Bacik, Ivana

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 203 Nbr. 12

Order of Business

I wish to add my voice to those who have been critical of the last-minute change in the Order of Business. It is most unsatisfactory that Members order of their business in such a chaotic manner.More Button

It again emphasises the need for further debate on Seanad reform. Any such debate must consider both the structures of the Seanad but also the manner in which Members organise their business. I n...More Button

I seek a debate on crime and on prisons in light of the horrific shootings in Dublin on Monday last. While Members have debated legislation on organised crime in the recent past, a broader debate ...More Button

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

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

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Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010: Second Stage

I thank Senator Ó Brolcháin.More Button

I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Mary White, to the House. I also welcome the opportunity to speak on the Bill. It has become obligatory to say at the outset that one did not grow up in a ...More Button

This is not an urban-rural issue. Many people from rural backgrounds are very much against the idea of stag hunting. I am very much against it. Like Senator Ó Brolcháin, I believe ...More Button

Other issues are involved in any debate on hunting, be it fox hunting or stag hunting. There are class issues, which are perhaps more relevant in England than here where that has really been a dom...More Button

I have worked for some years with groups and individuals opposed to stag hunting. I have provided assistance for them and have a long record on this issue. For that reason, I cannot vote against ...More Button

I have read much of the background information on the legislation, including the report of veterinary inspector Kane in 1997. He described domesticated red deer as being completely unfit for a pro...More Button

I am conscious that my good friend and colleague from the law school in Trinity College, Professor William Binchy, has taken a public stance on this issue. He stated recently the hunting of carted...More Button

The Kane report of 1997 was produced on behalf of the then Minister, Deputy Michael D. Higgins, who introduced the licensing regime that controlled the Ward Union Hunt for many years and which the ...More Button

The Green Party needs to be asked about the political context of this legislation, which I find troubling. It was not included in the original programme for Government but the revised one. It is ...More Button

To anyone observing from the outside, it looks very much like Green Party Members signed up to NAMA on the promise of legislation on animal welfare.More Button

The Labour Party is the only party which took a stance against the bank guarantee scheme.More Button

It has been proved that the wrong decision was introducing the unconditional guarantee of the dodgy transactions engaged in by persons such as Mr. Seán Fitzpatrick.More Button

Yes, the Bailey brothers.More Button

If this Bill is the price to be paid for supporting NAMA, it is extremely high——More Button

——considering the billions of euro our children and their children will most likely have to pay for NAMA and propping up zombie banks such as Anglo Irish Bank.More Button

That is wishful thinking. One should think of the thousands who are unemployed, including the many thousands of young people who have just gone on the live register. People are in negative equity...More Button

For all those people in debt and affected by NAMA, this legislation will be regarded as a price that is too high.More Button

There is a parallel to be drawn, perhaps flippantly, in that Fianna Fáil is like the Ward Union Hunt in this matter, while Green Party Members are like the domesticated deer, the farmed anim...More Button