Mooney, Paschal

Friday, 2 July 2010

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 203 Nbr. 14


Order of Business

I congratulate the new Fine Gael front bench and wish it well. My particular interest is that two of the members of the Fine Gael Party who represent Leitrim, Deputy John Perry from Sligo-North Le...More Button

I feel compelled to defend the integrity, commitment and passion the Minister of State, Deputy John Moloney, brings to disability issues here. I attended a meeting yesterday with colleagues at whi...More Button

As the parent of a special needs child, I value the respite care provided across the country. It is essential for the well-being of the families concerned that they get that respite. What the peo...More Button

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Health (Amendment) Bill 2010: Committee and Remaining Stages

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Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010: Committee Stage

I primarily seek assurance from the Minister in the light of the ongoing debate in the Houses and nationally. I come from Drumshanbo, County Leitrim and live in what is known as the Leitrim lakela...More Button

I am sure the Minister, for whom I have the height of respect, will agree that in politics perception is everything. On this basis, while it may seem that this is a given, will he take the opportu...More Button

They are living in the heart of the area in question, but they believe in a higher duty. They were elected under the banner of the Fianna Fáil Party, took the party Whip and accepted what t...More Button

Like many of those living near me, I am concerned. I have heard the same argument made on the other side of the House. When Senator Coffey and others enter government, they will face similar situ...More Button

The people involved in RISE! have not been the most helpful, certainly from a Fianna Fáil perspective, in raising the temperature across the country, but they are decent and honourable.More Button

Many around the country who engage in outdoor activities such as gaming and fishing are not members of RISE! or associated with it in any way. However, they and people within my party have a great...More Button

This is an important opportunity for the Green Party and, in particular, the Minister who is guiding the legislation through the House and which we are supporting as part of the programme for Gover...More Button

——but this is a priority for the Green Party. As such, it included it in the programme for Government. In a spirit of compromise, which is what coalition government is about, we accep...More Button

I ask the Minister to reassure the good, honourable and decent people of rural Ireland that just because he represents the leafy suburbs of Dublin 4 he is not in any way out of touch or lacking in ...More Button

It always starts with the big lie.More Button

I welcome the amendments that were passed in the Dáil and I look forward to the Minister explaining this amendment for slow learners. The questions raised by the Senator regarding what he r...More Button

I agree with the Senator that the lacuna he referred to is unacceptable on the face of it. There was a hiatus between the changes in the certificate’s form and the introduction of the amendi...More Button

The amending legislation has been passed by the Dáil and is part of the Bill before us. The regional game councils of Ireland, which were involved in this debate, welcome this legislation a...More Button

If the new regime has not been put in place and new legislation is not introduced by August 2012, and I am confident that it will be, anybody who takes out a licence in July 2012 will continue to h...More Button

I propose that the House be suspended for 30 minutes following which we will take Report Stage.More Button

The Seanad divided: Tá, 28; Níl, 13.More Button

Sitting suspended at 4 p.m. and resumed at 4.15 p.m.More Button

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Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010: Report and Final Stages

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