Finucane, Michael

Wednesday, 7 February 2007

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 185 No. 21

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Order of Business.

On a previous occasion, I raised the possibility that the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources might come to the House to address us on the issue of An Post. There is now a sense...More Button

Order of Business (Resumed).

Fine Gael has always called it a slush fund.More Button

The Acting Leader should clarify the matter.More Button

We will stick to that.More Button

Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2006: Committee Stage.

Since the Minister’s presentation and speech on Second Stage, many of us were approached by digital radio mondiale, DRM, providers and yesterday attended a presentation in Buswells Hotel. It was very...More Button

Yesterday, I attended a presentation on DRM. It appeared to be an effective signal as it was shown projecting clearly from Portugal to Cyprus. With DAB, a signal can fail if one passes underneath a ...More Button

I wish to return to the issue of television. Many Irish people who emigrated to the UK in the 1950s and 1960s do not have access to computer television programming or satellites at present. In that ...More Button

There is much competition between satellite, terrestrial and cable broadcast providers. On Second Stage, all Members welcomed the necessity to switch from analogue transmission to DTT. However, comm...More Button

It was agreed on the Order of Business this morning that there would be a suspension of at least 30 minutes.More Button

National Development Plan: Motion.

The Minister’s speech sounded like a Laois-Offaly rally.More Button

The Leader should not be so touchy.More Button

The sad reality is that only three minutes are available to me when the Minister could prattle on for 30 minutes. As for the launch of the national development plan, I tend to be sceptical of such mas...More Button

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

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