Seanad debates

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 2.30 p.m.
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have notice from Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for Education and...
  • Order of Business. (103 speeches)
    I welcome everybody back. The Order of Business is No. 1, statements on innovation at the heart of the jobs challenge, to be taken at 4 p.m. and to conclude at 6 p.m., with the contributions of...
  • Business of Seanad (4 speeches)
    I propose an amendment to the Order of Business that, given that we have lost ten to 15 minutes already, we would conclude No. 1 at 6.15 p.m.
  • Innovation at the Heart of the Jobs Challenge: Statements (59 speeches, 1 comment)
    I welcome the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Deputy Richard Bruton. We will begin with a statement by him on innovation at the heart of the jobs challenge.
  • Adjournment Matters (0 speeches)
  • Health Facilities (3 speeches)
    The statistics on eating disorders in Ireland are alarming. According to the mental health strategy, A Vision for Change, up to 200,000 people may be affected by eating disorders and an...
  • Farm Incomes (3 speeches)
    I listened with interest to the matter raised by Senator Power and the response of the Minister of State, Deputy McEntee. If he can bring half that commitment and enthusiasm to the matter I am...
  • Jobs Initiative (3 speeches)
    I thank the Minister for her presence. I put down this motion because I believe in internships. I realise there has been a good deal of criticism in the media in recent weeks about the...