Burke, Paddy

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 203 Nbr. 12

Order of Business

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Health (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2010: Second Stage

I welcome the Minister for Health and Children, Deputy Harney, and welcome the opportunity to speak on the Bill.More Button

There are three aspects to this Bill. First, it is a significant attack on the poorest people in this country; second, it places an extra burden on the pharmacists; and third, it increases the wor...More Button

No doubt it is an attack on the weakest and poorest in society. The Government has stated over the past two years that with the financial crisis, into which it has led this country over the past 1...More Button

Second, it puts an extra burden on the pharmacists who must keep extra records and take on extra staff. I would ask the Minister to state how this will affect their businesses. Over the past year...More Button

In addition, new regulations state that pharmacists must have interview rooms. Some pharmacists throughout the country have premises with small square footage and to put in interview rooms will be...More Button

Third, the Bill puts an extra workload on the HSE to keep all of these records and go through all the costs and savings the Minister states will be associated with it. Will it require additional s...More Button

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

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Employers’ Job Incentive Scheme: Motion

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Fine Gael has 100,000 jobs.More Button

What about our 100,000 jobs?More Button

I am trying to help Senator Cassidy.More Button

That is not what Senator Brady said.More Button

I propose to share time with Senator Mullen.More Button

I remind Senator Cassidy that one of the reasons we are in trouble is the lack of initiatives from the Government. Fine Gael pointed out the PRSI holiday to the Government in 2008. Fine Gael prop...More Button

I welcome the Minister of State and wish her well. Senator Brady referred to local authorities and how they must get their act together. Local authorities are responsible for water and sewerage c...More Button

I have referred to our tourism industry on numerous occasions. Only 8 million tourists came to this country, a reduction of 10% over the past number of years. This happens at a time when we never...More Button

Thousands of young people from this country have gone to Australia in the past number of years. In order to get a visa for Australia, all a young person has to do is go to the travel agent and get...More Button

On foot of Senator Norris’s comments that he could opt for either the motion or the amendment, I ask the Minister of State to consider seriously taking on board Fine Gael’s amendment. ...More Button

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Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010: Second Stage

Order, please. No crossfire.More Button

Senator Cummins without interruption.More Button

Can we have Senator Cummins without interruption, please?More Button

No cross-fire. Senator Cummins should continue.More Button

The Senator has one minute remaining.More Button

I ask Senator Cummins to conclude.More Button

I must ask the Senator to conclude.More Button

The Minister of State, without interruption. More Button

When is it proposed to take Committee Stage?More Button

It is scheduled to be taken on Friday.More Button

The Leader to continue without interruption.More Button

Is that agreed?More Button

When it is proposed to sit again?More Button

Water Supply

I remind Senator Doherty that there is no obligation on Senator Ó Domhnaill to be present. This is an Adjournment debate.More Button

That is not a point of order. In addition, there is no provision for supplementary questions. They are at the discretion of the Chair.More Button