Norris, David P.B.

Wednesday, 5 May 1999

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 159 No. 5

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Order of Business.

I am afraid that I am going to continue the querulous tone of the Order of Business by supporting Senator Manning. Perhaps he would not like to hear his contribution characterised as querulous, but I ...More Button

It seemed as if people were trying to provoke an election. They positively squeaked with excitement at the possibility that they might be able to interfere and cause an election. That is not part of t...More Button

Refugee Act, 1996: Motion.

I move: That Seanad Éireann expresses its concern at the continuing difficulties being experienced by asylum seekers and refugees in this country and requests the Minister for Justice, Equality and La...More Button

I do not want to be entirely critical. The Eastern Health Board is doing good work in an emergency situation, but the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform should be thoroughly ashamed of its...More Button

We more or less know what is in train. I have pages of objections because the thinking in the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform virtually includes what amounts to the internment of asylu...More Button

Why does the Minister not implement what was passed by the Oireachtas?More Button

It is not being implemented.More Button

Why does he not tell the truth?More Button

What is the population of Ireland?More Button

If the Minister of State reads the record of the House, he will discover where I was.More Button

I did, five years ago.More Button

I agree.More Button

It is a legal let-out.More Button

So all the professionals are wrong.More Button

By leaving them queuing outside the Department in the rain? That is not a good example.More Button

They are still turning up at people's houses at 6 o'clock in the morning with no notice.More Button

Yes, but it was a small sample.More Button

And everyone is entitled to have dinner at the Ritz.More Button

That is part of it.More Button

They will be when the Minister pushes through his amendment. That is what he is about. He wants to intern them.More Button

The phone call was noted by a senior official in the Department of Education and Science.More Button

It is as good as getting a note from the Taoiseach.More Button

I gave one and I will give another.More Button

Well done.More Button

I did.More Button

There is no normal process. The Minister has refused to implement the relevant sections of the Act.More Button

Hear hear.More Button

The same fellow said that 90 per cent of them were bogus.More Button

I will not withdraw a single word and I stand over what I said earlier. History will prove it. When the history of this period is written we will discover precisely the same thing we discovered about ...More Button

The charter continues:More Button

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