O'Brien, Darragh

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 211 No. 8

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Order of Business

I understand that the Leader had to make some changes to the Order Paper today. When we talked last week about the Water Services (Amendment) Bill he said he would give us as much time as was require...More Button

I want the Minister to outline to the House whether the Government will introduce third level fees and abolish the maintenance grant. I propose an amendment to the Order of Business that the Minister ...More Button

The Minister should be here today. He should be ashamed of himself. He should follow the lead of Deputy Willie Penrose and fall on his sword.More Button

Why? It was a lie.More Button

Absolutely not. It was a lie.More Button

Please allow me to quote the Minister for Education and Skills.More Button

“The politics of promises, if you like, in the present economic situation——”. He lied to people. Let us be clear about it and call a spade a spade.More Button

He lied to people.More Button

I certainly will not.More Button

Really.More Button

That means nothing. Why not tear it up? It was signed outside Trinity also.More Button

The Labour Party said it would reverse them. That is another broken Labour Party promise.More Button

Fan go bhfeicfimid.More Button

That will come from fees.More Button

Let us have the debate today.More Button

Senator Bacik might finish in student politics if she is not careful.More Button

It is gone.More Button

Let us have a debate today.More Button

That is not a point of order.More Button

Government spin.More Button

We will have.More Button

It is difficult to hear the truth sometimes.More Button

Yes.More Button

Amendment put.
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Amendment put.
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Question put: “That the Order of Business be agreed to.”
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Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2011: Second Stage

The Minister will see a number of the Fianna Fáil proposals by way of amendment on Committee Stage, when we intend to discuss them. I hope he will consider each amendment on its merits. This is not j...More Button

Those were the days.More Button

As the Minister, Deputy Ruairí Quinn, says, we are not in that space anymore.More Button

Business of Seanad

I raised this issue on the Order of Business. I appreciate what the Leader is offering. My colleague, Senator Ó Domhnaill, has just asked a very simple question. While we welcome the Leader’s propo...More Button

Water Services (Amendment) Bill 2011: Second Stage (Resumed)

I seek the adjournment of the House. Fianna Fáil does not accept the Chair’s ruling.More Button

With all due respect——More Button

It is a point of order. Two members of our party had indicated to speak before the Minister was called, as the Member who was in the Chair will confirm. Two of our members have been denied the right...More Button

I said a genuine error had been made.More Button

I did not use that phrase. I said a genuine error had beenmade.More Button

Question again put: “That the time for the Minister to reply on Second Stage be extended.”
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The Minister did not deal with the greater Dublin drainage scheme which needs €2.3 billion.More Button

Question again put.
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No.More Button

Question again put: "That Committee Stage be taken on Wednesday, 23 November 2011."
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Alcohol Pricing: Motion

Where are these bars?More Button

Adjournment Matters - Garda Stations

I thank the Minister of State for his intervention the week before last on behalf of the residents of Melrose Park, Kinsealy in Fingal, who were flooded. His assistance there was very much appreciate...More Button

I know the Minister of State gives this response on behalf of the Minister for Justice and Equality and Defence, and I do not criticise him. However, the answer given does not even refer to the Garda...More Button


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