019
Show details for 26/03/201926/03/2019
Show details for 14/03/201914/03/2019
Show details for 13/03/201913/03/2019
Show details for 12/03/201912/03/2019
Show details for 07/03/201907/03/2019
Show details for 06/03/201906/03/2019
Show details for 05/03/201905/03/2019
Show details for 28/02/201928/02/2019
Show details for 27/02/201927/02/2019
Show details for 26/02/201926/02/2019
Show details for 20/02/201920/02/2019
Show details for 19/02/201919/02/2019
Show details for 14/02/201914/02/2019
Show details for 13/02/201913/02/2019
Show details for 12/02/201912/02/2019
Show details for 07/02/201907/02/2019
Show details for 06/02/201906/02/2019
Show details for 05/02/201905/02/2019
Show details for 31/01/201931/01/2019
Show details for 30/01/201930/01/2019
Show details for 29/01/201929/01/2019
Show details for 24/01/201924/01/2019
Show details for 23/01/201923/01/2019
Show details for 22/01/201922/01/2019
Show details for 21/01/201921/01/2019
Show details for 20/12/201820/12/2018
Show details for 19/12/201819/12/2018
Show details for 18/12/201818/12/2018
Show details for 13/12/201813/12/2018
Show details for 12/12/201812/12/2018
Show details for 11/12/201811/12/2018
Show details for 10/12/201810/12/2018
Show details for 06/12/201806/12/2018
Show details for 05/12/201805/12/2018
Show details for 04/12/201804/12/2018
Show details for 28/11/201828/11/2018
Show details for 27/11/201827/11/2018
Show details for 22/11/201822/11/2018
Show details for 21/11/201821/11/2018
Show details for 20/11/201820/11/2018
Show details for 15/11/201815/11/2018
Show details for 14/11/201814/11/2018
Show details for 08/11/201808/11/2018
Show details for 07/11/201807/11/2018
Show details for 06/11/201806/11/2018
Show details for 24/10/201824/10/2018
Show details for 23/10/201823/10/2018
Show details for 18/10/201818/10/2018
Show details for 17/10/201817/10/2018
Show details for 16/10/201816/10/2018
Show details for 11/10/201811/10/2018
Show details for 10/10/201810/10/2018
Show details for 09/10/201809/10/2018
Show details for 04/10/201804/10/2018
Show details for 03/10/201803/10/2018
Show details for 27/09/201827/09/2018
Show details for 26/09/201826/09/2018
Show details for 25/09/201825/09/2018
Show details for 20/09/201820/09/2018
Show details for 19/09/201819/09/2018
Show details for 17/07/201817/07/2018
Show details for 12/07/201812/07/2018
Show details for 11/07/201811/07/2018
Show details for 10/07/201810/07/2018
Show details for 09/07/201809/07/2018
Show details for 05/07/201805/07/2018
Show details for 04/07/201804/07/2018
Show details for 03/07/201803/07/2018
Show details for 28/06/201828/06/2018
Show details for 27/06/201827/06/2018
Show details for 26/06/201826/06/2018
Show details for 21/06/201821/06/2018
Show details for 20/06/201820/06/2018
Show details for 19/06/201819/06/2018
Show details for 14/06/201814/06/2018
Show details for 13/06/201813/06/2018
Show details for 12/06/201812/06/2018
Show details for 30/05/201830/05/2018
Show details for 29/05/201829/05/2018
Show details for 23/05/201823/05/2018
Show details for 22/05/201822/05/2018
Show details for 17/05/201817/05/2018
Show details for 16/05/201816/05/2018
Show details for 15/05/201815/05/2018
Show details for 10/05/201810/05/2018
Show details for 09/05/201809/05/2018
Show details for 08/05/201808/05/2018
Show details for 03/05/201803/05/2018
Show details for 02/05/201802/05/2018
Show details for 01/05/201801/05/2018
Show details for 26/04/201826/04/2018
Show details for 25/04/201825/04/2018
Show details for 24/04/201824/04/2018
Show details for 19/04/201819/04/2018
Show details for 18/04/201818/04/2018
Show details for 17/04/201817/04/2018
Show details for 29/03/201829/03/2018
Show details for 28/03/201828/03/2018
Show details for 27/03/201827/03/2018
Show details for 22/03/201822/03/2018
Show details for 21/03/201821/03/2018
Show details for 08/03/201808/03/2018
Show details for 07/03/201807/03/2018
Show details for 06/03/201806/03/2018
Show details for 28/02/201828/02/2018
Show details for 27/02/201827/02/2018
Show details for 22/02/201822/02/2018
Show details for 21/02/201821/02/2018
Show details for 20/02/201820/02/2018
Show details for 15/02/201815/02/2018
Show details for 14/02/201814/02/2018
Show details for 13/02/201813/02/2018
Show details for 08/02/201808/02/2018
Show details for 07/02/201807/02/2018
Show details for 06/02/201806/02/2018
Show details for 01/02/201801/02/2018
Show details for 31/01/201831/01/2018
Show details for 30/01/201830/01/2018
Show details for 25/01/201825/01/2018
Show details for 24/01/201824/01/2018
Show details for 23/01/201823/01/2018
Show details for 17/01/201817/01/2018
Show details for 15/12/201715/12/2017
Show details for 14/12/201714/12/2017
Show details for 13/12/201713/12/2017
Show details for 12/12/201712/12/2017
Show details for 07/12/201707/12/2017
Show details for 06/12/201706/12/2017
Show details for 05/12/201705/12/2017
Show details for 30/11/201730/11/2017
Show details for 29/11/201729/11/2017
Show details for 28/11/201728/11/2017
Show details for 23/11/201723/11/2017
Show details for 22/11/201722/11/2017
Show details for 21/11/201721/11/2017
Show details for 16/11/201716/11/2017
Show details for 15/11/201715/11/2017
Show details for 14/11/201714/11/2017
Show details for 09/11/201709/11/2017
Show details for 08/11/201708/11/2017
Show details for 26/10/201726/10/2017
Show details for 25/10/201725/10/2017
Show details for 24/10/201724/10/2017
Show details for 19/10/201719/10/2017
Show details for 18/10/201718/10/2017
Show details for 17/10/201717/10/2017
Show details for 12/10/201712/10/2017
Show details for 11/10/201711/10/2017
Show details for 10/10/201710/10/2017
Show details for 04/10/201704/10/2017
Show details for 03/10/201703/10/2017
Show details for 28/09/201728/09/2017
Show details for 27/09/201727/09/2017
Show details for 26/09/201726/09/2017
Show details for 20/07/201720/07/2017
Show details for 19/07/201719/07/2017
Show details for 18/07/201718/07/2017
Show details for 13/07/201713/07/2017
Show details for 12/07/201712/07/2017
Show details for 11/07/201711/07/2017
Show details for 05/07/201705/07/2017
Show details for 04/07/201704/07/2017
Show details for 28/06/201728/06/2017
Show details for 27/06/201727/06/2017
Show details for 22/06/201722/06/2017
Show details for 21/06/201721/06/2017
Show details for 20/06/201720/06/2017
Show details for 13/06/201713/06/2017
Show details for 31/05/201731/05/2017
Show details for 30/05/201730/05/2017
Show details for 24/05/201724/05/2017
Show details for 23/05/201723/05/2017
Show details for 17/05/201717/05/2017
Show details for 16/05/201716/05/2017
Show details for 11/05/201711/05/2017
Show details for 10/05/201710/05/2017
Show details for 09/05/201709/05/2017
Show details for 13/04/201713/04/2017
Show details for 12/04/201712/04/2017
Show details for 11/04/201711/04/2017
Show details for 05/04/201705/04/2017
Show details for 04/04/201704/04/2017
Show details for 30/03/201730/03/2017
Show details for 29/03/201729/03/2017
Show details for 28/03/201728/03/2017
Show details for 22/03/201722/03/2017
Show details for 21/03/201721/03/2017
Show details for 09/03/201709/03/2017
Show details for 08/03/201708/03/2017
Show details for 07/03/201707/03/2017
Show details for 02/03/201702/03/2017
Show details for 01/03/201701/03/2017
Show details for 28/02/201728/02/2017
Show details for 23/02/201723/02/2017
Show details for 22/02/201722/02/2017
Show details for 21/02/201721/02/2017
Show details for 16/02/201716/02/2017
Show details for 15/02/201715/02/2017
Show details for 14/02/201714/02/2017
Show details for 09/02/201709/02/2017
Show details for 08/02/201708/02/2017
Show details for 07/02/201707/02/2017
Show details for 02/02/201702/02/2017
Show details for 01/02/201701/02/2017
Show details for 31/01/201731/01/2017
Show details for 26/01/201726/01/2017
Show details for 25/01/201725/01/2017
Show details for 24/01/201724/01/2017
Show details for 21/12/201621/12/2016
Show details for 20/12/201620/12/2016
Show details for 15/12/201615/12/2016
Show details for 14/12/201614/12/2016
Show details for 13/12/201613/12/2016
Show details for 08/12/201608/12/2016
Show details for 07/12/201607/12/2016
Show details for 06/12/201606/12/2016
Show details for 01/12/201601/12/2016
Show details for 30/11/201630/11/2016
Show details for 29/11/201629/11/2016
Show details for 24/11/201624/11/2016
Show details for 23/11/201623/11/2016
Show details for 22/11/201622/11/2016
Show details for 17/11/201617/11/2016
Show details for 16/11/201616/11/2016
Show details for 15/11/201615/11/2016
Show details for 10/11/201610/11/2016
Show details for 09/11/201609/11/2016
Show details for 27/10/201627/10/2016
Show details for 26/10/201626/10/2016
Show details for 25/10/201625/10/2016
Show details for 20/10/201620/10/2016
Show details for 19/10/201619/10/2016
Show details for 18/10/201618/10/2016
Show details for 13/10/201613/10/2016
Show details for 12/10/201612/10/2016
Show details for 11/10/201611/10/2016
Show details for 06/10/201606/10/2016
Show details for 05/10/201605/10/2016
Show details for 04/10/201604/10/2016
Show details for 29/09/201629/09/2016
Show details for 28/09/201628/09/2016
Show details for 21/07/201621/07/2016
Show details for 20/07/201620/07/2016
Show details for 19/07/201619/07/2016
Show details for 15/07/201615/07/2016
Show details for 14/07/201614/07/2016
Show details for 13/07/201613/07/2016
Show details for 12/07/201612/07/2016
Show details for 07/07/201607/07/2016
Show details for 06/07/201606/07/2016
Show details for 05/07/201605/07/2016
Show details for 30/06/201630/06/2016
Show details for 29/06/201629/06/2016
Show details for 28/06/201628/06/2016
Show details for 23/06/201623/06/2016
Show details for 22/06/201622/06/2016
Show details for 21/06/201621/06/2016
Show details for 16/06/201616/06/2016
Show details for 15/06/201615/06/2016
Show details for 08/06/201608/06/2016
Show details for 03/02/201603/02/2016
Show details for 02/02/201602/02/2016
Show details for 28/01/201628/01/2016
Show details for 27/01/201627/01/2016
Show details for 26/01/201626/01/2016
Show details for 21/01/201621/01/2016
Show details for 20/01/201620/01/2016
Show details for 19/01/201619/01/2016
Show details for 14/01/201614/01/2016
Show details for 13/01/201613/01/2016
Show details for 18/12/201518/12/2015
Show details for 17/12/201517/12/2015
Show details for 16/12/201516/12/2015
Show details for 15/12/201515/12/2015
Show details for 11/12/201511/12/2015
Show details for 10/12/201510/12/2015
Show details for 09/12/201509/12/2015
Show details for 08/12/201508/12/2015
Show details for 07/12/201507/12/2015
Show details for 03/12/201503/12/2015
Show details for 02/12/201502/12/2015
Show details for 01/12/201501/12/2015
Show details for 26/11/201526/11/2015
Show details for 25/11/201525/11/2015
Show details for 24/11/201524/11/2015
Show details for 19/11/201519/11/2015
Show details for 18/11/201518/11/2015
Show details for 17/11/201517/11/2015
Show details for 12/11/201512/11/2015
Show details for 11/11/201511/11/2015
Show details for 10/11/201510/11/2015
Show details for 05/11/201505/11/2015
Show details for 04/11/201504/11/2015
Show details for 03/11/201503/11/2015
Show details for 22/10/201522/10/2015
Show details for 21/10/201521/10/2015
Show details for 20/10/201520/10/2015
Show details for 14/10/201514/10/2015
Show details for 13/10/201513/10/2015
Show details for 08/10/201508/10/2015
Show details for 07/10/201507/10/2015
Show details for 06/10/201506/10/2015
Show details for 01/10/201501/10/2015
Show details for 30/09/201530/09/2015
Show details for 29/09/201529/09/2015
Show details for 24/09/201524/09/2015
Show details for 23/09/201523/09/2015
Show details for 21/07/201521/07/2015
Show details for 20/07/201520/07/2015
Show details for 17/07/201517/07/2015
Show details for 16/07/201516/07/2015
Show details for 15/07/201515/07/2015
Show details for 14/07/201514/07/2015
Show details for 09/07/201509/07/2015
Show details for 08/07/201508/07/2015
Show details for 07/07/201507/07/2015
Show details for 02/07/201502/07/2015
Show details for 01/07/201501/07/2015
Show details for 30/06/201530/06/2015
Show details for 25/06/201525/06/2015
Show details for 24/06/201524/06/2015
Show details for 23/06/201523/06/2015
Show details for 18/06/201518/06/2015
Show details for 17/06/201517/06/2015
Show details for 16/06/201516/06/2015
Show details for 11/06/201511/06/2015
Show details for 10/06/201510/06/2015
Show details for 09/06/201509/06/2015
Show details for 28/05/201528/05/2015
Show details for 27/05/201527/05/2015
Show details for 26/05/201526/05/2015
Show details for 14/05/201514/05/2015
Show details for 13/05/201513/05/2015
Show details for 12/05/201512/05/2015
Show details for 07/05/201507/05/2015
Show details for 06/05/201506/05/2015
Show details for 05/05/201505/05/2015
Show details for 30/04/201530/04/2015
Show details for 29/04/201529/04/2015
Show details for 28/04/201528/04/2015
Show details for 23/04/201523/04/2015
Show details for 22/04/201522/04/2015
Show details for 21/04/201521/04/2015
Show details for 16/04/201516/04/2015
Show details for 15/04/201515/04/2015
Show details for 02/04/201502/04/2015
Show details for 01/04/201501/04/2015
Show details for 31/03/201531/03/2015
Show details for 30/03/201530/03/2015
Show details for 27/03/201527/03/2015
Show details for 26/03/201526/03/2015
Show details for 25/03/201525/03/2015
Show details for 24/03/201524/03/2015
Show details for 11/03/201511/03/2015
Show details for 10/03/201510/03/2015
Show details for 05/03/201505/03/2015
Show details for 04/03/201504/03/2015
Show details for 03/03/201503/03/2015
Show details for 26/02/201526/02/2015
Show details for 25/02/201525/02/2015
Show details for 24/02/201524/02/2015
Show details for 19/02/201519/02/2015
Show details for 18/02/201518/02/2015
Show details for 17/02/201517/02/2015
Show details for 12/02/201512/02/2015
Show details for 11/02/201511/02/2015
Show details for 10/02/201510/02/2015
Show details for 05/02/201505/02/2015
Show details for 04/02/201504/02/2015
Show details for 03/02/201503/02/2015
Show details for 29/01/201529/01/2015
Show details for 28/01/201528/01/2015
Show details for 27/01/201527/01/2015
Show details for 22/01/201522/01/2015
Show details for 21/01/201521/01/2015
Show details for 20/01/201520/01/2015
Show details for 22/12/201422/12/2014
Show details for 19/12/201419/12/2014
Show details for 18/12/201418/12/2014
Show details for 17/12/201417/12/2014
Show details for 16/12/201416/12/2014
Show details for 15/12/201415/12/2014
Show details for 11/12/201411/12/2014
Show details for 10/12/201410/12/2014
Show details for 09/12/201409/12/2014
Show details for 04/12/201404/12/2014
Show details for 03/12/201403/12/2014
Show details for 02/12/201402/12/2014
Show details for 27/11/201427/11/2014
Show details for 26/11/201426/11/2014
Show details for 25/11/201425/11/2014
Show details for 20/11/201420/11/2014
Show details for 19/11/201419/11/2014
Show details for 18/11/201418/11/2014
Show details for 13/11/201413/11/2014
Show details for 12/11/201412/11/2014
Show details for 11/11/201411/11/2014
Show details for 06/11/201406/11/2014
Show details for 05/11/201405/11/2014
Show details for 04/11/201404/11/2014
Show details for 23/10/201423/10/2014
Show details for 22/10/201422/10/2014
Show details for 21/10/201421/10/2014
Show details for 16/10/201416/10/2014
Show details for 15/10/201415/10/2014
Show details for 14/10/201414/10/2014
Show details for 09/10/201409/10/2014
Show details for 08/10/201408/10/2014
Show details for 07/10/201407/10/2014
Show details for 02/10/201402/10/2014
Show details for 01/10/201401/10/2014
Show details for 30/09/201430/09/2014
Show details for 25/09/201425/09/2014
Show details for 24/09/201424/09/2014
Show details for 23/09/201423/09/2014
Show details for 18/09/201418/09/2014
Show details for 17/09/201417/09/2014
Show details for 31/07/201431/07/2014
Show details for 17/07/201417/07/2014
Show details for 16/07/201416/07/2014
Show details for 15/07/201415/07/2014
Show details for 10/07/201410/07/2014
Show details for 09/07/201409/07/2014
Show details for 08/07/201408/07/2014
Show details for 03/07/201403/07/2014
Show details for 02/07/201402/07/2014
Show details for 01/07/201401/07/2014
Show details for 26/06/201426/06/2014
Show details for 25/06/201425/06/2014
Show details for 24/06/201424/06/2014
Show details for 19/06/201419/06/2014
Show details for 18/06/201418/06/2014
Show details for 17/06/201417/06/2014
Show details for 12/06/201412/06/2014
Show details for 11/06/201411/06/2014
Show details for 10/06/201410/06/2014
Show details for 05/06/201405/06/2014
Show details for 04/06/201404/06/2014
Show details for 29/05/201429/05/2014
Show details for 28/05/201428/05/2014
Show details for 27/05/201427/05/2014
Show details for 15/05/201415/05/2014
Show details for 14/05/201414/05/2014
Show details for 13/05/201413/05/2014
Show details for 08/05/201408/05/2014
Show details for 07/05/201407/05/2014
Show details for 17/04/201417/04/2014
Hide details for 16/04/201416/04/2014
Show details for BillsBills
Show details for Business of SeanadBusiness of Seanad
Show details for Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2014Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2014
Show details for Employment Equality (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013Employment Equality (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2013
Show details for FinanceFinance
Show details for Foreign AffairsForeign Affairs
Show details for ForestryForestry
Show details for MotionsMotions
Hide details for Order of BusinessOrder of Business
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. a1 on a Supplementary Order Paper, Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2014 - all Stages, to be taken at 12.30 p.m., with the contributions of group spokespersons on Second Stage not to exceed eight minutes and those of all other Senators not to exceed...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [45]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] Yesterday's Irish Independent had a headline, "Loneliness, cash woes push elderly to phone for help". The article stated:
Eamon Timmins, head of advocacy at Age Action Ireland, [...] said that many elderly people in society were feeling more isolated than ever before. "We have ...
Vol-231 Book-2 Page [46]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] I join the Cathaoirleach in welcoming the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Oisín Quinn, to the Visitors Gallery. He is here as a guest of Senator Sean D. Barrett and it is good to see him. He might be one of our nearest residents, or one of the people who lives closest to Leins...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [47]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] I refer to a little spat that has been ongoing about writers, on whether they are Irish or British. I notice, for example, that great offence was taken when James Joyce was listed as a British writer in The Telegraph; unfortunately, the plain fact is that he was. He was born in...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [47]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] I join in the welcome to the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Oisín Quinn, as well as to Senator Mary White's visitors whom she introduced. In her contribution she mentioned the cuts that had to be made in the past three budgets, but she forgot to remind the House of the reasons...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [48]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] On behalf of Fianna Fáil, I welcome the Lord Mayor of Dublin. In my 12 years I think it is the first time our nearest neighbour and resident has come to visit us. It would be appropriate for me to say that, having been at school with him, I know him very well. It is good to se...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [49]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] I will conclude with an example concerning a person who has since deceased. A vomiting bug prevented a lady from visiting her husband, who unfortunately was terminally ill and was going to die. When she was allowed to return to the hospital after a three-day absence, she found ...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [49]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] I also welcome the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Oisín Quinn, to the Chamber. I wish to put on record how much I enjoyed my most recent visit to the Mansion House, when the Lord Mayor launched a book written by our colleague, Senator Whelan, entitled The Buddha of Ballyhuppah...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [49]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] I congratulate everyone involved in the recent presidential state visit to the United Kingdom, which was an extraordinary success. I had the privilege of being a guest of the Lord Mayor of London at the Guildhall banquet and accompanied the President to the Royal Shakespeare Com...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [50]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] ----- and by proposing that the citizens of the Dublin metropolitan area should have a direct say in whether they should have a directly elected mayor.[Mac Conghail, Fiach]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [51]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] I also welcome the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Oisín Quinn, to Seanad Éireann. He has made available his home in the Mansion House to Members many times for different events. I attended the function for Senator John Whelan's book launch, at which people had a most enjoyabl...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [51]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] I join the Cathaoirleach in welcoming the Lord Mayor of Dublin. The post dates back to 1229, which is 15 years short of 800 years. I welcome the Lord Mayor's interest in programmes such as the vibrant villages series, to which Senator Ivana Bacik referred, and his support for a...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [51]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] I join others in welcoming the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Oisín Quinn. It is great to see him here.
I would like to raise some concerns that have become increasingly more prevalent and have received increasingly more representations concerning people with an intellectual...
Vol-231 Book-2 Page [52]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] Despite the very cheerful articulation of where things stand in the economy by Senator Michael Mullins, it masks a different reality altogether in that we have far too many people out of work, people are still emigrating, people have been faced with an increase in taxes with the ...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [52]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] The response from people on the doorsteps to those who are canvassing is that people have given too much already. The water charges and the water tax is a step too far. The Government should come forward and let the people know exactly how much they will have to pay in water ch...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [53]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] The European Union should give back €200 billion for our fish and €100 billion from the banks. That would be €300 billion and we could do a lot with that.[Norris, David]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [53]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] I join in welcoming the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Oisín Quinn. As a former Lord Mayor of Cork city, it is a huge honour to hold that office, whether one is Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cork or Belfast. Those are the only three local authorities that have and office of Lord Mayo...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [53]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] That was the kind of thing Fianna Fáil did, which was totally unfair and not the way to run a health service. Likewise, in regard to-----[Burke, Colm]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [53]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] Fianna Fáil gave medical cards to those earning €5,000 a week.
I refer to the lack of planning in the health service. Currently, there are 1,800 people going into hospitals every day for dialysis, while 250 transplant procedures are carried out each year. In Norway there are ...
Vol-231 Book-2 Page [54]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] We have to engage in long-term planning. I have no difficulty in having a debate in the House on the health service.[Burke, Colm]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [54]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] The Senator should talk to the people whose medical cards have been taken from them and to those on the waiting list. He would then review his comments on the health service.
I agree with Senator Mary Moran. It is a shame that people with disabilities and others are being dep...
Vol-231 Book-2 Page [54]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] Fianna Fáil gave medical cards to those earning €5,000 a week.[Burke, Colm]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [54]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] Will the Minister for Social Protection attend the House for a debate on pensions? It is essential we have a strong, analytical and informed debate on the issue. Recent reports have shown that young people who have the opportunity to pay into pension schemes because their emplo...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [54]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] I support Senator Jim Walsh's proposal for a Minister or a Minister of State solely responsible for pensions. This is a time bomb. We have some time, but we need to start to plan because the demographics speak for themselves, as the Senator said.
The time bomb about which I w...
Vol-231 Book-2 Page [54]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] In answer to Senator David Cullinane's query about the water charges being announced before the local elections, I am sure the Leader will also have read the Irish Independent, which gives a figure of €248-----[Mooney, Paschal]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [56]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] I am providing the Leader with the information in order to inform his response to Senator David Cullinane's question.
I second the amendment to the Order of Business proposed by Senator John Crown. I ask the Leader to give consideration to inviting the Minister for Finance to ...
Vol-231 Book-2 Page [56]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] Ba mhaith liom tacú leis an méid atá ráite ag an Seanadóir Landy. Fáiltíonn muid roimh an tuarascáil atá déanta faoi CEDRA, mar tá muid á chuardach le tamall fada.
I welcome the publication of the report by CEDRA, the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Ireland, b...
Vol-231 Book-2 Page [57]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] I refer to the amendment to the Order of Business proposed by Senator John Crown with regard to the lack of clarity about water charges. When the House debated the legislation to introduce water charges, we questioned the Minister, Deputy Phil Hogan, and the Minister of State, D...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [57]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] Senator Mary White spoke about Age Action. I agree that the organisation does excellent work on behalf of the elderly. The House had a consultation group on the elderly and a very good report was commissioned. I will not discuss what Fianna Fáil did for the elderly as opposed ...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [58]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] As Senator Colm Burke pointed out, medical cards were granted to people over 70 years of age who had an income of €5,000 a week in some instances-----[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [58]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] That is a neo-conservative approach. The Government stated it would abolish fees.[White, Mary M.]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [58]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] Please allow the Leader to respond to the questions.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [58]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] People talk about taxing those earning over €100,000-----[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [58]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] -----when they gave medical cards to people earning that amount.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [58]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] There was no resort to income. Members opposite cannot have it both ways. They had it that way for so long and had it every way.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [58]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] They wanted to have it every way and controlled it every way, but they cannot have it any longer.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [58]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] Members should allow the Leader to respond to questions raised on the Order of Business, without interruption.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [58]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] Senator Ivana Bacik sought a debate on penal reform, on which there is a report from the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality and Defence and on which I hope to have a debate after Easter, with specific reference to governance of prisons.
We had a very good debate on the Merc...
Vol-231 Book-2 Page [58]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] It is a way of promoting themselves and getting around the problem that they cannot put up posters before an election. My personal view is that the legislation should be amended.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [59]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] Senator Martin Conway referred to racial attacks on non-nationals on O'Connell Street. It is appalling to hear of these attacks and the Minister for Justice and Equality has spoken about the matter.
Senator Mary Moran referred to medical cards for people with intellectual di...
Vol-231 Book-2 Page [59]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] The Senator is not aware of what is discussed at parliamentary party meetings.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [60]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] Senator John Crown has tabled an amendment to the Order of Business which I do not propose to accept. We had a comprehensive debate on water charges when the Bill went through the House. Everyone had an opportunity to make points at the time. Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill made the...Vol-231 Book-2 Page [60]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] What percentage are failing? There is no grant available for them.[Ó Domhnaill, Brian]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [60]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] The Senator has gone overboard again. He does not believe what is in the newspapers, but then goes beyond it. I take his comments with a grain of salt.
I note the comments of Senator John Crown about universal health insurance. There is a White Paper on the topic and we will...
Vol-231 Book-2 Page [60]
16/04/2014 [Order of Business] Senator John Crown has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business, "That a debate with the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to clarify the position on water tax be taken today." Is the amendment being pressed?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-231 Book-2 Page [60]
Show details for Visit of Lord Mayor of DublinVisit of Lord Mayor of Dublin
Show details for 15/04/201415/04/2014
Show details for 10/04/201410/04/2014
Show details for 09/04/201409/04/2014
Show details for 08/04/201408/04/2014
Show details for 03/04/201403/04/2014
Show details for 02/04/201402/04/2014
Show details for 01/04/201401/04/2014
Show details for 26/03/201426/03/2014
Show details for 12/03/201412/03/2014
Show details for 11/03/201411/03/2014
Show details for 06/03/201406/03/2014
Show details for 05/03/201405/03/2014
Show details for 04/03/201404/03/2014
Show details for 27/02/201427/02/2014
Show details for 26/02/201426/02/2014
Show details for 25/02/201425/02/2014
Show details for 20/02/201420/02/2014
Show details for 19/02/201419/02/2014
Show details for 18/02/201418/02/2014
Show details for 12/02/201412/02/2014
Show details for 11/02/201411/02/2014
Show details for 05/02/201405/02/2014
Show details for 04/02/201404/02/2014
Show details for 30/01/201430/01/2014
Show details for 29/01/201429/01/2014
Show details for 28/01/201428/01/2014
Show details for 23/01/201423/01/2014
Show details for 22/01/201422/01/2014
Show details for 21/01/201421/01/2014
Show details for 16/01/201416/01/2014
Show details for 15/01/201415/01/2014
Show details for 20/12/201320/12/2013
Show details for 19/12/201319/12/2013
Show details for 18/12/201318/12/2013
Show details for 17/12/201317/12/2013
Show details for 16/12/201316/12/2013
Show details for 12/12/201312/12/2013
Show details for 11/12/201311/12/2013
Show details for 10/12/201310/12/2013
Show details for 05/12/201305/12/2013
Show details for 04/12/201304/12/2013
Show details for 03/12/201303/12/2013
Show details for 28/11/201328/11/2013
Show details for 27/11/201327/11/2013
Show details for 26/11/201326/11/2013
Show details for 20/11/201320/11/2013
Show details for 19/11/201319/11/2013
Show details for 14/11/201314/11/2013
Show details for 13/11/201313/11/2013
Show details for 12/11/201312/11/2013
Show details for 07/11/201307/11/2013
Show details for 06/11/201306/11/2013
Show details for 05/11/201305/11/2013
Show details for 24/10/201324/10/2013
Show details for 23/10/201323/10/2013
Show details for 22/10/201322/10/2013
Show details for 17/10/201317/10/2013
Show details for 16/10/201316/10/2013
Show details for 15/10/201315/10/2013
Show details for 09/10/201309/10/2013
Show details for 08/10/201308/10/2013
Show details for 03/10/201303/10/2013
Show details for 02/10/201302/10/2013
Show details for 01/10/201301/10/2013
Show details for 26/09/201326/09/2013
Show details for 25/09/201325/09/2013
Show details for 24/09/201324/09/2013
Show details for 19/09/201319/09/2013
Show details for 18/09/201318/09/2013
Show details for 20/08/201320/08/2013
Show details for 24/07/201324/07/2013
Show details for 23/07/201323/07/2013
Show details for 22/07/201322/07/2013
Show details for 19/07/201319/07/2013
Show details for 18/07/201318/07/2013
Show details for 17/07/201317/07/2013
Show details for 16/07/201316/07/2013
Show details for 15/07/201315/07/2013
Show details for 12/07/201312/07/2013
Show details for 11/07/201311/07/2013
Show details for 10/07/201310/07/2013
Show details for 09/07/201309/07/2013
Show details for 04/07/201304/07/2013
Show details for 03/07/201303/07/2013
Show details for 02/07/201302/07/2013
Show details for 27/06/201327/06/2013
Show details for 26/06/201326/06/2013
Show details for 25/06/201325/06/2013
Show details for 20/06/201320/06/2013
Show details for 19/06/201319/06/2013
Show details for 18/06/201318/06/2013
Show details for 13/06/201313/06/2013
Show details for 12/06/201312/06/2013
Show details for 11/06/201311/06/2013
Show details for 30/05/201330/05/2013
Show details for 29/05/201329/05/2013
Show details for 28/05/201328/05/2013
Show details for 23/05/201323/05/2013
Show details for 22/05/201322/05/2013
Show details for 16/05/201316/05/2013
Show details for 15/05/201315/05/2013
Show details for 14/05/201314/05/2013
Show details for 09/05/201309/05/2013
Show details for 08/05/201308/05/2013
Show details for 07/05/201307/05/2013
Show details for 02/05/201302/05/2013
Show details for 01/05/201301/05/2013
Show details for 30/04/201330/04/2013
Show details for 25/04/201325/04/2013
Show details for 24/04/201324/04/2013
Show details for 23/04/201323/04/2013
Show details for 18/04/201318/04/2013
Show details for 17/04/201317/04/2013
Show details for 28/03/201328/03/2013
Show details for 27/03/201327/03/2013
Show details for 26/03/201326/03/2013
Show details for 21/03/201321/03/2013
Show details for 20/03/201320/03/2013
Show details for 14/03/201314/03/2013
Show details for 13/03/201313/03/2013
Show details for 12/03/201312/03/2013
Show details for 07/03/201307/03/2013
Show details for 06/03/201306/03/2013
Show details for 05/03/201305/03/2013
Show details for 28/02/201328/02/2013
Show details for 27/02/201327/02/2013
Show details for 26/02/201326/02/2013
Show details for 21/02/201321/02/2013
Show details for 20/02/201320/02/2013
Show details for 19/02/201319/02/2013
Show details for 14/02/201314/02/2013
Show details for 13/02/201313/02/2013
Show details for 12/02/201312/02/2013
Show details for 07/02/201307/02/2013
Show details for 06/02/201306/02/2013
Show details for 05/02/201305/02/2013
Show details for 31/01/201331/01/2013
Show details for 30/01/201330/01/2013
Show details for 29/01/201329/01/2013
Show details for 24/01/201324/01/2013
Show details for 23/01/201323/01/2013
Show details for 22/01/201322/01/2013
Show details for 20/12/201220/12/2012
Show details for 19/12/201219/12/2012
Show details for 18/12/201218/12/2012
Show details for 13/12/201213/12/2012
Show details for 12/12/201212/12/2012
Show details for 11/12/201211/12/2012
Show details for 06/12/201206/12/2012
Show details for 05/12/201205/12/2012
Show details for 04/12/201204/12/2012
Show details for 30/11/201230/11/2012
Show details for 29/11/201229/11/2012
Show details for 28/11/201228/11/2012
Show details for 27/11/201227/11/2012
Show details for 22/11/201222/11/2012
Show details for 21/11/201221/11/2012
Show details for 20/11/201220/11/2012
Show details for 15/11/201215/11/2012
Show details for 14/11/201214/11/2012
Show details for 13/11/201213/11/2012
Show details for 08/11/201208/11/2012
Show details for 07/11/201207/11/2012
Show details for 25/10/201225/10/2012
Show details for 24/10/201224/10/2012
Show details for 23/10/201223/10/2012
Show details for 18/10/201218/10/2012
Show details for 17/10/201217/10/2012
Show details for 16/10/201216/10/2012
Show details for 11/10/201211/10/2012
Show details for 10/10/201210/10/2012
Show details for 09/10/201209/10/2012
Show details for 04/10/201204/10/2012
Show details for 03/10/201203/10/2012
Show details for 02/10/201202/10/2012
Show details for 27/09/201227/09/2012
Show details for 26/09/201226/09/2012
Show details for 25/09/201225/09/2012
Show details for 20/09/201220/09/2012
Show details for 19/09/201219/09/2012