Seanad debates

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10:30:00
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have notice from Senator Denis O'Donovan that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for Justice and...
  • Order of Business (90 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, statements on European Union Affairs, to be taken at 11.45 a.m. and to conclude no later than 1.30 p.m., with the contributions of group spokespersons not to...
  • European Union Affairs: Statements (23 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy Paschal Donohoe, who is no stranger to the House.
  • Standing Orders: Motion (71 speeches)
    I move: That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, the following amendments be made to the Standing Orders of Seanad Éireann relative to Public Business:(a) Replacement of Chairman...
  • Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013: Committee Stage (49 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Leo Varadkar.
  • Business of Seanad (2 speeches)
    I propose an amendment to the Order of Business that we adjourn Committee and Remaining Stages at 4.30 p.m. to another date.
  • Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013: Committee Stage (Resumed) (7 speeches)
    Debate resumed on amendment No. 9: In page 17, between lines 8 and 9, to insert the following: “15. (1) A mechanically propelled motor vehicle is required to carry a warning triangle from...
  • Fifteenth Report of the Committee of Selection: Motion (1 speech)
    The Committee of Selection reports that it has discharged Senator Terry Brennan from membership of the Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection at his own request and has appointed...
  • Message from Joint Committee (1 speech)
    A message has been received from the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality to the effect that it has completed its consideration of a proposal for a regulation of the European...
  • Homelessness Strategy: Motion (63 speeches)
    I move: That Seanad Éireann – - welcomes the commitment of this Government to end long-term homelessness by 2016 and recognises that significant challenges are now emerging in...
  • Business of Seanad (2 speeches)
    I propose that we allocate one hour to the debate on the youth guarantee until 7.50 p.m.
  • Youth Guarantee: Statements (28 speeches)
    I thank the Members of the Seanad for this opportunity to discuss the youth guarantee implementation plan. I promised the Senators that when we had the plan ready, I would be happy to come back...
  • Adjournment Matters (0 speeches)
    • Flood Prevention Measures (5 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State for coming to the House to respond to my Adjournment matter. I raise the matter of the flooding in recent days and in particular flooding in Cork city which was...
    • Tax Credits (9 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Perry, to the House.