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14/05/2013 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, Taxi Regulation Bill 2012 - Report Stage, to be taken at the conclusion of the Order of Business and conclude not later than 8 p.m., if not previously concluded.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [176]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Does the Leader have plans to discuss changes to the health service, in particular, the hospital network? Buswell's Hotel seems to have been booked by the Department of Health today to launch its policies and plans. Why the Minister for Health sees fit to book hotels in order t...Vol-223 Book-4 Page [176]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] I, too, pay my respects to the parents of young Donal Walsh who passed away - his mum, Elma, and his dad, Fionnbar. As somebody who has worked for many years with Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin in the area of fundraising, I have seen many young children who hav...Vol-223 Book-4 Page [177]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Tá áthas orm gur ardaigh mo bheirt chomhghleacaithe bás Dhónail Bhreathnach. I share in the tributes rightly being paid to the late Donal Walsh. He was a teenager who many of us have followed in recent months, since his appearance on RTE television. In those short few months, ...Vol-223 Book-4 Page [177]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Like others, I wish to express my sympathies to the family of Donal Walsh, a very brave young man. I learned of his death on Sunday night from my younger daughter who, like a lot of young people, got the information on YouTube and Facebook. On Sunday night I sat down and watche...Vol-223 Book-4 Page [178]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] I want to be associated with the expressions of condolence and the sentiments already expressed by Senators in respect of the passing of Donal Walsh. I too offer my condolences to his family.
I want to again register my party's protest at the very light Order of Business for t...
Vol-223 Book-4 Page [179]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] We have a Private Members' Bill but that is a Bill being introduced by members of the Opposition. I am talking about legislation coming forward from the Government.[Cullinane, David]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [179]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] We have one item of legislation. On Thursday we will have the Order of Business followed by statements with an MEP. There is no reason that could not be taken on Wednesday. It is beyond me why we will sit on Thursday. It seems we are trying to pad out days here and not doing ...Vol-223 Book-4 Page [179]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] As a former member of Dublin City Council - I was on the council when it came into being - I welcome the news that it has been agreed to treble the number of bicycles available under the Dublinbikes scheme from 500 to 1,500. Since it was introduced four years ago the Dublinbikes...Vol-223 Book-4 Page [180]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Gabh mo leithscéal. Senator MacSharry is the next speaker.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [180]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] I see that our plan to phase ourselves out is almost complete.
I would like to be associated with the tributes to Donal Walsh, a most inspirational young man. I do not want to pour negativity on the positive messages people are giving but, yet again, we in this House are the c...
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14/05/2013 [Order of Business] It is only fitting that we all acknowledge the sad passing of Donal Walsh and convey our deep sympathy to his family. As a mother of teenagers, I was particularly struck by the extent to which he was a role model at 16 years of age as well as by the unique message he conveyed. ...Vol-223 Book-4 Page [181]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] The next speaker is Independent. This list is on the Order of Business.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [181]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] She has not spoken. I will conduct the business, with respect.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [181]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] The Leas-Chathaoirleach is doing a very good job, but the procedure is that the order of speakers alternates from one side to the other.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [181]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] The procedure as laid out for the last two years is exactly as I am following it. Senator Leyden is delaying matters. Senator Moran, please.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [181]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Thank you very much. It is not the one I follow when I am in the Chair.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [182]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] I thank the Leas-Chathaoirleach and can assure Senator Terry Leyden that it is worth waiting for.
I extend my sincere condolences to the family of Donal Walsh. He made a lasting impression and was an inspiration for young and old. I have no doubt that his memory will live o...
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14/05/2013 [Order of Business] The reason for the lack of business in this House is perfectly clear and it is not the responsibility of this House to deal with the matter. The Taoiseach and the cabal that runs Fine Gael have decided that they will take over the role previously held by Fianna Fáil as the sligh...Vol-223 Book-4 Page [182]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] I wish to raise once again the fodder crisis. While I acknowledge a good debate was held in the Chamber last Thursday, the position has worsened since then on foot of very bad weather. First, I welcome the Minister's decision to double the transport subsidy. This has been a hi...Vol-223 Book-4 Page [183]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] I wish to be associated with the tributes to the late Donal Walsh. He was an inspirational young man and the point made by Senator MacSharry is very important, in that the very good policy document he prepared should be debated in this House. Moreover, there is plenty of time a...Vol-223 Book-4 Page [183]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] I welcome the offer of mediation by the Labour Relations Commission in the Bus Éireann dispute. That both parties entered further discussion is to be welcomed. All sides need to work together to secure the future of services and jobs at Bus Éireann and to ensure the company's f...Vol-223 Book-4 Page [184]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Two very important reports were released today. The Economic and Social Research Institute, ESRI, released a study on the impact of the economic crisis on younger and older people, while the National Economic and Social Council, NESC, released a detailed report on the social dim...Vol-223 Book-4 Page [185]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Ba mhaith liom moladh a thabhairt don tseirbhís leabharlainne agus taighde atá againn anseo. Déanann siad obair na gcapall agus tugann siad an-tacaíocht do Sheanadóirí. I commend the support work that is done by the Oireachtas Library and Research Service to help us in our role...Vol-223 Book-4 Page [185]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] It is not just this Government. All Governments------[MacSharry, Marc]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [186]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] It is not about politicising the issue; it is about debate-----[MacSharry, Marc]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [186]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] The figures speak for themselves. We are losing the battle on suicide. How many people have to die?[MacSharry, Marc]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [186]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] I ask Senator MacSharry to respect the Chair. Allow the Leader to respond.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [186]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] On a point of order, the Leader is coming out with figures which do not stand up to the facts.[Byrne, Thomas]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [186]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] The information the Leader is giving is factual. Obviously if people do not want to listen to it, that is their prerogative. I know it may hurt in some instances.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [187]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] The figures speak for themselves. We are losing the battle on suicide and the empty rhetoric will not save any lives.[MacSharry, Marc]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [187]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Senator MacSharry, please respect the Chair. I call on the Leader to respond.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [187]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] How can the Leader make such a claim? One need only look at the clár for this week.[Cullinane, David]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [187]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] -----along with the legislation that has been necessary to bring into effect the agreement with the troika.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [187]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Will the Leader name one reforming Bill the Government has introduced?[Walsh, Jim]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [187]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Members must allow the Leader to speak without interruption.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [187]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] This has placed great pressure on the Attorney General's office in recent years.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [187]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Naturally there has been a knock-on effect in the drafting of legislation. If there is no Bill ready, I cannot bring it before the House.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [187]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] There is no shortage of Opposition legislation to debate.[Cullinane, David]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [187]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Senators opposite are constantly interrupting and are not prepared to listen when I answer their questions.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [187]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] I also remind Members of the considerable volume of legislation that has been initiated in this House.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [188]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] This has given the Seanad a real opportunity to influence debate and legislative provisions, which is more than can be said for previous Governments. I have had every Minister and Minister of State here on numerous occasions to discuss matters which Members have highlighted as b...Vol-223 Book-4 Page [188]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] My advice to Members opposite is that people in glasshouses should not throw stones. I will be doing them a favour if I do not expand on that.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [188]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] We have introduced three Private Members' Bills. How many have Government Members introduced?[MacSharry, Marc]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [188]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Senators opposite could not even summon a quorum during one of the debates last week.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [188]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] The Government is selling a pig in a poke to the public.[MacSharry, Marc]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [188]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Marc MacSharry must refrain from interrupting the Leader.[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [188]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] The drama festival in Athlone is over; Senator MacSharry should give somebody else a chance to perform.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [188]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] The Leader should get real. He is playing senior hurling now.[MacSharry, Marc]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [188]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Senator Catherine Noone complimented Dublin City Council on the success of the Dublin bicycle scheme and its proposed expansion.
Senator Marc MacSharry referred to the leaking of information by the Standards in Public Office Commission to newspapers. I will certainly raise tha...
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14/05/2013 [Order of Business] With respect, will the Leader undertake to request a response?[MacSharry, Marc]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [188]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] A Leas-Chathaoirleach, I am constantly being interrupted by Senator MacSharry. He is giving me no opportunity to answer the points raised.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [188]
14/05/2013 [Order of Business] Senator David Cullinane has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business, "That No. 26, Corporate Manslaughter Bill 2013, be taken today". Is the amendment being pressed?[An Leas-Chathaoirleach]Vol-223 Book-4 Page [189]
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