Header Item Order of Business (Continued)
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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Seanad Éireann Debate

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(Speaker Continuing)

[Senator Maurice Cummins: Information on Maurice Cummins Zoom on Maurice Cummins] I remind Senators the House debated for a number of hours ideas on job creation which fed into the Action Plan for Jobs. Quite a number of the ideas which came from the House were included. Others may choose to forget this but it is worth recalling this was the situation.

  Senator MacSharry called for a debate on men's health. I reject totally the disgraceful comments regarding the Taoiseach.

Senator Marc MacSharry: Information on Marc MacSharry Zoom on Marc MacSharry Will we have a debate?

Senator Maurice Cummins: Information on Maurice Cummins Zoom on Maurice Cummins I will treat them with the contempt they deserve.

Senator Marc MacSharry: Information on Marc MacSharry Zoom on Marc MacSharry That is the type of contempt the Taoiseach showed to the House consistently. The Leader might as well row in with him.

  Order of Business agreed to.

Employment Equality Act: Referral to Committee

Senator Maurice Cummins: Information on Maurice Cummins Zoom on Maurice Cummins I move:

That the proposal that Seanad approves the following Order in draft:
Employment Equality Act, 1998 (section 12) (Church of Ireland College of Education) Order 2013,
a copy of which Order in draft was laid before Seanad Éireann on 4th June, 2013, be referred to the Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection, in accordance with Standing Order 70A(3), which, not later than 25th June, 2013, shall send a message to the Seanad in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 73, and Standing Order 75(2) shall accordingly apply."

  Question put and agreed to.

Cork Prison Resolution: Referral to Committee

Senator Maurice Cummins: Information on Maurice Cummins Zoom on Maurice Cummins I move:

That the proposal that Seanad Éireann approves the development of a prison in the townland of Rathmore and city of Cork in respect of which copies of documents as specified in section 26(2) of the Prisons Act (No. 10 of 2007) were laid before Seanad Éireann on 7th June, 2013, be referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality, in accordance with Standing Order 70A(3), which, not later than 25th June, 2013, shall send a message to the Seanad in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 73, and Standing Order 75(2) shall accordingly apply.

  Question put and agreed to.

  Sitting suspended at 3.45 p.m. and resumed at 4.05 p.m.


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