Leyden, Terry

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 205 No. 2

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Order of Business

It would be worthwhile having a debate on the RTE Authority and the relevant legislation. We should bear in mind that section 18 of the Broadcasting Authority Act 1960 states: “It shall be the duty o...More Button

Bring back Mr. Bruton. Is that what the Senator wants?More Button

I thank the Leader.More Button

Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) (Amendment) Bill 2008: Second Stage

It is Senator Ross.More Button

I am in the same position.More Button

Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) (Amendment) Bill 2008: Second Stage (Resumed)

I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Finneran, my constituency colleague. I commend him on the excellent speech he made which outlined the situation on reform of the Seanad. It has been an intere...More Button

I will not re-read the Minister of State’s speech. I will not plagiarise him. He outlined it in his speech; please read it. It was a very comprehensive speech and I hope it will be——More Button

——circulated to councillors. I presume it will be.More Button

It is interesting that Senator Maurice Cummins has not proposed an amendment with regard to the labour panel, of which he and I are members. He does not propose additional nominating bodies for that....More Button

I was first elected to the Dáil in 1977. It took me three efforts and three panels to get elected to Seanad Éireann. I went on the administrative panel, which was mentioned, the industrial and comme...More Button

——and the labour panel. I have experience in all fields to be elected to the House.More Button

I wish Senator O’Toole well as vice chairman of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, which is a wonderful appointment for a Member of the House. The relevant legislation allows a Member of this Ho...More Button

——promoting the recent conference in Listowel which was very successful. I commend the chairman, Hugh McElvaney, the secretary, Noel Bourke, and Councillor Tom Crosby from Tarmonbarry in my constitue...More Button

——who is the Oireachtas representative. We have a very close working relationship. Through Senator Diarmuid Wilson, the Government Whip, we met the LAMA executive in Leinster House to discuss other ...More Button

My heart is with them in this regard.More Button

I very much hope that the association would be allowed to take part in the nomination process. The Minister of State explained the matter very well and he will convince LAMA that its best interests l...More Button

I am very pleased the Bill has been brought before the House but I am delighted with the Minister of State’s very persuasive presentation to the House.More Button

I thank Senator Cummins; that is very kind of him. I appreciate his comments.More Button

Small and Medium Enterprises: Motion

I welcome the Minister of State and commend him on his appearance last night on “Prime Time” and his defence and support of Government policy. He is doing tremendous work in the Department of Enterpr...More Button

Indeed. If there are good ideas they are worth taking as far as I am concerned. It is important to welcome the opportunity to discuss the reality of where we currently are and the current challenges ...More Button

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

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