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10/10/2012 [Order of Business] The Order of Business is No. 1, Houses of the Oireachtas Commission (Amendment) Bill 2012 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage, to be taken on the conclusion of the Order of Business and to conclude not later than 1.45 p.m., with the contributions of group spokespersons not ...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [669]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I appreciate the Ministers with responsibility for health will be in the House for much of the day, between the Committee Stage debate on the Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill and the Private Members' motion this evening. However, in light of events yesterday it is of v...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [670]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] Listening to Senator Mac Sharry, I was struck that he might have kept his powder dry for a little later in the day given that the Minister for Health will be in the House from about lunchtime onwards. The Senator might have saved his points for the Minister.[Bacik, Ivana]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [671]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I am sure the Senator will have.
I welcome the really good news from the Kerry Group yesterday and I join with others in congratulating the group on the announcement of 900 jobs in the immediate future. It is a reminder of the strength of the agrifood sector and it is a really...
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10/10/2012 [Order of Business] The House may generally share this view. I strongly congratulate the national broadcaster, RTE, on a most remarkable and uplifting programme last night. I refer to the interview with the former President, Mary McAleese. This was a prophetic voice and it struck a visionary note...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [671]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] John XXIII. I think we all know the wonderful man who started the Vatican Council. That is the person I am speaking of.
Mary McAleese had a very difficult background. She was reared in Ardoyne, which was a mixed area but largely Protestant, and some of her neighbours joined ...
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10/10/2012 [Order of Business] Senator Norris, we are not discussing the presidency today.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [672]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] Yes, but I would like to tie it in, if I may, with the need for a visionary prophetic approach-----[Norris, David]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [672]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I am glad we have such people in this land. Bringing it back to the economy-----[Norris, David]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [672]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] Yes. Can we have a debate which will include matters such as those raised by the President of Brazil when addressing President Higgins and sending a message back to the Irish people to say that it was dangerous to engage in nothing but austerity measures, nothing but tax cuts an...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [672]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] As this is world mental health day, I take the opportunity to urge public awareness of mental health issues and ask the Leader to arrange at a future date a discussion on mental health issues. I commend the HSE, in particular people from HSE west, with whom I spent a few hours o...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [673]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] From 1 October 2012 the Private Security Authority demands a fee of up to €2,250 for a licensee to install CCTV cameras in private houses. Anybody who breaks the law, including householders, will incur a fine €3,000 and be committed to imprisonment for 13 months. Heretofore thi...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [673]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] Indeed, and should not have set up many of those organisations.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [673]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] The Government assumed office on a promise and won the election under false pretences on many issues, including transparency in Government. Please do not raise the health centres because there is more to come out on that issue.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [673]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] We are discussing health later. Has the Senator a question for the Leader? Senators are exciting me.[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [673]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] Does Senator Leyden have a question for the Leader?[An Cathaoirleach]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [673]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] Yes. I ask the Leader to examine this point to ensure there is a reduction in charges. The licensing issue is fine but a person should not be charged €2,250 for a licence every two years to install small CCTV cameras in a private houses or businesses throughout the country. I ...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [673]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] It will go down in flames the same as the previous Coalition Government.[Leyden, Terry]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [674]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I call on the Leader, as a matter of urgency, to inform the Minister for Finance and the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, of a matter of grave concern, namely, a fire hazard which could have serious ramifications in the town of Portarlington. It conc...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [674]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I note that yesterday in response to the article I mentioned in the Irish Examiner about austerity not working that Senator John Gilroy cast aspersions on the article and said I should not believe everying I read in the newspapers, that it probably was not true and that I had no...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [674]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] Will the Leader invite the Minister for Transport, Deputy Varadkar, to come to the House for a debate on his proposals in respect of the increase in penalty points. I welcome the fact that he will increase penalty points for the use of mobile telephones while driving. We have h...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [675]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I ask the Leader to arrange a debate on good governance. It would be a useful exercise to reflect the views of various sides of the House on what constitutes good governance. Yesterday, we saw an example of appalling governance at the Committee of Public Accounts to which Senat...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [675]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I join in welcoming the good news announced yesterday by the Kerry Group. It shows that the agrifood industry is up and running. It can solve our current economic problems and we should support the industry in every way.
I want to refer to the news that has broken over the pa...
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10/10/2012 [Order of Business] The sewerage systems were unfinished. In many cases tankers draw sewage away from these estates. Who is responsible? The issue must be sorted out as a matter of urgency.[Comiskey, Michael]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [676]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I am surprised at Senator Walsh's comments about the Minister for Public Service and Reform. His comments are typical of the obfuscation by the Fianna Fáil Party, in particular, given that an awful lot of the increments to which he referred were introduced under its stewardship....Vol-217 Book-10 Page [676]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] Like other colleagues, I welcome yesterday's announcement by the Kerry Group that it will locate an international centre of excellence in Naas. Over 900 people will be employed on a permanent basis and 400 people will be employed on a temporary basis while the centre is being co...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [677]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I welcome the move and I hope there will be more. If there was political interference on a weekly basis then we would have 52,000 jobs created per year. For the remaining year or more of the life of the Government we could expect to see 52,000 high-quality jobs being provided.
...
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10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I acknowledge that today is World Mental Health Day. It is a major issue here, particularly among young people. I concur with other Senators in their call to make resources available to deal with the issue. Other Senators have spoken about road deaths, penalty points and so fo...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [677]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I was shocked to read that 98,200 penalty points have been issued to motorists using their mobile telephones at the wheel this year alone. This stark statistic shows that people very much use their mobile telephones while in command of a vehicle. An AA survey found that 50% of ...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [678]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] Yesterday I welcomed the good news story for the agrifood sector which came from the Kerry Group. It is a tremendous success under the dynamic leadership of its CEO, Stan McCarthy. However, today is a sad day for Irish business with the announcement that a receiver has been app...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [678]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] There has been much discussion on the agricultural sector and yesterday's very good news story about the Kerry Group. Unfortunately, we have had too many bad news stories in the agricultural sector, mainly because of accidents on farms. We all saw the horrific tragedy which bef...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [678]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I compliment my party colleague, Senator Ivana Bacik, on her proposal yesterday for a new initiative of a purple flag area which would indicate a crime free zone in an urban area. It is a great idea and we should fully support it. I would like to take it a step further in an ef...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [679]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] -----but certainly the people I deal with fully support the idea.[Kelly, John]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [679]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I call for a debate on the growing democratic deficit in the country. Previously I have spoken on the issue of Seanad reform.[Daly, Mark]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [679]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I add my support to World Mental Health Day. While I acknowledge the support and services available, much more could be done particularly in the area of young people committing suicide and self-harm among those aged under 25. I support the call for an afternoon to be set aside ...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [680]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] Senator MacSharry spoke about the Committee of Public Accounts. What happened there is a matter for that committee.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [680]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] The Senator should let me finish and I will reply.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [680]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] The Leader should not insult the people of this House with that rubbish.[MacSharry, Marc]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [680]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] The Senator should show me some courtesy - I listened to him.[Cummins, Maurice]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [680]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] The Leader should have the manners to answer the question.[MacSharry, Marc]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [680]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] We will take the Committee Stage of the Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill. The matters the Senator is raising deal with health governance. If he is so interested in the matter, he would have tabled an amendment on Committee Stage - he can still do so on Report Stage if...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [680]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] Could the Leader not arrange a debate between Senators Kelly and Bacik, and leave the Minister out?[Mullen, Rónán]Vol-217 Book-10 Page [680]
10/10/2012 [Order of Business] I note Senator Norris's résumé of the television programme dealing with the former President, Ms McAleese, and his comments on the visit of President Higgins to South America.
Senators Mullins, Noone, Conway and Moran highlighted that today is World Mental Health Day. We have ...
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10/10/2012 [Order of Business] Senator Whelan spoke about the former Avon Arlington factory in Portarlington. Laois County Council should deal with the matter under the derelict sites order. The Senator should take the matter up with NAMA, which has a special division dealing with these types of issues. Ult...Vol-217 Book-10 Page [681]
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