White, Alex

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 192 No. 12

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Order of Business.

I agree with that.More Button

Will the Leader tell the House the Government’s position on the pay freeze contained in the recently agreed wage agreement? The trade union leaders appeared to glean from what the Taoiseach said in t...More Button

Why not?More Button

Charities Bill 2007: Committee Stage.

The Minister of State does not propose to accept amendment No. 7 but I understood him to say that he would consider it further and have regard to some of the recent judgments of the Supreme Court, par...More Button

The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform.More Button

On more than one occasion the Minister said that the practice of the Revenue was not to include human rights——More Button

——which I accept is true historically, but the Revenue is not the Oireachtas. The Revenue Commissioners do not make the laws, we make the laws. The fact that the Revenue has done this is a matter of...More Button

The Senator is missing the point completely.More Button

The Minister of State has still not given a reason this activity is not included. If the legislation was passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas and signed by the President, and Senators Buttimer, No...More Button

I have doubts about this basis for legislation. If we accept the Minister of State’s proposition that an existing practice is being secured and codified but we want to make a reasonable proposal to a...More Button

Perhaps with an explanation, not necessarily something different.More Button

No. The Minister of State has given a certain commitment on that.More Button

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

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