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Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (28 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: It was very frightening. They were large, aggressive birds. I would be frightened for older people and young children. I have never seen anything quite like it. I understand this is an ongoing situation on Grafton Street especially.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (28 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: I understand that the Minister, Deputy Madigan, has agreed to the formation of a consultative committee with an independent chair. Where is that now?

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (28 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: I understand this group has met. Maybe we should ask the Minister for an update on the committee's report. I understand that it is a serious issue in Dublin and it is to be hoped we can get to it. My colleague, Senator O'Sullivan, was maybe five years ahead of his time but it is an issue that perhaps we should address.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (28 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: For the record, it was a sausage McMuffin.

Seanad: Provision of Accommodation and Ancillary Services to Applicants for International Protection: Statements (27 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this debate. Yesterday while driving home I was listening to a very interesting programme on Newstalk. It was hosted by Mr. Barry Whyte who visited a lot of direct provision centres around the country. I commend him on the balanced approach he took to the issue. Most people in the media want a row. All they want is the worst case...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Hospice Services Provision (20 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: I am pleased to be given the opportunity to raise this important issue. I seek an update on the planned 12-bed hospice inpatient project for Sligo. For more than three decades, the North West Hospice has been providing wonderful care to people in counties Sligo and Leitrim, south Donegal and west Cavan. The hospice currently provides an inpatient unit, a community palliative care team and...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Hospice Services Provision (20 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: I pay tribute to everyone who has helped to raise funds for the hospice and I thank the Minister of State for his reply. Sunflower days are the hospice's main fundraising initiatives and the generosity of local people is incredible. Sunflower days raised a staggering €33,000 over two days in June this year. I understand that special plans are being put in place for the 30th year of...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (20 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: This issue is not exactly on the radar, but a few months ago "RTÉ Investigates" followed the controversy in the greyhound industry concerning retired greyhounds and the poor welfare of greyhounds. There was a major clamour from animal rights groups, and rightly so, for the Government to stop the nearly €17 million of funding going to the Irish Greyhound Board. Today, however, I...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (20 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: Senator Leyden is out of touch.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (20 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: Hear, hear.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (20 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: Yes.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (20 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: Senator Leyden is out of touch.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (20 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: They are only happy when there are miseries.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (20 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: Yes, and asked people whether they wanted a black or red phone.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (20 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: Senator Leyden held his post with distinction.

Seanad: Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (20 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: I am delighted to say a few words about Rory Kiely. He was a man of his time. I have never seen as many people in the Visitors Gallery to pay their respects to a man who was very much respected. I see my former colleagues, including Donie Cassidy and Geraldine Feeney. It is hard to believe that since 2002, when I came in here first, such changes have happened in this Chamber. The first...

Seanad: Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (20 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: I remember Joe O'Toole was behind me, saying, "Keep going, young fellow. Keep going." It was probably not the best inauguration of my time in the Seanad. However, we met in the bar afterwards and I apologised, and we were great friends ever since. That was the mark of Rory Kiely. In the Members' Bar, we have many photographs of our achievements and most seem to be with racehorses or...

Seanad: Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (20 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: Arctic Copper. Rory is standing at the front and, while everyone was happy, he was the happiest man and it is a lovely photograph.Every time I look at it, I think of the past and sporting occasions, and this was a really great sporting occasion. This is there for the Members to see and is something I really enjoy. People talk about politics. It is great to see so many past politicians here...

Seanad: Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (20 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: Finally, I am also delighted to hear, as Senator O'Donnell rightly said, that the former Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, is recovering, and like Rory Kiely was, he is a decent and honourable man. Everyone in this House across party lines would like to see Brian Cowen making as speedy a recovery as he can. Brian Cowen is one of the same kind of people as Rory Kiely was. Fianna Fáil ran through...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (19 Nov 2019)

Frank Feighan: Senator Craughwell should withdraw that remark.

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