Seanad debates

Wednesday, 31 May 2006

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Leas-Chathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Business of Seanad. (1 speech)
    I have received notice from Senator McHugh that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Tánaiste and Minister for...
  • Order of Business. (80 speeches)
    The Order of Business is Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 23, motion 22. No. 1 is a referral motion, to be taken without debate, whereby the subject matter of No. 14 on today's Order Paper is being referred to...
  • Defence of Life and Property Bill 2006: First Stage. (7 speeches)
    I move: That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to provide a full defence in criminal and civil law in cases where force is reasonably used by occupiers in dwellings to defend...
  • Treaty of Amsterdam: Motion. (1 speech)
    I move: That the proposal that Seanad Éireann approve the exercise by the State of the option or discretion provided by Article 1.11 of the Treaty of Amsterdam to take part in the adoption of...
  • Employment Permits Bill 2005: Committee and Remaining Stages. (42 speeches)
    Sections 1 and 2 agreed to.
  • National Economic and Social Development Office Bill 2002: Committee Stage. (69 speeches)
    Sections 1 and 2 agreed to.
  • Public Hospital Land: Motion. (38 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, Deputy Tim O'Malley.
  • Business of Seanad. (2 speeches)
    I propose an amendment to the Order of Business, that we discuss the statements on the recent Supreme Court judgment on statutory rape from now until 8.15 p.m., that speakers have ten minutes...
  • Supreme Court Judgment on Statutory Rape: Statements. (44 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Deputy McDowell.
  • Adjournment Matters. (0 speeches)
    Hospital Services.
    • Hospital Services. (2 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Tim O'Malley, to the House again tonight. He is a busy man as he was also here last night on the Adjournment. The Minister of State is probably aware of...
    • Flood Relief. (2 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Tim O'Malley, to the House. I am calling on the Minister for Finance to take urgent action to alleviate the serious financial losses incurred by farmers in...
    • Garda Deployment. (2 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State to the House. Local papers in Carlow last week carried front page headlines reading "Lack of gardaí led to closure of station". This was in Carlow town, which has...