Seanad debates

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

12:00 pm

Photo of Mary WhiteMary White (Fianna Fail)
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On a point of order, I would like my colleagues in the Chamber to know that I will insist on calling votes on the Order of Business until the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Deputy Richard Bruton, comes to the House. The number one issue-----

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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That is not a point of order.

Photo of Mary WhiteMary White (Fianna Fail)
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The Cathaoirleach does not need help from the person beside him.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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That is not a point of order.

Photo of Mary WhiteMary White (Fianna Fail)
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The number one issue in our country is jobs.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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It is not a point of order.

Photo of Maurice CumminsMaurice Cummins (Fine Gael)
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Let us get on with the business of the House.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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Senator, please resume your seat.

Photo of Mary WhiteMary White (Fianna Fail)
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I will insist on doing it until the Minister, Deputy Bruton, comes here.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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Senator, please.

Photo of Mary WhiteMary White (Fianna Fail)
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Could I have a bit of respect? Senators should not be showing themselves up by walking out.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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Senator, please. Resume your seat.

Photo of Mary WhiteMary White (Fianna Fail)
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The Minister has not come to the House.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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Senator White, please resume your seat.