Conway, Martin

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Order of Business

I echo the sentiments expressed by Senator Paul Bradford. We can engage in negative or positive politics. While there are problems that must be addressed, we cannot lose sight of the fact that we...More Button

  This is mediation awareness week, as perhaps some Members of the House might be aware, but I suspect many are not. Many practitioners involved in mediation, be it through professional ...More Button

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015: Committee Stage

I do not disagree with my colleagues on the other side of the House on this issue. I do not see what harm there would be in laying the plans before the Houses of the Oireachtas, if for no other re...More Button

  We now have pre-legislative scrutiny in Oireachtas committees. This morning the pre-legislative process on the criminal justice (sexual offences) Bill took place at the Joint Committee...More Button

  I am filling in today for Senator Cáit Keane, our spokesperson on the environment, who is not in a position to attend. I know that this is an issue that has been brought to her attenti...More Button

We can all get caught up in the language used and while I would be in unison with my colleagues, I would not express outrage at the Minister of State. Unfortunately, Ministers are regularly handed...More Button

  Section 4 agreed to.More Button

The amendment proposed by Senator Sean D. Barrett makes eminent sense. Including the word "shall" as opposed to "may" should not a big issue if there is an advisory council in place with the neces...More Button

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