Burke, Paddy

Wednesday, 23 November 2005

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 181 No. 148

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Railway Safety Bill 2001: Report and Final Stages.

I move amendment No. 3: In page 26, between lines 14 and 15, to insert the following: “(3) The Minister shall supply to one or both Houses of the Oireachtas such information regarding the performance ...More Button

This resembles a legal battle whereby one can have one group of lawyers saying one thing while another group says the opposite. Time after time however, as far as the Health Service Executive and the ...More Button

In light of the Minister of State’s words, I withdraw the amendment.More Button

I move amendment No. 5: In page 44, between lines 46 and 47, to insert the following: “(3) Where a member of staff of a railway undertaking furnishes relevant information to the Commission or an inspe...More Button

I move amendment No. 6: In page 55, between lines 38 and 39, to insert the following: “(b) requirements for the maintenance and inspection of railway infrastructure, rail track, permanent way and roll...More Button

I move amendment No. 7: In page 56, between lines 12 and 13, to insert the following: “(h) requirements to avoid accidental obstruction of railway infrastructure by road vehicles by establishing— (i) ...More Button

In view of the guidelines which the Minister of State has said he will forward to us, I will withdraw the amendment.More Button

I move amendment No. 8: In page 63, between lines 28 and 29, to insert the following: “(7) A railway undertaking shall not use commercial considerations as a cause for not complying with section 36.”....More Button

I thank the Minister of State for introducing those amendments, particularly amendment No. 13. We discussed the new subsection that was introduced to the legislation on Committee Stage. Over the years...More Button

On Second Stage I omitted to compliment the Leader of the House on the work she did on this Bill and on rail safety. She said on Second Stage that this is her Bill so I compliment Senator O’Rourke on ...More Button

Health and Social Care Professionals Bill 2004 [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil]: Report and Final Stages.

This is a Seanad Bill which has been amended by the Dáil. In accordance with Standing Order 103 it is deemed to have passed its First, Second and Third Stages in the Seanad and is placed on the Order ...More Button

Before I call Senator Feeney I would like to welcome a former Member of the House, Willie Farrell, to the Gallery.More Button

I ask the Minister of State to deal with the third group, which consists of amendments Nos. 5 to 14, inclusive.More Button

I ask the Minister of State to deal with the amendments in grouping No. 4, amendments Nos. 15 to 17, inclusive, and No. 28 on the publication of by-laws.More Button

The subject of the amendments in grouping No. 5 is the registration board which is the subject matter of amendments Nos. 20 to 25, inclusive, 29 to 30, inclusive, 34 to 36, inclusive, and 45 to 47, in...More Button

Grouping No. 6, on qualifications, is the subject matter of amendments Nos. 26, 27, 31, 32 and 33. I remind the Minister of State and Senators that debate on the Bill is due to conclude at 1 p.m.More Button

It was agreed on the Order of Business. The House decided.More Button

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Housing Policy: Statements.

Senator O’Toole has one minute remaining.More Button

It is a very big constituency.More Button

Iraq War: Motion.

The Minister of State, without interruption.More Button

That is not a point of order.More Button

The Senators cannot interrupt the Minister.More Button

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button


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