Cassidy, Donie

Friday, 30 June 2000

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 163 No. 26

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Order of Business.

Today's Order of Business is Nos. 1 to 9, inclusive. No. 1, motion for the discharge of referral of trademarks regulations, 2000, to Joint Committee will be taken without debate. No. 2, motion approvi...More Button

Senators Coogan, Costello, Doyle and many other Senators expressed concern about the volume of business we have to conduct today. The conducting of such a volume of business in one day has not been th...More Button

I know, through contributions made in the other House, the general public has acknowledged—More Button

I fully understand how the general public have acknowledged that. The Gas (Amendment) Bill is short. With regard to the Hospitals' Trust Bill, that goes back to the Cumann na nGael time. The people co...More Button

I thank Senator Coogan for his co-operation on this.More Button

There are two sections to the Local Government (No. 2) Bill, which is to enable the appointments of county managers to be extended from five years to seven years. Senator Henry will appreciate the imp...More Button

—and the contracts of those doctors will be extended. I fully agree with all the concerns expressed by Senator Ridge but I have tried my utmost to facilitate all Members during this session. I will al...More Button

Yes.More Button

I will also pass on the Senator's views regarding the £50 million proposal for the Abbey Theatre to the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands, Deputy de Valera. It is important to dev...More Button

Everyone in Ireland would agree on that. I will pass on the views of Senators Chambers and Doyle regarding Elián Gonzalez to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. I will also pass on Senator Ormonde's vie...More Button

It is hoped to return on 2 October.More Button

I thank you, a Chathaoirligh, the Leas-Chathaoirleach, the Deputy Leader, the leaders of all the groups, the Whips of all the parties and particularly the Government Whip, Senator Tom Fitzgerald, and ...More Button

Yes, I am.More Button

We have come to the end of a third year of this Government.More Button

This has been the hardest working year that the Seanad has ever had. I congratulate all Senators on their commitment to the Seanad. I look forward to our new millennium building when, hopefully, all S...More Button

I propose ten minutes for each statement at the conclusion of business today, after item 9, a new item 10.More Button

About ten minutes but without a Minister. I anticipate that business will continue much longer after the Dáil has gone into recess.More Button

The proposal is for a ten minute contribution from each Senator on statements on Tibet at the conclusion of No. 9.More Button

As I have already said, I propose that we take statements at the conclusion of No. 9 and Senators will be allowed ten minutes. I can take No. 18, in the names of Senators David Norris and Shane Ross, ...More Button

Trade Marks Act, 1996 (Community Trade Mark) Regulations, 2000: Motion to Discharge Order for Referral to Joint Committee.

I move: That the Order of the Seanad of 29 June, 2000 referring the Trade Marks Act, 1996 (Community Trade Mark) Regulations, 2000 to the Joint Committee on Enterprise and Small Business be discharged...More Button

Trade Marks Act, 1996 (Community Trade Mark) Regulations, 2000: Motion.

I move: That Seanad Éireann approves the following Regulations in draft:– Trade Marks Act, 1996 (Community Trade Mark) Regulations, 2000, copies of which were laid before Seanad Éireann on 22nd June, ...More Button

Appointment of Ombudsman: Motion.

I move: That Seanad Éireann recommends Mr. Kevin Murphy for appointment by the President to be the Ombudsman. Question put and agreed to.More Button

Hospitals' Trust (1940) Limited (Payments to Former Employees) Bill, 2000: Second Stage.

We want to pay them before Christmas.More Button

Does the Senator not want them to be paid until Christmas?More Button

I congratulate the Minister and the Government on introducing this legislation which is long overdue. I cannot understand why previous Governments, whatever their political persuasions, did not do it....More Button

It would not even buy a site in Dublin.More Button

We have come such a long way from when such a sum was the biggest prize money of its time. We are very pleased for the people who are entitled to this payment and I hope the Government will pay the mo...More Button

Another one should be established to tell the truth in the news.More Button

Now. Agreed to take remaining Stages today.More Button

Hospitals' Trust (1940) Limited (Payments to Former Employees) Bill, 2000: Committee and Remaining Stages

I thank the Minister of State and his officials for allowing us to take this Bill here on the last day before the summer recess so that the money can be paid at the earliest possible opportunity to th...More Button

Copyright and Related Rights Bill, 1999 [ Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil ] : Report and Final Stages.

I was the Fianna Fáil spokesman on the area covered by this Bill for 11 years. This is the most important legislation to come before the Seanad in the last 20 years. It is of enormous importance to em...More Button

Human Rights in Tibet: Statements.

There was a shortage of speakers on the Opposition side. We could not do anything about it.More Button

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