Quinn, Ruairí

Thursday, 29 November 1984

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 106 No. 4

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May I begin by expressing my appreciation to this House for the co-operation they have extended to me in relation to putting through, in a way that I know is not terribly acceptable in the normal cour...More Button

If we had worker directors on the board of Irish Shipping it might have been an interesting alternative scenario to the one that has developed tragically.More Button

May I first of all thank the Senators for the contributions and for the generous support that they have given to this measure? A number of specific items have been raised and I will try in sequence to...More Button

I realised as I left the outskirts of Limerick that I was heading into very difficult and dangerous country, and it was confirmed when I saw at the far end of the town of Ennis the statue of someone ...More Button

When I saw his august presence I felt that your resounding presence that emanates and fills this Chamber on many occasions was everywhere. I did not stay late into the night. The meeting I had was i...More Button

Protection of Employees (Employers' Insolvency) Bill, 1984: Committee and Final Stages.

I would very much like to be in a position to move off the point of the date of 22 October 1983 but I find that I cannot, despite the very persuading arguments put forward by Senators Hillery and Smit...More Button

My thanks to the Senators for their contributions. There is an axiom in relation to legislation that it really is very difficult to make any of it retrospective, certainly in relation to criminal law...More Button

I would be more than happy to do that. I have set out the constraints that prevent me from accepting the amendment now but if those constraints were deemed to be far more cautious than necessary and ...More Button

I have done some work on that since this House discussed the matter and when the debate started. The original thinking on a national income related pension scheme which exists in a number of other EC...More Button

Let me try to reply briefly to the specific question that Senator Smith raised. He has accurately described my sense of the timetable in relation to a national income related pension. I think we wil...More Button

Deputy Ahern, on behalf of the opposition, proposed an amendment which he felt was in line with a new change that both Houses of the Oireachtas were anxious to introduce and that the Minister for the ...More Button

Could I make two observations? I want to thank the House for the consideration it has given this Bill at such short notice. I am a first parliamentarian and secondly an office-holder. I expect with ...More Button

I appreciate that, but I anticipated that there would be a degree of consensus in relation to the provisions of the Bill, and therefore I would like to say that it is my intention to bring in and to ...More Button


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