O'Sullivan, Ned

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 191 No. 5

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Order of Business.

Amendment put.
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Harbours (Amendment) Bill 2008: Second Stage.

He is yet to come here.More Button

I am the last speaker in this debate so I will try to pick out some items that have not been so well covered. I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Devins, to the House. He is such a nice, popular...More Button

I acknowledge the presence in the Visitors Gallery of a great friend of ours and a former Deputy, Mr. Eddie Wade, with whom I had the pleasure of serving on the Shannon Foynes Port Company for several...More Button

——this situation before he tackles the Bantry gang. I have no difficulty with the reduction in the number of board members. Everything is getting leaner and tighter nowadays and this makes some sense...More Button

I am afraid so.More Button

Primary School Funding: Motion.

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A this is my second time today to be Paddy last in a fairly lengthy debate, I need to have a chat with my Whip. In the meantime, I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Seán Haughey, who is always ve...More Button

I have no doubt the Minister will be able to handle the necessary changes which are inevitable in the new situation while at the same time continuing to provide the type of educational excellence this...More Button

I did not interrupt the Senator at any stage in the proceedings.More Button

The Senator has a hard neck considering the track record in education of her party in Government in recent years. I was a primary teacher in the famous hardship government of 1973 to 1977. Anyone wh...More Button

The money has been very well spent. I refer the Senator to the record from 1997 to 2007. When the Senator’s party was last in Government the number of children in classes of more than 35 and 40 was ...More Button

The Senator may wish to be political about the matter but I am not a great man for fighting political corners because I like to be friendly with everybody. The Senators opposite have neck for Ireland...More Button

They are dedicated and hard working. They know what is required of education. While of its nature there will sometimes be confrontation between Government and Departments and the teaching profession...More Button

——and we have to face up to that.More Button

We must get real and we must live in the real world. More Button

Amendment put.
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Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

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