Seanad debates

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10.30 a.m.
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have received notice from Senator Deirdre Clune that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for Education...
  • Order of Business (62 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Bill 2011 - Report and Final Stages, amendments from Dáil Éireann, to be taken on the conclusion of...
  • Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Bill 2011 [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil]: Report and Final Stages (37 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister for Education and Skills, Deputy Ruairí Quinn. This is a Seanad Bill which has been amended by the Dáil. In accordance with Standing Order 118, it is deemed to have...
  • Gaeltacht Bill 2012: Report and Final Stages (0 speeches)
    Irish to follow.
  • Business of Seanad (2 speeches)
    I wish to amend the Order of Business. It is proposed that we complete the Animal Health and Welfare Bill at 5.20 p.m. and that we take Private Members' Business at 5.20 p.m to conclude at 7.20 p.m.
  • Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed) (53 speeches)
    SECTION 38
  • Access to Cancer Treatment Bill 2012: Second Stage (268 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." I welcome the Minister of State to the House and I thank her for yet again making herself available. She has given great commitment to this...
  • Adjournment Matters (0 speeches)
    School Curriculum
    • School Curriculum (4 speeches)
      I thank the Cathaoirleach for allowing me the opportunity to raise this issue. I have a particular interest in the issues of competency in mathematics and the need to address the teaching of...
    • Mental Health Services (4 speeches)
      In December last, I praised the budget 2012 commitment to invest €35 million in mental health services, of which €23 million was dedicated to developing community mental health teams for...
    • Courts Service (6 speeches)
      The matter I raise is straightforward and simple. I have been contacted by a number of legal figures and their clients in County Donegal who were recently informed that the High Court, which...
    • Architectural Heritage (4 speeches)
      Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire Stáit, Teachta Brian Hayes. I thank him for visiting my home town a number of weeks ago. There is no need for a commercial as he has visited the area on several...