Seanad debates

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have received notice from Senator Nicky McFadden that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she wishes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for Finance to...
  • Order of Business (78 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, motion re recasting of the Eurodac regulation, back from committee, to be taken without debate at the conclusion of the Order of Business; No. 2, motion re...
  • Visit of Former Member (1 speech)
    Before calling the next speaker, I acknowledge the presence of a former Member, Ms Sheila Terry, in the Visitors Gallery.
  • Order of Business (Resumed) (67 speeches)
    I wish to ask the Leader three questions. To echo other speakers on this side of the House, will the Leader arrange for the Minister for Education and Science to attend the House in respect of...
  • Treaty of Amsterdam: Motions (3 speeches)
    I move: That Seanad Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option, provided by Article 3 of the fourth Protocol set out in the Treaty of Amsterdam, to notify the President of the...
  • Report on Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann: Statements (16 speeches)
    I welcome the opportunity to take part in this discussion on the cost and efficiency review of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann. We welcome all contributions in considering the future of bus services...
  • Protection of Intellectual Property Rights: Statements (18 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Devins.
  • Business of Seanad (2 speeches)
    In view of the fact the Minister is attending a vote in the other House, I move that we suspend the sitting until 5.10 p.m.
  • Banking Sector: Motion (64 speeches)
    I move: That Seanad Éireann recognising that: reckless and incompetent management, regulation and oversight of the domestic Irish banking system has damaged domestic and international confidence...
  • Adjournment Matters (0 speeches)
  • Tax Code (5 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Mansergh. I ask the Minister for Finance to introduce the VAT margin scheme that operates in the rest of Europe for Irish car dealerships. New car sales...
  • Farm Waste Management (8 speeches)
    I propose to share time with Senators John Paul Phelan and McFadden.
  • Water and Sewerage Schemes (4 speeches)
    I thank the Cathaoirleach for choosing this Adjournment matter. It is important not only in the context of the economic climate we are in but also in the context of the environment. We do not...