Cassidy, Donie

Thursday, 12 March 1998

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 154 Nbr. 13


Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy.

I propose a vote of sympathy on the death of the late Jack McQuillan. Jack was a Member of the Dáil and Seanad and he served both Houses well. He made an enormous contribution to Irish pol...More Button

Order of Business.

Today's Order of Business is items 1 and 2. Item 1 will be taken without debate and all Stages of item 2 will be taken today. Business will be interrupted from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.More Button

Senators Manning, Ryan, Dardis, Quinn, Ross, Costello and Burke commented on item 3. As Senator Dardis said, this Bill will go back to the Dáil because there is an amendment tabled for tomo...More Button

I am here to carry out the wishes of the Government. The Government has ordered the business for today and I let the Whips know last week the Order of Business and the main items for debate for t...More Button

Senator Ryan sought information on the Bill dealing with the Blasket Islands. I will come back to him as soon as I find out the position on the Bill. Senator Dardis asked for a debate on the RT&E...More Button

Senator Henry asked for a debate on the report for 1996 of the inspector of mental hospitals. I agreed to debate this some weeks ago and will bring it to the Order Paper as soon as I can. I can d...More Button

On Senators Walsh and Lydon's calls for a debate on foreign affairs, the Amsterdam Treaty and EMU, in which I know Senator Ross is interested, there will be a whole day's debate on EMU on 7 or 8 Ap...More Button

Senator Norris requested a debate on the Luas proposal. I will afford time for that at the earliest opportunity and I remind the Senator that his group has Private Members' time coming up soon and...More Button

Senator Bonner called for a debate on telephone masts. Everyone in the House agrees this is an important issue and I will try to find time for it before the Easter recess.More Button

Senators Cregan, Burke and others, including Senator McGowan who has been hospitalised lately and whom I wish well, called for a debate on local authorities. I will be pleased to allow time for th...More Button

Question declared carried.More Button

Report of the Committee on Procedure and Privileges: Motion.

I move:More Button

That the Report of the Committee on Procedure and Privileges be adopted, printed and laid before the House.More Button

Central Bank Bill, 1997: Second Stage.

At 7p.m.More Button

Agreed to take Committee Stage today.More Button

Sitting suspended at 6 p.m. and resumed at 7 p.m.More Button