Seanad debates

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10:30:00
  • Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have received notice from Senator Maria Byrne that, on the motion for the Commencement of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for Further...
  • Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Grant Payments (5 speeches)
      I thank the Minister, Deputy Harris, for coming into the House today to take this important Commencement matter, which has been raised by Senator Maria Byrne.
    • An Garda Síochána (10 speeches)
      The next matter is in the name of Senator Crowe.
    • Regional Development (5 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State again. It seems to be that he is always here answering and responding to me but I am delighted he is here. I understand that the Minister cannot be here and I...
    • Air Accident Investigations (4 speeches)
      The Minister of State is welcome to the House. I think this is the first time I addressed him since he was elevated to ministerial office. I am delighted he is here, and I understand the...
    • Hospital Services (6 speeches)
      I am glad to share time with my good colleague, Senator Buttimer. I will outline the facts from letters I received. Cork University Hospital, CUH, is the south-west region's centre for...
    • Vaccination Programme (9 speeches)
      In December 2020, we had a moment of optimism when, following a massive global effort and up to €93 billion in public funding, we heard about vaccines that had been developed and were...
  • An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (31 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2022 - Report Stage (resumed) and Final Stage, to be taken at 1.15 p.m. and the proceedings thereon shall, if not previously...
  • Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2022: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (49 speeches)
    Amendment Nos. 33 to 36, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together by agreement. Is that agreed? Agreed.
  • Sick Leave Bill 2022: Second Stage (24 speeches)
    Question proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2022: Second Stage (11 speeches)
    Question proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Teachtaireacht ón Dáil - Message from Dáil (1 speech)
    Dáil Éireann has passed the Garda Síochána (Amendment) Bill 2022 on 15 June 2022 to which the agreement of Seanad Éireann is desired.
  • Cost of Living: Motion (77 speeches)
    It is my pleasure to welcome my constituency colleague, the Minister for Social Protection, Deputy Humphreys, to the House for this debate.