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Seanad: Election of Cathaoirleach (8 Jun 2016)

Paul Daly: At the end of my few words, I was going to note that the Cathaoirleach is a west Cork man. I know that Senator Buttimer's roots are also in west Cork, and, as was mentioned, Bernie is also in the audience. As a proud Westmeath man, I find myself in the precarious position that, irrespective of whether I am at home or at work, I will be answerable to somebody from west Cork. I will just...

Seanad: Order of Business (15 Jun 2016)

Paul Daly: I wish to be associated with the condemnation of the atrocious events in both Orlando and France and to extend my sympathy and that of my colleagues to all concerned. Will the Leader ask the appropriate Minister to visit the House to outline the whereabouts of the proposed national wind energy guidelines? Recently, Westmeath County Council introduced a variation to the country development...

Seanad: Waste Management: Motion (22 Jun 2016)

Paul Daly: Senators should show some respect to the Chair.

Seanad: Waste Management: Motion (22 Jun 2016)

Paul Daly: I propose to share time with Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill. As a new Senator, I thought I had a good grasp of politics but it seems I will have to go back to the drawing board. I thought I had an understanding of the word "socialism" and a grasp of the left-wing, right-wing and centrist political model. Little did I know that one of my first contributions would be to oppose a motion...

Seanad: Waste Management: Motion (22 Jun 2016)

Paul Daly: While I do not have a problem with the statutory instrument the motion proposes to annul, I have a difficulty with the manner in which it was introduced. It is most unfortunate that the previous Minister, Deputy Kelly, signed the relevant ministerial order two days before the general election, with little interaction with the waste collection companies.

Seanad: Waste Management: Motion (22 Jun 2016)

Paul Daly: There was little interaction with the companies or members of the public whom this affects most since the signing of the ministerial order two days prior to the calling of the general election. That is where the problems arose that have us here today. I commend Sinn Féin for raising the issue, but, as ever, it is seen as an opportunity to grab headlines such as "We will ban bin...

Seanad: Waste Management: Motion (22 Jun 2016)

Paul Daly: Sinn Féin has no solutions, answers or proposals as to what should be done if the statutory instrument was to be annulled.

Seanad: Waste Management: Motion (22 Jun 2016)

Paul Daly: I commend Senator Murnane O'Connor; our representative in the Dáil, Deputy Barry Cowen, and the Minister who, when the problem was flagged, sat down with industry representatives, came up with solutions and negotiated a model. It is not the ideal solution and there will be problems in the forthcoming year, but in that solution he has taken the opportunity to monitor developments and...

Seanad: Order of Business (29 Jun 2016)

Paul Daly: I also wish to refer to the debate on Brexit yesterday. There is a lot of insecurity and instability at present. While we, as democrats, accept the decision made by the United Kingdom, I cannot accept that it is now holding the Irish, UK and world economies to ransom by kicking to touch a decision for a minimum of three to four months. The Leader needs to put pressure on the Taoiseach and...

Seanad: Delivering Sustainable Full Employment: Statements (Resumed) (30 Jun 2016)

Paul Daly: I welcome the Minister of State and congratulate him on his recent appointment. This morning I attended the National Life Sciences and Engineering Expo in Mullingar with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Deputy Mitchell O'Connor. I welcome her commitment in her address this morning to that and all the regions in the future. When she left the expo, she visited the one unit...

Seanad: Business of Seanad (5 Jul 2016)

Paul Daly: On a point of order, it was agreed earlier that the matter would be dealt with today.

Seanad: Business of Seanad (5 Jul 2016)

Paul Daly: If Senators are not in the Chamber then I believe they should be in the Chamber. The amendment was agreed earlier.

Seanad: Business of Seanad (5 Jul 2016)

Paul Daly: It was agreed already unanimously.

Seanad: Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill 2016: Second Stage (Resumed) (5 Jul 2016)

Paul Daly: I welcome the Minister and congratulate her on her appointment as Tánaiste. I welcome the swift process by which she has brought the Bill before the House. It is unfortunate that we need to enact this in the general social context and it is unfortunate that the situation is unchanged after 20 years and that the original Act is unfit for purpose. Hence, the need for changes. My party...

Seanad: Local Authority Members' Terms and Conditions: Motion (5 Jul 2016)

Paul Daly: I second the motion.

Seanad: Order of Business (6 Jul 2016)

Paul Daly: I wish to raise the issue of St. Vincent's Care Centre in Athlone. I ask the Leader to request the Minister for Health to come to the Chamber, at his earliest convenience, to explain the situation at the centre. News broke overnight that the residents of the centre were being evacuated by ambulance to Birr, Longford and care centres elsewhere. The reason given for doing so was serious...

Seanad: Farm Safety: Statements (6 Jul 2016)

Paul Daly: I thank the Minister and welcome him to the Chamber. I congratulate him on his appointment and wish him luck. He has inherited an important portfolio at an important time. In this regard, I will not refer again to Brexit. On farm safety, it is welcome that there has been a 40% reduction in fatalities, from 30 in 2014 to 18 in 2015, but that is scant consolation to the families and friends...

Seanad: Farm Safety: Statements (6 Jul 2016)

Paul Daly: In doing my research for today I came across the Seanad Public Consultation Committee report, which the Cathaoirleach, Senator O'Donovan, chaired in May of last year, and the rapporteur was Senator Martin Conway. Everything we need to address is in the report. It was an excellent report, well commissioned and well done, but I hope it is not sitting on a shelf somewhere. If it were brought...

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Medicinal Products Availability (7 Jul 2016)

Paul Daly: I appreciate the attendance of the Minister of State, Deputy Helen McEntee, to answer my queries. The issue has been raised previously through a Dáil parliamentary question. The person in question, Charlotte Connolly from Mullingar, has been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder known as Degos.She is the only person in Ireland who has been diagnosed with the disease. There is a drug...

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Medicinal Products Availability (7 Jul 2016)

Paul Daly: I note the response which is gut-wrenching. We are talking about a human life, but this is a copy-and-paste answer. I respectfully request the Minister to commit to meeting the Connolly family in person and explore avenues, be it the introduction of a compassionate drugs access scheme or otherwise. The family needs real, not copy-and-paste, answers. It is a family life that is on the...

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