Seanad debates

Thursday, 3 February 2022

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Leas-Chathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10:30:00
  • Teachtaireacht ón Dáil - Message from Dáil (1 speech)
    Dáil Éireann passed the Animal Health and Welfare and Forestry (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021, changed from Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021, on 2...
  • Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    The Cathaoirleach has received notice from Senator Joe O’Reilly that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, he proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the...
  • Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Pigmeat Sector (5 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister, Deputy McConalogue, to the House.
    • Defence Forces (4 speeches)
      The Minister is very welcome to the Chamber and I appreciate that he is here given the importance of this Commencement matter. I rise to seek absolute clarity on the future of Cathal Brugha...
    • Mental Health Services (4 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Butler, for coming to the House to address this critical issue, namely, the need to reinstate a director of mental health services. I know the Department of...
    • Mental Health Services (4 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Feighan, for joining us in the Chamber. Earlier this week, the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, advised that it had decided not to press charges...
  • An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (45 speeches)
    I call the leader of the Green Party group, who will outline the Order of Business today.
  • EU Regulations: Motion (1 speech)
    I move: That Seanad Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion under Protocol No. 21 on the position of the United Kingdom and Ireland in respect of the area of...
  • Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (19 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy James Browne, back to the House.
  • Child Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation Material (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (19 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." I am sharing time with Senator Ruane. I am delighted with the work that has been achieved in respect of the Bill thus far. The phrase "child...