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 ...
Order of Business.
It is not in order.
The Senator has made his point. The Leader may well agree.
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.
Senator Ormonde, without interruption.
No interruptions now, please.
Senator Harris, without interruption.
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——
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——
Members can refer to the proceedings in the other House. My apologies, Members cannot mention the proceedings——
I do not want the names of anyone mentioned and I have said that on numerous——
Senator Harris, without interruption, on the Order of Business please.
We are not discussing the IMO.
On today’s Order of Business——
——we will move on to questions to the Leader. Please give the Leader an opportunity to respond.
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.
Senator, in relation to that——
I ask Senator Harris to withdraw that remark about a person not coming to it with clean hands.
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.
I call Senator White on a point of order.
That is not a point of order. Will Senator Harris conclude his remarks?
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.
Through the chair, please.
Is the Senator seconding the amendment of Senator O’Toole?
I will only hear questions for the Leader, please.
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.
The point is made.
The Senator must address her remarks through the Chair and put questions to the Leader.
I do not want any Member referring to other Members across the floor.
The Senator should address her questions to the Leader.
Where the Taoiseach was on Friday night is not relevant to the Order of Business.
I call Senator Nicky McFadden on the Order of Business, without interruption.
Through the Chair and no interruptions.
The Senator has made his point.
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.
Senator O’Malley without interruption.
Senator O’Malley without interruption.
There are still a number of Senators who wish to contribute but the time has concluded and I therefore call the Leader to reply.
I call the Leader to reply to the Order of Business.
Members should respect the Leader when he is replying to the Order of Business.
The Leader to reply to the Order of Business.
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