Cummins, Maurice

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 210 No. 5

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The Order of Business is Nos. 1 to 5, inclusive. No. 1, motion re the address of Seanad Éireann by Dr. Maurice Manning, president of the Irish Human Rights Commission and chair of the European Group ...More Button

Senator O’Brien, the Leader of the Opposition, spoke about Vodafone. We will have the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Deputy Rabbitte, before the Seanad on 5 October and th...More Button

It will be very interesting to see how many contributions we have——More Button

——after all the protests last week with regard to the time allocated to a debate. We finished the Bill two and a half hours early.More Button

I am talking about the protests which were made.More Button

Senator Bacik spoke about developing links with China, a matter which was taken up by Senator Healy Eames and others. It is very important to develop further links with China and other countries at t...More Button

The Labour Party clearly outlined its position yesterday. Senator Noone spoke about mortgage arrears and the Government has promised to act soon in that regard. The matter may be discussed with the...More Button

He could be going to the country — we wish him well in that regard — but I cannot see him moving to the country. Senator Mooney mentioned the Council of Europe delegation to Illinois, about which it w...More Button

Question put: “That the Order of Business be agreed to.”
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Invitation to Address Seanad Éireann: Motion

I move: That Seanad Éireann agrees with the recommendation of the Committee on Procedure and Privileges that, in accordance with Standing Order 57(2) of the Standing Orders relative to Public Business...More Button

Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Houses of the Oireachtas Inquiries) Bill 2011: Second Stage

Rubbish.More Button

Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Houses of the Oireachtas Inquiries) Bill 2011: Committee and Remaining Stages

The Senator got extra time for Second Stage.More Button

I must take issue with Senator Mullen with regard to his remarks. When addressing Members, he suggested the “calibre” of some people was in question. That was very disparaging.More Button

I am getting to my point. He made a very disparaging remark with regard to the “calibre” of people. These people were elected by the people, who have put their trust in them, particularly the 166 el...More Button

That is what I understand from what he said.More Button

In questioning the calibre of elected Members, particularly those elected to the other House, he talks about the people who elected them and it is the “calibre” of the people he mentions.More Button

Not at all.More Button

The Minister to reply, please.More Button

We are discussing the amendment. I assure you that you will get in eventually on the Schedule.More Button

We are straying a long way from the amendment, Senator.More Button

No interruptions, please.More Button

Senator Mullen has had ample time and he should allow the Minister to reply.More Button

These points are not relevant to the amendment and I ask the Senator to resume his seat.More Button

I call Senator Walsh. We have had a lot of repetition from speakers.More Button

Yes, of course.More Button

Please, Senator Byrne.More Button

I am not restricting any speaker.More Button

Senator Byrne, no one suggested that anybody was filibustering.More Button

Excuse me, Senator Byrne, there is no tut-tutting going on.More Button

Any Member who has indicated a wish to speak has been allowed to speak and will be allowed to speak but I will not allow any more repetition. I call Senator Walsh.More Button

Rinne an Choiste vótáil: Ta, 25; Níl, 3.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Statement for Information of Voters: Motion

Tairgim: “GO ndéanfar an ráiteas a leagtar amach sa Sceideal a ghabhann leis an Rún seo a fhorordú mar fhaisnéis do vótálaithe de bhun alt 23 d’Acht an Reifrinn, 1994 (Uimh. 12 de 1994), i ndáil leis ...More Button

On Tuesday, 27 September at 2.30 p.m.More Button

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