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SEANAD ÉIREANN

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RIAR NA hOIBRE

ORDER PAPER

Dé Máirt, 10 Meitheamh, 2003

Tuesday, 10th June, 2003

2.30 p.m.


GNÓ PRÍOBHÁIDEACH

Private Business


1. An Bille um Choláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn (Leasú Cairteacha) 2002

- An Tuarascáil.

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Charters Amendment) Bill 2002

- Report Stage.


GNÓ POIBLÍ

Public Business


Tairiscintí:

Motions:

 

2. "Go gceadaíonn Seanad Éireann an scéim seo a leanas ina dréacht:

An Scéim um Chothromú Fiontar, 2003

ar leagadh cóipeanna di ina dréacht faoi bhráid Sheanad Éireann an 22 Bealtaine, 2003, a tharchur chuig an gComhchoiste um Shláinte agus Leanaí, de réir mhír (1)(Seanad) d'Orduithe Tagartha an Choiste sin, agus go ndéanfaidh an Coiste sin, tráth nach déanaí ná an 17 Meitheamh, 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 Seanad Éireann approves the following scheme in draft:

Risk Equalisation Scheme, 2003

copies of which have been laid in draft form before Seanad Éireann on 22nd May, 2003, be referred to the Joint Committee on Health and Children, in accordance with paragraph (1)(Seanad) of the Orders of Reference of that Committee, which shall, not later than 17th June, 2003, 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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3. "Go ndéanfar an togra go gceadaíonn Seanad Éireann an dréachtordú seo a leanas:

An tOrdú fán gComhairle Náisiúnta um Oideachas Speisialta (Bunú), 2003

ar leagadh cóipeanna de faoi bhráid Sheanad Éireann an 16 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 26 Meitheamh, 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 approves the following draft order

National Council for Special Education (Establishment) Order, 2003

copies of which were laid before Seanad Éireann on 16 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 shall, not later than 26th June, 2003, 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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4. Ráitis maidir leis an gCoinbhinsiún ar Thodhchaí na hEorpa.

Statements on the Convention on the Future of Europe.

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5. (l) An Bille um Chosaint Fostaithe (Obair Téarma Shocraithe) 2003 - An Coiste.

(a ) Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Bill 2003 - Committee.

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6. Ráitis maidir leis an gcor daoncharadais san Iaráic i ndiaidh an chogaidh.

Statements on the humanitarian situation in post war Iraq.

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7. (l) An Bille um Cheartas Coiriúil (Gáinneáil Aindleathach ar Muir) 2000 [Dáil] - An Coiste.

(a) Criminal Justice (Illicit Traffic by Sea) Bill 2000 [Dáil] - Committee.

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8. Ráitis maidir le hUathachas.

Statements on Autism.

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

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

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10. (l) An Bille um Chosaint Mháithreachais (Leasú) 2003 – An Coiste

(a) Maternity Protection (Amendment) Bill 2003 – Committee.

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Tíolactha:

Presented:

11. 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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12. 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:

13. "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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14. "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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15. "Go dtugann Seanad Éireann dá haire An Cúigiu Tuarascáil ón gComhchoiste um Chumarsáid, Muir agus Acmhainní Nádúrtha- Raidió Áitiúil: An Próiseas Ceadúnaithe - athbhreithniú ar an gcóras ceadúnaithe de réir na taithí atá ag Stáisiúin Raidió Áitiúil in Éirinn.

That Seanad Éireann takes note of the Fifth Report of the Joint Committee on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources - Local Radio: The Licencing Process - a Review of the licencing system as experienced by Local Radio Stations in Ireland."

- Senator Mary O’Rourke.

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16. "Go gceadaíonn Seanad Éireann an scéim seo a leanas ina dréacht:

An Scéim um Chothromú Fiontar, 2003

ar leagadh cóipeanna di ina dréacht faoi bhráid Sheanad Éireann an 22 Bealtaine, 2003.

That Seanad Éireann approves the following scheme in draft:

Risk Equalisation Scheme, 2003

copies of which have been laid in draft form before Seanad Éireann on 22nd May, 2003."

- Senator Mary O’Rourke.

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 17. "Go gceadaíonn Seanad Éireann an dréachtordú seo a leanas:

An tOrdú fán gComhairle Náisiúnta um Oideachas Speisialta (Bunú), 2003

ar leagadh cóipeanna de faoi bhráid Sheanad Éireann an 16 Bealtaine 2003.

That Seanad Éireann approves the following draft order:

National Council for Special Education (Establishment) Order, 2003

copies of which were laid before Seanad Éireann on 16 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 use his good offices 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 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, Feargal Quinn, Shane Ross, Mary Henry

[21 May 2003]

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31. "That Seanad Éireann

- acknowledging the work undertaken by community groups throughout the country with the assistance of the FAS Community Employment Schemes, and the deteriorating economic climate for people who are displaced from community employment schemes who fail to gain access to other work

- recognising the deep concern of community, health and sporting organisations about the future of these schemes and the continuation of important local projects

- accepting the contribution that these schemes make to the self-esteem of the participants, and the support provided to groups involved in parish, sporting and voluntary activities

- aware of the difficulties encountered by people over 50 years of age in sourcing alternative employment calls on the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment

(a) to suspend the reduction of 5,000 places in community employment schemes at this time of economic downturn and lack of job opportunities in the open market

(b) to ensure that people in long-term unemployment will continue to have the opportunity to do valuable work through community employment schemes and

(c) to establish a new social employment scheme for the older age group who are long-term unemployed".

- Senators Paul Coghlan, Brian Hayes, Ulick Burke, Fergal Browne, Noel Coonan, Michael Finucane, Paddy Burke, 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.

[28 May 2003]

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32. "That Seanad Éireann recognises the severe social and economic problems caused by traffic congestion in Dublin and expresses its support for a range of measures to alleviate the problem, including

the invitation of tenders as soon as possible for the construction of the first phase of a comprehensive metro system for the city,

the use of public private partnership as the most efficient and cost-effective mechanism for delivering the metro system,

the improvement of the bus service by developing more quality bus corridors and by enabling new operators to enter the market and invest in new bus fleets, and

the implementation of remedial measures to ensure that the LUAS light rail line does not exacerbate traffic congestion at the Red Cow roundabout.".

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

[10 June 2003]

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19. An Seanad a chur ar athló.

Adjournment of the Seanad.


BILLÍ 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.

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

Criminal Justice (Joint Investigation Teams) Bill 2003 .

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Bille na gCuideachtaí (Iniúchadh agus Cuntasaíocht) 2003

Companies (Auditing and Accounting) Bill 2003


MEMORANDA


Dé Máirt, 10 Meitheamh, 2003

Tuesday, 10th June, 2003

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, 11 Meitheamh, 2003

Wednesday, 11th June, 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 Dhlí agus Ceart, Comhionannas, Cosaint agus Cearta na mBan i Seomra Coiste 2, LH 2000, ar 9.30 a.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women’s Rights, in Committee Room 2, LH 2000, at 9.30 a.m.

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Shláinte agus Leanaí i Seomra Coiste 1, LH2000, ar 02.00 p.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Health and Children in Committee Room 1 , LH2000, at 02.00 p.m.

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Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Chomhshaol agus Rialtas Áitiúil i Seomra Coiste 3, LH 2000, ar 2.30p.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 Ghnóthaí Eorpacha i Seomra Coiste 2, LH 2000 ar 2.30 p.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on European Affairs in Committee Room 2, 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 d’Fhochoistí na Dála agus an tSeanaid um Sheirbhísí do Chomhaltaí i Seomra Coiste 3, LH2000, ar 6.00 p.m. (príobháideach).

Meeting of the Dáil & Seanad Sub-Committees on Members' Services in Committee Room 3, LH2000, at 6.00 p.m. (private).

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Dé Deardaoin 12 Meitheamh 2003

Thursday 12th June 2003

Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Iompar i Seomra Coiste 1, LH2000, ar 9.30 a.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Transport in Committee Room 1, LH2000, at 9.30 a.m.

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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 Shláinte agus Leanaí i Seomra Coiste 2 , LH2000, ar 09.30 a.m.

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Health and Children in Committee Room 2, LH2000, at 09.30 a.m.

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Dé Máirt, 17 Meitheamh, 2003

Tuesday, 17th June, 2003

Cruinniú den Chomhchoiste um Ghnóthaí Sóisialacha agus Teaghlaigh i Seomra Coiste 1, LH2000, ar 2.00 p.m. (príobháideach).

Meeting of the Joint Committee on Social and Family Affairs in Committee Room 1, LH2000, at 2.00 p.m. (private).


PÁIPÉIR A LEAGADH FAOI BHRÁID AN tSEANAID

Papers laid before the Seanad


Reachtúil:

1) Comhsheasamh ón gComhairle 2003/365/CFSP an 19 Bealtaine, 2003 lena leasaítear Comhsheasamh 2001/357/CFSP maidir le bearta sriantacha in aghaidh na Libéire mar aon le nóta faisnéise míniúcháin.

2) Togra le haghaidh Rialacháin ón gComhairle lena nglacfar bearta uathrialacha agus idirthréimhseacha i ndáil le hallmhairiú táirgí talmhaíochta próiseáilte áirithe de bhunadh Phoblacht na Seice agus le honnmhairiú táirgí talmhaíochta próiseáilte áirithe chuig Poblacht na Seice mar aon le nóta faisnéise míniúcháin.

COM (2003) 268.

3) Togra le haghaidh Rialacháin ón gComhairle lena nglacfar bearta uathrialacha agus idirthréimhseacha i ndáil le hallmhairiú táirgí talmhaíochta próiseáilte áirithe de bhunadh Phoblacht na Slóvaice agus le honnmhairiú táirgí talmhaíochta próiseáilte áirithe chuig Poblacht na Slóvaice mar aon le nóta faisnéise míniúcháin.

COM (2003) 269.

4) Togra le haghaidh Rialacháin ón gComhairle lena nglacfar bearta uathrialacha agus idirthréimhseacha i ndáil le hallmhairiú táirgí talmhaíochta próiseáilte áirithe de bhunadh na hEastóine agus le honnmhairiú táirgí talmhaíochta próiseáilte áirithe chuig an Eastóin mar aon le nóta faisnéise míniúcháin.

COM (2003) 205.

5) An Grúpa Athbhreithnithe ar Dhlí Cuideachtaí. Tuarascáil Bhliantúil, 2002.

6) An tOrdú fán Acht um Thrácht ar Bhóithre 2002 (Tosach Feidhme) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 214 de 2003).

7) An tOrdú fán Acht um Cheartas Coiriúil 1994 (Alt 57 A) (Cúlghairm) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 208 de 2003).

8) Oifig an Stiúrthóra um Fhorfheidhmiú Corparáideach. Tuarascáil Bhliantúil, 2002.

9) Na Rialacháin fán Acht um Shaoráil Faisnéise 1997 (Cúlghairmeacha Ilghnéitheacha) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 206 de 2003).

10) An tÚdarás Comhionannais. Ráitis Airgeadais don tréimhse 1Eanair, 2001 go 31 Nollaig, 2001.

11) Coimisiún Forbartha an Iarthair. Tuarascáil Bhliantúil, 2002.

12) Na hAchtanna Forbartha Mianraí, 1940 - 1999. Tuarascáil ón Aire Cumarsáide, Mara agus Acmhainní Nádúrtha do na sé mhí dar chríoch 31 Nollaig, 2002, de réir alt 77 den Acht Forbairte Minearál, 1940, agus alt 8 den Acht Forbartha Mianraí, 1979.

13) An tOrdú um an Acht Leasa Shóisialaigh (Forálacha Ilghnéitheacha) 2003 (Ailt 13 agus 15) (Tosach Feidhme) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 210 de 2003).

14) An tOrdú um an Acht Leasa Shóisialaigh (Forálacha Ilghnéitheacha) 2002 (Alt 12) (Tosach Feidhme) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 209 de 2003).

15) An tÚdarás um Bóithre Náisiúnta. Tuarascáil Bhliantúil, 2002 agus Clár do 2003.

16) An tOrdú Trosc (Iascaigh a Bhainistiú agus a Chaomhnú) (Uimh. 9) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 198 de 2003).

17) An tOrdú Cadóg (Iascaigh a Bhainistiú agus a Chaomhnú) (Uimh. 5) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 199 de 2003).

18) An tOrdú Faoitíní (Iascaigh a Bhainistiú agus a Chaomhnú) (Uimh. 6) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 200 de 2003).

19) An tOrdú Colmóirí (Iascaigh a Bhainistiú agus a Chaomhnú) (Uimh. 4) 2003 (I.R.Uimh. 201 de 2003).

20) An tOrdú Láimhíneach (Iascaigh a Bhainistiú agus a Chaomhnú) (Uimh. 7) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 202 de 2003).

21) An tOrdú Láimhíneach (Iascaigh a Bhainistiú agus a Chaomhnú) (Uimh. 8) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 203 de 2003).

22) An tOrdú um Allmhairiú Madraí agus Cat 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 192 de 2003).

23) An tOrdú fán Acht um Ghalair Ainmhithe 1966 (Allmhairiú Madraí agus Cat) (Rialú ar an bPéist Ribíneach (Echinococcus Multilocularis) agus ar Sceartáin) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 193 de 2003).

24) Togra le haghaidh Treorach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa agus ón gComhairle maidir le córais leictreonacha dola bóthair a thabhairt isteach ar bhonn forleathan agus lena gcomh-inoibritheacht sa Chomhphobal mar aon le nóta faisnéise míniúcháin.

COM (2003) 132.

25) An Stiúrthóir Gnóthaí Tomhaltóirí. Tuarascáil Bhliantúil, 2002.

26) An Roinn Cosanta. Ráiteas Straitéise, 2003-2005.

27) An Fochoiste um Iniúchadh Eorpach. An Dóú Tuarascáil Déag: Tuarascáil ar chruinniú an 8 Bealtaine, 2003.

28) An Fochoiste um Iniúchadh Eorpach. An Tríú Tuarascáil Déag: Tuarascáil ar chruinniú an 22 Bealtaine, 2003.

29) Togra le haghaidh Rialacháin ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa agus ón gComhairle lena leasaítear Rialachán (CE) Uimh. 2236/95/CE ón gComhairle lenar leagadh síos rialacha ginearálta maidir le deonú cúnaimh airgeadais Comhphobail i réimse na ngréasán tras-Eorpach mar aon le nóta faisnéise míniúcháin.

COM (2003) 220.

30) Togra le haghaidh Rialacháin ón gComhairle a bhaineann le bearta a shamhlaítear d’fhonn na nósanna imeachta a éascú chun iarratas a dhéanamh ar víosaí, agus d’eisiúint na víosaí sin, le haghaidh chomhaltaí an teaghlaigh Oilimpigh a bheidh ag glacadh páirte i gCluichí Oilimpeacha agus/nó Cluichí Parailimpeacha 2004 san Aithin mar aon le nóta faisnéise míniúcháin.

COM (2003) 172.

31) An tOrdú fán Acht um Fhorfheidhmiú Dlí Cuideachtaí 2001 (Forálacha i dtaobh Foirceannadh agus Dócmhainneachta) (Tosach Feidhme ) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 217 de 2003)

32) An Fochoiste um Chearta an Duine den Chomhchoiste um Ghnóthaí Eachtracha. Tuarascáil maidir leis an gCuairt ar an 59ú Seisiún de Choimisiún na Náisiún Aontaithe um Chearta an Duine, 14 agus 15 Aibreán, 2003 - An Ghinéiv.

33) Togra le haghaidh Rialacháin ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa agus ón gComhairle maidir le cuntais ráithiúla airgeadais don rialtas láir mar aon le nóta faisnéise míniúcháin.

COM (2003) 242.

34) Togra le haghaidh Treorach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa agus ón gComhairle lena leasaítear Treoir 96/16/CE ón gComhairle maidir le suirbhéireachtaí staidrimh ar bhainne agus ar tháirgí bainne mar aon le nóta faisnéise míniúcháin.

COM (2003) 158.

 

Neamhreachtúil:

1) Rialacháin na gComhphobal Eorpach (Gnóthais le haghaidh Comhinfheistíochta in Urrúis Inaistrithe) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 211 de 2003).

2) Rialacháin na gComhphobal Eorpach (Gnóthais le haghaidh Comhinfheistíochta in Urrúis Inaistrithe) (Leasú) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 212 de 2003).

3) Rialacháin na gComhphobal Eorpach (Uiscí a Chosaint ar Thruailliú ó Fhoinsí Talmhaíochta) 2003 (I.R. Uimh. 213 de 2003).

 

Parlaimint na hEorpa:

1) Rún reachtach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an togra le haghaidh cinnidh ón gComhairle i leith sheasamh an Comhphobail Eorpaigh ar an dréacht-Rialachán ó Choimisiún Eacnamaíochta na Náisiún Aontaithe don Eoraip a bhaineann le forálacha aonghnéitheacha a cheadú maidir le I. córais iarfheistithe Gáis Peitriliam Leachtaigh (GPL) Sonraithe le suiteáil i mótarfheithiclí chun GPL a úsáid ina gcóras gluaiste agus II. córais iarfheistithe Gáis Nádúrtha Chomhbhrúite (GNC) le suiteáil i mótarfheithiclí chun GNC a úsáid ina gcóras gluaiste a cheadú (COM(2002) 567 – C5-0546/2002 – 2002/0248(AVC)).

2) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir le tátail na gcaibidlí ar mhéadú i gCóbanhávan (2003/2014(INI)).

3) Rún reachtach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an iarratas ó Phoblacht na Seice chun bheith ina comhalta den Aontas Eorpach (AA-AFNS 1-6 - C5-0115/2003 - 2003/0901(AVC)).

4) Rún reachtach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an iarratas ó Phoblacht na hEastóine chun bheith ina comhalta den Aontas Eorpach (AA-AFNS 1-6 - C5-0116/2003 - 2003/0901A(AVC)).

5) Rún reachtach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an iarratas ó Phoblacht na Cipire chun bheith ina comhalta den Aontas Eorpach (AA-AFNS 1-6 - C5-0117/2003 - 2003/0901B(AVC)).

6) Rún reachtach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an iarratas ó Phoblacht na Laitvia chun bheith ina comhalta den Aontas Eorpach (AA-AFNS 1-6 - C5-0118/2003 - 2003/0901C(AVC)).

7) Rún reachtach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an iarratas ó Phoblacht na Liotuáine chun bheith ina comhalta den Aontas Eorpach (AA-AFNS 1-6 - C5-0119/2003 - 2003/0901D(AVC)).

8) Rún reachtach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an iarratas ó Phoblacht na hUngáire chun bheith ina comhalta den Aontas Eorpach (AA-AFNS 1-6 - C5-0120/2003 - 2003/0901E(AVC)).

9) Rún reachtach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an iarratas ó Phoblacht Mhálta chun bheith ina comhalta den Aontas Eorpach (AA-AFNS 1-6 - C5-0121/2003 - 2003/0901F(AVC)).

10) Rún reachtach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an iarratas ó Phoblacht na Polainne chun bheith ina comhalta den Aontas Eorpach (AA-AFNS 1-6 – C5-0122/2003 - 2003/0901G(AVC)).

11) Rún reachtach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an iarratas ó Phoblacht na Slóivéine chun bheith ina comhalta den Aontas Eorpach (AA-AFNS 1-6 - C5-0123/2003 - 2003/0901H(AVC)).

12) Rún reachtach ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir leis an iarratas ó Phoblacht na Slóvaice chun bheith ina comhalta den Aontas Eorpach (AA-AFNS 1-6 - C5-0124/2003 - 2003/0901I(AVC)).

13) Moladh ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa chuig an gComhairle maidir le forbairt Europol amach anseo (2003/2070(INI)).

14) Rún ó Pharlaimint na hEorpa maidir le straitéis fhaisnéise agus chumarsáide don Aontas Eorpach (2002/2205(INI)).

 

Statutory:

1) Council Common Position

2003/365/CFSP of 19 May, 2003 amending Common Position

2001/357/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Liberia together with explanatory information note.

2) Proposal for a Council Regulation adopting autonomous and transitional measures concerning the importation of certain processed agricultural products originating in the Czech Republic and the exportation of certain processed agricultural products to the Czech Republic together with explanatory information note.

COM (2003) 268.

3) Proposal for a Council Regulation adopting autonomous and transitional measures concerning the importation of certain processed agricultural products originating in the Slovak Republic and the exportation of certain processed agricultural products to the Slovak Republic together with explanatory information note.

COM (2003) 269.

4) Proposal for a Council Regulation adopting autonomous and transitional measures concerning the importation of certain processed agricultural products originating in Estonia and the exportation of certain processed agricultural products to Estonia together with explanatory information note.

COM (2003) 205.

5) Company Law Review Group. Annual Report, 2002.

6) Road Traffic Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 214 of 2003).

7) Criminal Justice Act 1994 (Section 57A) (Revocation) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 208 of 2003.

8) Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement. Annual Report, 2002.

9) Freedom of Information Act 1997 (Miscellaneous Revocations) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 206 of 2003).

10) Equality Authority. Financial Statements for the period 1 January, 2001 to 31 December, 2001.

11) Western Development Commission. Annual Report, 2002.

12) Minerals Development Acts, 1940 - 1999. Report by the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources for the six months ended 31 December, 2002 in accordance with section 77 of the Minerals Development Act, 1940 and section 8 of the Minerals Development Act, 1979.

13) Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003 (Sections 13 and 15) (Commencement) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 210 of 2003).

14) Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002 (Section 12) (Commencement) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 209 of 2003).

15) National Roads Authority. Annual Report, 2002 and Programme for 2003.

16) Cod (Fisheries Management and Conservation) (No. 9) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 198 of 2003).

17) Haddock (Fisheries Management and Conservation) (No. 5) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 199 of 2003).

18) Whiting (Fisheries Management and Conservation) (No. 6) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 200 of 2003).

19) Hake (Fisheries Management and Conservation) (No.4) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 201 of 2003).

20) Monkfish (Fisheries Management and Conservation) (No. 7) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 202 of 2003).

21) Monkfish (Fisheries Management and Conservation) (No. 8) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 203 of 2003).

22) Importation of Dogs and Cats Order 2003 (S.I. No. 192 of 2003).

23) Diseases of Animals Act 1966 (Import of Cats and Dogs) (Control on Tapeworm (Echinococcus Multilocularis) and Ticks) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 193 of 2003).

24) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the widespread introduction and interoperability of electronic road toll systems in the Community together with explanatory information note.

COM (2003) 132.

25) Director of Consumer Affairs. Annual Report, 2002.

26) Department of Defence. Statement of Strategy, 2003-2005.

27) Sub-Committee on European Scrutiny. Twelfth Report: Report of the meeting of 8 May, 2003.

28) Sub-Committee on European Scrutiny. Thirteenth Report: Report of the meeting of 22 May, 2003.

29) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No. 2236/95/EC laying down general rules for the granting of Community financial aid in the field of trans-European networks together with explanatory information note.

COM (2003) 220.

30) Proposal for a Council Regulation relating to measures envisaged to facilitate the procedures for applying for and issuing visas for members of the Olympic family taking part in the 2004 Olympic and/or Paralympic Games in Athens together with explanatory information note.

COM (2003) 172.

31) Company Law Enforcement Act 2001 (Winding-up and Insolvency Provisions) (Commencement) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 217 of 2003).

32) Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Human Rights. Report on Visit to 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, 14 and 15 April, 2003 - Geneva.

33) Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on quarterly financial accounts for general government together with explanatory information note.

COM (2003) 242.

34) Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 96/16/EC on statistical surveys of milk and milk products together with explanatory information note.

COM (2003) 158.

 

Non Statutory:

1) European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 211 of 2003).

2) European Communities (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 212 of 2003).

3) European Communities (Protection of Waters Against Pollution from Agricultural Sources) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 213 of 2003).

 

European Parliament:

1) European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the position of the European Community on the draft Regulation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe concerning the approval of uniform provisions concerning the approval of I. Specific LPG retrofit systems to be installed in motor vehicles for the use of LPG in their propulsion system and II. Specific CNG retrofit systems to be installed in motor vehicles for the use of CNG in their propulsion system (COM(2002) 567 – C5-0546/2002 – 2002/0248(AVC)).

2) European Parliament resolution on the conclusions of the negotiations on enlargement in Copenhagen (2003/2014(INI)).

3) European Parliament legislative resolution on the application by the Czech Republic to become a member of the European Union (AA-AFNS 1-6 – C5-0115/2003 – 2003/0901(AVC)).

4) European Parliament legislative resolution on the application by the Republic of Estonia to become a member of the European Union (AA-AFNS 1-6 – C5-0116/2003 – 2003/0901A(AVC)).

5) European Parliament legislative resolution on the application by the Republic of Cyprus to become a member of the European Union (AA-AFNS 1-6 – C5-0117/2003 – 2003/0901B(AVC)).

6) European Parliament legislative resolution on the application by the Republic of Latvia to become a member of the European Union (AA-AFNS 1-6 – C5-0118/2003 – 2003/0901C(AVC)).

7) European Parliament legislative resolution on the application by the Republic of Lithuania to become a member of the European Union (AA-AFNS 1-6 – C5-0119/2003 – 2003/0901D(AVC)).

8) European Parliament legislative resolution on the application by the Republic of Hungary to become a member of the European Union (AA-AFNS 1-6 – C5-0120/2003 – 2003/0901E(AVC)).

9) European Parliament legislative resolution on the application by the Republic of Malta to become a member of the European Union (AA-AFNS 1-6 – C5-0121/2003 – 2003/0901F(AVC)).

10) European Parliament legislative resolution on the application by the Republic of Poland to become a member of the European Union (AA-AFNS 1-6 – C5-0122/2003 – 2003/0901G(AVC)).

11) European Parliament legislative resolution on the application by the Republic of Slovenia to become a member of the European Union (AA-AFNS 1-6 – C5-0123/2003 – 2003/0901H(AVC)).

12) European Parliament legislative resolution on the application by the Slovak Republic to become a member of the European Union (AA-AFNS 1-6 – C5-0124/2003 – 2003/0901I(AVC)).

13) European Parliament recommendation to the Council of the future development of Europol (2003/2070(INI)).

14) European Parliament resolution on an information and communication strategy for the European Union (2002/2205(INI)).



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