Cassidy, Donie

Thursday, 8 February 2001

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 165 No. 2

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Order of Business.

The Order of Business is No. 1, Agriculture Appeals Bill, 2001 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage, with the contributions of spokespersons not to exceed 15 minutes and all other Senators not to...More Button

Senators Manning and O'Toole raised the question of the debate on the Nice summit which the Taoiseach is attending from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. I would have no difficulty in adjourning that debate if speaker...More Button

It is now up to the Taoiseach and all Members of the Oireachtas, including Government Ministers, to see that the north side of Dublin is looked after on an equal basis to the south side.More Button

Senator O'Toole called for a debate on social partnership and financial matters arising from the budget. I have no difficulty in arranging such a debate. Senator Manning sought a timetable for the com...More Button

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.More Button

The Minister will be in the House in five minutes' time. It would be an ideal opportunity if spokespersons for the various groups would refer to that, and perhaps he will be forthcoming. Many people a...More Button

His attitude has been most forthcoming so it is very unfair to say otherwise. I take the point from local authority members who have enormous experience in this regard, but I take exception to those w...More Button

I have always facilitated the House and it is very unfair of the Senator, who knows very well I do everything possible to get whatever Minister is requested to come to the House to discuss a matter, t...More Button

Agriculture Appeals Bill, 2001: Order for Second Stage.

I move: “That Second Stage be taken today.” Question put and agreed to.More Button

Agriculture Appeals Bill, 2001: Second Stage (Resumed).

May I ask the permission of the House to resume this debate at 4 p.m.?More Button

That is right, yes.More Button

Yes, I do.More Button

In light of the requests made by various Opposition speakers I can defer this debate until next week, with the Minister's kind consent.More Button

Nice Summit: Statements.

It never crossed our minds.More Button

Adjournment Matters. - Dawn Dairies Closure.

I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Treacy, for coming before the House at such short notice to discuss the serious position in which the people of Moate, County Westmeath, and the surrounding distr...More Button


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