Seanad debates

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10:30:00
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have notice from Senator Martin Conway that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:The need for the Minister for Housing, Planning,...
  • Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Local Authority Rates (5 speeches)
      Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire Stáit.
    • Deer Culls (10 speeches)
      As the Minister of State, Deputy Michael Ring, knows, I am concerned about the deer population generally in County Kerry. There are two types of deer, the native red deer, a most magnificent...
    • Hospital Waiting Lists (8 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Catherine Byrne, for coming to the Seanad, which enables me to demonstrate why it is vital that the Minister, Deputy Harris, does everything in his power to...
    • HIQA Reports (5 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State for coming to the House to address this very serious issue. As the Minister of State is aware, HIQA released a report in December regarding financial irregularities...
  • Order of Business (37 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, Domestic Violence Bill 2017, Order for Second Stage and Second Stage, to be taken at 12.45 p.m. with the time allocated to group spokespersons not to exceed eight...
  • Visit of United Arab Emirates Delegation (1 speech)
    I am sure all Members of the House will join with me in welcoming a parliamentary delegation from the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates, led by Her Excellency Dr. Amal Abdullah...
  • Order of Business (Resumed) (51 speeches)
    I may have overlooked Senator McDowell earlier. My apologies.
  • Critical Health Professionals Bill 2017: First Stage (11 speeches)
    I move:That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to ensure that critical health professionals who are employees of all organisations funded directly by the Department of Health,...
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    Before I move to the next business, I want to welcome Richard and Seamus Clarke from Cavan. I understand these people are well known for their commercial and charity work. You are very welcome.
  • Domestic Violence Bill 2017: Order for Second Stage (1 speech)
  • Domestic Violence Bill 2017: Second Stage (16 speeches)
    Question proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • North-South Interconnector: Motion (26 speeches)
    I move:That Seanad Éireann: recognises:- that the North-South interconnector is a vital piece of infrastructure in ensuring a safe and sustainable source of energy for both Ireland and...