Seanad debates

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Seanad Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2015: First Stage

 

10:30 am

Photo of Diarmuid WilsonDiarmuid Wilson (Fianna Fail)
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I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to expand the electorate of Seanad Éireann by-elections to fill casual vacancies occurring among the Members of Seanad Éireann to members of local authorities and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with such elections.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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Is there a seconder?

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail)
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I second the proposal.

Question put and agreed to.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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When is it proposed to take Second Stage?

Photo of Diarmuid WilsonDiarmuid Wilson (Fianna Fail)
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Next Wednesday.

Photo of Paddy BurkePaddy Burke (Cathaoirleach of Seanad; Fine Gael)
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Is that agreed? Agreed.

Second Stage ordered for Wednesday, 25 November 2015.