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Seanad: Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad (3 Dec 2020)

Regina Doherty: I move: That, notwithstanding anything in the order of the House today, Committee Stage of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2020 be brought to a conclusion no later than 6 p.m. by one question which shall be put from the Chair which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Government; and...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (1 Dec 2020)

Regina Doherty: The Order of Business is No. 1, Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2020 - Second Stage, to be taken at 2.45 p.m. in the Seanad Chamber, with the time allocated to all Senators not to exceed ten minutes each, time can be shared and the Minister to be given not less than ten minutes to reply to the debate, and any division demanded thereon...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (1 Dec 2020)

Regina Doherty: I thank the Cathaoirleach. I am very happy to accept the amendment to the Order of Business and we can take No. 24, motion 8, before No. 1. A number of sectoral debates have been requested which I will certainly attend to at the end of the Order of Business. I will attempt to arrange them as quickly as I can. The time will be difficult for us between now and Christmas but I agree with a...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Nursing Education (1 Dec 2020)

Regina Doherty: I thank the Minister of State for coming to the House today. I feel like we have a weekly date to discuss things. It probably goes without saying that this year has been an extremely difficult and trying time for everybody in the country, but none more so than our front-line workers, in particular those working in the healthcare system, including our doctors, nurses, porters, cleaners and...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Nursing Education (1 Dec 2020)

Regina Doherty: I am nearly lost for words. I thank the Minister of State for coming to the House to give us an update. He stated that we are going to compensate young women and men for not going to work in Captain America's on a Friday night so that they keep themselves safe and can go into the Mater, St. Vincent's, Blanchardstown and Drogheda hospitals to provide a service.We are going to compensate...

Seanad: Reopening Ireland (Department of Health): Statements (26 Nov 2020)

Regina Doherty: I thank the Minister of State for coming in this afternoon and giving of his time to not only update us and listen to what I hope will be constructive suggestions that genuinely will taken on board. There is no doubt - I certainly hope - that the world is living through a once-in-a-generation crisis. From when that crisis started to become a daily occurrence for all of us last March, we...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Health Services Reform (25 Nov 2020)

Regina Doherty: I thank the Minister of State for his attendance in the Seanad this morning to discuss this issue. It is hugely important to the transgender community in Ireland, as well as their families, friends and supporters. Last year, the then Minister for Health, Deputy Harris, became increasingly aware of the difficulties faced by the transgender community in accessing essential healthcare in...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Health Services Reform (25 Nov 2020)

Regina Doherty: I genuinely thank the Minister of State for coming to the House to give us that information because the members of the committee have not been able to get it in any other format. I appreciate not only that the Minister of State said he had actually received the report but also that the seven recommendations have been read and some actions taken. I say on behalf of the transgender community...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (25 Nov 2020)

Regina Doherty: The Order of Business is No. 1, motion regarding the Technological Universities Act 2018 (Section 36) (Appointed Day) Order 2020 - back from committee, to be taken on the conclusion of the Order of Business, without debate; No. 2, the Planning and Development Bill 2020 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage, to be taken at 1 p.m. or 15 minutes after the conclusion of No. 1, whichever is...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (25 Nov 2020)

Regina Doherty: I will first address the proposed amendment to the Order of Business and ask for the guidance of the Senator concerned. I can offer two choices. I cannot accept his amendment today only because I do not have a Minister available for a 45-minute debate. I can propose that No. 1 on the agenda be withdrawn and rescheduled for next Wednesday or I can ask the Senator to allow No. 1 to go ahead...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (25 Nov 2020)

Regina Doherty: I thank Senator Mullen. If the schedule that I will issue this afternoon does not have it listed, then I will make sure to add it on. I thank colleagues for the number of issues that have been raised today. The Tusla report that was raised gives rise to concerns, particularly when the concerns themselves are being expressed and shared by Tusla. It would be very apt to invite in the...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (25 Nov 2020)

Regina Doherty: I will ask them to come in and speak on the new pilot scheme for the universal payment to people in the arts industry. It would give the Minister a good opportunity to share her plans with us. I will write today.

Seanad: Technological Universities Act 2018 (Section 36)(Appointed Day) Order 2020: Motion (25 Nov 2020)

Regina Doherty: I move: That Seanad Éireann approves the following Order in draft: Technological Universities Act 2018(Section 36) (Appointed Day) Order 2020, copies of which have been laid in draft form before Seanad Éireann on 28 October 2020.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs: Conference on Future of Europe and Related Matters: Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs (25 Nov 2020)

Regina Doherty: I thank the Minister of State for coming here and sharing his views this morning. The future of Europe was a germ of an idea that started many moons ago to bring Europe and the EU closer to the people of the European Union yet here we are, years later, still having a difference of opinion, tussle or disagreement as to what we should do from a policy perspective. If there was ever a sign of...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (24 Nov 2020)

Regina Doherty: The Order of Business is No. 1, statements on combating domestic, sexual and gender-based violence, to be taken at 2.45 p.m. in the Seanad Chamber and to adjourn at 4.15 p.m., with the contribution of group spokespeople not to exceed ten minutes and all other Senators not to exceed six minutes, time can be shared; No. 2, Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2020 - Order for Second Stage and...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (24 Nov 2020)

Regina Doherty: A number of colleagues have raised the horrendous situation of the tens of thousands of images that were discovered last week. The fear and anger of our young women and, indeed, lots of our young men, and their mammies, daddies, friends and everybody in the country last week was absolutely palpable. I do not say that anecdotally from meeting somebody in the street. I have four children who...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (24 Nov 2020)

Regina Doherty: It needs to be called out for exactly what it is. We need to move heaven and earth in this House and in the Dáil, along with our Government and Cabinet colleagues, to make sure that we do something about it in this year of everything else that has gone horribly wrong, so that we can have done something decent before the year ends. I thank my colleagues for bringing it up. The Minister...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (24 Nov 2020)

Regina Doherty: We have had a major lift and a real tonic because of our beloved GAA over the weekend. The ceremony at Croke Park was poignant and was carried out beautifully. We should give a bualadh bos to the GAA and the organisation behind it for commemorating the occasion in such a lovely way.The lift we got from Cavan and Tipperary could not be bottled it and it is lovely. As a Dub, I say up the...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (24 Nov 2020)

Regina Doherty: True, sorry.

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

Regina Doherty: The Order of Business is No. 1, motion re the arrangements for the sitting of the House on Tuesday, 24 November, to be taken on the conclusion of the Order of Business, without debate; No. 2, motion re the sixth report of the Seanad Committee on Procedure and Privileges on Standing Order No. 45, to be taken on the conclusion of No. 1, without debate; No. 3, motion re the appointment of the...

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