Boyle, Dan

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 207 No. 4
Unrevised

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Order of Business

I agree there is a need for greater certainty but the setting of an election date remains the constitutional prerogative of the Taoiseach. Regarding the business of this House and, by extension, the ...More Button

We believe the business of both Houses should be ordered accordingly and that the last business of this Oireachtas should be the passing in this House of the Finance Bill. Our hope is that a more det...More Button

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Climate Change Response Bill 2010: Second Stage (Resumed)

What about the Senator’s likely partner in government?More Button

Now Senator Bacik knows how we feel.More Button

We do.More Button

It is our intention.More Button

I am glad that at last this debate is taking place. The process to bring key legislation in the 2007 programme for Government has been too long. That is an important point to raise when people talk ...More Button

Part of our difficulty has been a failure to acknowledge the seriousness of the issue. The word “irresponsible” has been used today by a stakeholder about my party’s position and the introduction of ...More Button

We need the legislation to enshrine in law the principle of a targeted approach to this issue given our experience of how we dealt with our international commitments in the past, how we made an utter ...More Button

It is an absurd argument to say——More Button

——that the one way to meet this target, and largely through the agriculture sector, is a 40% reduction. That is absurd.More Button

The idea that somehow the economic basis of deferring or putting off the commitment in regard to climate change legislation is the Food Harvest 2020 report is something with which I fundamentally disa...More Button

I will tell Senator Coffey——More Button

I will tell Senator Coffey the extent of that opportunity. The Confederation of British Industry——More Button

The Confederation of British Industry——More Button

——outlines the economic benefit and the potential market for a low carbon economy globally. In a number of years’ time, it will be worth £4 trillion.More Button

Some £4 trillion is £4,000 billion. If one adds another 20% to that, one gets the euro equivalent of €5 trillion. That is the opportunity a country like Ireland could dip into. I heard previous spea...More Button

Road Traffic Bill 2011: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Export-led Growth: Motion

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button


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