Dardis, John

Thursday, 2 November 2006

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 185 No. 1

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The Order of Business is No. 1, a motion agreed by the Committee on Procedure and Privileges which sets out the arrangements for the address by the European Union ambassador to the United States, Mr. ...More Button

Is it around the cottage?More Button

Senators Finucane, Norris and Terry raised the issue of women’s aid and the related issue of domestic violence. I am not au fait with the figures that have been circulated but I have no reason to beli...More Button

One could not contemplate losing a species that has been so central to Irish life, culture and mythology. I recommend that Members read the report of the group because it is balanced and fair. It is i...More Button

There is no difficulty about the poachers. Of course there are other factors involved. The issues of global warming, silting and forestry are also factors. There are many factors, but this is the domi...More Button

We have a compensation——More Button

I am quite prepared to debate the issue with Senator McHugh outside the Chamber after the Order of Business.More Button

If the House desires to discuss the matter at a later point, I will be happy to participate in that debate. I thank Senator Norris for his kind remarks, even if they make it difficult for me to respon...More Button

Senator Norris made a fair point about the protection of consumers. In recent years, a great deal of legislation has been introduced to protect consumers and enhance their rights. However, there are m...More Button

I do not know the answer.More Button

Senator Browne knows well I do not know the answer to that question. I will bring the matter to the attention of the Minister, Deputy McDowell. Senator Glynn spoke about the medical examination for th...More Button

That clarifies the matter. There have been problems in the past with recruiting people who have the expertise to draft Bills. The Senator has a point in that regard. The legislative process should not...More Button

It is not good to engage in scaremongering about matters of this nature, which is what is happening.More Button

The devil can cite scripture for his own purpose, as we all know. I do not think it is a useful contribution to the debate. I completely reject the proposition that there has been any collusion betwee...More Button

Significant improvements have been made in terms of the waiting lists, as anybody who has been looking at the statistics will know. Public patients are able to avail of private operations.More Button

Address by EU Ambassador to the United States: Motion.

The motion I am moving differs slightly from that on today’s Order Paper, as the words “; and normal business will resume at 2.30 p.m.” have been added to it. I move: That Seanad Éireann agrees with t...More Button


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