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09/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, motion re the Electricity Regulation Act 1999 (Restricted Electrical Works) Regulations 2013, to be taken at the conclusion of the Order of Business, without debate, and No. 2, Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013 - Second Stage, to be taken ...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [784]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I propose an amendment to the Order of Business, to delete No. 2, because so far the Leader and the Government have refused permission to allow the Seanad to discuss the revised code of conduct on mortgage arrears. In the absence of that discussion and in the absence of taking t...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [784]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] This is a particularly busy week with six pieces of legislation before the House. The Leader will respond to Senator Byrne's comments about the proposed amendment to the Order of Business. This afternoon, however, we will be dealing with the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bil...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [785]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] We stopped repossessions under our original code of conduct.[Byrne, Thomas]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [785]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] A particular court judgment stopped that. It was nothing to do with Fianna Fáil.[Bacik, Ivana]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [785]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] It is deeply hypocritical of Fianna Fáil to claim some sort of ownership for stopping repossessions when, in fact, it created the situation we are currently in.
I commend the Minister for Social Protection, Deputy Joan Burton, on yesterday's initiative in introducing the JobsP...
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09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I salute Pope Francis I, who is emerging as one of the great figures of the 21st century.[Norris, David]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [786]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] Does Senator Norris have a question for the Leader?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [787]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] Yes. Would the Leader please write on our behalf to the Swedish Academy to ask it to withdraw the Nobel Prize it gave without evidence – to use the current phrase – to Mr. Obama before he had been tried, while he was on probation? He has now shown himself to be in the same clas...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [787]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] It is absolutely. It is relevant to the world. The academy should take back the Nobel Prize and give it to Mr. Snowden for letting us know what is happening in these murky areas.[Norris, David]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [787]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I will start by making a brief comment on the proposed amendment to the Order of Business. The debate will be held this afternoon. It is all very fine to pretend we are King Canute but the reality is that to have a legal system where the lender cannot have recourse to the charg...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [787]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] -----a situation where their family home will be repossessed to have real options to be able to retain it. I agree with my colleague, Senator Bacik, that it is wrong to put out the charge that there will be hundreds of thousands of repossessions if we introduce the legislation.[...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [787]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] However, we will have the debate later this afternoon.
I wish to praise the Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, for raising the plight of asylum seekers in direct provision. I and colleagues on the Opposition benches have raised the matter as well. Unfortunately, to date, we have seen...
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09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I rise to ask the Leader for an urgent debate on the rural transport restructuring programme announced this morning by the Minister of State, Deputy Kelly. I have known the Minister of State for a long time and have always found him to be very affable and a decent man. However,...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [787]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I was not sure which Senator Coghlan was being called. The Cathaoirleach may recall that last week a Senator - I think it was Senator Thomas Byrne - quoted Senator Coghlan but did not clarify whether it was Senator Paul Coghlan or Senator Eamonn Coghlan.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [788]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] People were looking at me as though I had accused the Taoiseach of deciding an issue over a pint in a pub.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [788]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] With respect to the Acting Leader of the Opposition, we are wasting time. What is proposed deals with mortgages, title, registration thereof and so on. The code of conduct is an integral part of this. As stated by Senator Bacik, all of this discussion could take place this eve...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [788]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] It is not, with respect. There is due process in this country. This is a constitutional little republic. We will not do anything rash like that. There will not be thousands of people put out of their homes.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [788]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] The Government is making fair inroads into the Constitution already. It is trying to get rid of one part of the Oireachtas.[O'Sullivan, Ned]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [789]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I will have to discuss that with Senator O'Sullivan elsewhere. I am sure we will manage to do that. The Leader is right. He cannot accept this amendment because we would be putting off until later what can usefully be debated this afternoon.[Coghlan, Paul]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [789]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I welcome the success of the incorporation of the Orange Order march in Donegal last Saturday into The Gathering and the success of the event. The Grand Master of the Orange Lodge of Ireland, Edward Stevenson, told the crowd it was "extremely pleasing" the authorities in the Rep...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [789]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I welcome the introduction of the JobsPlus scheme which was announced yesterday by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Deputy Richard Bruton, and the Minister for Social Protection, Deputy Joan Burton. This will be a great boost for employers in small and medium-si...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [789]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I welcome the JobsPlus initiative announced yesterday by the Minister for Social Protection, Deputy Burton, and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Deputy Bruton. This is a very progressive scheme which will hopefully encourage many employers to take on additional ...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [790]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] We are seeing the code of conduct being amended to suit the banks.[Daly, Mark]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [791]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] There is no protection in it for the mortgage holders and those in distress. I call on the Leader to facilitate the request of my colleague, Senator Byrne, for an amendment to the Order of Business to discuss the issue. The game goes on and the people writing the legislation ar...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [791]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I echo the calls made earlier for the media publication of the Walsh report. I have raised this matter on a weekly basis for the past two years. I hope that the Minister will publish the report and urge him to do so before we break for summer recess.
I congratulate an initiat...
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09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I call on the Leader to assure us that there will be no guillotine on the Thirty-second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Éireann) Bill. Committee Stage is scheduled to commence tomorrow. I gather the Leader has already said that he will allow for a full debate ...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [792]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] In recent days more than 600 young people who qualified with a medical degree started working in Irish hospitals. I am sure everyone joins me in wishing them well in their future careers. I hope most of their careers will be in Ireland and not in other countries. I welcome tha...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [792]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I second Senator O'Donovan's amendment to the Order of Business.
I join colleagues in welcoming yesterday's announcement of the JobsPlus pilot scheme. I hope it is a success even though it starts with relatively low numbers of just 2,500. I commend everybody involved in the J...
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09/07/2013 [Order of Business] Like others, I welcome the JobsPlus initiative announced in recent days by the Ministers, Deputies Bruton and Burton. I championed this cause in this House and at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on numerous occasions. That was acknowledged by t...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [793]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I disagree with Senator Kelly. I had always heard that self-praise was the best praise because it comes from the heart.
I am one of those people who do not like to see the undeserved attention being lavished in recent days on an organisation called Exit International, which se...
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09/07/2013 [Order of Business] -----run workshops and so on to help people end their lives in circumstances where they are in pain, suffering or very often in fear. I would contrast the approach of such organisations with the wonderful work being done by the hospice movement. We frequently see that it is the...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [793]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] Is the Senator looking for a debate on this issue?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [794]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] Yes. I am asking for a debate on hospice care and specifically on the funding for hospice care. The latest report, Access to Specialist Palliative Care Services and Place of Death in Ireland, documents the issues very well. I do not have the figure to hand but it mentions that...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [794]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] -----which I hope have been honoured by now but we need to see much more consistent care for people in hospices throughout Ireland.[Mullen, Rónán]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [794]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] On a point of order, disorder and information, would Senator Mullen be kind enough, through the Leader, to circulate the details of Exit International because I will certainly be joining it?[Norris, David]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [794]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] Senator, that is not a point of order. I call Senator Brennan.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [794]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I congratulate him because having spent a lifetime of political activity trying to control people's lives-----[Norris, David]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [794]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Norris, please resume your seat. I call Senator Brennan.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [794]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] -----he is now trying to control their deaths as well. He can hump off as far as I am concerned.[Norris, David]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [794]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I refer to the short stay visa waiver programme. I welcome the significant growth in the number of trips to Ireland from countries covered by the short stay visa waiver programme, which was launched on 1 July two years ago. Provisional figures indicate that the number of visits...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [794]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I welcome the statement made today by the Chief Justice with regard to the need for ethics in corporate governance. It is welcome and I ask the Leader to consider having a debate on the matter. We can all see the difficulties, and ongoing revelations in the newspapers show the ...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [795]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] -----when it comes to voting on this terrible legislation, which unfortunately has been introduced by the Government.[Walsh, Jim]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [795]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I associate myself with some of the comments of Senator Mullen, those which called for an increase in investment in hospice beds. Some of us have the sad duty sometimes of giving people very bad news. The hospice provides a wonderful source of comfort and solace for people, whi...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [795]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] Déanfaidh muid go léir comhghairdeas le Emily O'Reilly an tseachtain seo caite tar éis a ceapacháin mar Ombudsman Eorpach.
Last week, we celebrated the election of Ms Emily O'Reilly as the European Ombudsman. It is interesting that, this morning, she launched Studies: An Irish...
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09/07/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Byrne proposed an amendment to the Order of Business regarding the code of conduct on mortgage arrears. As the Deputy Leader mentioned, we will have ample time to discuss the code in the context of the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill, which will be before the House...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [796]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] What about Committee Stage of the Bill to abolish the Seanad?[Quinn, Feargal]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [798]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] I will come to the Senator. He was mentioned in dispatches all along.
Senator Moran outlined research done by Dundalk Institute of Technology on active and ageing practices. All involved are to be congratulated.
Senator Quinn referred to VAT on defibrillators, a point I w...
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09/07/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Thomas Byrne has moved an amendment to the Order of Business, "That No. 2, Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013, be deleted from the Order of Business". Is the amendment being pressed?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [798]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Denis O'Donovan has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business, "That a debate on the proposal by the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Alan Kelly, re rural transport scheme, be taken today." Is the amendment being pressed?[A...Vol-224 Book-10 Page [800]
09/07/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Mark Daly has moved an amendment to the Order of Business, "That a debate on SI 325 be taken today." However, the amendment was not seconded in the debate, and consequently falls.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-224 Book-10 Page [801]
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