Moylan, Pat

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 191 Nbr. 2


Business of Seanad.

I have received notice from Senator Ciaran Cannon that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter: More Button

I have also received notice from Senator Frances Fitzgerald of the following matter:More Button

I have also received notice from Senator Shane Ross of the following matter:More Button

I have also received notice from Senator Nicky McFadden of the following matter:More Button

I have also received notice from Senator John Paul Phelan of the following matter:More Button

I have also received notice from Senator Pearse Doherty of the following matter:More Button

I regard the matters raised by Senators as suitable for discussion on the Adjournment. I have selected the matters raised by Senators Cannon, Fitzgerald and Ross and they will be taken at the conc...More Button

Is that agreed?More Button

Does the Leader wish to reply?More Button

We will adjourn until 6.35 p.m. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Sitting suspended at 6.20 p.m. and resumed at 6.35 p.m.More Button

I call the Leader.More Button

Is that agreed?More Button

Please Senator——More Button

Senator Walsh, without interruption.More Button

Amendments can be tabled in the Chamber.More Button

Senator Feeney, without interruption.More Button

Senators must speak through the Chair and not across the floor.More Button

That is not a point of order, but a procedural matter. I call on Senator Feeney to conclude.More Button

I have a proposal from the Leader to put to the House. He has made a proposal that the sitting be suspended until 10 p.m. I am asking if that is agreed.More Button

The Leader did not indicate to me that he wanted to reply to that matter and I must proceed with the business at hand.More Button

Does the Leader wish to reply?More Button

Is that agreed?More Button

The Leader has announced that the House——More Button

——will sit at 1 a.m. Is that agreed?More Button

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Sitting suspended at 10.05 p.m. and resumed at 1 a.m.More Button

The Leader without interruption, please.More Button

That is agreed. It is 2.30 a.m.More Button

Is it 2.15 a.m. or 2.30 a.m.?More Button

The Leader has made the proposal and there is agreement.More Button

That is agreed. The House is suspended until 2.30 a.m.More Button

Sitting suspended at 1.10 a.m. and resumed at 2.30 a.m.More Button

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Order of Business.

The Leader indicated there will be a 30-minute debate.More Button

The Senator can raise that in the debate later today and she can talk to the Minister directly.More Button

The points have been well made. There are a number of speakers offering and I would like to accommodate them.More Button

The Senator made a personal remark relating to the President of another country. Those people are elected by the people of the relevant country.More Button

We are on the Order of Business, not discussing the American President.More Button

We will take questions to the Leader. The time is almost up.More Button

Please put a question on the Order of Business.More Button

Has the Senator a question for the Leader?More Button

We are not debating that yet.More Button

The Leader, without interruption.More Button

The Leader, without interruption.More Button

The Leader is replying to questions raised by Senators and if he identifies a Senator by name, that does not mean he is offering a direct reply.More Button

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2008: Second Stage.

Senator Boyle, without interruption. More Button

The Senators will have an opportunity to speak. More Button

I call Senator Prendergast, or Senator Hannigan. I am sorry.More Button

Human Body Organs and Human Tissue Bill 2008: Second Stage.

The Senator’s time has expired.More Button

I must call the next speaker.More Button

My hands are tied in respect of the time.More Button

Credit Institutions (Financial Support) Bill 2008: Second Stage.

Senator MacSharry to continue without interruption.More Button

There should be no interruptions. I will ask Members to leave the House if they continue to interrupt.More Button

The Senator is using up the time of Senator Bacik. More Button

Senator Kelly, without interruption.More Button

The Senator must conclude.More Button

The Senator’s time is exhausted. He must conclude.More Button

There are only five minutes left and four people on the Opposition side wish to speak. Senator Fitzgerald is next on the list.More Button

I was due to call the Minister at 4.40 a.m. but because two people are to speak now I ask if the Leader will agree to allow five minutes extra for the other two people to share time. Is that agree...More Button

Allow the Minister to continue without interruption, please. More Button

When is it intended to take Committee Stage?More Button

Credit Institutions (Financial Support) Bill 2008: Committee Stage.

It is a point of information rather than a point of order.More Button

Is the amendment being pressed?More Button

Amendments Nos. 7 and 8 are related and will be discussed together.More Button

Amendments Nos. 17 to 20, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together by agreement.More Button

Government amendment No. 17:More Button

We do not want to drag on the debate. The early shift is in and shortly the school tours will be coming in. Is the amendment being pressed?More Button

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.More Button

When is it proposed to sit again?More Button

In regard to expressions of thanks, I will call the spokespersons. I call Senator Twomey.More Button

Before calling the Minister, I wish to thank the Leas-Chathaoirleach, Senator Burke, the Clerk and Clerk Assistant of the Seanad and the staff of the House, the restaurant staff — who remaine...More Button