Hannigan, Dominic

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 192 No. 16

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Order of Business.

Yesterday, the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded its risk assessment in respect of Irish banks. The agency is particularly concerned with regard to economic conditions for small busi...More Button

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Charities Bill 2007: Report and Final Stages.

I am somewhat disappointed that the Minister of State is not taking on board the amendment that was considered in the House last week. Amendment No. 9, which concerns the advancement of sport, was su...More Button

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I thank the Minister of State for so doing. He gave that undertaking last week and I appreciate that the Bill will be changed to reflect it.More Button

I move amendment No. 6: In page 10, after line 40, to insert the following: “(2) This Act applies to humanism as it applies to religion.”. While the Labour Party tabled this amendment on Committee Sta...More Button

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I appreciate the comments of my colleagues from both sides of the House. I am disappointed that the Minister of State will not accept this but I will not press it.More Button

I move amendment No. 8: In page 11, between lines 30 and 31, to insert the following: “(b) the promotion of human rights,”. This relates to the promotion of human rights. It is a slightly different w...More Button

Members feel strongly about the failure to accept these amendments. Those on the Opposition benches have been approached by organisations such as FLAC, Amnesty International and the Irish Council for...More Button

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I compliment the Minister of State on agreeing to remove the provision excluding members of local authorities. It is good news and means councillors with specific experience can sit on the board. It...More Button

I, too, welcome the passing of the Bill, which is timely and helps to put matters on a statutory footing. Also, it helps to improve the whole process of better regulation in the sector. I am particu...More Button


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