Seanad debates

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

10:30 am

Photo of Maurice CumminsMaurice Cummins (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

-----many of which are very interesting to look back on. Such a Bill is to be welcomed.

Senators Craughwell and Paul Coghlan alluded to motions Nos. 7 and 10 under Private Members' business on the Order Paper. As the Senators know, the all-party committee has had several meetings with the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Deputy Kelly, and with other Ministers on pay and conditions for councillors. Progress has been very slow. If I feel it is necessary - possibly, it is necessary now - we will try to arrange a debate on the issue next week if at all possible, and if we can get the Minister to attend.


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