Seanad debates

Thursday, 10 September 2020

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business


10:30 am

Róisín Garvey (Green Party)

I ask Senator Mullen not to interrupt me. He should also direct his comments through the Chair. We should show respect to our fellow colleagues, in particular the Clerk, Martin Groves, who is the wise man of the House. I say that with respect to the father of the House, Senator Norris. We should also respect the rules of the House. If we are not careful, we could bring about a situation where we will not be allowed to raise on the Order of Business issues not pertaining to the Bills before us. Let us be careful.

I personally believe we should focus on the Bill before us today. Let us see how we get on. If we require a second day, so be it. Let us start the debate. I understand people's annoyance because the education issue is really important. I wanted to raise the maternity issue and fathers banned from attending at their children's births, but I did not get an opportunity to do so.

Let us start the debate on the Bill.


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