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03/12/2013 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, Social Welfare and Pensions (No. 2) Bill 2013 - Report and Final Stages, to be taken on the conclusion of the Order of Business and to conclude at 5.30 p.m., if not previously concluded; and No. 2, Child and Family Agency Bill 2013 - Committee Stag...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [1]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] I welcome the good news that the Minister for Justice and Equality this afternoon signed the package of bankruptcy reforms that will put into effect the new provisions on bankruptcy contained in the Personal Insolvency Act. People will be capable of automatic discharge from bank...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [2]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] With your permission, a Chathaoirligh, I wish to recognise the presence in the Visitors Gallery of Ms Alice Leahy of TRUST. I am not sure if I would describe it as a charity, but it is a remarkable organisation that does good works. I was honoured to have her as one of my guest...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [3]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] There is such a vision in this that I would certainly have changed my position. If anybody wants to propose consideration of the re-opening of the embassy in the Vatican I will heartily support it because I think there is so much good radiating from this man and, to be selfish, ...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [4]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] Gach trí bliana, foilsíonn an OECD torthaí a léiríonn cumas litearthachta déagóirí atá cúig bliana déag d'aois thar 65 tíortha ar fud an domhain. It collates the data and produces league tables known as PISA, which results have in recent years indicated a decline among Irish 15 ...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [5]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] That is a matter for the Committee on Procedure and Privileges. The Senator should take it up with the leader of his group.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-228 Book-1 Page [5]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] I welcome to the Distinguished Visitors Gallery Fr. Padraig Devine, from Frenchpark in County Roscommon, who is a member of the SMA Fathers who are currently serving in Kenya but started out in Tanzania. Fr. Devine recently established the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution a...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [5]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] I am sure all Members would like to be associated with Senator Leyden's remarks. I call Senator Kelly.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-228 Book-1 Page [5]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] That was good timing, as I also wish to congratulate Fr. Padraig Devine, who I have known for many years. Indeed, he attended Maynooth College with my wife and she has good memories of their time there. As Senator Leyden pointed out, this is an absolutely magnificent achievemen...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [5]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] I ask the Leader to pass on the sympathies of the House to the Lord Provost of Glasgow, Sadie Docherty, and to the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, on the tragic death of eight people in the recent Glasgow helicopter disaster. The very name of the Lord Provost, Sadie Do...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [6]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] I wholeheartedly support Senator Norris in the call he has just made and it is important to have signs directing traffic here and there. What is more important then directing a homeless person? I note Alice Leahy was in the Gallery earlier and I congratulate her on the work she...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [6]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] Tá sé thar a bheith tábhachtach go ndéanfadh muid plé ar an gconspóid mhór atá ann maidir leis na híocaíochtaí i gcúrsaí carthanachta. Tá an chonspóid seo ag cur an-imní ar dhaoine ar fud an phobail. Tá sé tábhachtach go dtiocfadh an teachtaireacht amach gur chóir do dhaoine fa...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [7]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] On 24 October 2012, Saorview went live supplying a free television service to 600,000 customers. While transmission was free, it cost people more than €100 per television set to upgrade to ensure they got the service. Lo and behold, 13 months later, the same people are being to...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [7]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] Now that it is not, I echo the call of Mr. Kivlehan today. Surely that deceased woman, who did not have the benefit of the high profile case we had for Savita Halappanavar, is entitled to an inquest. I ask Senator Cummins to use the good offices of the Leader of Seanad Éireann ...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [8]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] Frankly, this is an issue that is of huge importance for the small farmers in the north west, who remain the engine room in terms of the production of weanlings, which is such a huge part of the beef export market.[MacSharry, Marc]Vol-228 Book-1 Page [8]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] If we do not get adequate funding, this will put in jeopardy our beef export business into the future.
Very finally-----[MacSharry, Marc]
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03/12/2013 [Order of Business] -----I second the amendment proposed by our leader, Senator Darragh O'Brien.[MacSharry, Marc]Vol-228 Book-1 Page [8]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] I call for a debate in the House on the non-sanctioned payments to senior managers in section 38 agencies. Much has been written in the media in recent weeks and the level of payments made to some people is outrageous. The public are rightly outraged but I am more concerned at ...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [9]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] Let us have an answer. He is just raising a point.[O'Brien, Darragh]Vol-228 Book-1 Page [9]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] I have no doubt the Minister, Deputy Coveney, will deliver on this in the coming weeks. I look forward to a very positive exchange with the Minister in regard to Pillar 2.[Mullins, Michael]Vol-228 Book-1 Page [9]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] I join my colleagues in raising the issue of the number of agencies that are getting funding from the HSE. For the information of the House, 2,680 organisations are in receipt of funding totalling €3.27 billion per annum. It is 25% of the health budget so it is important that w...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [10]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] I support Senator Norris's remarks on the need for a cold weather shelter. I am sure every Member would support his request and I hope the Leader will try to pursue it. That the matter is before us for debate must cause us to reflect on the fact that while there is a positive a...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [10]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] Today is UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities and it is always good to have a day on which people can reflect on what has been achieved to date and what has yet to be achieved. Today's theme is breaking down barriers and opening doors. It is interesting that Irelan...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [11]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] I would like to raise the inaction of the HSE with the Leader of the House. This matter has come to the fore in recent weeks. Large amounts of money have been awarded against the HSE following high profile court cases. I would like to echo the Judiciary's criticism of the mann...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [11]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] I welcome the good news that the Japanese market is being reopened to Irish beef. This trade is worth a great deal of money.
The report of the Smithwick tribunal was delivered to the acting Clerk of the Dáil on Friday. Some preliminary checks have had to be made with the Dire...
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03/12/2013 [Order of Business] I would like to acknowledge that today marks the international day of persons with disabilities. The these of this year's worldwide event is "break barriers and open doors for an inclusive society for all". The UN estimates that over 1 billion people around the world - approxim...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [12]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] I wish to bring to the attention of the House a study done by such a self-advocate, a wheelchair user in my own home town of Dundalk. He compiled a comprehensive report on accessibility in the town. It showed how we can work with the local authority to improve accessibility in ...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [12]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] With respect, Savita Halappanavar did not need too many Adjournments.[MacSharry, Marc]Vol-228 Book-1 Page [14]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] Many members of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party have consistently raised the issue of co-funding under Pillar 2 with the Minister. He is working hard to address it. The situation may not be as bad as Senator MacSharry has painted. Perhaps we might even have good news.[Cummin...Vol-228 Book-1 Page [14]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] I am sure that the Senator will welcome it if it happens.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-228 Book-1 Page [14]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] Senators Mullins and Paul Coghlan and others welcomed the re-opening of the beef market in Japan. It will prove to have great potential for our country, including the farmers mentioned by Senator MacSharry. We are hopeful that markets to China will be re-opened in early course....Vol-228 Book-1 Page [14]
03/12/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Darragh O'Brien has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business: "That an hour's debate with the Minister for Health on the HSE service plan and the figure for savings be taken today." Is the amendment being pressed?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-228 Book-1 Page [15]
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