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Seanad: Order of Business. (12 Sep 2002)

Joe McHugh: Will the Leader arrange a debate on the issue of forward and spatial planning? This issue is important to both our rural landscape and urban areas. This request comes at a time when the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Deputy Ó Cuív, says he endorses one-off housing in rural areas. This serious problem requires debate and serious thought before such opinions are pronounced.

Seanad: An Bille um an Séú Leasú is Fiche ar an mBunreacht, 2002: An Dara Céim. Twenty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 2002: Second Stage. (12 Sep 2002)

Joe McHugh: This is a very proud day for me, particularly as I have a few friends up from Donegal. I believe I only have one minute now, so I will get the opportunity of having an early night tonight and will be back tomorrow morning. I will be sharing my time with Senator Brian Hayes, with the agreement of the House. I will expand upon my presentation tomorrow. I would like to talk about my role as a...

Seanad: An Bille um an Séú Leasú is Fiche ar an mBunreacht, 2002: An Dara Céim (Atógáil). Twenty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 2002: Second Stage (Resumed). (13 Sep 2002)

Joe McHugh: I wish to share my time with Senator Brian Hayes.

Seanad: An Bille um an Séú Leasú is Fiche ar an mBunreacht, 2002: An Dara Céim (Atógáil). Twenty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 2002: Second Stage (Resumed). (13 Sep 2002)

Joe McHugh: I congratulate the Cathaoirleach and the Leas-Chathaoirleach on their appointment and thank the Cathaoirleach for allowing me one minute of speaking time last night. In calling for a "Yes" vote on the Nice treaty, I would like to talk about my membership over the past three years of the committee of the Assembly of European Regions. In that time, I have had the special privilege of working...

Seanad: Education Funding: Motion (9 Oct 2002)

Joe McHugh: I thank the Minister for being in attendance because there are a few pertinent points I wish to make and I have a number of questions which he might answer. Before dealing with the substance of the motion – I thank Senator Ulick Burke for introducing it – I wish to discuss my experiences in the field of pedagogy. I had the opportunity to work in both the formal and non-formal sectors of...

Seanad: Order of Business. (16 Oct 2002)

Joe McHugh: I ask the Leader of the House to invite the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Deputy Harney, to the House to discuss IDA plans for attracting inward investment. To use a case study in the Milford area in Donegal, the IDA is trying to attract large-scale companies to a rural peripheral area, based on projections that there will be investment in services, broadband...

Seanad: European Union (Scrutiny) Bill, 2001 changed from European Union Bill, 2001: Second Stage. (16 Oct 2002)

Joe McHugh: I thank Senator Bradford for sharing his time. I welcome this Bill which gives me more confidence in the European project. I was one of the 18% of voters who voted "No" in the last referendum because of a lack of confidence in the scrutiny of European measures by the Houses of the Oireachtas. It is understandable why people in my home area of Donegal lack confidence in the European project....

Seanad: European Union (Scrutiny) Bill, 2001 changed from European Union Bill, 2001: Second Stage. (16 Oct 2002)

Joe McHugh: A position of dependency on hand-outs does not instil confidence in the recipient. I have yet to hear a person on the dole say that, while on the dole, he or she respected the social welfare system. Respect will not be engendered if the language of dependency is used to describe Ireland's relationship with the European Union. We also contributed and were involved in the development of the...

Seanad: Order of Business. (23 Oct 2002)

Joe McHugh: I urge the Leader to seriously consider debating with a Minister the motion I tabled on rural development, community infrastructure-services and depopulation. It is on the Order Paper and she might recommend that it be dealt with during Private Members' time. My mandate comes from the county councillors who elected me. I am delighted to have been elected to this House but it was a tough and...

Seanad: Northern Ireland: Statements. (23 Oct 2002)

Joe McHugh: I wish to share my time with Senator Cummins.

Seanad: Northern Ireland: Statements. (23 Oct 2002)

Joe McHugh: There are a number of cross-Border institutions which I can discuss from a Donegal perspective. They include the peace and reconciliation fund, the international fund for Ireland and the INTERREG programme. All of them have done much good work in the last five years for which I congratulate them. The current situation has reached an impasse but, from my perspective, the glass is half full...

Seanad: Adjournment Matters. - Redundancy Payments. (23 Oct 2002)

Joe McHugh: I welcome the Minister of State to the House and bring forward this matter in the light of a letter I received recently from the Letterkenny and District Trade Union Council which seeks to have the Redundancy Payments Act amended immediately to provide in cases of redundancy for a minimum of three weeks' pay per year of service without reference to age. The legislation currently provides for...

Seanad: Adjournment Matters. - Redundancy Payments. (23 Oct 2002)

Joe McHugh: I thank the Minister of State for his reply. I welcome the work that has been done by the Redundancy Review Group and I hope agreement can be reach on pay increases.

Seanad: Order of Business. (24 Oct 2002)

Joe McHugh: Perhaps I am interfering with Seanad protocol, but will the Leader request the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources to initiate a debate in the Chamber, which would include our international diaspora, by way of tele-conferencing? I am calling for such a debate in light of the fact that local authority members and Members of the Oireachtas regularly visit Irish communities...

Seanad: Order of Business. (24 Oct 2002)

Joe McHugh: On a point of information, what is the protocol in the Chamber?

Seanad: Order of Business. (24 Oct 2002)

Joe McHugh: No, I am referring to electronic link-up.

Seanad: Order of Business. (24 Oct 2002)

Joe McHugh: What about video and electronic link-up?

Seanad: Crime Levels: Statements. (24 Oct 2002)

Joe McHugh: I welcome the Minister, Deputy McDowell, to the House and I am delighted to speak about the issue of crime. I appreciate the Minister's acknowledgement that the measures he proposes represent the tip of the iceberg in relation to targeted responses to crime. I welcome these reactive measures, however, as they are necessary. A long-term crime strategy should include an examination of the...

Seanad: Order of Business. (6 Nov 2002)

Joe McHugh: Will the Leader request the Minister for the Environment and Local Government to investigate management systems at Glenveagh national park in light of employee dissatisfaction? Will he investigate as a matter of priority recruitment processes, employee satisfaction and the promotional methods used as a result of the amalgamation of the management structure at that State park which has changed...

Seanad: Social Welfare Benefits: Motion. (6 Nov 2002)

Joe McHugh: I welcome the Minister, Deputy Mary Coughlan, to her new position and congratulate her as a fellow Donegal person. I wish her well and hope she will have some form of inspiration that will help her through the difficult task ahead of her. I also welcome the other two Ministers of State who are here this evening. On a point of clarification, Deputy Michael Noonan, the former leader of Fine...

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