Byrne, Thomas

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Heritage Sites

Táim fíor-bhuíoch den Leas-Chathaoirleach as an deis a thabhairt dom an t-ábhar tábhachtach seo a ardú ar an Tosú inniu. Tá a lán moill ag baint leis an rud seo agus ba cheart don Aire Stáit an sc...More Button

  I am grateful for the opportunity to raise this matter of the submission of the town of Kells and its monastic sites, among others, as part of a tentative list of properties for future ...More Button

  I know from those who have raised questions about other sites which have been put forward for tentative status that it appears precious little has been done by the Minister responsible ...More Button

  A significant amount of work has been done in Kells in the past five years by voluntary and community groups, including the Tourism Forum, the Local Heroes programme and many others, to...More Button

That is the most outrageous reply I have received to a question in this House.More Button

For the Minister who is legally and internationally responsible for arranging world heritage status between UNESCO and the Government to claim there is not enough interest in these areas is outrage...More Button

  The Minister is passing the buck. It is about time she got the groups and local authorities from all the monastic sites, Clonmacnoise, Durrow, Glendalough, Inis Cealtra and Monasterboi...More Button

United Nations Principles for Older Persons: Motion

Gabhaim mo bhuíochas leis na Seanadóirí Ní Dhomhnaill agus van Turnhout as ucht an rúin seo a chur os comhair an Tí anocht. I thank Senators Jillian van Turnhout and Marie-Louise O'Donnell.More Button

Go raibh maith, a Sheanadóir. I said it in Irish first. The Senator is prickly about the issue, but no personal offence whatsoever was intended.More Button

  I am glad this motion has been tabled, fortuitously, this week. Peter Sands, a Member of this House for a number of months in 2007, was a fiercely active man in the Irish Senior Citize...More Button

  I hope that in our actions and, in particular, our words we will make sure the protection, welfare and health of older people are at the centre of our society. Ireland can be the great...More Button

  Various issues affecting the elderly have been rehearsed in the debate. Like all Members, I speak to elderly people all the time. They tend to know the politicians in their constituen...More Button

  Another issue the elderly raise regularly is the loss of the telephone allowance, which has been much more than a financial loss. They had the security of knowing that they could stay ...More Button

  While I appreciate that the Minister of State's Department is not responsible, I have received a number of complaints about the new system for monitoring alarms. The community groups t...More Button

  If there was movement on the telephone allowance and the prescription charge, it would give a deeper sense of security to the elderly who need to feel secure. Respect for one's elders ...More Button

  I thank those who tabled the motion. I do not suppose anybody will vote against it. We all support it, but it is a question of how we put it into practice.More Button

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015: Committee Stage

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