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12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013 - Committee Stage, to be taken at 1 p.m.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1131]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] In recent days, a budgetary provision Members discussed and debated some months ago in this Chamber with the Minister for Social Protection, Deputy Burton, has come into effect. It will have an impact on single-parent families and according to reports from the Department, approx...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1131]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] First, I welcome the passage in the Dáil early this morning of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. It is welcome that after 21 years of legislative inaction, legislation finally is being put in place.[Bacik, Ivana]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1132]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I note the Minister of State, Deputy Lucinda Creighton, resigned from her job. She did so in an honourable manner, although I do not agree with her. I do not think much of the Bill that was passed last night - I have not yet had an opportunity to say that. Deputy Creighton's d...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1132]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Yes. Can we continue to follow the jobs trail because it appears that anybody on the Government side who behaves treacherously towards Seanad Éireann receives a very nice little pat on the head and other rewards? This is interesting as it is similar to what took place in Gandon...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1132]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is about the business of this House, not the other House.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1133]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] That is the reason I am asking the Leader to take all these matters into account and to consider, as a matter of honour, voting with us on Report Stage of the Bill when it comes before the House. We are being sold a pig in a poke and this particular pig is unattractive, despite ...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1133]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Yes, will he and his Government let the people see the pig? The people want to see it. Citizens have one free shot at goal and will be able to administer revenge on the Government for what it has done and the way it has treated them in cutting funding for carers and shoving tax...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1133]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Yesterday, I raised on the Adjournment the withdrawal by the Health Service Executive of discretionary medical cards from cancer patients. This is one of many serious issues in the health service. The main issue with the HSE, however, is its creation and the fact that it has tu...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1133]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I seek a debate early in the next term on the abuse and misuse of the Garda PULSE system. I will give three brief examples of serious abuse of the system. This morning, I received a telephone call from a professional person, a young man, who was involved in a road traffic accid...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1133]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I strongly support Senator O'Donovan's call for a debate on the PULSE system. The examples he has given the House this morning are very worrying. It would be a major injustice if somebody's access to employment or somebody's career prospects were endangered in any way simply be...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1134]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] We are usually treated to a tour de force from the Leader when he responds to the questions we ask on the Order of Business. I sometimes think he must be using radar to know what is going on in people's offices. He always seems to have the answers. That is important because it...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1135]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Members of this House had to stop speaking. The Minister of State seemed to find many of the anecdotes that were being shared with him entertaining. He did not listen to Senators. It looked particularly bad on television. Perhaps Members of the House are conditioned not to lo...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1135]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] It contrasts unfavourably with what happens in Westminster, when the Prime Minister stands at the despatch box and has to answer without any obvious prompters about the place. The same thing applies in the Northern Ireland Assembly. I ask the Leader to prepare a new protocol fo...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1135]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I would like to conclude by giving the House a warning based on what is happening across the water. It appears that the Tory Party has a public relations consultant who also advises the tobacco industry and, as a result, a delay in the UK Government's proposals to provide for pl...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1135]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I would like to concur with Senator Barrett's views about cigarette companies. On the Adjournment last week, I spoke about the sneaky tactics being applied by cigarette companies to make young people more comfortable with their products.[Conway, Martin]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1135]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Their latest insidious stunt is the introduction of a packet of 25 cigarettes that costs €9.90. In other words, the unit cost of a single cigarette has been reduced. I believe that contravenes the minimum pricing laws. It is regrettable that the European Court of Justice has a...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1136]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Along with other members of the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality, I have been to the Betfair headquarters in Dublin. That company is keen for Internet gambling to be regulated. In fairness, all of the big Internet gambling companies want online gambling to be re...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1136]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I would like to propose an amendment to the Order of Business, calling on the Minister for Health to come to the House today to discuss the health service generally, the reform of the health service and the medical card eligibility scandal. People are having their medical cards ...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1136]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I remind the Leader of the concern many people have about the future of the IFSC and the banks, about which I spoke about here some time ago. I know a number of the banks are, unfortunately, winding down. I am talking about foreign-owned banks. I am worried about competition b...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1137]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I second the amendment to the Order of Business proposed by Senator Cullinane. It is vital we have a debate on the health system, particularly in light of events happening across the sector. Attention was drawn yesterday and this morning by Senator Cullinane to the medical card...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1137]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Has Senator Ó Domhnaill a question for the Leader?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1138]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Ó Domhnaill, without interruption. Senator Conway has already spoken.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1138]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Has Senator Ó Domhnaill a question for the Leader?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1138]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The National Treatment Purchase Fund was axed. Anyone waiting over three months was allowed to go on to that and get their procedure, but that is now gone and there is nothing to replace it.
I commend a Member of the other House who has been referred to here, the former Minist...
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12/07/2013 [Order of Business] We do not have a role in respect of what goes on in the other House.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1138]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Her ministerial office was barely left but a replacement was provided.[Ó Domhnaill, Brian]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1138]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] We do not have a role in respect of the employment of junior or senior Ministers. Has Senator Ó Domhnaill a question for the Leader?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1138]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Ó Domhnaill, without interruption. He is way over time.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1138]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Could the Leader tell me why the Taoiseach is trying to get rid of this House when the man he replaced Deputy Creighton with is a former Member of this House?[Ó Domhnaill, Brian]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1138]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Why is the Taoiseach doing that? Does that not show that he is talking out of both sides of his mouth?[Ó Domhnaill, Brian]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1138]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Ó Domhnaill obviously does not read the newspapers because yesterday Pfizer announced a €100 million investment in this country - €23 million in Cork and €78 million in Clondalkin. That will create jobs.[Burke, Colm]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1138]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Senator alleged that we are not creating jobs.[Burke, Colm]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1138]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I have a question relating to the health service but I just want to congratulate Pfizer, the IDA and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on all the work they are doing in job creation and getting money invested in this country. We are creating 2,000 jobs per month w...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1139]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] There are more jobs being lost than are being created. For God's sake, wake up and smell the coffee.[Ó Domhnaill, Brian]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1139]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I spent two days in Cork and saw 30 businesses in a constituency in west Cork that had closed in the past year.[Ó Domhnaill, Brian]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1139]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Burke is in danger of going over time. Has he a question for the Leader?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1139]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I have no difficulty with having a debate in this House on the health service. Let us be fair in respect of the medical card system. We have gone from more than 1.6 million medical cards when we came into Government to-----[Burke, Colm]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1139]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I have a question but I think it is important that we-----[Burke, Colm]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1139]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Senator is way over time. Has he a question for the Leader?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1139]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I am looking for a debate because by the end of this year, 48% of the population will have a medical card or GP card so please stop giving misinformation in this House.[Burke, Colm]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1139]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Ba mhaith liom tacú leis an moladh atá déanta ag mo chomhghleacaí go dtiocfadh an tAire Sláinte isteach, ar nós mar a mholamar inné. D'aontaigh an Ceannaire linn go bhfuil sé tábhachtach go dtabharfadh an tAire soiléiriú maidir le ceist na gcártaí leighis.
Gealladh dúinn freis...
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12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Did Senator Gilroy indicate that he wished to speak?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1140]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I support the call by Senator Colm Burke and others for a debate on the health service. Senator Ó Domhnaill's remarks about him visiting Cork for two days and becoming an expert on what happens there-----[Gilroy, John]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1140]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] It reminds me of a former presidential hopeful, Sarah Palin, who said she was an expert on Russian policy because she lives in Alaska. We will compare Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill to Senator Palin from Alaska.[Gilroy, John]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1140]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Some 100 companies have gone out of business in my own county in the past year.[Ó Domhnaill, Brian]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1140]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] It is always great to get advice from Solomon on the other side of the House. It is always very worthwhile.[Gilroy, John]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1140]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Paschal Mooney raised the question of wind and wave energy. There is a lot of wind energy in the House this morning.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1140]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I will ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Deputy Pat Rabbitte, to come to the House to give an update on both wave and wind energy early in the next session in the autumn.
Senator Ivana Bacik called for a debate of cyberbullying, noting the fact ...
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12/07/2013 [Order of Business] She was an excellent Minister of State and I wish her well for the future.
Senator John Kelly and other Senators raised the question of discretionary medical cards. The matter was raised yesterday on the Order of Business. I gave a fairly detailed reply in which I stated that...
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12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Leader to continue, without interruption, please.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1141]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Allow me to finish, please. I will make representations to the Minister for Health. As regards calling for the Minister for Health to come to the House, we will have the three Ministers for health in the House for 24 hours, at least, on a Bill next week.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1141]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Leader to continue, without interruption, please.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1141]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] To ask them to come in to address other matters-----[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1141]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] -----when they are in the House for 24 dealing with legislation is disingenuous.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1141]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Leader to continue, without interruption, please.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1141]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Leader to continue, without interruption, please.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1141]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Denis O'Donovan raised a very serious issue of the alleged abuse of the PULSE system. This is a very serious matter which needs to be addressed. I note the examples the Senator gave and I will request the Minister for Justice and Equality to come to the House for a deba...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1141]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I have been accused of being a killjoy in that area.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1142]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] We can make those points when we are dealing with the betting (amendment) Bill.
Senator Sean D. Barrett raised the issue of advisers and their presence in the House. That is a matter for the Ministers themselves. I do not think we can lay down protocols in this House as regar...
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12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Will the Leader pass on my congratulations to him on being a Minister of State?[Norris, David]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1142]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I am sure he will be an excellent Minister of State and will come to the House early in the new session, if not before it.
Senator David Cullinane raised the question of free GP care. I can assure the Senator that is far from being abolished and that we will have free GP care ...
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12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Senator should read the manifesto. When the Senator speaks he should know what he is speaking about.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1142]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I have told the Senator what the Government said. I ask the Senator to read it again. I ask the Senator to speak correctly when he comes in here and quote it correctly.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1142]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Leader is very touchy today, it must be the heat.[Cullinane, David]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1142]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I am very touchy because when people come in with misinformation I am expected to-----[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1142]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Even when the sun is shining, Sinn Féin is negative.[Gilroy, John]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1142]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Leader to continue, without interruption, please.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1142]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Senator comes in with the usual negative mantra. It was the typical Sinn Féin mantra that we had again today.
Senator Paul Coghlan called for a debate on the future of the IFSC in conjunction with the banking debate. I will raise that matter with the Minister for Finance....
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12/07/2013 [Order of Business] It is very difficult. As Senator Gilroy say, he goes to Cork for two days and now he is a historian and an expert on Cork.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1143]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I will not even deal with some of the issues. As regards shortening the waiting lists, the Senator is totally incorrect. The special delivery unity has delivered significant benefits in terms or shortening waiting lists throughout the country.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1143]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Leader to continue, without interruption, please.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1143]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Senator may like to think that Donegal is the country but it is not all the country.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1143]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] It is within the State. Are we to abandon Donegal?[Ó Domhnaill, Brian]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1143]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Colm Burke raised the question of job creation. I remind Senator Ó Domhnaill that 2,000 extra jobs per month are being created in the economy at present, where 250,000 were lost in the three years preceding our taking over government. The Senator need not lecture me on ...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1143]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Some 1,000 jobs per week are being lost between people emigrating and losing jobs.[Ó Domhnaill, Brian]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1143]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Leader to continue, without interruption, please.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1143]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Senator is not helping the situation by mouthing in that way.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1143]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] People are leaving the country and jobs are being lost.[Ó Domhnaill, Brian]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1143]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Senator went to Cork for two days and is an expert in job creation as well. It is no wonder jobs are going in the Senator's area.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1143]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Government is trying to get rid of 60 other jobs, through legislation.[Wilson, Diarmuid]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1143]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh raised the issue of pre-budget debates. We had them last year and we will do our best. The Minister for Social Protection, Deputy Joan Burton, has met more than 30 organisations which made pre-budget submissions and has discussed them with the rele...Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1143]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] She gets the information from the organisations themselves.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1144]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] On a point of order, I ask the Leader to retract that statement which is very disrespectful.[Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1144]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I will not retract it. The Minister goes to the people herself.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1144]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] An amendment to the Order of Business has been proposed by Senator Cullinane, "That a debate on the health service and eligibility for medical cards be taken today". Is the amendment being pressed?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1144]
12/07/2013 [Order of Business] I propose that we suspend the sitting until 1 p.m.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-224 Book-13 Page [1145]
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