Ryan, Brendan

Wednesday, 18 July 1990

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 126 No. 4

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Broadcasting Bill, 1990: Second Stage (Resumed).

Is it in order for the Minister to refer to a Member?More Button

Is it in order for him to refer to the absence of a Member?More Button

Broadcasting Bill, 1990: Committee Stage.

There is no doubt about that.More Button

That is not so.More Button

I have listened very carefully to what has been said but there is a fundamental difference which the Minister, with all due respect, has not addressed, that there is only one broadcasting organisation...More Button

The Minister has not addressed the issue which is that one organisation only will have two radio stations and two television channels. All the others have only one, and, bearing in mind his eternall...More Button

You have no authority to suspend a Member, a Leas-Chathaoirligh.More Button

Suspension of Members.

On a point of order, he has not broken the rules of this House. We have had enough arbitrary behaviour in this House in the last three days.More Button

Senator O'Toole has not been suspended; you do not have the authority to suspend him.More Button

You do not have the authority to suspend him. You are abusing your position.More Button

On a point of order, under what Standing Order was Senator O'Toole suspended? He left the House to avoid considerable embarrassment being caused to the staff of the House whom none of us wants to dr...More Button

Broadcasting Bill, 1990: Committee Stage (Resumed).

Can the Minister justify himself?More Button

Can the Minister justify himself? I am sick of the Minister blaming other people for his own excesses. Could he justify himself instead of blaming other people.More Button

He is a disgrace to his office; he really is a disgrace to his office.More Button

This whole House is out of order the decision taken yesterday because——More Button

I am telling you that this House is acting illegally. It passed a resolution yesterday that was illegal. I am sick to death of this Minister——More Button

If the Leader of the House is in that sort of humour, let him name me because this whole business is a farce, it has been so since yesterday. (Interruptions.)More Button

Suspension of Member.

This Bill was not properly discussed. It was rammed through by that crowd over there who have not an idea between them and who have wished for 20 years to get their own back. They are a disgrace. T...More Button


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