Cassidy, Donie

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 192 No. 16

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Order of Business.

The Order of Business is No. 1, motion re meeting of Seanad Éireann on Friday, 12 December 2008; and No. 2, the Charities Bill 2007 — Report and Final Stages. It is proposed that No. 1 shall be taken...More Button

Senators Fitzgerald, O’Toole, Alex White, Ellis, Regan, Norris, Coghlan, Quinn, Callely, Ormonde, Hannigan, Ó Murchú, Bradford and Donohoe expressed serious concern in respect of a second Lisbon refer...More Button

Senator Bacik called for a debate on women in politics. Almost 22% of Seanad membership are ladies. The percentage in 1918, the 90th anniversary of which was celebrated the other day, was less than ...More Button

—— a former Taoiseach of note who made an indelible mark on this House and took us into the EU in 1973. Some 50 years ago, he was Minister for Education——More Button

I am giving Members the benefit of my experience. Some 50 years ago——More Button

Some 50 years ago, before Senator Buttimer was even——More Button

Some 50 years ago, the late great Jack Lynch——More Button

I am a distant relation of the former Taoiseach.More Button

Some 50 years ago the late great Taoiseach, Jack Lynch, was Minister for Education and at that time class sizes, on average, were 47. We have come a long way since then in reducing class sizes to 27 ...More Button

The higher VAT rate here is a disadvantage but, as I have heard people say, people must take account of the time it takes to travel to the North and the cost of getting there. In the interests of eve...More Button

Christmas is a time we wish for peace, harmony and goodwill for all, and I certainly wish everyone well. It is important to buy Irish if at all possible. Senator Glynn called for a debate on communit...More Button

I will ask the Minister to clarify that——More Button

——and I will report back to the Senator and all Cork Senators on the matter. The Deputy Leader would also like to know about that, or he probably knows the position already.More Button

Senator Hannigan expressed concern regarding the banks facilitating the small and medium sized enterprises. The ten day period during which the banks were to inform the Minister for Finance in this r...More Button

——who is a kind and efficient man. Athlone is a republic in the county.More Button

In the north of the county there is no housing shortage. Too many houses are available in Mullingar in north Westmeath, but Athlone would be always the exception rather than the norm in that respect....More Button

Friday Sitting: Motion.

I move: That, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, the Seanad shall meet on Friday, 12 December, 2008 at 10.30 a.m. and the provisions of Standing Orders 16 and 29 shall not apply to this sitt...More Button

Charities Bill 2007: Report and Final Stages.

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Amendment put.
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Amendment put.
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Amendment put.
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