O'Reilly, Joe

Friday, 16 October 2020

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

I ask the Leader to convey in writing our congratulations and good wishes to the Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner on the successful completion of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe's murder ...More Button

  The Donohoe family is highly respected in my county. The parents are still alive there and the family is very respected. After their terrible tragedy a little glimmer of joy came into...More Button

  I congratulate all involved in bringing justice in this case and salute the Donohoe family. I urge the Leader to convey my comments to the Minister and the Garda Commissioner.More Button

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Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages

I will begin by welcoming the Minister and welcoming all colleagues back after a busy morning. Amendment No. 1 is in the names of Senators Higgins and Ruane. I have something to read before I cal...More Button

Does the Senator wish to move her amendment?More Button

Amendment No. 4 is a physical alternative to amendment No. 3.More Button

Yes.More Button

I do not know that we can make that proposal.More Button

We have a recommendation on it. I am informed that we can make that distinction and I am happy to accommodate it. We are all trying to ensure the smooth running of the debate. We can take amendm...More Button

I welcome the Minister, congratulate him and ask him to respond to the amendments.More Button

We will try to accommodate that. I call the MinisterMore Button

Amendment No. 2 is in the names of Senators McDowell and Boyhan. Amendments Nos. 2, 7 and 21 are related and may be discussed together, by agreement.More Button

Amendments Nos. 8 and 9 are related and may be discussed together, by agreement.More Button

I understand the Minister has some information he wishes to relay.More Button

Is the Senator pressing amendment No. 8? Did Senator Warfield indicate?More Button

We will come back to that in a moment.More Button

Does the Minister wish to reply before I put the question?More Button

Yes.More Button

Amendments Nos. 12 to 16, inclusive, 24 and 26 are related and may be discussed together by agreement. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Yes. Amendments Nos. 24 and 26 are related and it has been agreed to take this group of amendments together.More Button

The Senator must speak specifically to the amendment.More Button

I apologise for interrupting the Senator but we will be discussing section 3 later. Senators must speak to the amendment for now.More Button

Amendment No. 23 is out of order as it incurs a potential charge on revenue.More Button

  Amendment No. 23 not moved.More Button

Amendments Nos. 25 and 27 are related and may be discussed together by agreement. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

We will take that separately.More Button

I appreciate the Senator for saying that. Does Senator Higgins want to make a contribution?More Button

Amendment No. 29 is out of order as it is not relevant to the subject matter of the Bill.More Button

  Amendment No. 29 not moved.More Button

With great respect, Senator, can we stay to amendment No. 28, please?More Button

Amendments Nos. 31 to 34, inclusive, have been deemed out of order as they are not relevant to the subject matter of the Bill.More Button

  Amendments Nos. 31 to 34, inclusive, not moved.More Button

  Section 8 agreed to.More Button

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.More Button

When is it proposed to take Report Stage?More Button

Question, "That Report Stage be taken now", put and declared carried.More Button

  Bill received for final consideration.More Button

When is it proposed to take Fifth Stage?More Button

Question, "That Fifth Stage be taken now", put and declared carried.More Button

I call on the Minister to make some concluding remarks.More Button

I thank the Minister for his positive remarks and his positive approach to the debate today.More Button

It is just concluding remarks at this time.More Button

It has been said already.More Button

Thank you, Senator.More Button

Thank you. I appreciate the approach Members are taking. I call Senator Warfield.More Button

On a personal level, the reason I asked Senator Warfield to wait a little is that it is nice to end on a joyful note. I congratulate Senator Warfield on his engagement last Friday. We wish him we...More Button

  The final word appropriately goes to Senator Seery Kearney.More Button

I call Senator McGreehan. Make it shorter than the Gettysburg address.More Button

On my behalf and on behalf of the Cathaoirleach, I thank Members for the respectful debate. It was apt that it should be a respectful and controlled debate given the gravity and sensitivity of the...More Button

When is it proposed to sit again?More Button

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Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed)

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