Cummins, Maurice

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 212 No. 7

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Order of Business

The Order of Business is No. 3, motion re allocation of moneys to the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund, to be taken without debate; No. 1, Social Welfare Bill 2011 — Committee and Remaining Stages, to ...More Button

That is the intention, if we have not finished already. We will review the situation at that time. We have provided more time than allocated in the other House.More Button

A silly remark.More Button

Senator O’Brien raised the question of mortgage arrears and the implementation of a strategy in that regard. Everyone agrees last week was one of the better weeks for mortgage holders when the Govern...More Button

The Financial Regulator will also engage with the banks to ensure certain mortgage customers are not being discriminated against when it comes to passing on savings. There have been other advances wit...More Button

Senator Bacik asked about the report on paid paternity leave. This issue can be raised with the Minister for Social Protection, who will be in the House for the next four or five hours; perhaps it ca...More Button

Senator Walsh asked about the RTE report. We should not second guess the report; we should wait for it to be published before we criticise its contents. Senators Coghlan and Clune asked about the EU ...More Button

I will accept Senator Daly’s amendment to the Order of Business on the printing of that Bill.More Button

It has been seconded this morning. A number of Members — Senator Conway in particular — raised the matter of the undocumented Irish on yesterday’s Order of Business. We will have the Tánaiste and Min...More Button

Senator Sheahan spoke about road safety, which is an issue particularly at this time of the year. We should all ask everybody to take extra care on the roads coming up to Christmas. There were some ...More Button

We certainly would need secretarial resources if we were to do that, but I have no objection and will pursue the matter if I can.More Button

Amendment put.
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Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund Regulations 2011: Motion

I move: That Seanad Éireann approves the following Order in draft: Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund Regulations 2011, a copy of which Order in draft was laid before Seanad Éireann o...More Button

Business of Seanad

I propose that the sitting be suspended until 11.50 a.m.More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2011: Committee Stage

Question again put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Question put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Question put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Business of Seanad

I propose an amendment to the Order of Business, that the House conclude its deliberations on the Bill at 5 p.m rather than 4 p.m.More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2011: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages

Question put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Question again put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2011: Motion for Earlier Signature

I move: That pursuant to subsection 2° of section 2 of Article 25 of the Constitution, Seanad Éireann concurs with the Government in a request to the President to sign the Social Welfare Bill 2011 on...More Button

Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Amendment) Bill 2011: Motion for Earlier Signature

I move: That pursuant to subsection 2° of section 2 of Article 25 of the Constitution, Seanad Éireann concurs with the Government in a request to the President to sign the Financial Emergency Measures...More Button

Appropriation Bill 2011: Motion for Earlier Signature

I move: That pursuant to subsection 2° of section 2 of Article 25 of the Constitution, Seanad Éireann concurs with the Government in a request to the President to sign the Appropriation Bill 2011 on a...More Button

Local Government (Household Charge) Bill 2011: Motion for Earlier Signature

I move: That pursuant to subsection 2° of section 2 of Article 25 of the Constitution, Seanad Éireann concurs with the Government in a request to the President to sign the Local Government (Household ...More Button

Question put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Message from Dáil

At 10 a.m. tomorrow.More Button


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