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Seanad: Order of Business (4 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: We had a very interesting debate yesterday on the fall-out from the recent extreme weather conditions which at its latter end developed into a debate about how we provide water in this country. This issue needs a debate on its own because it will not go away. Our national water supply system is creaking at the seams and this became obvious to us only when it met its first challenge in many...

Seanad: Order of Business (4 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: The Government should decide on its own policy and we can then debate the matter.

Seanad: Order of Business (4 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: The Government should decide on its own policy and we will then discuss the matter.

Seanad: Order of Business (16 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: While I support wholeheartedly the call from Senator Ó Brolcháin for a debate on the dearth of public transport for people living in rural Ireland, he should first direct his attention to the existing rural transport services being capably provided by the rural transport initiative. That scheme is constantly under threat. We are not even sure whether the schemes in place at present that...

Seanad: Archaeological Sites (17 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: In mid-2007, a developer began construction of a roundabout at a place called Loro Gate on the periphery of Athenry town. He was obliged under the planning permission granted to him to construct a roundabout at that location and in this regard had liaised extensively with senior road engineers in Galway County Council to ensure the best roundabout design from the point of view of road...

Seanad: Archaeological Sites (17 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: I thank the Minister for his reply which somehow implies it was the developer's idea to preserve the remains in situ, namely, entomb them in concrete and build the road over them. It was not. It was the idea of the archaeologist working in the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, supported by senior roads engineers in Galway County Council. The idea was proposed by...

Seanad: Report of Joint Committee on the Constitutional Amendment on Children: Statements (24 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: I welcome the Minister of State to the Chamber. The American journalist Bill Moyers, who has written extensively on the essence of politics and democracy, once said that "Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow, and politics is the bow of idealism". There should always be room for idealism in politics. Without idealism, politics would be a shallow and utterly pointless pursuit....

Seanad: Order of Business (25 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: Writing letters.

Seanad: Order of Business (25 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: I would like-----

Seanad: Order of Business (25 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: Is it possible to extend and continue the debate we had last night on special educational needs? The debate was far too short. Several Members on this side did not get an opportunity to contribute. We need the Minister to return to the House so we can continue to question him on policy. I was quite appalled at what I thought was very juvenile behaviour on the part of the Minister;...

Seanad: Order of Business (25 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: I ask that we continue the debate because sufficient time was not given to this issue-----

Seanad: Order of Business (25 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: -----which occupies the minds of many parents and children. It was cut short, and I ask that it be extended.

Seanad: Order of Business (25 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: Not alone did the Minister interrupt our education spokesperson-----

Seanad: Order of Business (25 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: -----but he also engaged in a despicable piece of spinning.

Seanad: Order of Business (25 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: He said the primary reason special educational needs services were being cut back was because he had a concern that having an SNA might somehow impinge on a child's sense of independence.

Seanad: Order of Business (25 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: I never heard such nonsense in my entire life.

Seanad: Order of Business (25 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: If that is the sort of spinning going on-----

Seanad: Order of Business (25 Feb 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: -----in regard to this serious issue, we need to have this debate continue.

Seanad: Order of Business (3 Mar 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: I support Senator Fitzgerald's call for a debate on the report that came to light this morning. This report was initially due to be published in September 2008 and even though the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children gave a commitment on 6 October 2009 to publish it last year, this was not done. I wish to highlight two comments from the report which set the context for...

Seanad: Water and Sewerage Schemes (3 Mar 2010)

Ciarán Cannon: I welcome the Minister of State. It is appropriate that someone with strong links to Galway is responding to this Adjournment Matter. I am sure the Minister of State is more than familiar with Loughrea, one of the most densely populated towns in east Galway; a busy spot which also serves a number of communities on the periphery. In the context of the difficult circumstances in which we...

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