Seanad debates

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10:30:00
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have received notice from Senator Tim Lombard that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter:The need for the Minister for Education and...
  • Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Summer Works Scheme (4 speeches)
      I ask the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the budget and timescales for the roll-out of the summer works scheme 2018. We have spent in the region of €80 million on the summer...
    • Supported Residential Accommodation Provision (5 speeches)
      I welcome Minister of State, Deputy Jim Daly. I call Senator Mulherin.
    • Garda Stations (4 speeches)
      I tabled my Commencement matter, on a Garda station for the Castletroy area of Limerick, because I have had a number of calls recently, especially from older people in the community, about the...
    • Census of Population Publication (4 speeches)
      I thank the Leas-Chathaoirleach for facilitating my Commencement matter on the need for the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to release the 1926 census records. Access to the...
  • Order of Business (80 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, statements on forestry, to be taken at 12.45 p.m. and to conclude not later than 2.30 p.m., with the contribution of group spokespersons not to exceed eight...
  • Prohibition of Conversion Therapies Bill 2018: First Stage (5 speeches)
    I move:That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to prohibit conversion therapy, as a deceptive and harmful act or practice against a person's sexual orientation, gender identity...
  • Forestry Sector: Statements (10 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Deputy Andrew Doyle.
  • Housing: Statements (95 speeches)
    I invite the Minister to address the House on this very important subject.
  • Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016: Committee Stage (Resumed) (62 speeches)
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I move: "That notwithstanding anything in the Order of Business, proceedings on Committee Stage of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016 will now adjourn and will resume on the...
  • Smoking Ban: Motion (14 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State with responsibility for health promotion and the national drugs strategy, Deputy Catherine Byrne, to the House. I call Senator Reilly.
  • Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2016: Committee Stage (Resumed) (33 speeches)
    Sections 24 to 27, inclusive agreed to.
  • Business of Seanad (3 speeches)
    The Minister wishes to make a brief statement about Report Stage that will be taken next Tuesday.