O'Reilly, Joe

Wednesday, 15 May 1991

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 128 No. 17

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Adoption Bill, 1990: Second Stage.

It is a privilege for me to present this Bill to the Seanad. I am proud of the fact that this legislation was initiated and drafted by Deputy Alan Shatter. I wholeheartedly welcome and appreciate the...More Button

That is dreadful and I ask the Minister to assure the House that it will not continue. This kind of tardiness in such a sensitive and important area is totally without justification. I know the Minist...More Button

On a point of order, may I point out that that is not at issue in the Bill? There is no question of fudging that issue.More Button

We have enjoyed an excellent Second Stage debate with high level of contribution in terms of content and sincere motivation. I welcome the Minister's attitude to the debate and I do not share Senator ...More Button

Nobody, least of all Deputy Shatter, would entertain such a horrendous concept. The contributions of Senators Eoin Ryan and Richard Hourigan were also welcome. Senator Hourigan brought his general bre...More Button

Adoption Bill, 1990: Committee and Final Stages.

It was my information, talking to some parents who adopted Romanian babies, that in so far as extortion was involved it was by taxi drivers, petty officials and people other than parents. There was no...More Button

I welcome what the Minister has said. I did not frivolously bring up the point, it had been talked about by my colleagues. I asked a few of my colleagues about the legislation and about what should be...More Button


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