Seanad debates

Thursday, 19 December 2002

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Paidir. Prayer.
  • Business of Seanad. (1 speech)
    I have received notice from Senator Quinn that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for Justice, Equality...
  • Standing Order 30. (1 speech)
    I have notice of a matter of concern from Senator White under Standing Order 30 which will be taken at 12.50 p.m.
  • Message from Dáil. (1 speech)
    The Dáil has passed the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill, 2002, without amendment.
  • Order of Business. (52 speeches)
    As this is the last meeting before the Christmas recess I extend seasonal greetings to all Members and the staff of the House. I thank the Leas-Chathaoirleach, the Leader, the Deputy Leader,...
  • Conflict in the Middle East: Motion. (1 speech)
    I move: That Seanad Éireann calls on the Government of Israel unconditionally to allow the President of the Palestinian Authority to attend Mass in Bethlehem on Christmas Day. Question put and...
  • Immigration Bill, 2002: Committee Stage (Resumed). (57 speeches)
    SECTION 2.
  • Matter raised under Standing Order 30. (3 speeches)
    I travelled to Colombia two weeks ago at the request of the families of the three Irishmen being held in prison there – Niall Connolly, Jim Monaghan and Martin McAuley. I went in the interests...
  • Adjournment Matters. - Investment Based Naturalisation Scheme. (12 speeches)
    I tabled this matter because some years ago I began to have nightmares. These were not serious, but they did recur. I dreamed of arriving at passport control in some foreign country and the...
  • Tipperary Plant Closure. (4 speeches)
    I raise the issue of the announcement that the Miza, formerly Antigen, pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Roscrea, County Tipperary, is to close, with a substantial loss of employment for the...