Seanad debates

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 14:30:00
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have received notice from Senator Hildegarde Naughton that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter:The need for the Minister of State...
  • Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Flood Prevention Measures (4 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Simon Harris, for coming to the Seanad this afternoon. As he will know, the long-range weather forecast has estimated that severe flooding will occur in the...
    • Beef Data Programme (5 speeches)
      Thank you, a Chathaoirligh, for accepting the matter. I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Simon Harris. My matter relates specifically to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine...
    • Local Government Reform (5 speeches)
      The third motion is in the name of Senator Paul Bradford. I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Jimmy Deenihan. Senator Bradford has four minutes.
    • Hospital Services (8 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister, Deputy Leo Varadkar, to the House. I thank him for engaging in this Commencement debate on the future of the Sacred Heart Hospital in Roscommon.I wish to share my time...
  • Resignation of Member (2 speeches)
    Before I call the Leader on the Order of Business I wish to announce that I have received notice in writing from Senator Jimmy Harte of his resignation as a Member of Seanad Éireann. I wish...
  • Order of Business (144 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 73, item 20, Private Members' business, to be taken at 5 p.m. and to conclude no later than 7 p.m.; and No. 2, Children First Bill 2014 - Committee Stage to be taken...
  • Longer Healthy Living Bill 2015: First Stage (5 speeches)
    I move:That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to ensure that all those who are employees of the Department of Health, and all those who are employed by bodies directly funded...
  • Northern Ireland Issues: Motion (120 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister to the House. No. 73 relates to the political situation in Northern Ireland. Senator Cummins has ten minutes.
  • Children First Bill 2015: Committee Stage (28 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Deputy James Reilly, to the House.