O'Reilly, Joe

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 203 Nbr. 12

Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2010: Committee and Remaining Stages

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Employers’ Job Incentive Scheme: Motion

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Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010: Second Stage

It is a cynical sop.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

At the outset I completely endorse the wise and sagacious remarks of my colleague, Senator Healy Eames.More Button

I suggest that the Members opposite take on board and seriously listen to the points made by Senator Healy Eames. They should be aware they are being given this pig in a poke, this supposed flagsh...More Button

——and that is throwing €22 billion to Anglo Irish Bank. The price of Green Party support for this is an acquiescence in the most monstrous policies in the history of this State.More Button

The Members opposite should reflect on Senator Healy Eames’s cautionary comments to them in this regard.More Button

I will revert to the issue by noting that I come from and represent rural Ireland. There is a way of life in rural Ireland that is part of what we are as a people and my submission is that it is a...More Button

No, this is the case because they form part of the hunt’s assets. If the Senator wishes, I will read out the brief on this subject.More Button

Fine Gael considers this to be the thin end of the wedge.More Button

Fine Gael believes this is because if one accepts the inherent logic of this Bill, which I do not as I am in favour of the Ward Union Hunt and have no quibbles about that, by extension one moves on...More Button

It is an illogical position to stop at the Ward Union Hunt.More Button

It is not illogical. If one starts here one will have to continue logically down that road until one denudes rural Ireland of a way of life.More Button

It will deprive the people of rural Ireland of their pastimes, hobbies and heritage that go back to the days of the Fianna——More Button

——and to ancient Rome. It is a disgrace that at a time when we have mass unemployment——More Button

——and poverty that a political party would propose this type of legislation. It is an abomination.More Button

We seek time to table amendments to the Bill.More Button

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