Cummins, Maurice

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Order of Business

The Order of Business is No. 1, Children First Bill 2014 - Report and Final Stages, to be taken at 1 p.m. and conclude not later than 3 p.m.; No. 2, Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2...More Button

Senator Marc MacSharry called for a debate on Northern Ireland in the aftermath of yesterday's reports. As has been stated, we had a debate on Northern Ireland only a few weeks ago, but I will try...More Button

I do not believe it is orchestrating terrorism.More Button

It is obviously still in existence and, as has been mentioned, it is controlling Sinn Féin also. That is something that will have to be addressed.More Button

No one from Sinn Féin commented on the reports yesterday, including Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh who was present.More Button

That was surprising. I am glad that Sinn Féin Members have their briefing documents with them today.More Button

Senator Mary Moran reiterated the sentiments expressed by Senator Jim D'Arcy about the murder of Garda Tony Golden. She commended the people of Blackrock and Haggardstown who had acted as a commun...More Button

  Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh called for a debate on the reports on Northern Ireland, including the Garda report. He also called for a further debate on the report of the working group...More Button

  Senator Catherine Noone spoke about the proposed abolition of 1 and 2 cent coins, a development which has been welcomed by many. The Senator also commended Laya Healthcare for its Supe...More Button

  Senator Paul Bradford referred to the situation in Northern Ireland. He is 100% correct in stating we have come a long way. We have moved a long way from the time when we would come i...More Button

  Senator Martin Conway spoke about Mediation Awareness Week and highlighted the positive benefits of mediation.More Button

  Senator Fidelma Healy Eames referred to a number of matters about which she was concerned. I have addressed the issue of crime and the legislation which will be brought before the Hous...More Button

  Senator Fidelma Healy Eames might table a Commencement matter on the specific health item she mentioned. On what the Minister for Health, Deputy Leo Varadkar, has done, there will be a...More Button

  Order of Business agreed to.More Button

  Sitting suspended at 12.25 p.m. and resumed at 1 p.m.More Button

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015: Committee Stage

I propose an amendment to the Order of Business that the debate be adjourned at 5.10 p.m. rather than 5 p.m.More Button

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United Nations Principles for Older Persons: Motion

I welcome the Minister of State. I compliment Senator Marie-Louise O'Donnell on tabling the motion which was seconded by Senator Jillian van Turnhout. It is apt at this time. The proportion of o...More Button

  Not so long ago the Minister of State visited a supportive care home in my city. The Holy Ghost residential home caters for 60 residents who do not require full-time medical and nursin...More Button

  As well as supporting the elderly, we must think of ways to save money. However, money is not being saved by giving this group €50 per week...More Button

  This House formed the Seanad Public Consultation Committee at the behest of the independent Taoiseach's nominees. One of the committee's first reports was on the elderly and it made a ...More Button