Seanad debates

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 14.30 p.m.
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have received notice from Senator Susan O'Keeffe that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for Health to...
  • Order of Business (100 speeches)
    It is proposed to take No. 1, motion to amend the order of the Seanad of 16 June 2011 in respect of the establishment of a select committee to include the Department of the Taoiseach under the...
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    Senators will join me in welcoming Deputy Joe O'Reilly to the Visitors Gallery. The Deputy is accompanied by representatives of a group of more than 1,000 volunteers who will participate in the...
  • Message from Dáil (1 speech)
    Dáil Éireann has agreed to the amendments made by Seanad Éireann to the Biological Weapons Bill 2011.
  • Establishment of Select Committees: Motion (1 speech)
    I move: That the Order of the Seanad of 16th June, 2011, in respect of the Establishment of Select Committees be amended in column (2) of the Schedule thereto by the insertion opposite 'Select...
  • Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2011: Committee Stage (54 speeches)
  • Food Safety Standards: Statements. (18 speeches, 1 comment)
    It is a pleasure to be back in the House to discuss agriculture, food safety and related matters. Over the past three or four months, the Minister, Deputy Coveney, and I have been given the...
  • Adjournment Matters (0 speeches)
  • Ambulance Service (6 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Cannon, to the House.
    • Irish Sign Language (8 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State for coming to the House to take this matter in which I am representing the deaf community. In Ireland, apart from English and Irish perhaps the most significant...
    • Schools Building Projects (2 speeches)
      The Minister of State is having an easy evening because I have no intention of speaking for four minutes when discussing this issue which perhaps somewhat parochial. A school in a village called...
  • School Curriculum (4 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State to the House. When I went through details of foreign languages being offered in the education system, with particular reference to what I consider to be minority...