Moylan, Pat

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 191 No. 11

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Business of Seanad.

I have received notice from Senator Mary White that, on the motion for the Adjournment of the House today, she proposes to raise the following matter: The need for the Minister for Foreign Affairs to ...More Button

Order of Business.

It is not in order.More Button

The Senator has made his point. The Leader may well agree.More Button

I ask Members not to interrupt one another. I can afford as many Senators as possible an opportunity to speak if we do not have any interruptions.More Button

Senator Ormonde, without interruption.More Button

No interruptions now, please.More Button

Senator Harris, without interruption.More Button

I will ask the next Senator who interrupts to leave the Chamber. This has to stop. Members are bringing the House down to a very low level——More Button

People——More Button

Members on all sides of the House like others to listen to them when they are speaking but are not prepared to listen to the contributions of——More Button

Members can refer to the proceedings in the other House. My apologies, Members cannot mention the proceedings——More Button

I do not want the names of anyone mentioned and I have said that on numerous——More Button

Senator Harris, without interruption, on the Order of Business please.More Button

We are not discussing the IMO.More Button

Senators, please.More Button

On today’s Order of Business——More Button

——we will move on to questions to the Leader. Please give the Leader an opportunity to respond.More Button

Senators, please.More Button

I ask Members to refrain from interrupting those who are speaking. I am trying to control matters. I ask Members to stick to the Order of Business.More Button

Senator, in relation to that——More Button

I ask Senator Harris to withdraw that remark about a person not coming to it with clean hands.More Button

In reference to the remark regarding a Member of the House coming to a matter without a clean pair of hands, I ask Senator Harris to withdraw it. More Button

I call Senator White on a point of order.More Button

That is not a point of order. Will Senator Harris conclude his remarks?More Button

We do not want a Second Stage speech. There should only be points for the Leader to consider. That is all I will hear from anyone.More Button

Through the chair, please.More Button

Is the Senator seconding the amendment of Senator O’Toole?More Button

I will only hear questions for the Leader, please.More Button

All comments should come through the Chair and not directly across the floor to any other Member, please. I will call up the next speaker who ignores this rule. This is the Order of Business.More Button

The point is made.More Button

The Senator must address her remarks through the Chair and put questions to the Leader.More Button

I do not want any Member referring to other Members across the floor.More Button

The Senator should address her questions to the Leader.More Button

Where the Taoiseach was on Friday night is not relevant to the Order of Business.More Button

I call Senator Nicky McFadden on the Order of Business, without interruption.More Button

Through the Chair and no interruptions.More Button

The Senator has made his point.More Button

A number of Senators are offering but there are approximately three minutes remaining. Once the time is up, I will be obliged to call the Leader. I call Senator O’Reilly.More Button

Senator O’Malley without interruption.More Button

Senator O’Malley without interruption.More Button

There are still a number of Senators who wish to contribute but the time has concluded and I therefore call the Leader to reply.More Button

I call the Leader to reply to the Order of Business.More Button

Members should respect the Leader when he is replying to the Order of Business.More Button

The Leader to reply to the Order of Business.More Button

There are two amendments proposed to the Order of Business and I will deal with them in the order in which they were proposed. Senator Fitzgerald has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business: “...More Button

Senator O’Toole has proposed an amendment to the Order of Business: “That Seanad Éireann strongly recommends that the Government excludes the minimum wage from the proposed income levy, reinstates in ...More Button

Visit of German Delegation.

Before I call on the next speaker, I am sure Members of the House will wish to join with me in welcoming a delegation from the Bundestag led by Dr. Lukrezia Jochimsen, Chairman of the German-Irish Par...More Button

Child Care Services: Statements (Resumed).

I thank the Minister of State. That concludes our statements on the provision of child care services. When is it proposed to sit again?More Button


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