Seanad debates

Thursday, 15 February 2024

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Cathaoirleach i gceannas ar 09:30:00
  • Teachtaireacht ón Dáil - Message from Dáil (1 speech)
    Dáil Éireann passed the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2024 on 14 February 2024, without amendment, 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 Rónán Mullen - The need for the Minister for Further and Higher Education,...
  • Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters (0 speeches)
    • Further and Higher Education (6 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy O'Donnell, to the House.
    • Schools Building Projects (8 speeches)
      I welcome the Minister of State. This matter, which is of significant interest to taxpayers, students, parents, teachers and local communities, concerns the planning permission delays relating...
    • Climate Change Policy (5 speeches)
      I thank the Minister of State for taking this Commencement matter on behalf of the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Deputy Ryan. When the Minister of State and I were in...
    • Rural Schemes (7 speeches)
      The Minister of State is very welcome to the House. As his is a neighbouring constituency, he will understand where I am coming from on this matter. For the information of the House, the local...
  • Business of Seanad (1 speech)
    On my behalf and that of the House, I welcome the Lithuanian ambassador, H.E. Mr. Marijus Gudynas, who is here with us. I thank him for being here and for his friendship and extensive engagement...
  • Order of Business (55 speeches)
    I call on the Acting Leader, Senator Seery Kearney, to outline the Order of Business.
  • Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2024: Motion for Earlier Signature (1 speech)
    I move: That, pursuant to subsection 2° of section 2 of Article 25 of the Constitution, Seanad Éireann concurs with the Government in a request to the President to sign the Coroners...
  • Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 (Section 4(2)) (Scheme Termination Date) Order 2024: Motion (19 speeches)
    I welcome the Minister to the House. Before I call the Acting Leader to move the motion, I welcome to the Gallery guests from the Northern Ireland Youth Forum and our special guest over here,...