Browne, Feargal

Thursday, 25 March 2004

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 175 No. 24

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Order of Business.

Yesterday we debated the Finance Bill. There were 20 civil servants in the House but we did not have enough time for the debate. We should learn from this and extend the time for the debate in the fut...More Button

That ban cannot be policed and smacks of the nanny state. What else will they stop us doing in our cars?More Button

Will the Leader guarantee that Ministers who smoke will lead by example and obey this rule?More Button

Aer Lingus Bill 2003: Committee Stage.

I move amendment No. 1: In page 4, subsection (1), line 15, after “Finance” to insert “, subject to the approval of both Houses of the Oireachtas”. I welcome the Minister of State and his officials to...More Button

I accept the comments of the Minister of State. There was a good debate on the Finance Bill in this House yesterday. I realise that there are restrictions on this House in its dealing with Finance Bil...More Button

I move amendment No. 2: In page 4, subsection (2), line 18, after “may” to insert “with the approval of both Houses of the Oireachtas”.More Button

I move amendment No. 3: In page 4, subsection (3), line 25, after “Exchequer” to insert “Capital Budget”. This is a straightforward proposal, that the proceeds of the future sale of Aer Lingus would b...More Button

I bow to the Minister of State’s superior knowledge and withdraw the amendment.More Button

I move amendment No. 4: In page 4, line 36, to delete paragraph (a) and substitute the following: “(a) issue shares in accordance with the Companies Acts as part of one or more than one employee share...More Button

It is important to acknowledge the sacrifices Aer Lingus employees have made to save the company. It is fair to say, however, that once one leaves a position — whether one is an ex-Minister, an ex-Sen...More Button

As there are big issues involved, I hope the Minister will keep his word. For the sake of future industrial relations we must act honourably. Given the current fiasco in the postal service, people may...More Button

I move amendment No. 5: In page 4, subsection (1), line 41, after “Minister,” where it secondly occurs, to insert “and with the approval of both Houses of the Oireachtas,”.More Button

I move amendment No. 6: In page 5, between lines 22 and 23, to insert the following new subsection: ”(4) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing an agreement referred to in subsection (1)...More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply, however, I am still not sure of the status of the slots. The Minister said categorically that Aer Lingus does not own but has grandfather rights to the slots. Will ...More Button

Can one inherit grandfather rights? If I bought Aer Lingus tomorrow morning, would I have the slots?More Button

I move amendment No. 7: In page 5, lines 34 and 35, to delete subsection (3). This is a technical amendment which deals with duplication.More Button

I move amendment No. 8: In page 5, lines 36 to 42, to delete subsections (4) and (5). Question, “That the words proposed to be deleted stand”, put and declared carried.More Button

I move amendment No. 9 In page 6, lines 1 to 8, to delete subsection (6). Question, “That the words proposed to be deleted stand”, put and declared carried.More Button

I move amendment No. 11: In page 6, between line 12 and 13 to insert the following new subsection: “(2) An employee shareholding scheme referred to in subsection (1) shall include the establishment of...More Button

I move amendment No. 12: In page 6, subsection (1), line 45, to delete “or former employees”. These amendments relate to the pension rights of former employees and seek to ensure their full entitlemen...More Button

While I accept the Chair’s ruling that amendment No. 10 is out of order, it was tabled to provide the same pension rights for Aer Rianta workers as for those of Aer Lingus.More Button

Fine Gael accepts that it is forced to refrain from moving it. Amendment No. 14 not moved.More Button

I move amendment No. 15: In page 9, before section 12, to insert the following new section: “12. With effect from the coming into operation of this section, each enactment specified in the Second Sche...More Button


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