Cassidy, Donie

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 188 No. 25

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Order of Business.

The Order of Business is No. 17, motion 35, an all-party motion re the undocumented Irish in the United States, to be taken without debate at the conclusion of the Order of Business; No. 1, Motor Vehi...More Button

Senators Fitzgerald, Alex White, Coghlan, Keaveney and O’Reilly all expressed their shock and horror at the various incidents that took place over Saint Patrick’s weekend. I would say that 99% of the...More Button

We want to make our time meaningful so that we can make a change and create opportunities for future generations that were fortunately created for ourselves. Some of us had very little to do to enjoy...More Button

Senators may not interrupt the Leader when he is addressing the House.More Button

Fianna Fáil’s commitment to the undocumented Irish is unparalleled.More Button

In each of the past few years my party has brought home 45,000 or 50,000 emigrants, whereas the Opposition sent people away every year when it was in office. More Button

Deputy Buttimer knows what will happen to him if Dino finds out he is not behaving. During his visit to America, the Taoiseach stated: “The relationship between Ireland and the United States is as s...More Button

He continued: In a world of change, where little remains constant, I believe that the United States and Ireland will always enjoy an indelible bond, shaped by the legacy of countless immigrants, who b...More Button

The Taoiseach indicated that he and President Bush had recently had an opportunity to discuss the difficulty of the undocumented Irish. He stated they would assist those aged 17 to 35 years in a mann...More Button

I have known Niall O’Dowd for 35 years and wish to record the appreciation of the House for all he has done on behalf of the Irish in America during that period.More Button

Senators are willing, ready and able to do anything in our power to assist the undocumented Irish in America. Unfortunately, I cannot accept the amendment because it is of the utmost importance that ...More Button

When it works in a positive way, we see how meaningful it can make its contribution so that we in the House can endeavour to enhance the good work it brings to our attention. Senators Mullen, Leyden a...More Button

Senator McFadden inquired about the Mullingar-Athlone rail link. I will come back to the Senator on that matter. She should know the county council did not make an application for the gateway innova...More Button

Senator Butler called for a debate with the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government on the challenges facing the construction industry. I can have this take place at the earliest ...More Button

Senator Buttimer was going to national school at the time.More Button

Senators Ross, Harris and Alex White called for a debate on the financial markets challenge facing the world, especially the West. I appreciate the father of the House bringing this to the attention ...More Button

In my lifetime it is unprecedented anyway. I understand the Minister for Finance is out of the country but when possible I will ask him for an urgent debate and to update the House at the very earlie...More Button

The Deputy is pushing an open door on the matter.More Button

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

I thank Senator Cummins for raising this matter. If we do not, as a result of the Order of Business taking so long, complete our deliberations on Nos. 1 and 2 before 5.30 p.m., we will resume those d...More Button

Undocumented Irish: Motion.

I move: “That Seanad Éireann: recognises the priority the United States must give to securing its borders; recognises in particular the difficult plight of undocumented Irish people who have made thei...More Button

Motor Vehicle (Duties and Licences) Bill 2008: Second Stage.

Question put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Business of Seanad.

I would like to amend the Order of Business and take No. 2, Passports Bill 2007 — Committee and Remaining Stages, between now and 6.00 p.m.More Button

Sustainable Residential Development: Motion.

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Amárach ar 10.30 a.m.More Button

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