Cummins, Maurice

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 213 No. 3

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Order of Business

It is proposed to take No. 18, an all-party motion re the Dublin-Monaghan bombings, to be taken without debate; No. 1, Electoral (Amendment)(Political Funding) Bill 2011 — Order for Second Stage and S...More Button

I thank the Cathaoirleach for his explanation, as I did not have an answer for Senator Terry Leyden. Senator Thomas Byrne, acting Leader of the Opposition, referred to job creation, the Government’s N...More Button

No, as we cannot get Ministers to drop everything at the drop of a hat and debate an issue in the Seanad, but I will endeavour to arrange for the Minister to attend the House as soon as possible. Unfo...More Button

Protocol must be observed at all times. I hope the previous Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the current leader of Fianna Fáil informed his colleagues about the protocol to be followed. If...More Button

Senator Susan O’Keeffe referred to the situation in Syria. I hope she will ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade about the matter when he is present in the Chamber in the aftern...More Button

Senator Tom Sheahan asked about identity cards for people with an acquired brain injury. I will inquire to determine whether the Minister for Health has intentions in this regard. Senator Mark Daly a...More Button

Amendment put.
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I ask that the House await what the Tánaiste, who will be in the House from 3.30 p.m. to 5 p.m., has to say on this matter before moving any motion. We are all in agreement with the principle of the ...More Button

Dublin-Monaghan Bombings Inquiry: Motion

I move: That Seanad Éireann, recalling the Statements in this House on 7 July 2004 and on 20 February 2008; notes the interim and final reports of the sub-Committee of the Joint Committee on Justice, ...More Button

Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill 2011: Second Stage

I thank the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Deputy Hogan for coming to this House to present this Bill. I thank him for his commitment to the objectives in this Bill and...More Button

The Senator will be the first to speak next week.More Button

On a point of order, if people listened to the Order of Business as agreed by the House this morning, they would realise that this debate will continue next Tuesday.More Button

Foreign Affairs: Statements

Next Tuesday, at 2.30 p.m.More Button

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