O'Toole, Joe John

Wednesday, 10 March 2004

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 175 No. 20

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Order of Business.

I do not have a problem with taking No. 1, the motion regarding the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women’s Rights, without debate. The House should note the extraordinarily diligent...More Button

——to ideas and to proposals to move things forward and takes a political view on how the semi-State company should be run. I am sure Senator Ross will have his opportunity tonight to talk about why——More Button

——his buddies should be running semi-State companies rather than decent people.More Button

On a different matter, legislation we passed many years ago was activated by the Minister for Transport some months ago, namely the requirement that drivers had to carry their driving licences with th...More Button

We take a broad view.More Button

That is a Dublin 4, anti-rural attitude, and we have to listen to it.More Button

The Senator does not want trade unionists, so who runs those places?More Button

That shows how bright they are in Dingle. They know who to write to.More Button

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Appointments to Semi-State Bodies: Motion.

Do not embarrass them.More Button

On a point of order, one is not allowed to criticise a person in this House. I do not think there is any rule regarding mentioning a person’s name.More Button

I am delighted to contribute to the debate on the motion. I do not support the motion, but not because the system should not be reformed. It can and should be reformed, but it is too narrow and it is ...More Button

I am not prepared to add to the abuse that is heaped on the directors of semi-State companies.More Button

I am well aware that the proposer of the motion has an equal view of worker-directors on semi-State companies in that they have no business coping with the major decisions on the running of a company....More Button

That is healthy. It is an indication of grown-up politics, which is important and something we should applaud. When they discharge those responsibilities with distinction it reflects well on political...More Button

I have learned so much in the meantime.More Button

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

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