O'Rourke, Mary

Tuesday, 9 November 2004

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 178 No. 13

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Order of Business.

The Order of Business is No. 1, Health and Social Care Professionals Bill 2004 — Order for Second Stage and Second Stage, to be taken on the conclusion of the Order of Business until 4.30 p.m., on whi...More Button

I am breathless.More Button

Senator Finucane, the deputy leader of the Opposition, raised the matter of the pupil-teacher ratio and the statement on this issue by the Minister for Education and Science, Deputy Hanafin. The words...More Button

It is the website to which he objects, which is fair enough. The Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Deputy O’Donoghue, is blaming the website for giving us that reputation in other countries. Senat...More Button

I will inquire about it. Senator MacSharry wants a debate on the fishing industry. Such a debate is overdue and we will arrange it. Senator Henry spoke about the Law of the Sea (Repression of Piracy) ...More Button

Senator Terry spoke about the delays in the adoption process. I received a call from a woman who is waiting for four years to have an assessment to allow her to adopt. This is very traumatic for peopl...More Button

Health and Social Care Professionals Bill 2004: Order for Second Stage.

I move: “That Second Stage be taken today.”More Button

Health and Social Care Professionals Bill 2004: Second Stage.

They were good today.More Button

Business of Seanad.

The Department of Transport has informed me that the Minister has been delayed by ten minutes. I propose that the sitting be suspended until he arrives to take statements on public transport in Dublin...More Button

Public Transport in the Greater Dublin Area: Statements.

It is in Senator Ross’s constituency.More Button

And cheaper.More Button

I am glad to contribute to the debate. I thank the Minister for Transport, Deputy Cullen, and his Minister of State, Deputy Callely, for attending the debate. I also thank Mr. Maurice Treacy, an offic...More Button

I propose that we extend the debate until 6.45 p.m. to accommodate the Senators.More Button


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