Seanad debates

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 14:30:00
  • 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 Public Expenditure...
  • Order of Business (95 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, statements on economic growth and job creation, to be taken at 5 p.m. and to conclude not later than 6.30 p.m., with the contributions of group spokespersons not...
  • Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (23 speeches)
    We will now pay tributes to a former Senator, the late Martin J. O'Toole. I call Senator Leyden.
  • Economic Growth and Job Creation: Statements (37 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister for Finance, Deputy Noonan, to the House.
  • Adjournment Matters (1 speech)
    I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Fergus O'Dowd, to the House and apologise for running late. The Minister for Finance was concluding the debate.
    • Social Welfare Offices (7 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State. I will not go into too much detail on this issue as I have already supplied it to the Minister. In my home town of Bantry, social welfare services are operating...
    • Food Safety Issues (9 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Tom Hayes, and apologise for the delay which occurred. Like him, I am interested in ensuring the continued integrity of the Irish beef industry. I am...