Seanad debates

Thursday, 13 October 2011

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10.30 a.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 (289 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, statements on the importance of statistics in developing public policy and planning for the future, to commence at the conclusion of the Order of Business and to...
  • Public Policy and Planning: Statements (32 speeches, 1 comment)
    I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, Deputy Paul Kehoe. I understand it is his first visit to the new Seanad and he is most welcome. We wish him well in his new role.
  • Adjournment Matters (0 speeches)
  • Special Educational Needs (3 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Cannon, to the House.
  • Adult Education (2 speeches)
    I thank the Minister of State for attending. I am glad to have the opportunity to highlight the need for the Department of Education and Skills to maintain 2012 funding for Laneview Learning...
  • Nursing Home Services (11 speeches)
    I wish to share time with Senator Michael Mullins. I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Kathleen Lynch. This is a straightforward case of asking the Minister for Health to outline why the...
  • Cystic Fibrosis Services (4 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State. I wish to raise with her the provision of adult cystic fibrosis in-care beds at Cork University Hospital. She will be aware that in Ireland one in 19 people...