Seanad debates

Wednesday, 7 March 2007

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have notice from Senator Finucane that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for Finance to arrange the...
  • Order of Business (88 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, a motion concerning the amendment and extension of the Diseases of Animals Acts 1966 to 2001 to enhance the Minister's ability to deal with all animal disease...
  • Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2007: Second Stage (47 speeches)
    Question proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2007: Committee and Remaining Stages (67 speeches)
    Section 1 agreed to.
  • Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2007: 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 Commission constituted as provided in...
  • Roads Bill 2007 [Seanad]: Order for Second Stage (1 speech)
    Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Roads Acts 1993 to 2001, the Taxi Regulation Act 2003 and certain provisions of the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2006 and to provide for connected matters.
  • Roads Bill 2007 [Seanad]: Second Stage (234 speeches)
    Question proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Education System: Motion (34 speeches)
    I move: That Seanad Éireann, noting that: the physical condition of many schools is poor, yet the delivery of new classrooms and buildings proceeds at a snail's pace; 30% of children from...
  • Visit of Lithuanian Delegation (1 speech)
    Before calling the next speaker I am sure Members of the House will wish to join with me in welcoming the Lithuanian minister for education and science, Ms Roma Zakaitiene. On my own behalf and...
  • Education System: Motion (Resumed) (56 speeches)
    The following motion was moved today by Senator Ulick Burke:
  • Adjournment Matters (0 speeches)
    Decentralisation Programme.
    • Decentralisation Programme. (7 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Deputy Parlon, to the House. I have raised the issue of decentralisation and Newcastle West many times since the programme was first...
    • Higher Education Grants. (3 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Haughey. He has become a regular visitor to the House in his few months in the Department of Education and Science. Like the issue I raised on the...
    • Schools Building Projects. (3 speeches)
      I thank the Cathaoirleach for selecting this item and I thank the Minister of State for taking it in the House. In a debate earlier I mentioned the slow pace of progress in dealing with...