Seanad debates

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Leas-Chathaoirleach i gceannas ar 10:30:00
  • Teachtaireacht ó Chomhchoiste - Message from Joint Committee (1 speech)
    The Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment has completed its consideration of the following regulations: the Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 60(6)) (Competition and Consumer...
  • Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have received notice from the following Senators that they propose to raise the following matters: Senator Victor Boyhan - the need for the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage...
  • Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Water Quality (6 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy James Browne. I call Senator Boyhan to elaborate and to properly pronounce that scientific term.
    • Schools Building Projects (4 speeches)
      I wish to raise an issue relating to Ballinspittle National School, a small country school in a village just south of Kinsale. According to the most recent census, the population of...
  • Visit of Czech Delegation (1 speech)
    If I could briefly interrupt Commencement matters for the pleasant duty and privilege of welcoming our friends from the Czech Republic, who join us in the Distinguished Visitors Gallery. I...
  • Nithe i dtosach suíonna (Atógáil) - Commencement Matters (Resumed) (0 speeches)
    • Control of Dogs (4 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State but I am disappointed that the Minister, Deputy Humphreys, is not here to take this Commencement matter, particularly given that her constituency contains many dog...
    • Departmental Reviews (1 speech)
      Unfortunately, I am going to withdraw my Commencement matter. I have huge respect for the function of this House that is Commencement matters, which is why I do not table Commencement matters...
    • School Meals Programme (4 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State. I thank the Cathaoirleach's office for choosing this Commencement matter. As the Minister of State will know, the school meals programme provides funding...
    • Disability Services (5 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Feighan, to the House.
  • Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    It is my great pleasure to recognise Austria National Day 2022. Ireland and the Irish have had an enormous influence throughout history, not only on Austria but on western and central Europe as...
  • An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (53 speeches)
    I also welcome Ambassador Nader on his return visit to Ireland. My son did an Erasmus programme in Austria a number of years ago and was made very welcome. I hope the ambassador is also...
  • Ban on Dumping New Products Bill 2022: First Stage (4 speeches)
    I move: That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to facilitate the prohibition of dumping new non-food related products, to empower the Minister to prescribe for such products...
  • Sitting Arrangements: Motion (1 speech)
    I move: That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business, unless otherwise ordered, the following arrangements shall apply in relation to the sitting of the...
  • Consumer Rights Bill: Report and Final Stages (14 speeches)
    Before we commence, I remind everyone that a Senator may speak only once on Report Stage, except the proposer of an amendment, who may reply to the discussion on the amendment. Each...
  • Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad (2 speeches)
    I call the Deputy Leader to suspend the House until 2.30 p.m.
  • Bretton Woods Agreements (Amendment) Bill 2022: Report and Final Stages (3 speeches)
    Question, "That the Bill be received for final consideration", put and agreed to.
  • Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2022: Committee Stage (Resumed) (52 speeches)
    SECTION 13
  • School Transport: Statements (25 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister, Deputy Foley, to the House. She will have six minutes and group spokespersons will have seven minutes.
  • Social Welfare (Surviving Cohabitant’s Pension) Bill 2021: Second Stage (21 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." I welcome the Minister for Social Protection to the House to debate what we feel is an important and necessary change to the social protection...