Bradford, Paul

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

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Wildlife (Amendment) Bill 2010: Second Stage

I usually preface my remarks on Second Stage by saying I am glad I have an opportunity to speak on the legislation in question, but it is rather difficult to do so on this occasion because we have ...More Button

I regret that I was not present for the Minister of State’s initial contribution. It is important that he outline clearly, if he has not done so sufficiently strongly, that this is once-off ...More Button

I contrast the debate on the Bill with the debate today on animal welfare at the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Members dealt with the issue of unwanted, undernourished and st...More Button

The vast majority of representations I received on the Bill were not from people concerned about the Ward Union Hunt but from those concerned about other hunts across the country. I referred to fe...More Button

There is no point in Government members trying to make a name for themselves by going solo at this stage. My understanding is that it was voted through the two parties of Government at their respe...More Button

While it is simply dealing with the Ward Union Hunt, it is important that the Minister and his Government colleagues, across both parties, re-confirm as strongly as possible that on the hunting of ...More Button

I also hope that by the time all of us finish for the summer recess common sense will have prevailed on the Dog Breeding Establishments Bill 2009. In this House we made sensible and substantive am...More Button

My party has taken a view on this legislation, that it could be a precursor to more damaging attacks on rural Ireland and the rural way of life. That is the Fine Gael position. I hope the Ministe...More Button

I hope we will conclude this debate, in particular the Committee Stage, in a calm fashion in this House and do some degree of credit to Seanad Éireann. I heard some of the debate across the...More Button

The position of Fine Gael is our overall concern about where this legislation may lead us will cause us on this occasion to oppose the Bill but we must try to deal with it in a rational and reasona...More Button

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