O'Rourke, Mary

Wednesday, 16 June 2004

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 177 No. 2

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Order of Business.

The Order of Business today is No. 1, Water Services Bill 2003 — Committee Stage, to be taken on the conclusion of the Order of Business until 1.30 p.m. This will not be concluded because more than 20...More Button

I knew that was coming.More Button

Well, the sun is shining.More Button

A wonderful book.More Button

What about Ballymahon?More Button

I thank the Cathaoirleach for providing us with the opportunity to pay tribute to Senator Norris. I had the idea this morning at which point it was a question of telephoning the Senator’s secretary to...More Button

Whatever happens, we are welded together and Senator Bannon should note that we shall not be going to the country. At a parliamentary party meeting yesterday, many Fianna Fáil Members expressed an int...More Button

I have not read all of it. Senator Ross also said that the Government partners should stop squabbling. We are not squabbling. We are chums.More Button

I was.More Button

The Senator and I have already spoken about that. We have reached a concordat on the matter.More Button

Senator Ross referred to the pay talks. As my colleague Senator Mansergh said, the Government is one of the social partners.More Button

The idea that the partners are all there talking without the Government as a partner is wrong. As part of the proposed Seanad reform I have put it to the Taoiseach’s Office that this Chamber would act...More Button

Senator Bannon put forward the idea we would have a general election. I do not agree. He also raised the issue of radon gas. We laughed at that because of the combination of squabbling and gas. The ai...More Button

Housing (Stage Payments) Bill 2004: Second Stage.

I welcome the Minister of State and the introduction of Senator Coghlan’s Bill. Senator Coghlan has had the Bill available for some time and talked to us about it on several occasions. The House was k...More Button

By kindness.More Button

But——More Button

Question put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Next Tuesday, 22 June, at2.30 p.m.More Button


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