Seanad debates

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10:30:00
  • Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    Dia dhaoibh a chairde on this fine sunny morning. I have received notice from Senator Annie Hoey that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, she proposes to raise the following...
  • Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Third Level Fees (5 speeches)
      Before I call Senator Hoey I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Rabbitte, to the House. She will be happy to hear that her name was used a lot during the Order of Business yesterday and in...
    • Hospital Overcrowding (4 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State for attending to address this important issue. If I look through my files from the long number of years I have been in the Houses, one of the issues that has arisen...
    • Health Strategies (5 speeches)
      The Traveller community is facing a mental health crisis. This is not the first time I have raised the issue in the House. The previous Minister of State with responsibility for mental health,...
    • Driver Licences (5 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State for coming here to discuss this very important topic. I raise the cost of renewing driver licences for people with disabilities. When I renew my licence, as a...
  • Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    Before calling on the Deputy Leader to propose the Order of Business, I would like to welcome the ambassador from the Netherlands here today. Today is Koningsdag, or King’s Day, which is...
  • An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (27 speeches)
    I call the Deputy Leader to announce the Order of Business and thank the ambassador again for being here today.
  • Death of Former Member: Motion (1 speech)
    I move: That Seanad Éireann- - expresses its deepest sadness on the death of former Senator Jimmy Leonard; - conveys its sincere condolences to his family; and - expresses its...
  • Funding for Ukrainian Students in Irish Universities: Statements (8 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister of State to the House to speak on this important topic at this time. He has eight minutes.
  • Criminal Justice (Amendment) Bill 2022: Second Stage (21 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." I am sharing time with my joint sponsors, Senators Chambers and Pauline O'Reilly. In far too many ways our criminal justice system is a cold...
  • Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) (Amendment) Bill 2021: Committee Stage (19 speeches)
    Sections 1 to 15, inclusive, agreed to.