Seanad debates

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Bill 2016: [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] Report and Final Stages


10:30 am

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I want to acknowledge the importance of this legislation. We have had an interesting debate and I am pleased to see that this worthwhile proposal is in its final steps. I acknowledge the contribution of everybody involved, but in particular I acknowledge the contribution of Senator Colm Burke for bringing the Bill forward in the first place. I am pleased we were able to work together on the Bill and I will now be working with my colleague, the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Deputy Regina Doherty, in order to ensure we can move towards the early implementation of aspects of the Bill.

I also want to say to the Dáil Business Committee, the Seanad and the office of the Leader of the Seanad that I am really grateful that, notwithstanding a tight schedule this week and next, we were in a position to table and list the concluding debate on this legislation. I am grateful for the contribution of everybody involved.


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