Boyle, Dan

Friday, 2 July 2010

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 203 Nbr. 14


Order of Business

I welcome the passage of the Civil Partnership Bill in the Dáil last night without a division. I look forward to the debate on it in this House. It is significant legislation because it re...More Button

A debate on the Ombudsman’s report would be useful. There is legislation before the Dáil which will be brought before the Seanad to extend the powers of the Ombudsman. That might pre...More Button

Senator O’Toole referred to the conduct of the protestors outside the gates of Leinster House. I support his comments. The issue is important. Sadly, there are individuals, members of grou...More Button

That said, for the next two weeks we have a full programme of legislation, including legislation which does not deal with animal rights.More Button

We will see the passage of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill, the Civil Partnership Bill, the European Financial Stability Facility Bill and the legislation dealing with the windfall le...More Button

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Health (Amendment) Bill 2010: Committee and Remaining Stages

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Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010: Committee Stage

We know he can speak, but we——More Button

I wish to express my amazement that this section is being opposed. We have an opportunity on Committee Stage to discuss each section and to put down——More Button

According to the Order Paper it is being opposed. Every section is opposed.More Button

A Chathaoirligh, this is my first contribution and I am speaking on section 4.More Button

I do not question the right of anybody to put down amendments but I question their sanity in making such an argument. That is the point of Committee Stage. The Members are saying they oppose a se...More Button

This is opposition for the sake of opposition.More Button

This is at the heart of why Fine Gael is so badly suffering. If you believe——More Button

——there is an anomaly, have it corrected.More Button

If there is an anomaly to be corrected, it is corrected by the section in the Bill. It is that simple. It is legislation for dummies. If the Members wish to make a cod of the legislative process...More Button

We have had a Committee Stage debate that has been characterised by half truths, mistruths and utter lies. When I point out a truth and certainty that the Opposition is opposing a section that cor...More Button

That is the reality.More Button

It is legislative nonsense.More Button

Members can look at the transcript of the Second Stage and Committee Stage debate, as well as whatever Report Stage debate there will be——More Button

——and look at the number and length of the contributions. They will then see who has made this debate go on for an unnecessary length and who has made an unnecessary issue of this Bill...More Button

I will conclude. I look forward to this point being argued further and having a vote on opposing a section that must be included to correct the anomaly.More Button

That is the role the Opposition is playing. We are grateful as a Government for having such a circus voice that is called on to oppose.More Button

It is the hypocrisy I do not like.More Button

It is hypocrisy.More Button

Lies, damned lies and hypocrisy.More Button

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Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010: Report and Final Stages

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