Buttimer, Jerry

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 192 No. 16

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Order of Business.

Senator Leyden will have a pack of sausages for every councillor on the way home.More Button

He is canvassing.More Button

What about local radio?More Button

Ask the Leader what he had for breakfast.More Button

I welcome the decision to reintroduce pork. As Senator Quinn stated, it is important that we show confidence not just in Ireland but abroad. Therefore, the Government and Bord Bia have an obligation...More Button

Fianna Fáil got rid of him as Taoiseach and disowned him fast enough.More Button

On what side of the campaign was the Leader?More Button

Eight weeks have passed since the budget was announced.More Button

Did the Leader vote against him?More Button

Did the Leader vote against him?More Button

We do not know about that. That is the fundamental point. More Button

The Minister has not come to the House.More Button

He has not done much to help Cork since his party went into government. More Button

Charities Bill 2007: Report and Final Stages.

On a point of order, is a briefing note on the new amendments available? Will the Minister of State have a script?More Button

The Senator beat me to it.More Button

I welcome the amendment. This is a welcome removal. I hope it will augment the work already being done in the keeping of accounts. However, it is important we do not place an unnecessary burden on ...More Button

It is a pity the Minister of State intends to reverse the excellent decision we took in this House last week. I commend the House on its support of the amendments we tabled. There is broad consensus...More Button

Giant Haystacks.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Like other speakers, I compliment Senator Hannigan on highlighting this issue and I thank the Minister of State. Like Senator Norris, I do not feel so threatened by terrorism but it is important to h...More Button

I also would be happy to second it.More Button

The amendment is an interesting one from the point of view of the definition of humanism. What is the meaning of humanism in modern 21st century Ireland? My party is not opposed to the amendment, bu...More Button

The growth of humanism needs to be looked at in the context of the Bill. We have not included a definition of religion, which, I suppose, is an omission that perhaps should be looked at. In the conte...More Button

But Senator Ó Murchú is imbued with it.More Button

What is before us is, to say the least, bizarre. We are talking about the advancement of the promotion of human rights in this section of the Bill. I do not agree with Senator Norris on the leverage...More Button

If the Green Party is in government and is supposed to be an equal partner, why are we at this point? We will, no doubt, get a long lecture from Senator Boyle about Fine Gael and Labour opposing Bill...More Button

I am pre-empting the Senator’s comments as I can read him like a book.More Button

Why are we in the current position if the social conscience of the Government is Senator Boyle and his cabal? All this week we are, rightly, celebrating the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of...More Button

It is not. More Button

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

I call for a vótáil on this amendment.More Button

I move amendment No. 9: In page 11, between lines 32 and 33, to insert the following: “(d) the advancement of sport;”.More Button

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

We are not opposing amendment No. 10. Senator Boyle in his earlier remarks on human rights referred to forces being at work outside the control of certain sections. In the context of this section, w...More Button

Prior to the sos Senator Boyle referred to “outside forces” and I am concerned by those remarks. I seek clarification on what he said. Prior to the sos we took a vote to exclude sporting and human r...More Button

I concur with Senator Norris. In this amendment we are taking cognisance of the role of the church and religion, yet the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, by banning the Veritas advertisement, has ...More Button

I second the amendment.More Button

I second the amendment.More Button

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

I move amendment No. 16: In page 13, between lines 4 and 5, to insert the following: “the advancement or promotion of human rights”.More Button

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

I too support the amendment and compliment Respond Housing Association on its representation on this matter. It is important that we protect voluntary directors, especially in the current economic si...More Button

On a point of information, may Members speak on amendment No. 29?More Button

It is important when moving into regulation, as I pointed out on Committee Stage, that we provide supports for charities in submitting reports and in the auditing process. I am a little concerned at ...More Button

I welcome this amendment and acknowledge Senator Bacik’s eloquent exposition of the difficulties that arise in resolving this matter. However, Fr. Matt Moran of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart a...More Button

That is what we are afraid of.More Button

I welcome the Minister of State’s decision to allow members of local authorities to be board members. The Government trend has been to exclude them from boards. Fianna Fáil’s hypocrisy was evident w...More Button

Why then did the Senator vote in favour of the Harbours (Amendment) Bill?More Button

The Senator is not at all like St. Paul.More Button

Has the Senator sent out the letter relating to this matter?More Button

Senator Leyden is canvassing now.More Button

The Senator is back to mass cards.More Button

The Minister of State will be going Greek.More Button

I welcome the passing of the Bill. I pay tribute to all involved, in particular the groups in the sector who were instrumental in framing amendments and who made representations in regard to anomalie...More Button

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Noel Ahern. There is a need for a national day to remember victims of road traffic accidents. In 2005 the United Nations designated the third Sunday of Novemb...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for his reply. I welcome the fact that the Road Safety Authority is the lead agency. Can I take it we will have a national remembrance day next November? The Minister ...More Button

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