Ó Brolcháin, Niall

Friday, 2 July 2010

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 203 Nbr. 14


Order of Business

Hear, hear.More Button

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Health (Amendment) Bill 2010: Committee and Remaining Stages

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Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010: Committee Stage

The Senator should read our policies.More Button

The Senator is not allowed to misrepresent our party.More Button

Senator Coffey had two opportunities.More Button

I accept the Cathaoirleach’s point.More Button

As a member of the Green Party, which was referred to in this debate, I believe it is unfortunate that our policy is constantly misrepresented. It is unfortunate that the items in the programme fo...More Button

I keep hearing about the thin end of wedge when in fact this is the thick end of the wedge. Anybody who has read the programme for Government will realise that this Bill, the Dog Breeding Establis...More Button

With regard to fishing, Senator Quinn should note the Green Party’s issue concerns hunting with hounds specifically. I certainly have never come across hunting fish with hounds. Nobody is s...More Button

Senator Coffey is wrong in respect of there being one high profile incident. He obviously did not hear “Liveline” some days ago.More Button

Many people outlined on the radio show incidents that happened in north County Dublin, which is now a suburban area. It is 150 years since the British army officers, not Cú Chulainn, formed...More Button

Senator Coffey says hunting is a great Irish tradition. While hunting is an Irish tradition, I was amused and amazed at the various views of Senators this morning on the raucous behaviour of peopl...More Button

Fortunately we live in a more civilised society than people did in the time of Cú Chulainn. If Cú Chulainn, who was probably a great man, were to come in here, the gae bolga and othe...More Button

To say everybody in rural areas is out hunting for his dinner is a misrepresentation of rural Ireland. I grew up in rural Ireland and really did not see guys out with spears wearing whatever they ...More Button

There is no question but that cruelty to animals is an important issue for the Green Party. I have been looking for Fine Gael’s policy on animal welfare but cannot find it. Where is it? Th...More Button

If we are to have decent debates in this Chamber, it is incumbent on all parties to think about the very serious and real measures that are being introduced and which have the backing of the people...More Button

It has nothing to do with the mandate of the Green Party.More Button

It concerns the fact that public opinion has shown consistently that the hunt is opposed by the majority of the people.More Button

In light of public opinion, it is only right and proper that the Minister has progressed this legislation. Fine Gael does not seem to be listening to the public but to a small group of well funded...More Button

I would like to know from where it is getting all of its funding.More Button

I did, but I have not received an answer.More Button

Let us find out. We could go all over the place in this debate——More Button

——but the reality is that the measure being introduced by the Minister is a simple one. I assure Senator Quinn that this is not the thin edge of the wedge in respect of fishing. I am ...More Button

Atrocious.More Button

Fine Gael has its own.More Button

It is included in the programme for Government.More Button

The Senator is discussing Fine Gael.More Button

That is not true.More Button

The Senator is telling fairy stories.More Button

The Senator is good with fairy stories.More Button

What? More Button

This is getting into the realms of fantasy. More Button

Will we get the GAA as well? More Button

What is the Senator against? Is he against motherhood? More Button

This is ridiculous, a Leas-Chathaoirligh, please.More Button

I like Senator Quinn’s stores. They are great stores. More Button

Can Senator Coffey show it to us?More Button

Goebbels.More Button

The Ward Union Hunt.More Button

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

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Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010: Report and Final Stages

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