Thursday, 12 October 2017
Business of Seanad
My office has been in touch with the Minister but she was not available. There is normally an issue with the voting bloc in the Dáil so I ask all Members of this House to talk to their party groups about allowing a Minister to be free so as to have to a chance to prepare for coming into us in this House. It is unfair to us as a House as we try to get through our business in an orderly fashion. I apologise to Members and I will convey the Cathaoirleach's remarks to the Minister.
I hope that this can be resolved because I find this ludicrous. It is not the first time either. I am not blaming the Leader but it is grossly unfair that the system is designed in such a way as to inconvenience the Seanad in favour of the other House. We should protest strongly against this.