Seanad debates

Wednesday, 4 October 2006

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have received notice from Senator Kitt that on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for the Environment,...
  • Order of Business (172 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, the Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Bill 2006 — Committee Stage, to be taken on the conclusion of the Order of Business until 1.30 p.m.; No. 2...
  • Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Bill 2006: Committee Stage (41 speeches)
    Sections 1 to 3, inclusive, agreed to.
  • Message from Dáil (1 speech)
    Dáil Éireann has passed the Road Traffic and Transport Bill 2006, without amendment.
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I move: "That the Order of Business be amended to provide for the taking of a motion for earlier signature."
  • Road Traffic and Transport Bill 2006: Motion for Earlier Signature (1 speech)
    I move: That pursuant to subsection 2° of section 2 of Article 25 of the Constitution, Seanad Éireann concurs with the Government in a request to the President to sign the Road Traffic and...
  • Europol (Amendment) Bill 2006: Order for Second Stage (1 speech)
    Bill entitled an Act to give the force of law to the Protocols of 30 November 2000, 28 November 2002 and 27 November 2003 to the Convention of 26 July 1995 on the establishment of a European...
  • Europol (Amendment) Bill 2006: Second Stage (7 speeches)
    Question proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • White Paper on Irish Aid: Statements (11 speeches)
    I am grateful for the opportunity to address the Seanad on Ireland's first White Paper on overseas development aid or assistance. The White Paper on Irish Aid was launched by the Taoiseach and I...
  • Petitions Committee: Motion (86 speeches)
    I move: That Seanad Éireann will establish a petitions committee and initiate procedures for civil engagement with the Seanad through a right of individuals, community groups and organisations...
  • Adjournment Matters (0 speeches)
  • Water and Sewerage Schemes (2 speeches)
    I thank the Cathaoirleach for permitting me to raise this matter and I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Browne. This is the second time in the past hour that I have mentioned the town of...
  • Postal Services (6 speeches)
    I raise this issue as a result of the appalling state of An Post and its delivery services. The Government should give an immediate commitment to the date for the liberalisation of postal...
  • Decentralisation Programme (2 speeches)
    I will not go into the background of this as I have raised the issue of decentralisation so many times since the then Minister, Mr. Charlie McCreevy, announced Newcastle West was a designated...