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Seanad: Business of Seanad: Motion (21 Jan 2020)

Rose Conway Walsh: I hope this will be my last contribution to the Seanad. I thank-----

Seanad: Business of Seanad: Motion (21 Jan 2020)

Rose Conway Walsh: Yes, moving down. I know that the Cathaoirleach will miss me.

Seanad: Business of Seanad: Motion (21 Jan 2020)

Rose Conway Walsh: I know. This is where all of the intellectual debates happen. I thank the Cathaoirleach for the manner in which he has presided over this House since I was elected to it in 2016. He has run it in an exemplary way. I also thank the Leas-Chathaoirleach, Senator Coghlan. It is not just because my mother is from Kerry that I am saying thanks to him. His kindness and direction, no more than...

Seanad: Business of Seanad: Motion (21 Jan 2020)

Rose Conway Walsh: That is true. I thank Mr. Martin Groves, Ms Bridget Doody and all of the team, including the ushers and everybody involved with the Seanad, for the contributions they make and for the way they do their business. In his absence, I thank the Leader, Senator Buttimer, and Ms Orla Murray for the fair manner in which they run things. We have had many a spat but we have not fallen out so far. I...

Seanad: Business of Seanad: Motion (21 Jan 2020)

Rose Conway Walsh: Not yet. I will end my contribution by mentioning the importance of voting, regardless of how people choose to vote. At lunchtime, Geraldine, whom I acknowledge, said to me that, if one votes, one gets the representatives one wants, and if one does not, one gets the representatives one deserves.It is awfully important for people to vote. I would like this House to look at how it can make...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (18 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: I understand.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (18 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: I wish everybody a very happy Christmas. I thank the Leas-Chathaoirleach and Cathaoirleach, Martin, Bridget and everybody else involved in the running of this House, and indeed the Leader of the House for their work throughout the year. We might have our battles but overall things could be worse. The devil you know.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (18 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: Like others, I want to send my solidarity to the family of Nadine Lott. As this is an alleged assault, we cannot comment further on the particulars, but we know that 230 women have died due to violence in this country since 1996, with six so far this year. We have asked for a debate in the House to look at the impact of the legislation and how it is being implemented. It is important that...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (18 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: Good. There are particular problems with social welfare services, for example.

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2019: Second and Subsequent Stages (18 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: I thank the Minister of State for outlining in detail the purpose of the Appropriation Bill. As he indicated, if the Bill is not passed before the end of the year there would be no authority to spend in 2020. While we may disagree with the Government and its partners in government about how resources are spent and directed, and the policy that underpins the spending, given the reasons for...

Seanad: Migration of Participating Securities Bill 2019: Second Stage (18 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: I do not know, I have seen worse things written on the front of leaflets.

Seanad: Migration of Participating Securities Bill 2019: Second Stage (18 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: As was said, this is a highly technical Bill which seeks to make a contingency provision for the transfer of the settlement of trades in Irish equities and other securities from CREST in London to Euroclear in Belgium as a result of the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The CSDs allow the transfer of securities and financial instruments to the electronic book entries in a central register...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (17 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: We have a range of talent in here, do we not? I want to pass on my condolences to the family of Cormac Ó Braonáin and to the Labour Party. I did not know Cormac. My colleague, Senator Warfield, will talk further about him on the Order of Business, but his tragic death at the age of 19 over the weekend is something that shocked us all. I just want to pass on my sincere...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (12 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: I concur with what Senator Craughwell said about the film "Lost Lives" which was screened last night. I thank Senator Marshall for bringing it to Leinster House and I thanks all those who attended the screening. I particularly want to acknowledge the fact the Tánaiste, Deputy Coveney, was there for the duration of the film, which sends a message in terms of his interest in shaping...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (11 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: I want to speak about legislation introduced by my colleagues, Deputies Mary Lou McDonald and Maurice Quinlivan, last week in collaboration with Offaly Domestic Violence Support Service, Safe Ireland and SIPTU. I refer to the Organisation of Working Time (Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2019, which is important legislation. It seeks to provide ten days paid domestic violence leave to women...

Seanad: Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017: Second Stage (11 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: Are we going to speak to the amendments when we get to amendments Nos. 3 to 9, inclusive?

Seanad: Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017: Second Stage (11 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: I do not need to give any long speeches on Second Stage of the Bill. It has been well rehearsed. I will speak on amendments Nos. 3 to 9, inclusive, and address some other concerns that have been raised. I do not need time on Second Stage to do that.

Seanad: Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017: Second Stage (11 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: I thank the Minister of State for his comments. I would be happy to move on to Committee Stage.

Seanad: Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017: Committee and Remaining Stages (11 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: The Senator opposes section 7 because of the concerns expressed by Deputy Penrose during Report Stage in the Dáil. The section, which relates to insurable interests, reflects recommendations made by the LRC that discussed in great detail the issues surrounding insurable interests and whether they should be reformed or abolished. As it stand, claims can be rejected by the insurance...

Seanad: Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017: Committee and Remaining Stages (11 Dec 2019)

Rose Conway Walsh: I am just opposing what is proposed.

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