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18/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, motion re proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and the Council on the fight against fraud to the European Union's financial interests by means of criminal law, to be taken without debate at the conclusion of the Order of Business; No...Vol-225 Book-4 Page [359]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I ask the Leader to indicate how he sees the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 progressing.
Earlier this week the British House of Commons published a report on the horsemeat scandal, which is still very much alive despite the lack of media coverage. It is alive ...
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18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I welcome the publication yesterday by the Minister, Deputy Burton, of the Bill for gender recognition, which will finally provide a way in which transgender persons can achieve recognition of their gender. This Bill has been a long time coming. There was a very detailed consul...Vol-225 Book-4 Page [360]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I wish a happy 95th birthday to Nelson Mandela. I have here the tributes to him when he got his honorary degree in Trinity College Dublin in 2000. Professor John Luce stated: "With all due respects, I now present to you our past century's most outstanding champion of human righ...Vol-225 Book-4 Page [361]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I am concerned, as I know all Members are, about the absence of the MABS and the Irish League of Credit Unions from the Central Bank pilot debt scheme. We learned this week that the well respected Government-funded body, the MABS, has been forced out of the new pilot resolution ...Vol-225 Book-4 Page [362]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I second Senator Barrett's proposal to send the best wishes of the House to Nelson Mandela on his 95th birthday today. This occasion is wonderful for the world and it is being celebrated throughout the world. It is proposed in South Africa that people dedicate 67 minutes of the...Vol-225 Book-4 Page [362]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I ask the Leader to convey the best wishes of this House in an e-mail to the former President of South Africa for a very happy birthday and to thank him for his contribution to the human race through his work.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-225 Book-4 Page [363]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I support the comments of my colleague Senator Paul Coghlan on the independence of the Central Bank and the apparent message that the interests of the lenders are paramount and will not in any way be subservient to the interests of the borrowers. On a number of occasions I have ...Vol-225 Book-4 Page [363]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I support the calls for moral pressure to be applied to the various orders of nuns. I understand some orders have investment portfolios in hedge funds and elsewhere of hundreds of millions of euro. It seems to be grossly unchristian not to make this available to people who have...Vol-225 Book-4 Page [363]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I welcome the Bill on gender recognition and acknowledge that there are some flaws, but the provision on age could be re-examined. Yesterday I raised the issue of the orders of nuns who are not paying up. I then discovered that they had €1.5 billion in assets and I was even mor...Vol-225 Book-4 Page [364]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I, too, welcome the announcement made yesterday by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Alan Shatter, and the Minister of State, Deputy Kathleen Lynch, on the publication of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill, for which I have called on many occasions in the pa...Vol-225 Book-4 Page [364]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I utterly resent anybody using disability as a-----[Moran, Mary]Vol-225 Book-4 Page [365]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I remind the Senator that the debate will continue. It would be more appropriate to make her point later.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-225 Book-4 Page [365]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I call on Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill to withdraw the comment and apologise to the House.[Moran, Mary]Vol-225 Book-4 Page [365]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] Yesterday I raised the issue of the Magdalen laundries and the refusal of the religious orders to face up to their moral, ethical and financial responsibilities to the women concerned. I also asked the Leader if he would impress upon the Taoiseach the need for him to be more for...Vol-225 Book-4 Page [365]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I join Senators in extending good wishes to Nelson Mandela on his 95th birthday. As was said, he is the inspirational world leader of our time. Many leaders of the strong nations of the world would do well to model their behaviour and actions on his as they struggle to find pea...Vol-225 Book-4 Page [365]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I call on the Leader to arrange a debate when we come back in September on the future of rural Ireland. Like many other Members, I am very concerned about its future because there is nothing happening there. We see economic activity in Dublin and the large cities, but there is ...Vol-225 Book-4 Page [366]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] The acting Leader of the Opposition, Senator Paschal Mooney, raised the question of the horsemeat scandal which was raised by Senator Denis O'Donovan in recent days. I note the Senator's points. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine is addressing the Joint Committee...Vol-225 Book-4 Page [366]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I asked the Leader if, for the benefit of all Members, he would give some indication of his thinking on how the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill would progress through the House.[Mooney, Paschal]Vol-225 Book-4 Page [368]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] I hope Committee Stage of the Bill will be concluded today. Report Stage will take place on Monday and Tuesday.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-225 Book-4 Page [368]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] It has been ordered from 4 p.m. for two hours and thereafter it will take whatever time it takes.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-225 Book-4 Page [368]
18/07/2013 [Order of Business] In fairness to the Leader, it is an ongoing debate which he has indicated he will not stymie. It is difficult to set parameters on it.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-225 Book-4 Page [368]
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