Seanad debates

Thursday, 18 May 2023

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Leas-Chathaoirleach i gceannas ar 9:30:00
  • Message from Dáil (1 speech)
    Dáil Éireann passed the Social Welfare (Child Benefit) Bill 2023 on 17 May 2023, to which the agreement of Seanad Éireann is desired.
  • 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 Mary Fitzpatrick - The need for the Minister for Education to make a statement on the...
  • Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Special Educational Needs (6 speeches)
      Before I call on Senator Fitzpatrick, I welcome to the Distinguished Visitors Gallery Mr. Kevin Conlon, his wife Claudia who is a former judge, and their children Cody and Carson. They are most...
    • International Relations (4 speeches)
      This issue has been on the agenda for some time. Taiwan, as a broader issue, has been there for longer, but I do not want to talk about that. However, much I want to see enhanced relations...
    • Tax Code (6 speeches)
      The next Commencement matter relates to the introduction of a 30% income tax rate. Senator Maria Byrne has four minutes to make her case.
  • An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (14 speeches)
    The Order of Business is No. 1, motion regarding the Orders of Reference of the Joint Committee on Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community, to be taken without debate on the conclusion of...
  • Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    I welcome to the Distinguished Visitors Gallery the new ambassador from Argentina to Ireland. Her Excellency is most welcome to Seanad Éireann. I thank Senator Carrigy for bringing her...
  • Joint Committee on Key Issues Affecting the Traveller Community: Motion (1 speech)
    I move: That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders— (1) Seanad Éireann hereby appoints a Committee (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Committee’), to be joined...
  • Civil Defence Bill 2023: Second Stage (0 speeches)
    Question proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."
  • Civil Defence Bill 2023: Second Stage (15 speeches)
    Before I call the Minister of State, I welcome our visitors in the Gallery, who are civil servants from Romania.
  • Tourism: Statements (15 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister to the House for this important debate. The tourist season is now with us and we in County Kerry are always interested in the topic of tourism, no more so than in my own...