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Seanad: Election of Leas-Chathaoirleach (18 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: The Senator should not listen.

Seanad: Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Report and Final Stages (18 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: The Minister of State is welcome. Sinn Féin does not oppose the technical amendments as outlined. We have an amendment of our own, of which the Minister of State will be aware. I was not party to the debate on previous Stages, so I will look to the Cathaoirleach to keep me right in terms of when my amendment is coming up so that I might speak to it. In the broadest sense possible,...

Seanad: Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Report and Final Stages (18 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I move amendment No. 7: In page 32, between lines 28 and 29, to insert the following: “Amendment of section 36 of Act of 2005 29. Section 36 of the Act of 2005 is amended, in subsection (1), by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (a): “(a) within one year after the board’s establishment day, or within one year of the enactment of this Act if...

Seanad: Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Report and Final Stages (18 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I thank the Minister of State for her comprehensive response. In many ways, we are on the same page in what we are seeking to do. I take her point that this needs to be handled professionally and that we need to ensure the fullest rigour regarding public health and safety and people's well-being, but we are now at a point where we have to act to achieve that. With this amendment, we could...

Seanad: Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Report and Final Stages (18 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I wish to congratulate the Minister of State and wish the legislation well as it passes its next steps. I wish to echo the words of thanks and commendation for all those working in the Department, particularly those working on the front line of our healthcare services. It is a challenging time, but I know this Chamber stands ready to assist in all efforts to help the Department and all...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: A Chathaoirligh-----

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: On a point of order, a Chathaoirligh-----

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Surely I can raise a point of order.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: You have to take a point of order.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: As I understand it, and you could advise me, a Chathaoirligh, as a point of order-----

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Not on a point of order. I am entitled to raise a point of order.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: So nobody is allowed to raise a point or order anymore.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: The Cathaoirleach stated in his remarks to us that this is a special sitting of the Seanad. The point I want to make is that it should not be. It should have been the business as scheduled and presented to Members at the end of last week. I do not know where this issue of not agreeing to the two days sitting is emanating from. I was asked as leader of the Sinn Féin group and gave our...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: In terms of the Order of Business, perhaps the Cathaoirleach could advise me. I think part of his role is to advise and protect us in terms of our entitlements to ask questions and get guidance. I have flagged consistently over the past couple of weeks, as I am sure all Members will acknowledge, that the consistent approach of rushing all Stages of a Bill, and sometimes two Bills, through...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: We have an Order of Business. We have Standing Orders. As I understand it, those Standing Orders give the Cathaoirleach ultimate discretion in terms of how the protocols and procedures of this House operate.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I do not think any of this has precedence, to be honest. There is no precedent for any of it.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I will say this. I have made my point. I am deeply concerned that, when we look at the approach in the round, we can see we have gone from being called back early and having three-day sittings, to having a two-day sitting and now to having a one-day sitting with one item. That does not bode well.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: It should not have been a special sitting. That is the point. I know of the Cathaoirleach's interest in the issue of Brexit and our collective well-being and future. The members of the British Government are on their feet in their parliament telling us that they are going to break international law.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: We are being told that we cannot come to this Chamber and talk about that matter.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: It should be an issue for the Order of Business. That is the point.

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