Seanad debates

Thursday, 14 December 2017

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Leas-Chathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10:30:00
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have received 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 Health to...
  • Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Emergency Departments Waiting Times (4 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State to the House. I raise this matter because it is of significant importance in County Clare. I was on the way to Dublin on Tuesday while I listened to local radio....
    • Children and Family Services Provision (4 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Catherine Byrne, to the House. It has been two and a half years since the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 was signed into law. This historic...
    • School Transport Eligibility (4 speeches)
      I raise an issue regarding calls for protocols to be put in place for students repeating their leaving certificate to have access to the school bus system. It is a huge issue in my part of the...
    • Local Authority Expenditure (4 speeches)
      I thank the Cathaoirleach for selecting this item on the Commencement today. I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Deputy John Paul Phelan,...
  • Message from Dáil (1 speech)
    The following message has been received from the Dáil:Dáil Éireann passed the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Bill 2017 on 12 December 2017, to which the agreement...
  • Order of Business (83 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, motion re arrangements for the sitting of the House on Friday, 15 December, to be taken without debate at the conclusion of the Order of Business; No. 2, motion of...
  • Sitting Arrangements: Motion (1 speech)
    I move:That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business: (1) The Seanad shall meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, 15th December, 2017 and the following arrangements shall...
  • Planning Regulations: Motion (1 speech)
    I move:That the proposals that Seanad Éireann approves the following Regulations in draft:(i) Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2018, (ii) Planning and Development...
  • Report of Joint Committee: Motion (1 speech)
    I moveThat Seanad Éireann:(1) notes the agreed Report of the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport under Standing Order 116 on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European...
  • Social Welfare Bill 2017: Report and Final Stages (5 speeches)
    I move amendment No. 1:In page 14, after line 18, to insert the following: “Report in respect of National Maintenance Body 20. (1) The Minister for Employment and Social Protection...
  • Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017: Committee and Remaining Stages (57 speeches, 2 comments)
    I welcome the Minister of State to the House.
  • Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017: 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 Public...
  • Message from Dáil (1 speech)
    Dáil Éireann has agreed to the recommendation made by Seanad Éireann to the Finance Bill 2017 and has made an amendment in consequence to the Bill. Dáil Éireann has...
  • Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) (Amendment) Bill 2017: Committee and Remaining Stages (8 speeches)
    SECTION 1