Hayes, Brian

Thursday, 8 December 2005

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 182 No. 15

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We must all place on record our thanks to Senators Minihan and White in connection with the budget announcement on child care yesterday.More Button

Without the Senators’ sterling work on this issue, the Government may well have chosen to abandon children altogether in the budget.More Button

Government Senators are in great form this morning. They must know something is coming down the tracks. I wish to make a further comment on Senator White.More Button

As my four year old said his prayers last night, Senator White’s name was mentioned in dispatches. Such is her status among four year old children. I had to remind my son about certain friends the Sen...More Button

Does the Leader agree that the decision by the Government parties, in their ninth year in office, to introduce a five-year child care programme is belatedly welcome? Does she also agree that it is imp...More Button

On another issue, as I understand it, the chief sponsor of an association in Ireland called the Centre for Public Inquiry, has decided not to fund the centre’s work in future. I welcome that decision....More Button

Go on.More Button

It is nearly worthwhile having children now.More Button

After nine years.More Button

Nine years is a generation of children.More Button

I thank the Senator. It trips off the tongue.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Exactly.More Button

Statute Law Revision (Pre-1922) Bill 2004 [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil]: Report and Final Stages.

It is over a year since the Minister of State was in the House on this matter, although the initial Bill was published some time before that, and we welcome him back. As he said, the first amendment r...More Button

If they had all been under six years of age she would have been a real winner.More Button

That is a sensitive part of the Senator’s history.More Button

The Blessed Sacrament was still part of the Church of England.More Button

The House of Lords Precedence Act of 1539 concerned seating arrangements in the House of Lords and the position of Thomas Cromwell. Would the Leader consider introducing the same kind of strategic sea...More Button

I apologise for mixing it up with the Interpretation Bill 2000.More Button

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