Seanad debates

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Business of Seanad. (1 speech)
    I have received notice from Senator Fiona O'Malley that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for the...
  • Order of Business. (155 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, statements on banking, to be taken at the conclusion of the Order of Business and adjourn not later than 2 p.m., on which spokespersons may speak for ten minutes...
  • Banking: Statements (53 speeches)
    ): Prior to making my statement, I wish to inform the House that as a result of the reshuffle last week there are now two Ministers of State at the Department of Finance, something which I...
  • Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2009: Committee Stage. (143 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, Deputy Barry Andrews. SECTION 1.
  • Lost at Scheme: Motion. (53 speeches)
    Acting Chairman: No. 38 is a motion on the lost at sea report. I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Seán Connick, to the Seanad for his first encounter.
  • Adjournment Matters. (0 speeches)
  • Electoral Commission. (6 speeches)
    I am grateful to the Cathaoirleach for providing me with an opportunity to discuss this matter. There is much discussion about political reform and it struck me that there is no way there will...
  • Health Service Staff (5 speeches)
    I apologise to the Minister of State for the mix-up last week and thank her. At present, while nurses are retiring in abundance due to pension incentives and having achieved full years of...
  • Sexual Offences. (4 speeches)
    I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Áine Brady, for taking my Adjournment matter on the important issue of sexual assaults. The matter of child abuse has been central to recent discussions...