Dearey, Mark

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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Employers’ Job Incentive Scheme: Motion

A job is a very precious thing. It underpins people’s lives and provides a bedrock for family stability. It generates a sense of self esteem for the person holding the job and it creates we...More Button

I thank Senator Buttimer for his kind comments on my situation and he is correct in this regard. I am a small employer and there is no question but that it has been difficult to hold on to staff w...More Button

One key impact of a recession is the reduction in the amount of money in the economy, the confidence of people to spend it and, therefore, the number of people needed to provide goods and services ...More Button

Despite some of the assertions made on the other side of the House to the effect that no attempt is being made to restore jobs in the economy, the underlying assumption behind everything being done...More Button

I acknowledge that the Celtic tiger economy was unsustainable, including the 240,000 construction jobs it provided. It was inevitable that when the credit boom went bust, jobs would follow suit. ...More Button

I refer to the specific measure that employer’s PRSI should be waived for every job created in 2010. This applies to an employer which employs someone who has been unemployed for six months ...More Button

This measure is to be welcomed. It is estimated that it will save approximately €3,000 for an employer per employee in a year, which is not to be sniffed at. It is remarkably difficult to tr...More Button

I refer to the assertion that the Government has finally woken up to the Fine Gael idea on the PRSI proposal. One thing that struck me about the NewERA document was the number of ideas in it which...More Button

The wholesale bank proposed in the document would compete against the Exchequer for funds on international markets and, in all likelihood, would drive up the cost of borrowing to the State. This, ...More Button

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Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010: Second Stage

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That is outrageous.More Button

The Senator should take it up with the editor of The Munster Express.More Button

I refer to a number of the more outrageous and wayward assertions made by Senator Coffey in his contribution where he invoked the ranting of the “crazies” as he described them and tried to pin them...More Button

Some might take the invocation of the traditions of Na Fianna as a justification for the continuance of the Ward Union stag hunt as a crazy argument. Na Fianna was a brotherhood that for initiatio...More Button

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Various other canards uttered over the past few days regarding this issue also need to be debunked. The first is that we should deal with more serious matters. This is routine legislation, which ...More Button

The second canard is this is the thin end of the wedge, which is dangerous. RISE and others have attempted to drive a wedge between urban and rural dwellers and between conservationists and bird w...More Button

With regard to the banning of other rural pursuits, the programme for Government lists three items in the animal welfare section. Nothing else can or will happen in the lifetime of the Government ...More Button

On the issue of animal welfare, I refer to an extract from a report on the BBC website by a journalist who observed the County Down stag hunt in 2005. I am removing the issue from this jurisdictio...More Button

The stag was not injured but was brought back exhausted. There is an animal welfare issue, which we are addressing in this legislation. I am happy and proud to be involved with a party that is ch...More Button

Does that cover your embarrassment, Senator?More Button

That is undemocratic in the extreme, Senator Prendergast.More Button

She does not understand the nature of democracy when she says such things.More Button

Shameful.More Button

Notice taken that 12 Members were not present; House counted and 12 Members being present,More Button

No, he does not.More Button

Senator Phelan should put up or shut up on that one.More Button

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