Header Item Thirty-second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Éireann) Bill 2013: Committee and Remaining Stages (Continued)
   Header Item Ráiteas mar Fhaisnéis do Vótálaithe i ndáil leis an mBille um an Dara Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Deireadh a Chur le Seanad Éireann) 2013: Tairiscint
   Header Item Statement for the Information of Voters in relation to the Thirty-second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Éireann) Bill 2013: Motion

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 808 No. 1

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(Speaker Continuing)

[Deputy Catherine Murphy: Information on Catherine Murphy Zoom on Catherine Murphy] There are things in the Constitution which I would prefer were not there or which I would prefer were in a different form. I would prefer if other things were included. However, if we propose to change the Constitution, the proposed change must be given the kind of consideration it deserves. It is offensive that tonight we are taking a cursory glance at a few amendments. Other amendments have been ruled out of order and the Bill did not receive anything like the necessary scrutiny. I think the referendum will pass but note should have been taken of the approach in the debate on the inquiries referendum legislation in the House. The Government has not learned the lesson. It is taking a cavalier approach to the Dáil and the Constitution.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Barrett Zoom on Seán Barrett Ós rud é go bhfuil sé leathuair tar éis a deich, ní foláir dom an cheist seo a leanas a chur de réir Ordú an lae seo ón Dáil: “Go n-aontaítear leis seo i gCoiste ó ailt 1 go dtí ailt 5, go huile, Sceideal 3 agus Sceideal 4, an Réamhrá agus an Teideal agus go dtuairiscítear an Bille gan leasú don Teach dá réir sin; go gcríochnaítear leis seo an Ceathrú Céim; agus go ndéantar leis seo an Bille a rith.”

As it is now 10.30 p.m., I am required to put the following question in accordance with an Order of the Dáil of this day: "That sections 1 to 5, inclusive, Schedules 3 and 4, the Preamble and the Title are hereby agreed to and the Bill is reported to the House without amendment, that Fourth Stage is hereby completed and that the Bill is hereby passed."

  Cuireadh an cheist.

Question put:

The Dáil divided: Tá, 88; Níl, 30.

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Tellers: Tá, Deputies Paul Kehoe and Emmet Stagg; Níl, Deputies Seán Ó Fearghaíl and Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

Question declared carried.

Faisnéiseadh go rabhthas tar éis glacadh leis an gceist

Ráiteas mar Fhaisnéis do Vótálaithe i ndáil leis an mBille um an Dara Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Deireadh a Chur le Seanad Éireann) 2013: Tairiscint

Statement for the Information of Voters in relation to the Thirty-second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Éireann) Bill 2013: Motion

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government (Deputy Phil Hogan): Information on Phil Hogan Zoom on Phil Hogan Tairgim:

I move:
    "THAT the statement set out in the Schedule to this Resolution be prescribed for the information of voters, pursuant to section 23 of the Referendum Act 1994 (No. 12 of 1994), in relation to the proposal to amend the Constitution for the purpose of abolishing Seanad Éireann and providing that the Oireachtas shall, from the date of such abolition, consist of the President and Dáil Éireann and in consequence of the foregoing, to amend otherwise the Constitution and, in particular, to amend those provisions of it that confer functions on Seanad Éireann or that are premised on the existence of that House, which is contained in the Thirtysecond Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Éireann) Bill 2013 and is the subject of a constitutional referendum.
    You are being asked if you agree with the proposal to amend the Constitution to abolish Seanad Éireann, to provide that from the date of such abolition the Oireachtas shall consist of the President and Dáil Éireann, and to amend other provisions of the Constitution that confer functions on Seanad Éireann or that are premised on the existence of Seanad Éireann.

    IF YOU APPROVE of the proposal, mark X opposite the word YES on the ballot paper.

    IF YOU DO NOT APPROVE of the proposal, mark X opposite the word NO on the ballot paper."

  Cuireadh agus aontaíodh an cheist.

  Question put and agreed to.

The Dáil adjourned at 10.46 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 26 June 2013.

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