Seanad debates

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 14:30:00
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I welcome the former world boxing champion Bernard Dunne and his group to the Visitors Gallery. We could do with him here on some occasions to keep order.I have received notice from Senator...
  • Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Disadvantaged Status (1 speech)
      I welcome the Minister. I join the Cathaoirleach in welcoming a great sportsman, Bernard Dunne, to the Visitors Gallery. I am honoured to be here in his presence and to be speaking on a matter...
  • Visit of Chinese Delegation (1 speech)
    Before calling the Minister to reply, I am sure that Members of the House would like to join me in welcoming Mrs. Lee, the wife of the Chinese Ambassador, along with Mr. Walter Pan, the political...
  • Commencement Matters (Resumed) (9 speeches)
    I now call on the Minister to reply.
    • Obesity Levels (8 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Social Protection, Deputy Kevin Humphreys, to the House. I call on Senator Noone and she has four minutes.
    • Labour Activation Measures (5 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State for coming into the Chamber to take this matter. I apologise that my voice is suffering; it was not by any means from cheering on Kerry at the weekend. Before I...
  • Order of Business (66 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 81, non-Government motion No. 19 re availability of medication to treat cystic fibrosis sufferers, to be taken without debate at the conclusion of the Order of...
  • Funding of Cystic Fibrosis Medication: Motion (1 speech)
    I move:That Seanad Éireann:notes: - that the process for approving new medicines is set down in law, the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013 and is not a ministerial...
  • National Cultural Institutions Act 1997: Referral to Joint Committee (1 speech)
    I move:That the proposal that Seanad Éireann approves the following Order in draft:National Cultural Institutions Act 1997 (section 44) (Variation of Indemnity Amount) Order 2016,copies of...
  • Road Traffic Bill 2016: Committee Stage (34 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister, Deputy Donohoe, to the House.
  • Business of Seanad (4 speeches)
    When is it proposed to take Report Stage?
  • Road Traffic Bill 2016: Report and Final Stages (6 speeches)
    Bill received for final consideration.
  • Credit Guarantee (Amendment) Bill 2015: Second Stage (9 speeches)
    Question proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Local Government Review: Statements (70 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and invite him to make his opening statement. Away you go, Minister.