Seanad debates

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Leas-Chathaoirleach i gceannas ar 14:30:00
  • 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 Transport,...
  • Order of Business (78 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, Taxi Regulation Bill 2012 - Report Stage, to be taken at the conclusion of the Order of Business and conclude not later than 8 p.m., if not previously concluded.
  • Message from Dáil (1 speech)
    Dáil Éireann has passed the Defence Forces (Second World War Amnesty and Immunity) Bill 2012 on 7 May 2013, without amendment.
  • Taxi Regulation Bill 2012: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (72 speeches)
    Debate resumed on Government amendment No. 23: In page 15, to delete lines 14 to 47 and in page 16, to delete lines 1 to 42 and substitute the following:11.--(1) Where a person who makes an...
  • Adjournment Matters (0 speeches)
    • Road Maintenance (3 speeches)
      I am grateful for the opportunity to raise this issue on the need to address the serious condition of road surfaces in cities, particularly in my native Cork city. Recently, the Minister for...
    • School Transport Provision (5 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Ciarán Cannon, for coming to the Chamber to deal with this matter. Ardvarney national school in north Leitrim has 41 pupils, 28 of whom avail of...
    • Schools Recognition (4 speeches)
      This is the second time in the past 12 months that I have raised this issue on the Adjournment. I am frequently approached by teachers and parents frustrated by the failure of the Department to...
    • Special Educational Needs (6 speeches)
      The issue I am raising on the Adjournment relates to an anomaly in the allocation of educational resource hours to children with Down's syndrome who attend mainstream primary schools. Down's...