Ryan, Seán

Wednesday, 5 November 1997

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 152 No. 10

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Order of Business.

I wish to raise the abduction of Fr. Des Hartford in the Philippines on 27 October last. The safety of Fr. Hartford who is a native of Lusk, County Dublin, is a matter of grave concern to his brother...More Button

The front bench.More Button

I have no doubt Senator Ross will not take his pension when he leaves this House.More Button

And quite rightly.More Button

Does the Senator not get a day off?More Button

On a point of order, we raised item No. 4 on the Order Paper the week before last.More Button

I am seeking the consent of the Leader and of the House to have this Bill published so it may be discussed in Private Members' time.More Button

It will be too late then.More Button

I am not setting a precedent. I apologise if I get emotional over this matter, but I ask the Chair to be generous and allow this Bill to be printed so it may be discussed in Private Members' time.More Button

I asked the Leader of the House for this to be discussed and perhaps he will address the matter when he replies.More Button

Commission on the Newspaper Industry: Motion.

I am pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to this lively debate. I applaud the Fine Gael Party for tabling this motion. Press freedom has been a topical issue since the death of Princess Di...More Button


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