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Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011: From the Seanad (9 Dec 2015)

Alan Shatter: I would like to start off by saying I am delighted that the Bill is back in the Dáil from the Seanad. I want to say that a large number of amendments being incorporated in the Bill were envisaged in my time as Minister. I am delighted they are in it. A vast amount of work was undertaken on the Bill during my time and has been undertaken during the current Minister's time to get to the...

Paris Terrorist Attack: Statements (17 Nov 2015)

Alan Shatter: It is right that all of us in this House today express our solidarity with the people of France and extend our sympathy and condolences to those who have been bereaved and wish a return rapidly to good health to those who were injured in the horrific events that took place on Friday night last. The attack on Paris was essentially an attack on European democracy. There are occasions which we...

Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2015: Report Stage (Resumed) (12 Nov 2015)

Alan Shatter: On a point of order-----

Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2015: Report Stage (Resumed) (12 Nov 2015)

Alan Shatter: I made no mess. It is a farce. We will cover it eventually.

Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2015: Report Stage (Resumed) (12 Nov 2015)

Alan Shatter: Are the Members opposite seriously going to go before the electorate and present themselves as an alternative Government? The House has been dividing for over an hour in respect of votes on amendments those opposite know they cannot win.

Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2015: Report Stage (Resumed) (12 Nov 2015)

Alan Shatter: On a point of order, this would be impressive had a single member of Sinn Féin or Fianna Fáil turned up on Committee Stage to propose and debate the amendments that were tabled.

Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2015: Report Stage (Resumed) (12 Nov 2015)

Alan Shatter: It would also be impressive if Deputy Wallace had turned up at the start of Committee Stage as well. I would like to propose an amendment to the Order of Business at this point.

Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2015: Report Stage (Resumed) (12 Nov 2015)

Alan Shatter: I would like to propose an amendment to the Order of Business to the effect that the amendments discussed in this group all be considered in a single vote and that we bring this complete farce to an end.

Marriage Bill 2015: Report Stage (7 Oct 2015)

Alan Shatter: Rathfarnham Castle.

Marriage Bill 2015: Report Stage (7 Oct 2015)

Alan Shatter: I would like an opportunity to say a few words on the Bill, if I may, although I appreciate that the Minister may want to say something first.

Marriage Bill 2015: Report Stage (7 Oct 2015)

Alan Shatter: This is a particularly historic day in this Chamber. I will look back, very briefly, if I may. I was very privileged, as Minister for Justice and Equality, to bring to Cabinet the proposal that we hold a referendum to provide for marriage equality. It was an outstanding outcome to that referendum that such a large majority in this State supported change. This is the next historical event,...

Marriage Bill 2015: Report Stage (7 Oct 2015)

Alan Shatter: I am loth to engage in competitive tendering for appropriate locations for marriage celebrations, but without promoting any commercial outlet I would like to mention that Marlay Park, Airfield and Rathfarnham Castle in my constituency make fantastic venues for celebrating marriages. I hope to see them used in that way.

Marriage Bill 2015: Report Stage (7 Oct 2015)

Alan Shatter: Deputy McNamara is raising a very important issue, as he often does. We rarely get an opportunity to discuss the issue he has raised in this House. Just as weddings are happy occasions, the enactment of this legislation will be a very happy occasion. I wish to use Deputy McNamara's amendment to tease out a particular issue, which I have found to be a source of personal irritation for many...

Marriage Bill 2015: Report Stage (7 Oct 2015)

Alan Shatter: This is a useful amendment because it gives us an opportunity to discuss an issue of some importance. I was not able to participate in the Second Stage debate, because it coincided with the Jewish fast of Yom Kippur, so I had no opportunity to raise this issue previously, but I did raise it in an article some time ago. As everybody knows, I welcome the fact that the referendum was...

Marriage Bill 2015: Report Stage (7 Oct 2015)

Alan Shatter: I appreciate what the Minister is saying but I ask her to look at this again. I suggested that there be no fee rather than a reduced fee.

Marriage Bill 2015: Report Stage (7 Oct 2015)

Alan Shatter: I appreciate that this is not a big deal and the sum involved is very small. However, it would be an appropriate and right gesture for the State to make in the circumstances of the enactment of the legislation. It would recognise the fact that everybody should be treated equally. If nothing else, it is symbolic, saying to a couple which has entered into civil partnership that they will not...

Marriage Bill 2015: Report Stage (7 Oct 2015)

Alan Shatter: I welcome the amendment tabled by the Minister. Couples who have entered into civil partnerships have already paid a civil partnership fee to the celebrant or State, which was the equivalent of the fee paid when celebrating a marriage in a marriage registry office. I note the Government has made a decision that a reduced fee will be payable for those couples who are civil partners and who...

Referendum and Courts (Amendment) Bill 2015: First Stage (30 Sep 2015)

Alan Shatter: I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

Referendum and Courts (Amendment) Bill 2015: First Stage (30 Sep 2015)

Alan Shatter: I move:That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide for the timely hearing of Referendum Petitions; to provide that appeals from decisions of the High Court in relation to such proceedings be referred directly to the Supreme Court; to provide for an automatic stay on any High Court order appealed to the Supreme Court; to provide that the Court of Appeal has no function...

Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014: Report Stage (1 Jul 2015)

Alan Shatter: May I briefly raise a point of order?

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