Seanad debates

Thursday, 29 September 2011

11:00 am

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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Senator Marc MacSharry has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business: "That a debate with the Minister for Health on the problems within the health service be taken today." Is the amendment being pressed?

Photo of Marc MacSharryMarc MacSharry (Fianna Fail)
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I am afraid it must be, yes.

Amendment put:

The Seanad Divided:

For the motion: 15 (Sean Barrett, David Cullinane, Mark Daly, Terry Leyden, Marc MacSharry, Paschal Mooney, Rónán Mullen, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, Labhrás Ó Murchú, Denis O'Donovan, Ned O'Sullivan, Averil Power, Kathryn Reilly, Jim Walsh, Diarmuid Wilson)

Against the motion: 27 (Ivana Bacik, Paul Bradford, Terry Brennan, Colm Burke, Paul Coghlan, Michael Comiskey, Martin Conway, Maurice Cummins, Michael D'Arcy, John Gilroy, Jimmy Harte, Aideen Hayden, Fidelma Healy Eames, James Heffernan, Imelda Henry, Lorraine Higgins, John Kelly, Denis Landy, Maire Maloney, Tony Mulcahy, Michael Mullins, Catherine Noone, Susan O'Keeffe, Pat O'Neill, Tom Shehan, Jillian van Turnhout, John Whelan)

Tellers: Tá, Senators Ned O'Sullivan and Diarmuid Wilson; Níl, Senators Paul Coghlan and Susan O'Keeffe.

Amendment declared lost.

Question, "That the Order of Business be agreed to", put and declared carried.