Seanad debates

Thursday, 12 February 2015

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10:30:00
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have received notice from Senator Cáit Keane that she proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade to ascertain if there is an avenue...
  • Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Human Rights Issues (4 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy Charles Flanagan. I thank him for the work he has done to date on this case, of which the family is appreciative. As the Minister...
    • Housing Adaptation Grant Funding (4 speeches)
      The RTE investigations unit this week raised the issue of disabled person’s grants and housing adaptation grants. For the past few years these have been in very short supply in County...
    • Court Accommodation Provision (4 speeches)
      I thank the Cathaoirleach for selecting this Commencement Matter which concerns a matter of grave urgency. No town should have to endure the terrifying scenes visited on Portlaoise’s main...
  • Order of Business (57 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, motion regarding the appointment of the Ombudsman for Children, to be taken at 1.15 p.m. and to conclude no later than 2 p.m. with contributions from spokespersons...
  • Appointment of Ombudsman for Children: Motion (14 speeches)
    I move: That Seanad Éireann recommends Dr. Niall Muldoon for appointment by the President to be Ombudsman for Children.