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Dé Máirt, 15 Aibreán, 2003

Tuesday, 15th April, 2003

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SEANAD ÉIREANN

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 Dé Máirt, 15 Aibreán, 2003

Tuesday, 15th April, 2003

2.30 p.m.

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RIAR NA hOIBRE RIAR NA hOIBRE

Order Paper

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GNÓ PRÍOBHÁIDEACH

 

Private Business

 

1. Tuarascáil ón gComhchoiste um Buan-Orduithe (Gnó Príobháideach).

Report of the Joint Committee on Standing Orders (Private Business).

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GNÓ POIBLÍ

 

Public Business

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2. An Bille um Cheadúnú Ócáidí Laistigh 2001[Dáil] - An Dara Céim.

Licensing of Indoor Events Bill 2001[Dáil] - Second Stage.

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3. Ráitis maidir le beartas Rialtais agus maidir le seirbhísí a sholáthar do dhaoine scothaosta.

Statements on Government policy and the provision of services for the elderly.

 

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Tíolactha:

Presented:

 

4. Bille na gCuideachtaí (Iniúchadh agus Cuntasaíocht) 2003 - Ordú don Dara Céim.

Companies (Auditing and Accounting) Bill 2003 - Order for Second Stage.

 

Bille dá ngairtear Acht do dhéanamh socrú chun Údarás Maoirseachta Iniúchta agus Cuntasaíochta na hÉireann a bhunú, do thabhairt cumhacht dó feidhmeanna rialála na gcomhlachtaí cuntasóireachta aitheanta agus comhlachtaí cuntasóireachta forordaithe eile a mhaoirsiú, do leasú dlí cuideachtaí chun feidhmeanna láithreacha a bhaineann le haithint comhlachtaí cuntasóireachta a aistriú chuig an údarás maoirseachta agus do dhéanamh leasú thairis sin ar dhlí cuideachtaí i ndáil le hiniúchadh, cuntasaíocht agus nithe eile.

Bill entitled an Act to provide for the establishment of the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority, to give power to it to supervise the regulatory functions of the recognised accountancy bodies and other prescribed accountancy bodies, to amend company law to transfer to the supervisory authority existing functions relating to the recognition of accountancy bodies and to otherwise amend company law in relation to auditing, accounting and other matters.

- Senator Mary O’Rourke.

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5. Ráitis maidir le hailse agus maidir le seirbhísí ailse a sholáthar.

Statements on cancer and the provision of cancer services. 

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6. (l) Bille na dTeangacha Oifigiúla (Comhionannas) 2002 - An Tuarascáil.

(a) Official Languages (Equality) Bill 2002 - Report Stage.

 

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7. An Bille um an Dlí Coiriúil (Gealtacht) 2002 - An Coiste.

Criminal Law (Insanity) Bill 2002 - Committee.

 

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8. Ráitis maidir leis an leibhéal ard óil alcóil ag daoine óga. (atógáil)

Statements on the high level of alcohol consumption by young people. (resumed)

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9. Ráitis maidir le Beartas agus Gníomhartha Forbartha Tuaithe ag tagairt go háirithe d’fhadhb mheath an daonra. (atógáil)

Statements on Rural Development Policy and Actions with particular reference to the problem of population decline. (resumed)

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Tíolactha:

Presented:

 

10. An Bille um Shaoráil Faisnéise (Leasú) (Uimh. 2) 2003 - Ordú don Dara Céim.

Freedom of Information (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2003 - Order for Second Stage.

Bille dá ngairtear Acht do leasú an Achta um Shaoráil Faisnéise 1997 agus do dhéanamh socrú i dtaobh nithe gaolmhara.

Bill entitled an Act to amend the Freedom of Information Act 1997 and to provide for related matters.

- Senator Brendan Ryan

 

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11. An Bille um Cheartas Coiriúil (Foirne Comhpháirteacha um Imscrúdú) 2003

- Ordú don Dara Céim.

Criminal Justice (Joint Investigation Teams) Bill 2003 - Order for Second Stage.

Bille dá ngairtear Acht do dhéanamh socrú maidir le cur chun feidhme chreat-chinneadh an 13 Meitheamh 2002 ó Chomhairle an Aontais Eorpaigh maidir le foirne comh-imscrúdaithe, chun na críche sin do leasú an Achta um Cheartas Coiriúil 1994, Acht an Gharda Síochána 1989 agus d'aisghairm alt 5 den Acht um Europol 1997, agus do dhéanamh socrú i dtaobh nithe gaolmhara

Bill entitled an Act to provide for the implementation of the framework decision of 13 June 2002 of the Council of the European Union on joint investigation teams, for that purpose to amend the Criminal Justice Act 1994, the Garda Síochána Act 1989 and repeal section 5 of the Europol Act 1997, and to provide for related matters

- Senator Mary O’Rourke.

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12. Tairiscintí nach ón Rialtas.

Non-Government Motions.

 

1. "That Seanad Éireann urges the Government to provide adequate occupational and speech therapies on an ongoing basis for children with autism, tailored to their individual needs."

 

- Senators Shane Ross, David Norris, Mary Henry, Joe O'Toole, Feargal Quinn.

[12 September, 2002]

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2. "That Seanad Éireann expresses its concern at the recent dismissal of the Principal Teacher of an interdenominational Gaelscoil in Dunboyne, Co. Meath and, in order to develop a viable and comprehensive policy, calls on the Minister for Education and Science to establish immediately a Forum on Interdenominational Education, representative of the Education partners and appropriate Church Authorities; and requests the reinstatement of the Principal until such time as the Report of the Forum is considered."

 

- Senators Joe O'Toole, Shane Ross, David Norris, Mary Henry.

[9 October, 2002]

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3. "That Seanad Éireann deplores-

 

(a) the failure by the Minister for Finance to make public before the May General Election the true state of the public finances as subsequently outlined in last June's memo from the Minister for Finance to his fellow Government Ministers.

 

(b) the gross failure by the Minister for Finance in his December 2001 Budget Statement to accurately assess the now projected Budget Deficit and

 

(c) calls on the Minister for Finance to come before the Seanad for a full debate on the consequence of the current economic crisis and to introduce a Fiscal Responsibility Bill."

 

- Senators Jim Higgins, Ulick Burke, James Bannon, Paul Bradford, Fergal Browne, Paddy Burke, Paul Coghlan, Noel Coonan, Maurice Cummins, Frank Feighan, Michael Finucane, Brian Hayes, Joe McHugh, John Phelan, Sheila Terry.

[9 October, 2002]

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4. "In view of the fact that Argentina is experiencing its worst economic crisis and, remembering how our emigrants were welcomed in Argentina during the 19th century, Seanad Éireann calls on the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to make some arrangement to allow members of the Irish-Argentine community to live and work in Ireland which they have been excluded from doing under the terms and provisions of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts of 1956 and 1986."

 

- Senators Joe O'Toole, David Norris, Shane Ross, Mary Henry, Feargal Quinn.

[9 October, 2002]

 

 

 

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5. "That Seanad Éireann:

 

- recognises the crisis in the provision of insurance cover in Ireland and the consequent job losses,

 

- notes the report of the Motor Insurance Advisory Board (MIAB) published in April, 2002,

 

- expresses alarm at high insurance costs and the imposition that they impose on business, young drivers and consumers generally,

 

- expresses concern at the lack of competition in the insurance sector,

 

- notes the role of high legal costs in the high level of insurance costs,

 

- recognises an unacceptable level of insurance fraud in Ireland;

 

condemns the Government for its failure to tackle the crisis and in particular the complete in inadequacy of the measures taken to date and calls on the Government to

 

- immediately implement the outstanding recommendations of the MIAB Report,

 

refer the MIAB Report to an appropriate Oireachtas Committee to carry out an investigation into the findings of the MIAB and to take submissions from interested parties,

 

- introduce measures to facilitate greater competition in the insurance market in Ireland,

 

- introduce measures to reduce legal costs in Ireland, and

 

- introduce reforms to the system of civil litigation in Ireland."

 

- Senators Paul Coghlan, Brian Hayes, James Bannon, Paul Bradford, Fergal Browne, Paddy Burke, Ulick Burke, Noel Coonan, Maurice Cummins, Frank Feighan, Michael Finucane, Jim Higgins, Joe McHugh, John Phelan, Sheila Terry.

[10 October, 2002]

 

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6. "That Seanad Éireann calls on the Government to set up a Joint Committee of the Oireachtas to investigate the activities of auctioneers."

 

- Senators Shane Ross, David Norris, Joe O'Toole, Mary Henry.

[10 October, 2002]

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7. "That Seanad Éireann demands that the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, outlines to the House specific actions, if any, he is proposing to take in respect of:

 

(a) reversing the trends of rural depopulation,

 

(b) providing funding for the provision of essential services in rural Ireland,

 

(c) planning to roll out a modern communication infrastructure, and

 

(d) initiatives to increase employment, specifically cottage industry projects in areas where he has direct Ministerial responsibility."

 

- Senators Joe McHugh, James Bannon, Paul Bradford, Fergal Browne, Paddy Burke, Ulick Burke, Noel Coonan, Paul Coghlan, Maurice Cummins, Frank Feighan, Michael Finucane, Brian Hayes, Jim Higgins, John Phelan, Sheila Terry.

[16 October, 2002]

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8. "That Seanad Éireann calls on the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform:

 

- to explain how cutbacks in relation to training will impact on the provision of new Garda recruits;

 

- to outline how he proposes to increase the Garda Force by 2,000 to 14,000 by 2007 when an increasing number of Gardaí retire each year and an increasing number of senior and mid-ranking Gardaí are taking early retirement; and

 

- to provide an option for Gardaí to defer their retirement to at least 60 years of age."

 

- Senators Sheila Terry, Brian Hayes, James Bannon, Paul Bradford, Fergal Browne, Paddy Burke, Ulick Burke, Noel Coonan, Paul Coghlan, Maurice Cummins, Frank Feighan, Michael Finucane, Jim Higgins, Joe McHugh, John Phelan.

[16 October, 2002]

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9. "That Seanad Éireann notes the improved voter turnout at the most recent Referendum on the Nice Treaty; and calls on the Government to designate all future elections and referenda to take place on Saturday, as a day in the week which provides the electorate with the best possible opportunity to vote and thereby participate in the democratic process."

 

- Senators Brian Hayes, James Bannon, Paul Bradford, Fergal Browne, Paddy Burke,Ulick Burke, Paul Coghlan, Noel Coonan, Maurice Cummins, Frank Feighan, Michael Finucane, Jim Higgins, Joe McHugh, John Phelan, Sheila Terry.

[6 November, 2002]

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10. "That Seanad Éireann urgently desires and requests that all paramilitary organisations North and South, Orange and Green, Loyalist and Republican should forthwith disarm, disband and publicly confirm this action."

 

- Senators David Norris, Shane Ross, Joe O’Toole, Mary Henry.

 

[6 November, 2002]

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11. "That Seanad Éireann calls on the Minister for Environment and Local Government to guarantee that a minimum standard of service applies to all local authorities."

 

 

- Senators James Bannon, Brian Hayes, Paul Bradford, Fergal Browne, Paddy Burke, Ulick Burke, Paul Coghlan, Noel Coonan, Maurice Cummins, Frank Feighan, Michael Finucane, Jim Higgins, Joe McHugh, John Phelan, Sheila Terry.

 

[12 November 2002]

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12. "That Seanad Éireann calls on the Minister for Transport to take immediate action to:-

improve the safety of the rail network,

increase the physical capacity of the railway,

improve the quality, speed and reliability of the rail network, and

extend regional public transport bus service."

- Senators James Bannon, Brian Hayes, Paul Bradford, Fergal Browne, Paddy Burke, Ulick Burke, Paul Coghlan, Noel Coonan, Maurice Cummins, Frank Feighan, Michael Finucane, Jim Higgins, Joe McHugh, John Phelan, Sheila Terry.

 

[12 November 2002]

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13. "That Seanad Éireann calls on the Minister for Transport to indicate the reason the level of the roadway has not been reduced to accommodate the trucks currently using the M1 and the M50 to access the Dublin Port Tunnel."

 

- Senators Tom Morrissey, John Dardis, Kate Walsh, John Minihan.

 

[12 November 2002]

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14. "That Seanad Éireann in the light of the many positive resolutions on Tibet already passed in various fora including

- the European Parliament resolutions regarding Tibet dated October 14, 1987, March 15, 1989, September 15, 1993, May 17, 1995, July 13, 1995, April 18, 1996, May 23, 1996, May 13, 1997, January 16,1998, May 13, 1998, July 6, 2000, April 11, 2002;

 

- the resolutions regarding fundamental rights violations in Tibet adopted by the German Bundestag (October 15, 1987, June 20, 1996 and April 18,2002), adopted by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian House of Representatives (April 12, 1989), by the Belgian House of Representatives (June 20, 1990), adopted by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Irish Parliament (July 21, 1998);

 

- the resolution adopted on August 23, 1991 by the United Nations sub-Committee for the prevention of discrimination and protection of the rights of minorities;

 

- the resolutions adopted by the United States Government, by the Australian Senate and House of Representatives and by the Czech Parliament;

 

- the Constituent Act of the ‘Association of Italian Communities, provinces and Regions’ an organisation which many local organizations have joined; and

 

Bearing in mind

- the tragic historical events experienced since 1949 by the Tibetan people;

- the United Nations resolution n. 1353 of the year 1959, and n. 1723 of the year 1961 and n. 2079 of the year 1965; co-sponsored by Ireland,

 

- the ‘agreement consisting of 17 points’ signed in Beijing by the Tibetan authorities, which guaranteed full autonomy for Tibet and, particularly, the acknowledgement of its political system and the full respect of religious freedom; and

 

- the repeated attempts to give new force to the dialogue with Beijing authorities made by the Dalai Lama with the ‘five point program’, presented before the American Parliament in 1987, and with the ‘Strasbourg proposal’, presented before the European Parliament in 1988;

 

- the recent execution without a fair trial or legal representative of Lobsang Dhondrup in Sichuan despite protest from the E.U.;

 

Commends the position of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in exile as far as it concerns the realization of an autonomous government for Tibet as a moderate position encouraging dialogue and negotiations;

 

Shares its profound concern for the serious damage already done to the Tibetan environment, traditions, culture and the Tibetan religion, and for the deterioration of the situation regarding human rights in Tibet;

 

Commends the recent contacts commenced between the Chinese government and the Tibetan Government in exile;

 

Expresses the hope that these will become, as soon as possible, true direct negotiations between the Chinese government and the Tibetan Government in exile with the aim of defining a new statute which guarantees full autonomy for Tibet;

 

Adopts as its own

- The European Parliament resolutions dated July 6,2000 and April 11, 2002, and

Requests the Government

- to adopt among the aforesaid European Parliament resolutions, all possible initiatives regarding the People's Republic of China, so that, by way of dialogue, conditions be created for the realization of a new statute for Tibet, which will guarantee full autonomy for the Tibetan people in all sectors of political, economic and cultural life, with the exception of foreign affairs and defence;

 

- to call upon the Chinese government to acknowledge and fully respect the fundamental political, social and cultural rights of religious, ethnic and other minorities, and also their cultural specificity including religious freedom;

 

- to aid, in accordance with the other European Union members, the dialogue between the Beijing authorities and the Dalai Lama the Tibetan Government in exile; and

 

- to work within the European Commission so as to designate an observer from the European Union concerning the Tibetan issue."

- Senators David Norris, Joe O’Toole.

 

[14 November, 2002]

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15. "That Seanad Éireann calls on the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to extend the terms of reference of the Morris Tribunal in order to include the performances of the former Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, the former Attorney General, the Garda Commissioner and the State Solicitor for County Donegal in relation to their handling of alleged Garda misconduct in County Donegal."

 

- Senators Jim Higgins, Brian Hayes, James Bannon, Paul Bradford, Fergal Browne, Paddy Burke, Ulick Burke, Paul Coghlan, Noel Coonan, Maurice Cummins, Frank Feighan, Michael Finucane, Joe McHugh, John Phelan, Sheila Terry.

 

[20 November 2002]

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16. "That Seanad Éireann requests the Minister for Health and Children in conjunction with the Minister for Finance to create a mechanism whereby medical research in Ireland can receive substantial support from lottery funding."

 

- Senators David Norris, Shane Ross, Feargal Quinn, Mary Henry, Joe O’Toole.

[27 November 2002]

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17. "That Seanad Éireann requests the Minister for Foreign Affairs to explain the situation apparently obtaining at Shannon Airport under which (without the authority or approval of either House of the Oireachtas) American military aircraft are permitted to land and refuel in transit to the Gulf as part of the build up for military operations against Iraq, and under which circumstances Irish citizens have been detained by security personnel for taking photographs at the perimeter of the airport."

 

- Senators David Norris, Shane Ross, Mary Henry, Joe O’Toole.

 

[27 November 2002]

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18. "That Seanad Éireann calls on the Government to end the practice of making political appointments to semi-state bodies."

 

- Senators Shane Ross, David Norris, Mary Henry, Joe O’Toole.

[ 3 December 2002]

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19. "That Seanad Éireann endorses The European Convention – Ireland’s participation in Europe."

- Senators Mary O’Rourke, Cyprian Brady, Michael Brennan, Eddie Bohan, Peter Callanan, Margaret Cox, Brendan Daly, Timmy Dooley, Geraldine Feeney, Liam Fitzgerald, Camillus Glynn, John Hanafin, Brendan Kenneally, Michael Kitt, Tony Kett, Terry Leyden, Don Lydon, Martin Mansergh, Marc MacSharry, Paschal Mooney, Pat Moylan, Francis O'Brien, Labhrás Ó Murchú, Ann Ormonde, Kieran Phelan, Eamon Scanlon, Jim Walsh, Mary White, Diarmuid Wilson.

[17 December, 2002]

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20. "That Seanad Éireann calls on the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to investigate licensing practices of the District Court System and of the Planning Authority whereby licence applications for disreputable pubs, gambling arcades, lap dancing clubs and off licence outlets are routinely granted on a rubber stamp basis to the detriment of society in general."

- Senators David Norris, Shane Ross, Fergal Quinn, Mary Henry.

 

[17 December 2002]

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21. "That Seanad Éireann calls on the Minister for Transport to outline the reason Irish Rail are spending hundreds of thousands of Euro per year to transport train drivers between Dublin and Longford."

 

- Senators James Bannon, Brian Hayes, Paul Bradford, Fergal Browne, Paddy Burke, Ulick Burke, Paul Coghlan, Noel Coonan, Maurice Cummins, Frank Feighan, Michael Finucane, Jim Higgins, Joe McHugh, John Phelan, Sheila Terry.

 

[19 December 2002]

 

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22. "That Seanad Éireann calls upon the Minister for Foreign Affairs to come into the House to explain the situation relating to the use of Shannon Airport by American military and flight personnel."

- Senators David Norris, Shane Ross, Joe O’Toole.

 

[29 January 2003]

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23. "That Seanad Éireann, acknowledging that responsibility for the administration and development of the game of rugby in Ireland rests with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), encourages the IRFU to continue to support the development of professional rugby in Connacht; and calls upon the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism to meet with the IRFU to discuss the situation."

 

- Senators Mary O'Rourke, Eddie Bohan, Cyprian Brady, Michael Brennan, Peter Callanan, Margaret Cox, Brendan Daly, Timmy Dooley, Geraldine Feeney, Liam Fitzgerald, Camillus Glynn, John Hanafin, Brendan Kenneally, Tony Kett, Michael Kitt, Terry Leyden, Donal Lydon, Marc MacSharry, Martin Mansergh, Paschal Mooney, Pat Moylan, Francis O’Brien, Labhrás Ó Murchú, Ann Ormonde, Kieran Phelan, Eamon Scanlon, Jim Walsh, Mary White, Diarmuid Wilson.

 

[28 January 2003]

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24. "That Seanad Éireann expresses its thanks and appreciation to the Information Commissioner for bringing to the attention of the Houses of the Oireachtas vital information regarding the operation of the Freedom of Information Act, 1997 and affirms his statutory entitlement to make such report."

 

- Senators Joe O’Toole, David Norris, Mary Henry.

 

[13 March 2003]

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25. "That Seanad Éireann calls on the Taoiseach, Mr. Bertie Ahern, T.D., to clarify the Government’s position concerning the war on Iraq and the use of Irish airspace and refueling facilities."

 

- Senators David Norris, Shane Ross, Mary Henry, Feargal Quinn, Joe O’Toole.

 

[20 March 2003]

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26. "That Seanad Éireann condemns the Minister for Agriculture and Food for reducing the funding to Teagasc which has resulted in the closure of many offices around the country and undermines a valuable service to rural Ireland."

 

Senators Frank Feighan, Brian Hayes, James Bannon, Paul Bradford, Fergal Browne, Paddy Burke, Ulick Burke, Paul Coghlan, Noel Coonan, Maurice Cummins, Michael Finucane, Jim Higgins, Joe McHugh, John Phelan, Sheila Terry.

 

[25 March 2003]

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27. "That Seanad Éireann condemns the use by the invading US and UK forces in Iraq of cluster bombs and depleted uranium shells."

 

- Senators David Norris, Shane Ross, Joe O’Toole, Mary Henry, Fergal Quinn.

 

[8 April, 2003]

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28. "In view of the proposals by the Department of Finance to raise funds by the sale of some Office of Public Works property, Seanad Éireann calls on the Minister for Finance to apportion the first monies raised to the building of the long proposed new Central Mental Hospital at Dundrum in view of the disgraceful conditions under which patients in the present hospital are kept, despite repeated condemnation by international human rights bodies."

- Senators Mary Henry, Feargal Quinn, Joe O’Toole, David Norris, Shane Ross.

 

[15 April, 2003]

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29. "That Seanad Éireann calls on the United States and the United Kingdom Governments presently in occupation of the State of Iraq to honour their obligations as occupiers under the Geneva Convention and also -

(1) Allow United Nations Arms Inspectors to be invited back to complete their work of inspection and to verify any alleged discoveries of weapons of mass destruction as soon as the military situation is sufficiently stable;

(2) Provide appropriate medical aid to alleviate the suffering of the people and the protection of all medical, educational and cultural facilities and sites;

(3) Provide provision of a clean water supply; and

(4) Provide for the facilitation and protection of the international agencies in distributing humanitarian aid. "

- Senators David Norris, Shane Ross, Joe O'Toole, Mary Henry

[15 April, 2003]

 

 

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13. An Seanad a chur ar athló.

Adjournment of the Seanad.

 

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BILLÍ SEANAID SA DÁILBILLÍ SEANAID SA DÁIL

 

Seanad Bills with the Dáil

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An Bille um Airm Núicléacha a Imshrianadh 2000.

Containment of Nuclear Weapons Bill 2000.

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An Bille um Dhumpáil ar Farraige (Leasú) 2000.

Dumping at Sea (Amendment) Bill 2000.

 

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An Bille um Dhlí na Farraige (Píoráideacht a Chur faoi Chois) 2001.

Law of the Sea (Repression of Piracy) Bill 2001.

 

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An Bille um Ghníomhaireacht Forbartha don Mhol Digiteach 2002.

Digital Hub Development Agency Bill 2002.

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An Bille Iascaigh (Leasú) 2002.

Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2002.

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An Bille Inimirce 2002.

Immigration Bill 2002.

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An Bille um Fhorbairt Tionscail (Fondúireacht Eolaíochta Éireann) 2002.

Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) Bill 2002.

 

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Bille na Radharcmheastóirí (Leasú) 2002.

Opticians (Amendment) Bill 2002.

 

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An Bille Craolacháin (Tuairisciú Teilifíse Mórócáidí) (Leasú) 2003.

Broadcasting (Major Events Television Coverage) (Amendment) Bill 2003.

 

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An Bille Rialtais Áitiúil 2003.

Local Government Bill 2003.

 

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An Bille um Chaomhnú an Chomhshaoil 2003.

Protection of the Environment Bill 2003.

 

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An Bille an Gharda Síochána (Comhar Póilíneachta) 2003

Garda Síochána (Police Co-operation) Bill 2003

 

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MEMORANDA

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Dé Máirt, 15 Aibreán, 2003

 

Tuesday, 15th April, 2003

 

Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Ghnóthaí Eachtracha i Seomra Coiste 3, LH2000 ar 12.30 p.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs in Committee Room 3, LH2000 at 12.30 p.m.

 

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Iompar i Seomra Coiste 1, LH 2000, ar 2.30 p.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Transport in Committee Room 1, LH 2000, at 2.30 p.m.

 

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Dhlí agus Ceart, Comhionannas, Cosaint agus Cearta na mBan i Seomra Coiste 2, LH2000, ar 2.30p.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women’s Rights, in Committee Room 2, LH2000, at 2.30p.m.

 

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Ghnóthaí Eorpacha i Seomra Coiste 2, LH 2000

ar 2.30 p.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on European Affairs in Committee Room 3, LH 2000, at 2.45 p.m.

 

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Thalmhaíocht agus Bia i Seomra Coiste 4, LH2000,

ar 3.00 p.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Agriculture and Food in Committee Room 4, LH2000,

at 3.00 p.m.

 

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Dé Céadaoin, 16 Aibreán, 2003

 

Wednesday, 16th April, 2003

 

Cruinniú den Fhochoiste um Iniúchadh Eorpach i Seomra Coiste 4, LH 2000

ar 9.30 a.m.

Meeting of the Sub-Committee on European Scrutiny in Committee Room 4, LH 2000, at 9.30 a.m.

 

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Fhiontraíocht agus Mionghnóthaí i Seomra Coiste 3, LH 2000, ar 10.30 a.m. (príomháideach).

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Enterprise and Small Business in Committee Room 3, LH 2000, at 10.30 a.m. (private).

 

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Chomhshaol agus Rialtas Áitiúil i Seomra Coiste 3, LH 2000,

ar 2.30 p.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on the Environment and Local Government in Committee Room 3, LH 2000, at 2.30 p.m.

 

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Airgeadas agus an tSeirbhís Phoiblí i Seomra Coiste 4, LH2000,

ar 3.00 p.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Finance and the Public Service in Committee Room 4, LH2000, at 3.00 p.m.

 

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Ghnóthaí Ealaíon, Spóirt, Turasóireachta, Pobail, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta i Seomra Coiste 2, LH2000, ar 4.15 p.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Arts, Sport, Tourism, Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs in Committee Room 2, LH2000, at 4.15 p.m.

 

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Cruinniú d’Fhochoistí na Dála agus an tSeanaid um Sheirbhísí do Chomhaltaí i Seomra Coiste 3, LH2000, ar 5.30 p.m. (príobháideach).

Meeting of the Dáil & Seanad Sub-Committees on Members' Services in Committee Room 3, LH2000, at 5.30 p.m. (private).

 

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Déardaoin, 24 Aibreán 2003

 

Thursday, 24th April 2003

 

Cruinniú den Fhochoiste um Chearta an Duine den Chomhchoiste um Ghnóthaí Eachtracha i Seomra Coiste 3, LH2000, ar 10.00 a.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Human Rights in Room 3, LH2000, at 10.00 a.m.

 

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PÁIPÉIR A LEAGADH FAOI BHRÁID AN tSEANAID

Papers laid before the Seanad

 

Reachtúil:

1) An tOrdú um an Acht Airgeadais 2001 (Alt 30) (Tosach Feidhme) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 126 de 2003).

2) Na Rialacháin um Thruailliú na Farraige (Truailliú ó Shubstaintí Leachtacha Urchóideacha i mBulc a Rialú) (Leasú) 2002 (I.R. Uimh. 641 de 2002).

3) Na Rialacháin um Thruailliú na Farraige (Ola-Thruailliú a Chosc) (Leasú) 2002 (I.R. Uimh. 642 de 2002).

4) An tOrdú um an Acht Iomaíochta 2002 (Alt 34 (11)) (An Stiúrthóir Gnóthaí Tomhaltóirí) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 130 de 2003).

5) An Coiste Gairmoideachais: Cathair Bhaile Átha Cliath - Ráiteas Airgeadais Bliantúil don bhliain dar chríoch 31 Nollaig, 1998.

6) An Coiste Gairmoideachais: Cathair Bhaile Átha Cliath - Ráiteas Airgeadais Bliantúil don bhliain dar chríoch 31 Nollaig, 1999.

7) An Coiste Gairmoideachais: Cathair Bhaile Átha Cliath - Ráiteas Airgeadais Bliantúil don bhliain dar chríoch 31 Nollaig, 2000.

8) An Coiste Gairmoideachais: Contae an Chláir - Ráiteas Airgeadais Bliantúil don bhliain dar chríoch 31 Nollaig, 2001.

9) An Coiste Gairmoideachais: Contae na Mí - Ráiteas Airgeadais Bliantúil don bhliain dar chríoch 31 Nollaig, 2001.

Neamhreachtúil:

1) An tOrdú fán Acht um Ghalair Ainmhithe 1966 (Rialú ar Tháirgí ó Ainmhithe) 2003 (I.R.Uimh.114 de 2003).

2) Rialacháin na gComhphobal Eorpach (Saoráidí Glactha Poirt le haghaidh Dramhaíola Long-ghinte agus Iarmhar Lastaí) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 117 de 2003).

3) Rialacháin na gComhphobal Eorpach (Cuóta Bainne) (Leasú) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 123 de 2003).

4) Rialacháin na gComhphobal Eorpach (Fostaithe a Chosaint ar Ghnóthais a Aistriú) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 131 de 2003).

Parlaimint na hEorpa:

1) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir le Páipéar Uaine an Choimisiúin ar réiteach malartach aighneas sa dlí sibhialta agus sa dlí tráchtála (COM(2002) 196 - C5-0284/2002 - 2002/2144(COS)).

2) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir le hathchóiriú ar an nós imeachta buiséadach: roghanna a d’fhéadfadh a bheith ann ag féachaint don athbhreithniú ar na conarthaí (2002/2271(INI)).

3) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir le himpleachtaí an Pháipéir Uaine ón gCoimisiún ar Chosaint Tomhaltóirí an Aontais Eorpaigh do thodhchaí bheartas tomhaltóirí an AE (COM(2001) 531 - C5-0295/2002 - 2002/2151(COS)).

4) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an teachtaireacht ón gCoimisiún chuig Parlaimint na hEorpa, chuig an gComhairle, chuig an gCoiste Eacnamaíoch agus Sóisialta agus chuig Coiste na Réigiúin maidir le "Straitéis um Beartas Tomhaltóirí 2002-2006" (COM(2002) 208 - C5-0329/2002-2002/2173(COS)).

5) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis na hionchais do chosaint dlí an tomhaltóra i bhfianaise an Pháipéir Uaine ón gCoimisiún maidir le Cosaint Tomhaltóirí an Aontais Eorpaigh (COM(2001) 531 - C5-0294/2002 -2002/2150(COS)).

6) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir le gnóthas a dhúnadh tar éis cúnamh airgeadais a fháil ón CE.

7) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir le staid gheilleagar na hEorpa - tuarascáil ullmhúcháin ag féachaint don mholadh ón gCoimisiún maidir le Treoirlínte Leathana do Bheartas Eacnamaíoch. (2002/2287(INI)).

8) Rún reachtach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an togra le haghaidh rialacháin ón gComhairle lena leasaítear Rialachán (CE) Uimh. 1260/1999 inar leagadh síos forálacha ginearálta maidir leis na Cistí Struchtúracha (11104/2002 - C5-0440/2002 - 2001/0313(AVC)).

9) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir le haerlínte d'aistriú sonraí pearsanta i gcás eitiltí trasatlantacha.

10) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa ar an measúnú bliantúil ar chur i ngníomh na gclár cobhsaíochta agus cóineasaithe. (2002/2288(INI)).

 

11) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an teachtaireacht ón gCoimisiún chuig an gComhairle agus chuig Parlaimint na hEorpa ar airgeadas poiblí in AEA - 2002(COM(2002) 209 - C5 - 0324/2002 - 2002/2168(COS)).

12) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an tuarascáil ón gCoimisiún: Tuarascáil Cóineasaithe 2002 - an tSualainn (COM(2002) 243 - C5-0326/2002 - 2002/2170(COS)).

13) Rún reachtach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir le moladh an Bhainc Cheannais Eorpaigh i dtaobh togra le haghaidh cinnidh ón gComhairle maidir le leasú ar Airteagal 10.2 de Reacht an Chórais Eorpaigh Bhainc Cheannais agus an Bhainc Cheannais Eorpaigh (6163/2003 - C5-0038/2003 - 2003/0803(CNS)).

14) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir le hoibriú an ESDP in iar-Phoblacht

Iúgslavach na Macadóine.

15) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir le leasanna airgeadais na gComhphobal a

chosaint agus maidir leis an gcomhrac i gcoinne na calaoise - tuarascáil

bhliantúil 2001 (2002/2211(INI)).

 

Statutory:

1) Finance Act 2001 (Section 30) (Commencement) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 126 of 2003).

2) Sea Pollution (Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 641 of 2002).

3) Sea Pollution (Prevention of Oil Pollution) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 642 of 2002).

4) Competition Act 2002 (Section 34 (11)) (Director of Consumer Affairs) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 130 of 2003).

5) Vocational Education Committee: City of Dublin - Annual Financial Statement for the year ended 31 December, 1998.

6) Vocational Education Committee: City of Dublin - Annual Financial Statement for the year ended 31 December, 1999.

7) Vocational Education Committee: City of Dublin - Annual Financial Statement for the year ended 31 December, 2000.

8) Vocational Education Committee: County Clare - Annual Financial Statement for the year ended 31 December, 2001.

9) Vocational Education Committee: County Meath - Annual Financial Statement for the year ended 31 December, 2001.

Non Statutory:

1) Diseases of Animals Act 1966 (Control on Animal Products) Order 2003 (S.I. No.114 of 2003).

2) European Communities (Port Reception Facilities for Ship-Generated Waste and Cargo Residues) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No.117 of 2003).

3) European Communities (Milk Quota) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 123 of 2003).

4) European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 131 of 2003).

European Parliament:

1) European Parliament resolution on the Commission’s Green Paper on alternative dispute resolution in civil and commercial law (COM(2002) 196 – C5-0284/2002 – 2002/2144(COS)).

2) European Parliament resolution on reform of the budgetary procedure: possible options in view of the revision of the treaties (2002/2271(INI)).

3) European Parliament resolution on the implications of the Commission Green Paper on European Union Consumer Protection for the future of EU consumer policy (COM(2001) 531 – C5-0295/2002 –2002/2151(COS)).

4) European Parliament resolution on the Commission communication to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on "Consumer Policy Strategy 2002-2006" (COM(2002) 208 - C5-0329/2002-2002/2173(COS)).

5) European Parliament resolution on prospects for legal protection of the consumer in the light of the Commission Green Paper on European Union Consumer Protection (COM(2001) 531 – C5-0294/2002 – 2002/2150(COS)).

6) European Parliament resolution on closure of undertaking after receiving EU financial aid.

7) European Parliament resolution on the state of the European economy – preparatory report with a view to the Commission recommendation on Broad Economic Policy Guidelines (2002/2287(INI)).

8) European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 laying down general provisions on the Structural Funds (11104/2002 – C5-0440/2002 – 2001/0313(AVC)).

9) European parliament resolution on transfer of personal data by airlines in the case of transatlantic flights.

10) European Parliament resolution on the annual assessment of implementation of stability and convergence programmes

(2002/2288(INI)).

11) European Parliament resolution on the Commission communication to the Council and the European Parliament on public finances in EMU – 2002(COM(2002) 209 – C5-0324/2002 – 2002/2168(COS)).

12) European parliament resolution on the Commission report: Convergence Report 2002 – Sweden (COM(2002) 243 – C5-0326/2002 –2002/2170(COS)).

13) European Parliament legislative resolution on the recommendation of the European Central Bank for a proposal for a Council decision on an amendment to Article 10.2 of the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank (6163/2003 – C5-0038/2003 – 2003/0803(CNS)).

14) European Parliament resolution on the ESDP operation in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

15) European Parliament resolution on the protection of the Communities’ financial interests and the fight against fraud – annual report 2001 (2002/2211(INI)).



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