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SEANAD ÉIREANN

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RIAR NA hOIBRE

ORDER PAPER

 Dé Céadaoin, 21 Bealtaine, 2003

Wednesday, 21st May, 2003

10.30 a.m.


RIAR NA hOIBRE RIAR NA hOIBRE

Order Paper


GNÓ POIBLÍ

Public Business


Tairiscintí:

Motions:

 

1. "Go ndéanfar an togra go gceadaíonn Seanad Éireann an tOrdú seo a leanas ina dhréacht:-

An tOrdú fán Acht um Chomhionannas Fostaíochta, 1998 (alt 12) (Coláiste Oideachais Eaglais na hÉireann), 2003,

ar leagadh cóipeanna de faoi bhráid Sheanad Éireann an 12 Bealtaine, 2003, a tharchur chuig an gComhchoiste um Oideachas agus Eolaíocht de réir mhír (1) (Seanad) d’Orduithe Tagartha an Choiste sin, agus go ndéanfaidh an Coiste sin, tráth nach déanaí ná an 2 Iúil, 2003, teachtaireacht a chur chuig an Seanad ar an modh a fhorordaítear i mBuan-Ordú 67, agus go mbeidh feidhm dá réir ag Buan-Ordú 69(2).

 

That the proposal that Seanad Éireann approve the following Order in draft:-

Employment Equality Act, 1998 (section 12) (Church of Ireland College of Education) Order, 2003,

copies of which were laid before Seanad Éireann on 12th May, 2003, be referred to the Joint Committee on Education and Science in accordance with paragraph (1) (Seanad) of the Orders of Reference of that Committee, which, not later than 2nd July, 2003, shall send a message to the Seanad in the manner prescribed in Standing Order 67, and Standing Order 69(2) shall accordingly apply."

- Senator Mary O’Rourke.

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2. "Go gceadaíonn Seanad Éireann na Rialacháin seo a leanas ina ndréacht:

Na Rialacháin fán Acht um Shaoráil Faisnéise 1997 (Cúlghairmeacha Ilghnéitheacha) 2003

ar leagadh cóipeanna díobh ina ndréacht faoi bhráid Sheanad Éireann an 16 Aibreán 2003.

That Seanad Éireann approves the following Regulations in draft:

Freedom of Information Act 1997 (Miscellaneous Revocations) Regulations 2003

copies of which have been laid in draft form before Seanad Éireann on 16th April 2003."

- Senator Mary O’Rourke.

 

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3. "Go nglacann Seanad Éireann an Tuarascáil ón gCoiste um Nós Imeachta agus Pribhléidí maidir le ról an Choiste um Nós Imeachta agus Pribhléidí i ndáil le hionadaíocht dhlíthiúil.

That Seanad Éireann adopts the Report of the Committee on Procedure and Privileges (CPP) regarding the role of CPP in legal representation.".

- Senator Mary O’Rourke.

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4. Ráitis maidir leis an Tuarascáil ar an Athbhreithniú Straitéiseach Iarnróid.

Statements on the Strategic Rail Review Report.

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5. Ráitis maidir le Dílárú.

Statements on Decentralisation.

 

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6. Ráitis maidir le Beartas agus Gníomhartha Forbartha Tuaithe ag trácht go sonrach ar na fadhbanna a bhaineann le meath an daonra. (atógáil)

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

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

- An Tuarascáil.

Criminal Justice (Joint Investigation Teams) Bill 2003 –Report Stage.

 

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8. An Bille um Cheartas Coiriúil (Ord Poiblí) 2002 [Dáil] - An Tuarascáil.

Criminal Justice (Public Order) Bill 2002 [Dáil] - Report Stage.

 

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9. Bille na gCuideachtaí (Iniúchadh agus Cuntasaíocht) 2003 - An Coiste.

Companies (Auditing and Accounting) Bill 2003 - Committee.

 

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

(a) Criminal Law (Insanity) Bill 2002 - Committee.

 

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11. An Bille Rialtais Áitiúil 2003[Bille Seanaid arna leasú ag an Dáil] - An Tuarascáil.

Local Government Bill 2003 [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] - Report Stage.

 

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12. An Bille um Cheartas Coiriúil (Gáinneáil Aindleathach ar Muir) 2000 [Dáil]

- An Dara Céim.

 

Criminal Justice (Illicit Traffic by Sea) Bill 2000 [Dáil] - Second Stage.

 

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Tíolactha:

Presented:

 

13. 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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Tíolactha:

Presented:

 

14. An Bille um Chosaint Mháithreachais (Leasú) 2003 - Ordú don Dara Céim.

Maternity Protection (Amendment) Bill 2003 - Order for Second Stage.

 Bille dá ngairtear Acht do leasú agus do leathnú an Achta um Chosaint Mháithreachais 1994 agus do dhéanamh socrú i dtaobh nithe gaolmhara.

Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Maternity Protection Act 1994 and to provide for related matters.

- Senator Mary O’Rourke.

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15. 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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Tairiscintí:

Motions:

16. "Go gceadaíonn Seanad Éireann dréacht-Chód Caighdeán agus Iompair na Státseirbhíse, ar leagadh cóipeanna de faoi bhráid Sheanad Éireann an 29 Samhain, 2000.

 That Seanad Éireann approves the draft Civil Service Code of Standards and Behaviour, copies of which were laid before Seanad Éireann on 29th November, 2000."

 

- Senator Mary O’Rourke.

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17. "Go gceadaíonn Seanad Éireann an tOrdú seo a leanas ina dhréacht:-

An tOrdú fán Acht um Chomhionannas Fostaíochta, 1998 (alt 12) (Coláiste Oideachais Eaglais na hÉireann), 2003,

ar leagadh cóipeanna de ina dhréacht faoi bhráid Sheanad Éireann an 12 Bealtaine, 2003.

 

That Seanad Éireann approves the following Order in draft:-

Employment Equality Act, 1998 (section 12) (Church of Ireland College of Education) Order, 2003,

copies of which were laid before Seanad Éireann on 12th May, 2003."

- Senator Mary O’Rourke.

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18. 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 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. "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, Fergal Quinn.

[15 April, 2003]

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29. "That Seanad Eireann calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs to ensure that the United States and the United Kingdom Governments meet their absolute moral obligation as well as their legal obligation under the 4th Geneva Convention to provide the finest medical care and rehabilitative treatment for all the civilian casualties of their recent war in Iraq as a matter of the greatest urgency."

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

[7 May 2003]

 

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30. "That Seanad Éireann is opposed to the re-introduction of third level tuition fees."

 

- Senators Brian Hayes, Ulick Burke, Fergal Browne, Noel Coonan, Michael Finucane, Paddy Burke, Paul Coghlan, Jim Higgins, Paul Bradford, John Paul Phelan, Frank Feighan, Sheila Terry, Joe McHugh, James Bannon, Maurice Cummins, Brendan Ryan, Kathleen O’Meara, Derek McDowell, Joanna Tuffy, Michael McCarthy, Joe O’Toole, Shane Ross, Fergal Quinn, Mary Henry.

[20 May 2003]

Leasú:

Amendment:

1. To delete all words after "Seanad Éireann" and substitute the following:

"noting the commitments in the Agreed Programme for Government to:

building an inclusive society and to tackling disadvantage;

improving the level and quality of participation and achievement at every level of education;

ensuring that the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in third-level education expands significantly;

building a greater culture of review of public spending by publishing regular evaluations of key spending programmes;

commends the Government for undertaking a review of student support provisions with the aim of ensuring that the benefits of the substantial investment being made are maximised and that the available funding is targeted in a manner which achieves greatest impact from the point of view of equity of access to third level education".

- Senator Mary O’Rourke

 

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31. "That Seanad Éireann asks the Minister for Social and Family Affairs to make the necessary arrangements to ensure that:

(1) performing artists be given a period of three years to pursue their profession during which period they would be entitled to full Social Welfare benefits;

(2) recognising the sporadic nature of performing artists work, the medical card once granted should not unreasonably be withdrawn;

(3) performing artists should be granted the same tax concessions as creative artists;

(4) while this is being adjudicated, performing artists income tax should be assessed over a three year period to allow for the fluctuation in performing artists incomes; and

(5) that special provision for social housing be provided to performing artists and that Local Authorities make special allocations for performing artists in all social housing provisions."

Senators David Norris, Joe O'Toole

[21 May 2003]

 

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19. An Seanad a chur ar athló.

Adjournment of the Seanad.


BILLÍ SEANAID SA DÁILBILLÍ SEANAID SA DÁIL

Seanad Bills with the Dáil


 

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 um Chaomhnú an Chomhshaoil 2003.

Protection of the Environment Bill 2003.

 

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Bille an Gharda Síochána (Comhar Póilíneachta) 2003.

Garda Síochána (Police Co-operation) Bill 2003.

 

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Bille na dTeangacha Oifigiúla 2002.

Official Languages Bill 2002.


MEMORANDA


Dé Céadaoin, 21 Bealtaine, 2003

Wednesday, 21 st May, 2003

 

Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Fhiontraíocht agus Mionghnóthaí i Seomra Coiste 3, LH 2000, ar 9.30 a.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Enterprise and Small Business in Committee Room 3, LH 2000, at 9.30 a.m.

 

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Iompar i Seomra Coiste 1, LH 2000, ar 10.00 a.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Transport in Committee Room 1, LH 2000, at 10.00 a.m.

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Ghnóthaí Eachtracha i Seomra Coiste 2, LH2000 ar 11.00 a.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs in Committee Room 2, LH2000 at 11.00 a.m.

 

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Sheirbhísí an Tí i Seomra Coiste 1, LH2000, ar 3 p.m. ( príobháideach).

Meeting of the Joint House Services Committee in Committee Room 1, LH2000, at 3 p.m. (private).

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste ar an mBille um Choláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn (Leasú Cairteacha) 2002 i Seomra Coiste 3, LH 2000 ar 5.00 p.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

(Charters Amendment) Bill 2002 in Committee Room 3, LH 2000 at 5.00 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 5.15 p.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women’s Rights, in Committee Room 2, LH2000, at 5.15 p.m.

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Thalmhaíocht agus Bia i Seomra Coiste 4, LH2000, ar 6.00 p.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Agriculture and Food in Committee Room 4, LH2000, at 6.00 p.m.

 

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Déardaoin, 22 Bealtaine, 2003

Thursday, 22nd May 2003

 

Comhchruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Oideachas agus Eolaíocht agus den Chomhchoiste um Shláinte agus Leanaí i Seomra Coiste 3, LH2000, ar 09.30 a.m.

Joint meeting of the Joint Committee on Education and Science and Joint Committee on Health and Children in Committee Room 3, LH2000, at 09.30 a.m.

 

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Cruinniú den Fhochoiste um Iniúchadh Eorpach i Seomra Coiste 2, LH 2000 ar 9.30 a.m.

Meeting of the Sub-Committee on European Scrutiny in Committee Room 2, LH 2000, at 9.30 a.m.

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Dé Céadaoin, 28 Bealtaine 2003

Wednesday, 28th May 2003

 

Cruinniú d’Fhochoistí na Dála agus an tSeanaid um Sheirbhísí do Chomhaltaí i Seomra Coiste 1, LH2000, ar 6.00 p.m. (príobháideach).

Meeting of the Dáil & Seanad Sub-Committees on Members' Services in Committee Room 1, LH2000, at 6.00 p.m. (private).

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PÁIPÉIR A LEAGADH FAOI BHRÁID AN tSEANAID

Papers laid before the Seanad

Reachtú:

1) Togra le haghaidh Cinnidh ón gComhairle a bhaineann le síniú an Chomhaontaithe idir an Comhphobal Eorpach agus Rialtas Réigiún Riaracháin Speisialta Mhacao de chuid Dhaon-Phoblacht na Síne maidir le hathghlacadh isteach daoine a bhfuil cónaí orthu gan údarú agus Togra le haghaidh Cinnidh ón gComhairle a bhaineann le críochnú an Chomhaontaithe idir an Comhphobal Eorpach agus Rialtas Réigiún Riaracháin Speisialta Mhacao de chuid Dhaon-Phoblacht na Síne maidir le hathghlacadh isteach daoine a bhfuil cónaí orthu gan údarú mar aon le nóta faisnéise míniúcháin.

COM (2003) 151.

2) Togra le haghaidh Cinnidh ón gComhairle a bhaineann le síniú an Chomhaontaithe idir an Comhphobal Eorpach agus Poblacht Dhaonlathach Shóisialach Shrí Lanca maidir le hathghlacadh isteach daoine a bhfuil cónaí orthu gan údarú agus Togra le haghaidh Cinnidh ón gComhairle a bhaineann le críochnú an Chomhaontaithe idir an Comhphobal Eorpach agus Poblacht Dhaonlathach Shóisialach Shrí Lanca maidir le hathghlacadh isteach daoine a bhfuil cónaí orthu gan údarú mar aon le nóta faisnéise míniúcháin.

SEC (2003) 255.

3) An Roinn Iompair. Ráiteas maidir le Straitéis, 2003-2005.

 

Non-Statutory:

Dréacht-Chomhaontuithe idir an tAontas Eorpach agus Stáit Aontaithe Mheiriceá ar eiseachadadh agus ar chúnamh dlíthiúil frithpháirteach mar aon le nóta faisnéise míniúcháin.

 

Statutory:

1) Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the signing of the Agreement between the European Community and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation and Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation together with explanatory information note.

COM (2003) 151.

2) Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the signing of the Agreement between the European Community and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation and Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation together with explanatory information note.

SEC (2003) 255.

 

3) Department of Transport. Statement of Strategy, 2003-2005.

 

Non-Statutory:

Draft Agreements between the European Union and the United States of America on extradition and on mutual legal assistance together with explanatory information note.



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