Henry, Mary E.F.

Wednesday, 23 March 2005

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 179 No. 18

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Veterinary Practice Bill 2004: Committee Stage (Resumed).

I support the amendments, as I did in the past. First, some Christian denominations believe that one should not swear an oath. Quakers, for example, believe it is wrong. Second, oaths are sworn far to...More Button

The amount of work that has gone into this amendment is incredible and I congratulate all those who put it together because it covers everything extremely well. It is important to remember veterinary ...More Button

Are veterinary nurses allowed to take samples?More Button

Can anyone take a blood sample?More Button

The Minister is wise to introduce this amendment. It would be unfair on people who have practised for a long time not to have the chance to get the qualifications to register. Five years seems a reaso...More Button

The Minister has covered the concerns I had with this section.More Button

This is an important amendment. The value of original documents is incredible and in some situations only an original document is accepted, but I do not believe an original should be displayed publica...More Button

Will the Minister take on board Senator Quinn’s remarks about having the original certificate on the premises and ready for inspection? Everything Senator McCarthy has said about the loss of original ...More Button

I move amendment No. 125: In page 85, paragraph (b), line 16, to delete “veterinary”. An authorised officer should be in a position to enter any premises about which he or she has concerns even if it ...More Button

I move amendment No. 126: In page 85, subsection (1)(a)(i)(I), lines 28 and 29, to delete “by a registered person”. This provision is very restrictive in that only the premises of registered practitio...More Button

Senator Quinn’s comments make a great deal of sense. The most law-abiding people will be in the most invidious position. They are the ones whose homes can be raided without a warrant, as the Senator s...More Button

I thank the Minister and her officials for the time and thought they have put into this Bill and for their careful examination of the amendments. It is gratifying to have a Minister come here and take...More Button

I am confident that when we have completed our deliberations in April, the Bill will have a seamless passage through the lower House.More Button

West Link Toll Bridge: Motion.

Three?More Button

It is odd that any roads around a city or town are tolled. If one examines the international situation, the main reason to have roads around a city or town is to avoid people travelling through them. ...More Button

One can visit Florence in Italy, for example, where there is a great deal of traffic congestion but no tolls in sight. It is the same around Verona and Milan in the north of Italy. There are tolls on ...More Button

——is beyond belief at times. I agree with Senator Mansergh that money must be spent on public transport. If that were to happen we would be able to get out of our cars and make more of our journeys on...More Button

Amendment put.
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Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
No IndicatorVoted No More Button


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