Seanad debates

Thursday, 15 December 2016

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10:30:00
  • Business of Seanad (5 speeches)
    I have received notice from Senator Robbie Gallagher that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:The need for the Minister for...
  • Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Road Network (4 speeches)
      I raise the issue of the need for increased funding for local roads in counties Monaghan and Cavan and record our appreciation of the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Shane Ross,...
    • Road Projects Status (4 speeches)
      I wish to find out where the proposals to bypass Bandon sit in the list of priorities. Bandon is the biggest town in west Cork with a population of 6,500 people. It is the gateway to west Cork...
    • Hospital Consultant Recruitment (5 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Catherine Byrne, and thank her for coming to the House to deal with this matter. I know she has a very busy schedule. The matter I am raising this...
  • Order of Business (185 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1a, motion re the arrangements for the sitting of the House on Tuesday 20 December 2016, to be taken on the conclusion of the Order of Business without debate; No. 2,...
  • Expressions of Gratitude: Motion (2 speeches)
    I move:That Seanad Éireann: - thank the United States National Parks Service and the United States Department of the Interior for ensuring a replica of the 1916 Proclamation presented by...
  • Sitting Arrangements: Motion (1 speech)
    I move:That the Seanad shall meet at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 20th December, 2016 and, notwithstanding anything on Standing Orders, the following arrangements shall apply:(1) Standing Orders 29 and 30...
  • EU Directives: Motion (1 speech)
    I move:That Seanad Éireann: (1) notes the agreed Report of the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach under Standing Order 107 on the Proposals for a...
  • Business of Seanad (3 speeches)
    I propose that we suspend until the end of the divisions in the Dáil. I apologise to the Members.
  • Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2016: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 speeches)
    Sections 1 to 9, inclusive, agreed to.
  • Business of Seanad (3 speeches)
    I call on the acting Leader to move a suspension for ten minutes.
  • Be Winter-Ready Campaign: Statements (27 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Deputy Paul Kehoe.
  • Appropriation Bill 2016: Second and Subsequent Stages (8 speeches)
    Question proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Appropriation Bill 2016: Motion for Earlier Signature (1 speech)
    I move:That pursuant to subsection 2° of section 2 of Article 25 of the Constitution, Seanad Éireann concurs with the Government in a request to the President to sign the Appropriation...
  • Courts Bill 2016: Second Stage (10 speeches)
    Question proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."