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Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: I thank the Cathaoirleach for affording me the privilege of saying the last word. I wish him a very happy Christmas and a good 2021. It is a pleasure to work with him in my role as Leas-Chathaoirleach. I wish our Leader and all my colleagues across the House a good Christmas. There is tremendous commitment in this Seanad. There is also great dedication and genuine ambition to do the...

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Second Stage (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Ossian Smyth.

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Second Stage (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: I omitted to point out that Senators have five minutes each. I do not think that presents a challenge.

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Second Stage (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: I agree with Senator Buttimer on a number of issues. For example, I agree with his point that the sheer scale of the budget merits further discussion and longer sessions. I join the Senator in congratulating the Minister of State on his appointment and, in the context of what I am about to say next, I recognise the Minister of State's background in local government. It is a disgrace that,...

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Second Stage (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: When is it proposed to take Committee Stage?

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Second Stage (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: Is that agreed? Agreed.

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: I thank the Senator. We will proceed with the debate.

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: We are moving on now.

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: I thank Senator Gavan. Normally I would not try to curtail Senators' time but I am doing so now only for one reason and with a view to being helpful to colleagues. This motion has to be concluded at 12.45 p.m. There is just less than ten minutes left. I will call colleagues according the order in which they offered to speak. We have a burgeoning speaker list, for some reason. If...

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: We have less than five minutes remaining. We will take the following speakers in this order: Senator Gallagher, Senator Crowe, Senator Craughwell, Senator Garvey, Senator Keogan and Senator O'Loughlin. If Members want to do 40-second speeches, everyone will get in. I cannot stop them if they do not want to.

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: Senator Gallagher was very helpful to his colleagues. Can Senator Crowe emulate that?

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: We are going well. We may get everyone in if we keep it up.

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: I am well aware of Senator Craughwell's eloquence and of his capacity to go on. We are now down to 30 seconds or less for each Senator.

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: What a good example Senator Garvey has set. Can Senator Keogan match it? If she can, we may get to everyone.

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: We will have no interruptions.

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: I will allow Senators O'Loughlin and Davitt one sentence each, just to be fair, but we have actually run out of time.

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: The Senator has got an hour-long speech into a minute. That takes intelligence.

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages (18 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: I thank Senators for their co-operation. We strained a point to get them all in. The time permitted for this debate having expired, I am now required to put the following question in accordance with an order of the Seanad of this day: "That Schedules 1 and 2 are hereby agreed to in Committee, that the Title is hereby agreed to in Committee, and that the Bill is accordingly reported to the...

Seanad: Retirement of Staff Member (17 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: I welcome the Minister, Deputy Darragh O'Brien, a distinguished former Member, back to the Seanad. I also welcome colleagues back. I want to do something that is not on the agenda but which will, I have no doubt, win the approval of everybody here. While we will not be able to allow for tributes from Members around the House on this occasion, I know I speak for every Member when I say a...

Seanad: Planning and Development, and Residential Tenancies, Bill 2020: [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] Report and Final Stages (17 Dec 2020)

Joe O'Reilly: This is a Seanad Bill which has been amended by the Dáil. In accordance with Standing Order 148, it is deemed to have passed its First, Second and Third Stages in the Seanad and is placed on the Order Paper for Report Stage. On the question "That the Bill be received for final consideration", the Minister may explain the purpose of the amendments made by the Dáil. This is looked...

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