O'Rourke, Mary

Wednesday, 17 May 2006

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 183 No. 83

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Order of Business.

The Order of Business is Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 25, motion 23. No. 1, a referral motion whereby the subject matter of motion 14 on today’s Order Paper is being referred to the Joint Committee on Justice, Eq...More Button

It is quite possible.More Button

Sméara dubha.More Button

Senator Finucane, the acting leader of Fine Gael, raised the serious matter of housing. All of us who conduct public business at weekends will know it remains, and has always been, the biggest issue a...More Button

This debate is quite foolish. I do not mean the Senator is foolish — I know well he is not one bit foolish.More Button

There was no way there would be significant price reductions in local supermarkets the day after the order was rescinded. That was never going to happen. I agree that we need to know what the passage ...More Button

Under the Constitution no land can be snatched from anybody, thankfully. The Senator also mentioned illegal moneylenders. The Consumer Credit Act should take care of them. The Money Advice and Budgeti...More Button

I have done so and it has proved worthwhile. Nevertheless, I will ask if we could debate illegal moneylending. Senator Ross spoke about nuclear waste and energy. I was amazed at the ferocity of the Pr...More Button

Indeed, the independent republic of North Great Georges Street. Everybody got a tree. I cannot figure out how the Senator was not told about that. Senator Norris also mentioned the insurance Bill. Tha...More Button

Yes. We are all bidden there quite soon for development. Our two counties are very happy.More Button

I do not mind if it is launched ten times, as long as we get it. Senator John Paul Phelan also mentioned wind energy. He will be here tonight to talk. Good man.More Button

Senator McHugh asked that the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources be asked to attend the House to explain why broadband is available in the North of Ireland while we do not have ...More Button

I cannot understand that. I am aghast. Why does the Senator not do something about it?More Button

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Treaty of Amsterdam: Motion.

I move: That the proposal that Seanad Éireann approve 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 the foll...More Button

Ageism Policy: Statements.

The Senator is only a child.More Button

Ageism Policy: Statements (Resumed).

Are they too old to have a drink?More Button

I never knew about that.More Button

We must hear this.More Button

They will be in the document.More Button

The Senators should listen to this one.More Button

A useful member of society.More Button

I am pleased the Seanad is debating this issue. Senator White suggested the topic to me and I found the Minister of State at the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Deputy Fahey, most will...More Button

A particular Minister says “Hello, dear” every time he meets me. I have made a vow that the next time he says it I will slap his face publicly. I do not care who is coming or going.More Button

Indeed. Ageism puts a tag on a person whose qualities do not bear witness to that tag. Some people may wish to put their feet up at a certain age. Not everyone has to run the marathon and if they wish...More Button

No, all of us were reared properly to treat people with respect so the Leas-Chathaoirleach can take that idea out of his silly little mind. Those of us who believe ageism is incorrect must be clear th...More Button

The Senator should have said “Only to Senators”.More Button

Not if there is a strike.More Button

They say “Don’t forget to put your feet up and go on a cruise”.More Button

If the Senator met a nice Bavarian, she would be.More Button

I know that one.More Button

Or the Dylan Thomas poem entitled “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”.More Button

Swim.More Button

I would not be terrified. It would be boring.More Button

Yes, there was nothing wrong with him, it was the gear stick that was wrong.More Button

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