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Seanad: National Minimum Wage (Protection of Employee Tips) Bill 2017: Committee Stage (20 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: Oh my God. That is dreadful.

Seanad: National Minimum Wage (Protection of Employee Tips) Bill 2017: Committee Stage (20 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: He is still talking. He said that he would not be long.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (19 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: Hear, hear.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (19 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: Hear, hear.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (19 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: Well said.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (19 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: I want to be even-handed with the Fianna Fáil leader, Senator Ardagh, but I lived on the Ormeau Road for over 11 years and I raised my family there. The friends and neighbours who were shot on the Ormeau Road were my friends and my neighbours. We knew when we gathered in the Hatfield House that night, in mourning, in grief and in shock, that something was amiss with the activity of the...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (19 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: Why?

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (19 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: Choose between marriage equality and caring about equality.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (19 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: What will they do with the hiding of evidence?

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (19 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: There is no evidence.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (19 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: I hope the people of the North are listening.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (19 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: It is.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (19 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: I will press it.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (14 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: Is the coalition a bit wobbly?

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (14 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: We need accountability and responsibility. Fianna Fáil is not able to do its job.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (14 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: I raise the matter of tomorrow's strike involving paramedics which is another one concerning the health sector. The National Ambulance Service Representative Association, NASRA, started on 22 January this year and I tabled a Commencement matter on this issue. These are the paramedics who have joined a branch of the PNA, which is called NASRA. They have left their previous trade union. Of...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (14 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: It was raised previously.

Seanad: Loneliness Task Force Report: Statements (13 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire Stáit go dtí an Teach. Students from the Mercy School in Cork who were present in the Visitors Gallery have left. They were promoting intergenerational communication which prevents loneliness. Intergenerational friendship is where people try to reach out to different people and become friends. Ireland today is very different from the Ireland of...

Seanad: Loneliness Task Force Report: Statements (13 Feb 2019)

Maire Devine: We now have gated communities in which people live in locked environments. The social fabric of the country has changed beyond recognition.We have had rapid advances in technology, in particular over the past 20 or 25 years, which have made us more detached as humans. As for friends on Facebook, my God, I have 5,000. I am very happy with that but I do not know one of them. Eye contact,...

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

Maire Devine: They are.

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