Seanad debates

Thursday, 10 September 2020

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business


10:30 am

Photo of Rónán MullenRónán Mullen (Independent)

I have listened with concern from my office to what is going on here this morning. There are two issues on which I would like the Cathaoirleach to comment. There is ongoing concern among Members, myself included, about the rushing of legislation and the taking of all Stages in one day is clearly within the Cathaoirleach's understanding of what the Order of Business discussion today may entail because, as he said, it is about deciding the arrangements for taking the criminal justice Bill today. The other issue causing concern which I want to ask about is the right of Members to raise other important and pressing issues, as has been mentioned by Senators McDowell, Norris and others.


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