Seanad debates

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 12:00
  • Address to Seanad Éireann by Ms Mairead McGuinness, European Commissioner (16 speeches)
    Thar ceann Sheanad Éireann, is cúis mhór áthais dom fáilte chroíúil a chur roimh Mairead McGuinness, an Coimisinéir Eorpach um Sheirbhísí...
  • Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I have received notice from the following Senators that they propose to raise the following matters:
  • Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Culture Ireland (9 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Deputy Darragh O'Brien, to the House. It is great to have a Cabinet Minister in the House for Commencement matters and I thank...
    • EU Directives (10 speeches)
      At the outset, the concept of this Commencement debate looks somewhat technical but I will give the Minister of State, Deputy James Browne, the context in which I raise it. I am raising it...
    • Special Educational Needs (5 speeches)
      I appreciate the Minister of State turning up. I also appreciate that this issue is not within his remit. He is the Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, OPW,...
    • Heritage Sites (5 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Peter Burke for attending. I did not realise he was in the anteroom so I apologise for delaying him. I call Senator O'Loughlin.
  • An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (27 speeches)
    I welcome my neighbours to the Gallery from the Ballyheane and Ballintubber area, including Fianna Fáil members and my dad Michael. It is great to have them all here. I thank them for...
  • Planning and Development (Section 181) Regulations 2023: Motion (1 speech)
    I move: That the proposal that Seanad Éireann approves the following Regulations in draft: Planning and Development (Section 181) Regulations 2023, a copy of which has been laid in draft...
  • Ireland's Application for Membership of CERN: Statements (8 speeches)
    I welcome to the House the Minister of State at the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science with responsibility for Skills and Further Education, Deputy Niall...
  • Finance Bill 2023: Report and Final Stages (6 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister for Finance, Deputy Michael McGrath, to the House.