O'Donovan, Dennis

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 193 No. 7

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Harbours (Amendment) Bill 2008: Committee Stage (Resumed).

I was speaking on that amendment. Does Senator Donohoe want to——More Button

This goes back to the issue of consultation on which I spoke at some length in the previous debate. I concur with my colleague in that regard. I am deeply concerned that the consultation promised by...More Button

Not entirely. I have some more letters to read into the record that I received since the last debate. I am merely making the point that there has not been consultation. If I were to go through all ...More Button

It feels as if someone is putting a gun to my head. This is unfair and brings to mind the argument that if one puts enough smoke into the beehive, one will smother the queen bee. I feel a little smo...More Button

The thrust of the amendment tabled by Senator Donohoe on the issue of consultation, consultants and related matters is connected to the issue of having consultation before a proposal is made to have a...More Button

Yes. It is about consultation. It is critical to any proposed liaison or marriage, whether it is a shotgun wedding or something else, that the two parties meet. We are not going back to the old day...More Button

There was no consultation. There is some match-making going on here without any courtship, consultation or negotiation. Consultation is the important issue. A commitment was given on the amalgamat...More Button

Certainly. I would be glad of a break.More Button

In one sense the Minister of State has agreed to accept the amendment tabled by Senator Donohoe. I will not dilly dally too long on this issue. I am glad Senator Donohoe was successful in respect of...More Button

I move amendment No. 8: In page 17, to delete lines 23 and 24. The taking of amendments Nos. 13 to 17, inclusive, will make life easier for someone. It is probably unusual in Parliament that a Gover...More Button

I will refer to two more pages of this report and then I will hand over to the Minister of State. I will need a break because I am getting a bit tongue-tied. I appreciate the Cathaoirleach’s efforts...More Button

To resume on my amendments to section 18, especially concerning Bantry, I will continue with the quotation from the report. It states: These responsibilities require that the Port should have facilit...More Button

To deal with the issue of Government funding, the PricewaterhouseCoopers report states: The projections disclose a capacity to generate profits and cashflows over the ten years ended 31 December 2011 ...More Button

That is correct. There was no Labour Party Senator.More Button

Not at the time in 1986 when the commitment to provide £5 million or £6 million was made. The report further states: The Commissioners aspire that the remaining state funding of EUR 2.8 million would...More Button

Unfortunately, despite my best efforts I was unable to attend the Second Stage debate. Most of my amendments are, however, rolled in together which is an advantage. I have the right, if I were so in...More Button

He is welcome to do so. I am nearly halfway through this report.More Button

It is like the smoke in a beehive.More Button

I am back to the grindstone. I wish I had the same faith in the issue. It is important to refer to a report commissioned by the Bantry Harbour board from Raymond Burke, a consultant with departmenta...More Button

I always resented people calling quora. I thought people who did so were a nuisance but this quorum gave me the opportunity to get a small breath of fresh air and allow the poor bee who was smoke-fil...More Button

Economic Issues: Motion.

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button


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