Seanad debates

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10:30:00
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have received notice from Senator Victor Boyhan that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:The need for the Minister for Rural and...
  • Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Local and Community Development Programme (4 speeches)
      Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire.
    • Hospitals Building Programme (6 speeches)
      I thank the Cathaoirleach for the opportunity to discuss another excellent project for Roscommon County Hospital and the west. The medical rehabilitation unit is one of three major capital...
    • Minor Works Scheme Applications (4 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State for coming before the House to take this Commencement matter. I did receive notification that the payment was in process in the case of the particular school on...
    • Road Safety (6 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Ross, back to his alma mater. He is very welcome as usual. I call on Senator Robbie Gallagher. He has four minutes.
  • Order of Business (30 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, Finance Bill 2017 - Committee Stage, to be taken at 1.45 p.m. and to conclude no later than 4.15 p.m., if not previously concluded, by the putting of one question...
  • Visit of Slovenian Delegation (1 speech)
    I am sure Members will join me in welcoming a parliamentary delegation from the Republic of Slovenia, led by Dr. Milan Brglez, President of the National Assembly. On my own behalf, and on behalf...
  • Order of Business (Resumed) (4 speeches)
    I, too, welcome our esteemed guests to Ireland. Senator Boyhan raised the issue of the mother and baby homes commission of investigation and its extension by one year to enable it to investigate...
  • Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (18 speeches)
    Before I call the Deputy Leader and other Senators to make their contributions, I would like to pay my own tribute to the late Des Hanafin. I extend a warm welcome to Des's wife Mona, who was...
  • Business of Seanad (2 speeches)
    I propose the suspension of the House until the conclusion of the division in Dáil Éireann.
  • Finance Bill 2017: Committee Stage (113 speeches)
    Section 1 agreed to.
  • Business of Seanad (2 speeches)
    On behalf of the Leader, I propose, notwithstanding anything that has already been decided on the Order of Business, that Committee Stage of the Finance Bill conclude at 4.45 p.m., if not...
  • Finance Bill 2017: Committee Stage (Resumed) (39 speeches)
    Debate resumed on recommendation No. 8: - (Senator Rose Conway-Walsh)
  • Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015: Statements (29 speeches)
    Following the Minister's statement on foot of the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015, we will have contributions from group spokespersons of up to eight minutes with the...