Upton, Pat

Wednesday, 8 May 1991

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 128 No. 14

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Order of Business.

I ask the Leader of the House if he will make time available for a debate on the services for the mentally handicapped and if he will treat this matter urgently, given the stalemate that now exists in...More Button

Environmental Protection Agency Bill, 1990: Committee Stage (Resumed).

Is the Senator going to join us?More Button

I am concerned about this proposal which marks a significant erosion of the rights of people who work in agencies and who can expect to be transferred into this new agency. I am concerned that they s...More Button

I am pleased that the Minister seems to be taking a conciliatory line on this and has indicated that negotiations are taking place with the trade unions. However, I am not clear about what the diffic...More Button

I will read into the record this one brief sentence from a letter of SIPTU dated 13 March which states: “The Bill, unlike previous Acts which provided for the transfer of staff from the Civil Service ...More Button

Again, I will not labour the point. I am pleased with the attitude the Minister has adopted but I remain puzzled as to why there is a proposed change in procedures in relation to people being transfe...More Button

The sentiments the Minister expressed are fine. I cannot see how there would be any difficulty in achieving the objectives and the goals the Minister has spelled out if that was qualified by an obli...More Button

One thing that strikes me about the director general and the other directors of the agency having to retire if they accept nominations for politics is that it is highly desirable that those people sh...More Button

I know. There is the odd exception as well. If that is the situation then it is desirable that the public would know that. In any case they are not prevented from fulfilling far better functions fo...More Button


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