Seanad debates

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Recommendation of Committee on Procedure and Privileges: Motion.


2:00 pm

Photo of Maurice CumminsMaurice Cummins (Fine Gael)
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I move:

"That Seanad Éireann agrees with the recommendation of the Committee on Procedure and Privileges that, in accordance with Standing Order 57(2) of the Standing Orders relative to Public Business, Dr. Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation — Climate Justice, former Senator, President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights be invited to address Seanad Éireann on 24 November, 2011 and the following arrangements shall apply. The proceedings, which shall not exceed two hours, shall consist of a speech by the Cathaoirleach welcoming Dr. Robinson, an address by Dr. Robinson, a contribution not exceeding five minutes by the spokespersons of each Group and a contribution not exceeding two minutes from a Sinn Féin Senator at the conclusion of which Dr. Robinson will reply to questions, which shall not exceed one minute in each case, from members in accordance with the schedule below and a speech of thanks by the Leas-Chathaoirleach for the address and a concluding contribution by the Deputy Leader of the House.


Fine Gael Senators: 2 questions

Fianna Fáil Senators: 2 questions

Labour Senators: 2 questions

Taoiseach Nominees: 2 questions

University Senators: 2 questions

Sinn Féin Senators: 1 question.''.

Question put and agreed to.

Sitting suspended at 2.30 p.m. and resumed at 3.30 p.m.