Seanad debates

Thursday, 28 September 2017

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10:30:00
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have received notice from Senator Kieran O'Donnell that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:The need for the Minister of State at...
  • Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Courts Service (8 speeches)
      I thank the Cathaoirleach for selecting this matter. In an interview on RTE recently the new Chief Justice acknowledged a basic problem in the justice system, namely, the cost of engaging in...
    • Departmental Properties (4 speeches)
      I wish to raise the issue of the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum in Dublin 16. I first raised this issue with the former Minister of State, Deputy Helen McEntee, in the context of a wider...
    • Solar Energy Guidelines (6 speeches)
      I raised this matter on 15 November 2016. The need for solar farms to have planning guidelines is an important issue in so many locations throughout Ireland and it affects most local...
  • Order of Business (103 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, motion regarding the referral to the joint committee of the Eighth Report of the Convention on the Constitution, to be debated on the conclusion of the Order of...
  • Message from Dáil (1 speech)
    Dáil Éireann has agreed, on this 26th day of September 2017, to the amendment made by Seanad Éireann to the Mediation Bill 2017.
  • Business of Seanad (2 speeches)
    I propose that we suspend until the voting block in the Dáil concludes. The Minister, Deputy Murphy, is in the House. I apologise to Members. It is unfair to this House that Ministers are...
  • Housing: Statements (50 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister to the House.