Seanad debates

Friday, 17 July 2015

10:30 am

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



That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business:1) the Seanad shall meet at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, 20th July, 2015;

2) the Seanad shall meet at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 21st July, 2015; and

3) at the sittings of the Seanad on the 21st and 22nd July, 2015:
(i) Standing Order 29 shall stand suspended; and

(ii) the Order of Business shall be proposed at the commencement of public business.”
The motion provides for the House to sit on Monday and Tuesday next week. We had intended to sit on Wednesday but with the co-operation of all involved, I hope we can do our business on Monday and Tuesday and complete our business by Tuesday.

Photo of Fidelma Healy EamesFidelma Healy Eames (Fine Gael)
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I am opposing the motion on the basis-----

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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Senator, the motion is being taken without debate. Is it agreed?

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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Will the Senators claiming a division please rise?

Senators Gerard P. Craughwell, Fidelma Healy Eames, and Trevor Ó Clochartaigh rose.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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As fewer than five Members have risen I declare the question carried. In accordance with Standing Order 61 the names of the Senators dissenting will be recorded in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Seanad.

Question declared carried.

Sitting suspended at 11.30 a.m. and resumed at 11.40 a.m.