Norris, David P.B.

Wednesday, 11 October 2000

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 164 No. 1

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Death of Member and Former Members: Expressions of Sympathy.

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Order of Business.

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I join my colleagues in congratulating those involved in securing the important position for Ireland at the United Nations. Its importance cannot be exaggerated and it presents an opportunity. We won ...More Button

Is it impossible to imagine that people would have sufficient wit to engage in a small act of mathematical calculation called arithmetic and add together the number of Members of the Seanad with the n...More Button

There are not even enough filing cabinets. I hope this matter is addressed. We depend not only on the planned facilities but also the professional capacity of the staff who work with and for us. It is...More Button

Yes, even from my basement. I congratulate the distinguished Member of the House, Senator Ross, who used the Seanad to put on the record for the people the precise situation with regard to the Eircom ...More Button

I agree with those who called for a debate on sport and particularly the Olympic Games. It is not only the OCI – is anybody surprised given who is running it, an ex-fascist and a friend of Franco? The...More Button

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Dumping at Sea (Amendment) Bill, 2000: Second Stage.

I am divided in my mind about how glad I am that I shared time with my good colleague, Senator Ryan, because he said very effectively many of the things I wanted to say.More Button

Senator Ryan is quite right about the problem of dumping. This Bill really just tidies up some things and makes others more explicit. It requires clarity, in terms of advertising in the local communit...More Button

Traffic Congestion: Motion.

I find difficulty with this amendment so I will probably vote with the Government on this issue. There are a number of reasons for that. The first is that the motion appears to be rather negative and ...More Button

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