Seanad debates

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Social Welfare and Pensions (No. 2) Bill 2009: Motion for Earlier Signature

 

11:00 pm

Photo of Donie CassidyDonie Cassidy (Fianna Fail)
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I move:

That, pursuant to subsection 2o of section 2 of Article 25 of the Constitution, Seanad √Čireann concurs with the Government in a request to the President to sign the Social Welfare and Pensions (No. 2) Bill 2009 on a date which is earlier than the fifth day after the date on which the Bill shall have been presented to her.

Question put and declared carried.

Photo of Pat MoylanPat Moylan (Fianna Fail)
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When is it proposed to sit again?

Photo of John EllisJohn Ellis (Fianna Fail)
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On a point of order, the carry on of Deputy Buttimer in the House on a regular basis cannot be tolerated by anybody.

Photo of Pat MoylanPat Moylan (Fianna Fail)
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That is not a point of order. We are not discussing that matter now.

Photo of Jerry ButtimerJerry Buttimer (Fine Gael)
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The Members opposite started cheering. Senator Ellis may laugh, but he has just voted against the ordinary people of Ireland. Shame on him.

Photo of Pat MoylanPat Moylan (Fianna Fail)
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When is it proposed to sit again?

Photo of Donie CassidyDonie Cassidy (Fianna Fail)
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At 10.30 a.m. today.