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15/05/2013 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, motion re arrangements for the address to the House by Mr. Jim Higgins, MEP, on Thursday, 16 May 2013; No. 2, statements on wind energy, to be taken at the conclusion of the Order of Business and to conclude no later than 1.20 p.m., with the contri...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [220]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] Can the Leader clarify whether the Minister will conclude the debate on the OECD review or if it will continue another day?[Norris, David]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [220]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I am hoping the Minister will come to the House another day to debate the matter as only an hour has been allocated to it.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [220]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I remind the House that Senator John Crown has only one minute remaining on his Private Members' Bill.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [220]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I welcome today's schedule to some extent. While it is slightly heavier than usual, it is worth reminding ourselves that the reason there is a deficit of legislation before the House is the related deficit of legislation before the Dáil.[Byrne, Thomas]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [220]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] We are coming towards the precipice again this term. Controversial legislation is likely to come before us at the end of the term. It will be rushed through and passed because of the Government's massive majority. It is about time people were informed that little or nothing of...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [220]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] It would be good to have a debate on the hospital reconfiguration plan, which has received a broad welcome, although we do not think it should be today. I add my welcome to it. It is an ambitious plan with a clear objective of delivering high quality and safe patient care and m...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [221]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] ------and that people need to see hospital reconfiguration.[Bacik, Ivana]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [221]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] The parties on that side objected to, and opposed, the cancer services------[Byrne, Thomas]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [221]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Byrne should allow Senator Bacik to speak.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [221]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] If Senator Byrne will allow me finish, I was trying to be fair, as I always am, by saying it was a concept initiated by the previous Government. It is not a concept that belongs to this Government. It is now established and understood in the health services that it is the best ...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [221]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] It is now understood. It took the parties in government a while to learn.[Byrne, Thomas]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [221]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I also call for a debate on the terms of oil and gas exploration. We should welcome the announcement by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Deputy Rabbitte, to review the fiscal terms on oil and gas production and he is seeking expert advice on the bes...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [221]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I agree entirely with the Leader's deft handling of the Order of Business. Managing two Seanad reform Bills on one day in the House is not easy. The second Bill, by Senator John Crown, will only take one or two minutes but it is great to get it behind us.
I refer to the numbe...
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15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I welcome the deal done on discards in Brussels after a marathon session. I congratulate the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for chairing the meeting. This will address the issue of badly depleted fish stocks. It is immoral to see millions of tonnes of fish being ...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [222]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I ask the Leader to arrange a debate on an issue I raised recently regarding a provision within the insolvency legislation, whereby VAT will be charged for the service. The Minister might come into the Chamber to clarify this point because I have investigated the issue and found...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [223]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] It was not. The Labour Party group in Dublin City Council has committed to reducing it. I have not heard the Fianna Fáil councillors make such a commitment.[Harte, Jimmy]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [223]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] That promise will be taken in the spirit in which it was given. It will be broken.[Byrne, Thomas]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [223]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I second the amendment proposing that the Minister come to the House to debate aspects of the hospital groupings as a transition to independent hospital trusts. It is what it does not contain and certainly, I congratulate the Leader and his colleagues. The south east definitely...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [223]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] How dare he? Another amendment to the Order of Business will be proposed tomorrow until this debate takes place and until Members receive a level of commitment that the people of the north west of Ireland are truly equal to the rest, rather than George Orwell's definition in whi...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [224]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] As Members speak, workers in the Pfizer plant in Cork are being briefed on the proposed consolidation of the operations in Cork in particular. Pfizer employs 2,500 people in this country and this news comes as no surprise, as the company had flagged that it would be consolidatin...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [224]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I disagree with my colleague, Senator Byrne, as there is no dearth of legislation at all. Anyone who looks at the Order Paper can see this quite clearly. It contains more than 30 Bills and there are three or four pages of Bills listed. I have never seen so much legislation on ...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [224]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] The reason for this is not the responsibility of the Leader of the House, who is a good and efficient Leader. It is because a decision has been taken by the Taoiseach, Deputy Enda Kenny, and his colleagues to downgrade Seanad Éireann and deliberately to inhibit it in its work in...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [225]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I wish to raise the issue of the voluntary registration of approved bodies that provide social housing. In 2012 the Minister of State, Deputy Jan O'Sullivan, asked the bodies to register voluntarily. Will the Leader obtain for us an update on this issue? There are 700 voluntar...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [225]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I support the views expressed by Senators Thomas Byrne and Marc MacSharry on the issues associated with the new report, The Establishment of Hospital Groups as a transition to Independent Hospital Trusts. Roscommon is mentioned twice. On page 27 it is stated there is a plan to ...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [225]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I have many questions for the Minister. We know he broke the promise. He wrote to the people of Roscommon-----[Leyden, Terry]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [226]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] As the Minister is not here to answer those questions-----[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [226]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I wish he were here more often. It is said there can be no further downgrading. Our Lady's Hospital in Navan will lose its accident and emergency unit. Louth County Hospital, Dundalk, St. Columcille's Hospital in Loughlinstown, the hospitals in Mallow, Bantry, Nenagh and Ennis...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [226]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] We can see the reality in Roscommon. A Member of the Oireachtas had to resign from Fine Gael because he felt it was not nonsense. The point is that HIQA will be used as a front line to downgrade other hospitals. The report is of no consequence to the people of Roscommon. It i...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [226]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] The Senator should not be crowing so much about Waterford because Waterford hospital has lost its status on foot of the linking with Wexford and Kilkenny. I would not be that proud of the achievement in Waterford.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [226]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I am surprised at the comments of the Leader of the Opposition this morning. He referred to the delaying of legislation. It is 21 years since the X case judgment was given. When Fianna Fáil was in power, it did absolutely nothing about it.[Burke, Colm]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [226]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] The Opposition should not criticise the delay in the legislation when it did nothing in 21 years.[Burke, Colm]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [226]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Colm Burke to continue, without interruption.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [226]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] The Senator is misleading the House. The politicians all crowing about-----[Byrne, Thomas]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [227]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] On this issue, there have been three days of public consultations and we face another three. It will be interesting to see who will be around at 7.45 p.m. on Friday and Monday nights during the consultations. We are to have legislation in this area and will ensure it is passed ...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [227]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] Chuir an ráiteas a rinne an Ceannaire inné beagáinín imní orm. I was quite concerned by the Leader's reply yesterday. The reason given for the lack of legislation in the Houses was that there was a backlog in the Office of the Attorney General, which is underresourced in puttin...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [227]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] Senator David Norris mentioned that we should have a debate on the economy. I raise an issue concerning the local economy, particularly the cost of diesel and the variation in cost from one part of the country to another. In some towns in County Mayo one can buy diesel for €1.4...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [227]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I welcome the Minister for Health's welcome for the McCarthy report on health insurance which was published yesterday. The current health insurance system is not sustainable, as both gentlemen said. It is losing members, contrary to the Government's objective to have a universa...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [228]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I echo the sentiments expressed about the television licence. I am aware of a number of cases recently where people were sent to jail but were out again in an hour. It is not a good sign and certainly does not give the system any credibility. In conjunction with a new televisi...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [229]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I join colleagues in acknowledging and welcoming the work by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Deputy Simon Coveney, over the past 36 hours in respect of obtaining a ban on discards. While it is not a 100% ban, nonetheless it is a ban that will be introduced ove...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [229]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I welcome the continued progress in the negotiations on a successor to the Croke Park agreement with the public sector unions. I join colleagues, including Senator Terry Brennan yesterday, in commending the efforts of Mr. Kieran Mulvey, chief executive officer of the Labour Rela...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [230]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I join colleagues in voicing my concern regarding the jailing of individuals for their failure to pay the television licence fee. The reality is that significant numbers of people cannot afford to do so and imprisonment is certainly not the answer in these cases. Senator John K...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [231]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I share Senator Ivana Bacik's desire to have a debate on the oil and energy industry in this country. A good start would be to do what was done in the Dáil yesterday, namely, to have a debate on the committee's report. I am surprised that the Dáil took the initiative in this re...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [231]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] Regarding the suggestion made by Senator Feargal Quinn on the introduction of low-energy lamps, I am pleased to report that my own county of Louth introduced the use of lamps with low carbon emissions some 12 or 13 years ago. As I travelled to Dublin from Carlingford yesterday m...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [232]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I join with other speakers who yesterday paid tribute to that wonderful teenager, Donal Walsh, who unfortunately died over the weekend. In particular, his appearance on "The Late Late Show" was a great inspiration to many people. His work in regard to suicide displayed tremendo...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [232]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] We all received an invitation from Deputy Timmins within the past few days to attend the AV room this afternoon at 4.15 p.m. to hear Women Hurt, who are a group of women who have had abortions and who have shared their stories. They came to our parliamentary party and I think it...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [232]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I would appeal to everybody here, regardless of where they stand on the issue, to go this afternoon and listen to these women, as part of the informing of our conscience in regard to how we deal with this issue.[Walsh, Jim]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [233]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] When I was a wee fellow and I had a sick stomach, my mother used to give me milk of magnesia. I believe Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has milk of amnesia in his system. We know it was the then Minister, Ray Burke, who dealt with many of the mining licences that are in place at pres...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [233]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] We are talking about the report where he is praising what happened to the Louth hospital. He has campaigned against it for years and years, and, now, it is the greatest thing that ever happened.[Byrne, Thomas]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [233]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] If Senator D'Arcy looked at the pre-election promises of the Fine Gael Party, that is where the amnesia comes in.[Walsh, Jim]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [233]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] Senator D'Arcy, without interruption. I ask the Senator not to draw fire on himself.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [233]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] The loudness of the interruption signifies the weakness of the argument. Tomorrow, the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement will meet with business leaders from both sides of the Border to consider the best way to advance the Narrow Water bridge. W...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [233]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] I ask Senator D'Arcy to conclude as he is over time.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [233]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] To conclude, the way forward is to work the institutions of the Good Friday Agreement, including the North-South body. We had a great debate at Stormont last week on the issue of suicide, which Senator Conway raised. Finally, could I say-----[D'Arcy, Jim]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [233]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] On my way home last night, I stopped in Sexton's of Haggardstown and we had our own Border poll. It was almost unanimous, but it was very late.[D'Arcy, Jim]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [234]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] Last but not least, I call the father of the House, almost, Senator Paul Coghlan. We have left the best wine until last.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [234]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] Like Senator Walsh, I would like to be associated with the warm words of tribute by Senator Eamonn Coghlan and many others in the House yesterday to that brave young man, Donal Walsh, of Blennerville, Tralee, who passed away on Sunday following his long battle with illness. He i...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [234]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Thomas Byrne, the leader of the Opposition, called for a debate on the hospital groupings and the report which was published yesterday. This theme has been echoed by quite a number of Members in the House this morning. No later than last night, I asked the Minister for ...Vol-223 Book-5 Page [234]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] We are a year ahead in debating the joint Oireachtas committee's report on offshore resources.
Senator Bacik welcomed the expansion of the dublinbikes scheme, which Senator Noone welcomed yesterday and which is of tremendous benefit to everybody. Senators Quinn, Kelly, Conway ...
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15/05/2013 [Order of Business] A colleague of the Leader resigned from his party over the hospital.[Byrne, Thomas]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [236]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] The Leader cannot say there are enhanced services.[Byrne, Thomas]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [236]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Thomas Byrne tabled an amendment to the Order of Business, "That a debate be held on the small hospital framework and the proposed hospital groups". Is the amendment being pressed?[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [238]
15/05/2013 [Order of Business] In light of what the Leader said about his discussions with the Minister for Health, I will not press my amendment. I hope that the Leader will provide an update tomorrow morning. I seek a specific date, as early as possible, regarding the matter.
It is worth repeating what t...
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15/05/2013 [Order of Business] The Senator shall not re-open that debate. The amendment is not being pressed today.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-5 Page [238]
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