Hayes, Tom

Tuesday, 19 October 1999

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 160 No. 9

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The most urgent and pressing issue is, without doubt or fear of contradiction, the nurses' strike. I understand from reports around the country that there is absolute chaos in hospital wards and I am ...More Button

They did not go on strike.More Button

National Beef Assurance Scheme Bill, 1999: Report and Final Stages.

I support Senator O'Meara's amendments and see where she is coming from. I was not here on the previous two days when this Bill was debated, and indeed from reading the Official Report I may have take...More Button

The matter of cattle ear tags may illustrate and explain the point. Ten per cent of ear tags fall off annually, through no fault of the farmer. Someone may submit an application form and cattle may ha...More Button

People lose their subsidies because of the problem with ear tags. Amendment agreed to. Amendment reported. Government amendment No. 7: In page 11, line 39, to delete “6” and substitute “9”.More Button

I welcome the change by the Minister. Why not extend the period to 12 months, given that legal matters take time?More Button

I commend the Minister on the way he has steered this important Bill through the House, listened to the many constructive amendments tabled and accepted some views of Members. It is an important Bill,...More Button

I wish to make one point as I was not here on Second Stage and it deeply concerns me. I hope the Minister will listen to it. We consider BSE as being only an Irish problem. In one region of France, a ...More Button

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