O'Rourke, Mary

Friday, 1 July 2005

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 180 No. 29

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Order of Business.

Before I begin may I say how refreshing it is to hear that the Dáil has agreed to amendments from the Seanad? It makes a change and I am delighted to hear they are sending us messages about it. The Or...More Button

The Minister, Deputy Coughlan, is coming to the House.More Button

She will do that with the Senator’s colleague, Senator Bradford.More Button

We will do that later.More Button

Tributes to Head Usher of the Houses of the Oireachtas.

I will be happy to do so. All Senators appreciate the work of the Head Usher of the Houses of the Oireachtas, Mr. Ray Hesse, who is present in the Chamber for the last time today. He plans to retire o...More Button

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That is true.More Button

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Order of Business (Resumed).

Senator Brian Hayes raised the matter of 14 year old Brian Rossiter, who died in Clonmel. He wondered why the Minister, when speaking on an amendment to the 1924 Act in this House, did not say he was ...More Button

I will ensure that message is passed on. We have been fortunate that most Ministers who have attended here took amendments in this House. There was evidence of this at the beginning of today’s busines...More Button

Economists are always gloomy; they like to be gloomy. The news from the ESRI this morning was very good. Senator Mansergh referred to President Barroso’s statement yesterday that there is nothing more...More Button

Senator Ulick Burke spoke about the revision of the leaving certificate. What is being proposed is interesting. The Minister, Deputy Hanafin, who referred to the stress caused to students, opted for t...More Button

Senator Terry said that in four years there have been 50 deaths from drugs in Dublin 15, which is a stark statistic. The national drugs strategy is another matter which should be debated. Senator Brow...More Button

I will not be going abroad with Deputy Parlon.More Button

We should not call Athlone “Parlon country”. I extend good wishes to the Cathaoirleach and wish everybody in the House a pleasant break with their families. It is easy for people to suggest that Membe...More Button

We are not going to Inchydoney.More Button

We are going to Cavan.More Button

Yesterday the Office of the Taoiseach called to say he would not be able to make it here before we finished but that he would come in the first week we are back.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Treaty of Amsterdam: Motions.

I move: That Seanad Eireann approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion provided by Article 1.11 of the Treaty of Amsterdam to take part in the adoption of a proposal for an EU Coun...More Button

I move: That Seanad Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion provided by Article 3 of the Fourth Protocol set out in the Treaty of Amsterdam, to notify the President of t...More Button

I move: That Seanad Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion, provided by Article 3 of the fourth Protocol set out in the Treaty of Amsterdam, to notify the President of ...More Button

I move: That Seanad Éireann approves the exercise by the State of the option or discretion, provided by Article 3 of the Fourth Protocol set out in the Treaty of Amsterdam, to notify the President of ...More Button


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