Ryan, Brendan

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

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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 am voting against this legislation. I am not doing a U-turn because I have not taken a position on stag hunting previously.More Button

I am making my statement here tonight. I have not taken a position on stag hunting previously. The Labour Party has not taken a collective position on stag hunting in the past three years since I...More Button

I am not voting against this Bill because I have been whipped into it. I happen not to agree with it. I believe the legislation and licensing arrangement that currently governs the area is quite ...More Button

The promoters of this legislation are putting a spin on it that those who oppose it are somehow in favour of cruelty to animals. I am not in favour of this legislation and I am not in favour of cr...More Button

I am not in favour of cruelty to animals. I do not accept there is cruelty to deer in what the Ward Union does. Personally, I have no interest whatsoever in hunting but, unlike other members of t...More Button

There are two good reasons I might want to support this Bill, that is, those two persons to whom Senator Boyle referred, but that is not my way.More Button

I married into a farm family in County Dublin, in Oldtown, near Garristown. None of that family engaged in hunting. They loved and cared for their farm animals. They followed the hunt though on ...More Button

There is a licensing arrangement and there are 35 well set out conditions in three categories: general, animal welfare issues and control of the hunt. Are the animal welfare issues not being addre...More Button

Can the Minister tell us what the advice is? Has he been advised by his officials that there is a problem, that there are animal welfare issues and that this legislation is a response to that? I ...More Button

This legislation is based on a narrow ideology. Why should that narrow ideology be imposed on so many people who do not agree with it?More Button

The Minister, Deputy Gormley, stated he is not going after other hunting pastimes, but why not? Why leave it at stag hunting only? Why is the Green Party happy to demand an end to stag hunting an...More Button

There is no logic to that.More Button

Be clear on it. Be up-front and tell people what the Green Party wants.More Button

I am not of a cruel disposition towards animals. In my view, neither are the people who engage in hunting.More Button

Animal welfare is well catered for in the current licensing regime and it can be further tightened.More Button

There is scope for further tightening of it. The Bill is not necessary and for that reason, I am not supporting it.More Button

Is the Minister referring to both sides of the argument in this regard? More Button

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