Minihan, John

Wednesday, 13 October 2004

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 178 No. 5

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Order of Business.

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Ombudsman (Defence Forces) Bill 2002: Committee Stage.

I have studied this amendment carefully and listened to what Senator Maurice Hayes has said. Given his experience, it would be unwise not to take on board his viewpoint. However, from a Defence Forces...More Button

Senator Brian Hayes referred to the exposé which will take place six months after the appointment of the ombudsman.More Button

I can assure him from my knowledge of the military that if such an exposé were to take place, the programme would not be over before the military authorities would have the director of military police...More Button

Senator Brian Hayes should allow me to speak. I am genuinely trying to contribute to the debate by bringing on board my 21 years of experience in the Army which I believe is relevant to the discussion...More Button

That is correct. I accept that.More Button

A technical modification might be necessary to this amendment where Senator Brian Hayes refers to the adjutant general. The position of adjutant general no longer exists in the Defence Forces. Deputy ...More Button

It can be a he, a she or an it.More Button

A recruit is a member of the Defence Forces, as distinct from the Canadian system, or even the Garda system whereby a garda in the Garda college is a student, as distinct from being a member of the Ga...More Button

The only place “applicants to the Defence Forces” will encounter the Defence Forces is through the interview process. If the case is so severe and the traumatic interview has taken so much out of him ...More Button

They can go to the Ombudsman.More Button

Medical Cards: Motion

I am delighted to speak on this motion and I welcome the Tánaiste’s appointment to the health portfolio. While the health service is one of the major issues of debate, we should remember that our heal...More Button

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button


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