Seanad debates

Wednesday, 18 November 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 Fidelma Healy Eames that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for...
  • Order of Business (101 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, Defence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2009 - All Stages, with Second Stage to be taken at the conclusion of the Order of Business, on which spokespersons may...
  • Defence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2009: Second Stage (46 speeches)
    Question proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Defence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2009: Committee and Remaining Stages (59 speeches)
    The business of this House is run in a most chaotic and disordered fashion. We have again revised the Order of Business and a Bill is going through all Stages without notice. There was supposed...
  • Foreshore and Dumping at Sea (Amendment) Bill 2009: Order for Second Stage (1 speech)
    Bill entitled an Act to provide for the transfer of certain functions relating to the foreshore from the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to the Minister for the Environment, Heritage...
  • Foreshore and Dumping at Sea (Amendment) Bill 2009: Second Stage (17 speeches)
    Question proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • ^ Bio-fuel Obligation Scheme: Motion. ^ (48 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources to the House to discuss No. 38, Private Members' motion No. 26 on the introduction of a bio-fuel obligation scheme.
  • Adjournment Matters (0 speeches)
  • Adoption Services (6 speeches, 1 comment)
    I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Haughey. It seems I always put Adjournment matters to him and I trust he has good news for all the couples and families waiting to adopt babies from...
  • Institutes of Technology (4 speeches)
    I thank the Minister of State for attending to respond to this matter. It concerns the status of the Grangegorman development project, the DIT site on the northside of Dublin. It is a project...
  • Transport of Musical Instruments (3 speeches)
    I thank the Cathaoirleach for allowing me to raise this issue, which perhaps is unusual and one which, in the main, people do not feel is one that affects them. However, for those whom it does...