Seanad debates

Wednesday, 20 May 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 Pearse Doherty that on the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for Health and Children to...
  • Order of Business (20 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, motion re European Commission proposals on Schengen evaluation mechanisms; No. 2, statements on the organic food industry; No. 3, Companies (Amendment) Bill 2009 -...
  • Visit of Kenyan Delegation (1 speech)
    Before I call the next speaker, I am sure the Members of the House will wish to join me in welcoming a delegation from the Kenyan Parliamentary Service Commission, led by the Hon. Walter...
  • Order of Business (Resumed) (51 speeches)
    I have raised the matter of the competitiveness of Irish industry on numerous occasions in this House. Many Irish businesses are unable to compete abroad. It is scandalous that some Departments...
  • European Council Regulations: Referral to Joint Committee (1 speech)
    I move: That the proposal 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...
  • Organic Food Industry: Statements (124 speeches)
    The Minister of State, Deputy Sargent, is welcome to the House. I invite him to speak on this matter.
  • Companies (Amendment) Bill 2009: Order for Committee Stage (1 speech)
    I move: "That Committee Stage be taken now."
  • Companies (Amendment) Bill 2009: Committee Stage (186 speeches)
    Section 1 agreed to.
  • Adjournment Matters (0 speeches)
  • Organ Retention (2 speeches)
    I thank Senator Doherty for facilitating me with a change in the order this evening. I welcome the Minister of State and thank the Cathaoirleach for allowing me to raise this very important...
    • Home Help Services. (4 speeches)
      Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire Stáit. Ba mhaith liom an tacaíocht atá ar fáil ina dtithe féin do seandaoine agus daoine tinn a phlé. Is cúis imní í an cheist seo do mór-chuid daoine i...
    • Services for People with Disabilities. (7 speeches)
      I wish to share one minute with Senator Cassidy.