Leyden, Terry

Tuesday, 17 May 2005

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 180 No. 12

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Order of Business.

Although I do not know how serious are the proposals, I wish to raise the proposed €10 travel tax which some mad Eurocrat has brought forward to try to solve the Third World aid issue. Indeed, John O’...More Button

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Bill 2004: Committee Stage.

Will the Minister of State elaborate further in regard to the delegation or transfer of responsibilities? He used the example of the railways. Will the amendment allow for the delegation of responsibi...More Button

I commend Senator O’Toole on raising this issue, which appears to require that a significant number of letters be written. There will be no evidence for the receipt of such communications. If letters ...More Button

I thank the Minister of State and his staff for alerting the House to this particular situation regarding the new European directives. However, a provision could be included in the Bill so it would al...More Button

We must do so. We might have a constitutional issue. In any event, this Bill was in circulation for some time, these new regulations were introduced and they have now been included in the Bill itself,...More Button

Next Tuesday, 24 May, subject to availability. I thank the Minister of State and his officials for guiding this Bill through the House. It shows the Minister of State’s confidence and knowledge of thi...More Button

Registration of Wills.

I raise the need for the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to review the procedures governing the making of wills and the desirability of providing a national registration system for wills...More Button

This is the advantage of being legislators. We have a responsibility, in co-operation with the Government, to introduce legislation but we have a right to introduce our own when we see a shortfall. Th...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for coming here on behalf of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform. This is one of the most comprehensive replies ever given in the Seanad. Prior to raising t...More Button

I thank the Leas-Chathaoirleach for his co-operation and the Minister of State, in particular, for his helpful comments, which I appreciate.More Button


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