Costello, Joe

Wednesday, 5 May 1999

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 159 No. 5

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Order of Business.

The Leader referred to a supplementary Order Paper; will he clarify what this refers to? I congratulate him on getting the Companies (Amendment) (No 3) Bill, 1999, initiated in the Seanad. However, I ...More Button

Irish Sports Council Bill, 1998: Second Stage.

It is competitive on that basis.More Button

I welcome this legislation. It is desirable to put the Irish Sports Council on a statutory basis and to bring sport further into the limelight by giving it formal recognition in terms of our national ...More Button

All the others deal with competitive sport, except for paragraphs (e) and (f) which provide that the council may, where appropriate, initiate, encourage and facilitate research and disseminate informa...More Button

Refugee Act, 1996: Motion.

I wish to share my time with Senator Gallagher.More Button

I congratulate Senator Norris and colleagues for tabling this motion. From my experience in the Dublin Central constituency which the Taoiseach shares with me, I accuse the Government of fomenting rac...More Button

I will explain it if the Minister listens. It is not sanctimonious, it is what is happening on the ground. Does the Minister have the figures for the number of asylum seekers in County Kerry? He told ...More Button

Last week the Minister told me there were 3,705 being dealt with in Dublin city. That is almost four out of every five. Of those, 1,000 are being dealt with in Mount Street in the central clinic and o...More Button


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