Seanad debates

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10:30:00
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have received notice from Senator Terry Leyden that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for Foreign...
  • Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Foreign Conflicts (9 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Dara Murphy.
    • Sheepmeat Sector (4 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State to the House for a debate about the sheep sector which is one of our domestic agricultural sectors. This sector is of vital significance to many parts of rural...
    • School Staffing (4 speeches)
      I raise the issue of the pressing need to secure a permanent resource teacher for Esker national school in Esker, County Galway. At present the Department of Education allocates resource...
    • Hospital Consultants Recruitment (5 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister for Health.
  • Order of Business (37 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, the Choice of Court (Hague Convention) Bill 2015 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage, to be taken at 1 p.m. and to adjourn no later than 3 p.m., with...
  • Choice of Court (Hague Convention) Bill 2015: Order for Second Stage (1 speech)
    Bill entitled an Act to give effect to the Convention on Choice of Court Agreements done at The Hague on the 30th day of June 2005 and approved on behalf of the European Union pursuant to Council...
  • Choice of Court (Hague Convention) Bill 2015: Second Stage (10 speeches)
    Question proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Report of Working Group on Seanad Reform 2015: Statements (84 speeches)
    We will now hear statements on the report of the working group on Seanad reform. As Members know, the working group was chaired by Dr. Maurice Manning, a former Member of the House. He is most...
  • Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014: Second Stage (50 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Ann Phelan, to the House.
  • Conditions of Work: Motion (27 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Deputy Richard Bruton. I call on Senator Averil Power to move the motion which will be seconded by her colleague Senator Jillian van...