Seanad debates

Thursday, 12 October 2017

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10:30:00
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have notice from Senator Colm Burke that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:The need for the Minister for Justice and Equality to...
  • Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal (6 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Stanton, to the House.
    • Mental Health Services Funding (4 speeches)
      I will start by being frank. I want to be nice, positive and upbeat but there is very little to be nice, positive or upbeat about. I am absolutely shocked and appalled by the mental health...
    • School Admissions (7 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State to the Chamber. He is becoming a regular visitor.
    • Schools Site Acquisitions (5 speeches)
      I wish to raise the issue of Stepaside Educate Together secondary school. Stepaside has been in the news quite a lot recently in the context of its Garda station. As a local resident, I can...
  • Order of Business (3 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, statements on the future of Europe, to be taken at 2 p.m. and to conclude no later than 4 p.m., with the contributions of group spokespersons not to exceed eight...
  • Visit of Canadian Delegation (1 speech)
    Before I call the next speaker, I welcome two Canadian parliamentarians to the House, Ms Kathryn McGarry and Ms Mary-Margaret McMahon, accompanied by a Member of the Lower House, Deputy Alan...
  • Order of Business (Resumed) (41 speeches)
    I also want to raise the issue of pensions. Thousands of women get smaller pensions because they left the workforce before 1994 to care for children. Others are taking a pension hit because...
  • Business of Seanad (4 speeches)
    I advise Members that there will be a suspension of business after the Order of Business until 2 p.m. as the Minister is not ready to come to the House. I apologise to Members.
  • Future of Europe: Statements (41 speeches)
    The Minister of State can make her contribution now and then we have contributions from group spokespersons for eight minutes and all other Senators have five minutes. The Minister of State must...