de Búrca, Déirdre

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 191 Nbr. 2


Order of Business.

I look forward to the debate on the Credit Institutions (Financial Support) Bill 2008 later this evening. As my colleague, Senator Ó Murchú, said yesterday, we have a choice in this ...More Button

I raise an issue on which I touched yesterday concerning the protection the Government is offering to six financial institutions. Other financial institutions operate in this country in which Iris...More Button

A Belgian company operating in Belgium, France and another EU member state raised the issue of difficulties where it is necessary for a state to intervene and offer protection to an institution or ...More Button

While I welcome what the Government is doing at this time, we need to look ahead. I encourage the Minister for Finance and other Ministers, in their discussions in the Council of Ministers, to rai...More Button

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

I congratulate Senator Quinn on his Human Body Organs and Human Tissue Bill 2008. He has taken the opportunity in Private Members’ business to advance draft legislation in this House to prom...More Button

I congratulate the Senator again because this is bold legislation. It proposes a fundamental change to a system with a presumption in favour of consent to the donation of organs and body parts unl...More Button

I agree with the sentiments expressed earlier by the Minister of State. Based on practice in Spain and elsewhere, it appears that presumption in favour of consent can and does lead to a much great...More Button

The issue of consent is obviously central to this legislation. In this context consent refers in particular to the removal, retention and disposal of human body organs and human tissue. There hav...More Button

Reasons for the removal, retention and disposal of organs and human tissue can vary, ranging from diagnostic purposes, teaching and research and transplantation. What is very helpful in Senator Qu...More Button

This Bill touches on a number of important issues, one being the consent of children. It was important to address this issue but I am not sure the Bill has fully resolved some of the dilemmas that...More Button

A helpful part of the Bill concerns qualifying relationships in the context of withholding consent by children and adults. The Bill raises the need for a much greater level of public awareness and...More Button

We need improved medical education and training in hospitals with a much greater emphasis on communications skills and on the legal and technical issues. Training must be given to personnel in the...More Button

The issue of disposal of retained organs is very important. The period of retention can often be quite long and we should have very clear protocols around this. The principle of observing the wis...More Button

Business of Seanad.

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

I welcome the Minister to the House. While I will not throw any bouquets in his direction, like my fellow Green Party colleagues, I am satisfied to support the Credit Institutions (Financial Suppo...More Button

To have not acted swiftly would have led to a very serious disturbance of the economy. As other speakers have said, it would have moved out beyond the banking sector and have had a much wider econ...More Button

However, it is important to point out that the same protection and underwriting was not extended to other financial institutions operating in the State. This does raise issues and questions around...More Button

An increasing number of financial and banking services operate across the borders of member states. Fortis is an example of one of these. It is obvious that the traditional model of governments a...More Button

I ask the Minister to use his influence on the Council of Ministers to call for an EU-wide regulatory authority for financial services. This has been mentioned in recent days. It would be sensibl...More Button

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

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