Daly, Mark

Friday, 16 October 2020

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I draw Members' attention to a change in the procedure for divisions. At the meeting of the Committee on Procedure and Privileges during the week I outlined that there has been a slippage, as we a...More Button

  I note people are wearing masks and I welcome that but the social distancing rules apply to everybody equally. We have seen comments in the ne...More Button

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

When Members are speaking in the Chamber, addressing the Leader and asking questions, or even during debate I ask others not to engage in conversation. If Members wish to engage in conversation th...More Button

We are glad the Senator is back.More Button

I thank the Senator for his important contribution. I call Senator Seán Kyne.More Button

On the 5th Report of the Seanad Committee on Procedure and Privileges, the Leader outlined that the motion would be taken on the conclusion of the Order of Business but did not outline whether it w...More Button

Okay.More Button

It is not our place as a country to interfere in the elections of other countries. I am not sure that is an issue for the Order of Business. I thank the Senator.More Button

Sorry, Senator-----More Button

I appreciate the Senator's use of the terminology but it is unparliamentary.More Button

The Senator is grand. It is slightly unladylike.More Button

All I would say is that it is slightly unladylike.More Button

To be clear, the phrase is slightly unladylike.More Button

The Senator is most definitely a lady.More Button

No, no.More Button

That is quite all right. The Cathaoirleach took absolutely no offence from the phrase. I would just point out that it is unparliamentary and slightly unladylike.More Button

The phrase is slightly unladylike. I know that the Senator is too humble to mention her own great work in the area that she first brought up, which is fostering, and I thank her for raising it.More Button

The Senator should not compare herself with her sister-in-law. She is not here in the House to defend herself.More Button

Seven Senators wish to contribute and we are way over time so I ask Senators to be brief.More Button

If the Senator is agreeable, I would do the same and write to the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste as well. The Senator has made a very good proposal.More Button

I still have five Senators offering and I want to get them all in. I do not want to cut them off as they have been here quite a long time so I ask Senators please to confine their contributions to...More Button

The Senator still only has one minute.More Button

Please stop interrupting Senator Mullen. He has a valuable contribution to make but only one minute to make it.More Button

I thank the Leader. Senator McDowell has moved an amendment to the Order of Business, "That in respect of the proposal regarding the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain ...More Button

Senator Craughwell has moved an amendment to the Order of Business, "That a debate with the Minister for Education and Skills on her plans to ensure sufficient numbers of substitute teachers are av...More Button

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

We must now deal with the postponed division relating to Second Stage of the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020, ...More Button

  Question, "That the Bill be now read a Second Time", put and agreed to.More Button

When is it proposed to take Committee Stage?More Button

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Shannon Group: Motion (Resumed)

  The following motion was moved by Senator Paul Gavan on Wednesday, 15 October 2020:More Button

  Debate resumed on amendment No. 1:More Button

We must now deal with the postponed division relating to the motion regarding the Shannon Group. On Wednesday, 15 October 2020, on the question that the amendment to the motion be agreed to, a div...More Button

  Question, "That the motion, as amended, be agreed to", put and declared carried.More Button

Business of Seanad

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

  Sitting suspended at 1.10 p.m. and resumed at 1.30 p.m.More Button

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

I want to outline the rule.More Button

The rule is simple. If Senators want to intervene during someone's contribution, they have to ask permission. The Senator in possession then has to agree.More Button

Just to let Members know, under Standing Order 39, Members may intervene when someone is talking but it must be done while that person is talking.More Button

Before the Senator sought to withdraw the amendment, Senators Dolan, Seery Kearney and Mullen had offered.More Button

Amendments Nos. 10 and 11 are related and may be discussed together by agreement. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

The amendment was not moved.More Button

Amendment No. 7 was not moved.More Button

It can be withdrawn when we reach that stage.More Button

We will wait for the Minister.More Button

This amendment has already been discussed during the debate on section 12, so the Minister is free to reply or we can ask the Member her intentions. Is the amendment being pressed?More Button

We are reopening the debate. I want to be fair to everybody. The amendment was part of-----More Button

I am not sure there is provision for that in the Standing Orders.More Button

I have allowed the Senator latitude-----More Button

Amendments Nos. 19 and 20 are related and may be discussed together, by agreement. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

It would not preclude the Minister.More Button

Amendments Nos. 22 and 36 to 38, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together. Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button