Manning, Maurice

Wednesday, 7 May 1997

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 151 No. 8

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Today's business is items 1, 2 and 3. We will take the Second Stage of item 1 from the end of the Order of Business until 7 p.m., the Minister to be called to conclude not later than 6.30 p.m. There...More Button

The polls must not be good.More Button

This is a speech.More Button

That is outrageous. On a point of order, Senator O'Kennedy has made a direct attack on the integrity and honour of the Cathaoirleach. He said the Cathaoirleach has refused to call him on the Order o...More Button

The Senator has alleged that the Cathaoirleach would ignore him on the basis that the Senator's contribution might embarrass me. That is an outrageous attack on the integrity of the Cathaoirleach.More Button

Will the Senator revert to his usual good manners and withdraw the allegation against the Cathaoirleach?More Button

The Senator has impugned the Cathaoirleach's integrity.More Button

On a point of order, the Senator did not imply anything. He said that the Cathaoirleach did not call on him as he was going to raise something which might cause me embarrassment. That is a direct, fu...More Button

The Senator alleged that there was collusion in this matter and that is a lie.More Button

There is one judge presiding over the tribunal. The Senator is not its judge. We should await the verdict of the judge.More Button

I thank the Leader of the Opposition for his support for item 2 and other Senators for agreeing today's Order of Business. I have noted the report on restructuring the Department of the Marine. I am ...More Button

I deprecate such tacky politics which is not good for any politician.More Button

The Senator raised a number of other issues. This tribunal is independent; we do not interfere in it.More Button

The tribunal will issue its full report. Anyone from our side of the House who is called to the tribunal will give evidence. I can give the Senator a guarantee.More Button

The Senator was suggesting that this House, on foot of his perception of something happening at the tribunal, should summon someone who had given evidence to the tribunal, to come before this House. ...More Button

Senator Roche raised a number of other issues. I did not intend saying this but a few weeks ago the Senator greatly embarrassed this House and his colleagues by making allegations against a judge and...More Button

I have seen the files.More Button

I have seen the correspondence.More Button

I have corrected that statement.More Button

Unlike others, I am prepared to retract that statement. I have seen the correspondence, as have all Members.More Button

I will put the record straight about Senator Roche. On foot of allegations made by Senator Roche in this House, a court case had to be abandoned. A judge disqualified himself because of——More Button

Because of allegations made by Senator Roche.More Button

I have seen the correspondence.More Button

Senator O'Kennedy raised the question of the Shannon River Council Bill, 1997, which is ordered for 6 June. This House will be in session at that time. It may be possible to take remaining Stages ne...More Button

Business of Seanad.

Senator Fitzgerald and I are glad the Dáil has had the good sense to agree to the amendments made by this House to the Universities Bill, 1996. I want to amend the Order of Business. Each speaker has...More Button


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