Seanad Éireann Private Members Business

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October 2014
31 October 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business Wednesday 5 November 2014
That Seanad Éireann:- Notes the publication in March 2013 of the Report on Penal Reform by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality;- Notes further the publication by the Minister for Justice and Equality in September 2014 of the Strategic Review of Penal Policy;- Calls on the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline her proposals for reform of penal policy in the context of the...
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17 October 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 22 October 2014
Immigration (Reform) (Regularisation of Residency Status) Bill 2014 - Senator David Norris 
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10 October 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business Wednesday 15 October 2014
“That Seanad Éireann:- recognises the role of Joint Policing Committees in facilitating consultation, cooperation and synergy on policing and crime issues between An Garda Síochána, local authorities and elected local representatives;- recognises the work of Joint Policing Committees in facilitating the participation of the community and voluntary sectors in policing matters;- recognises the...
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03 October 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business Wednesday 8 October 2014
"That Seanad Éireann:-recognising the significant contribution that a vibrant arts and culture sector makes to the Irish nation;-acknowledging the positive impact on the economy and employment of our wider arts sector, contributing €4.7 billion to the economy and directly and indirectly supporting 79,000 jobs;-noting that in the period 2005 to 2010 alone more than €1.1 billion was invested in the...
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September 2014
25 September 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business Wednesday 1 October 2014
That Seanad Éireann:Notes the fundamental human right of every Irish citizen to choose whether or not they have their water medicated with fluoride given that they are from today the 1st October, paying for it.[Senators Mary Ann O'Brien, Feargal Quinn, Katherine Zappone]
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18 September 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business Wednesday 24 September 2014
That Seanad Éireann:-Notes the need to ensure equality of access to educational and other opportunities for persons with disabilities within the provision of State services .....
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12 September 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 17 September 2014
That Seanad Éireann:-  Regards with concern the continuing operation of the 'Direct Provision' regime applying to those persons seeking asylum in the State;•    Notes recent Reception and Integration Agency data which shows that the average length of application process for an individual asylum seeker is 48 months and an average stay in the direct provision .....
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July 2014
11 July 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 16 July 2014
"That Seanad Éireann:-recognises the objectives of the Vision 2020 led by the World Health Organisation to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020;-welcomes the establishment of the HSE National Programme for Eye Care which aims to reduce the incidence of avoidable sight loss through the development and implementation of fit-for-purpose care pathways and referral protocols;-welcomes the establishment of the...
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04 July 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 9 July 2014
That Seanad Eireann:Commends the policy as set out in the Programme for Government for environmental protection, environmental controls and regulation, with particular reference to encouraging the use of recycling, resource efficiencies and to establishing a rigorous enforcement regime; Commends the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government for his commitment to the highest international standards and to...
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June 2014
20 June 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 25 June 2014
Health Insurance (Reform) Bill 2014 - Senator Feargal Quinn
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20 June 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - 25 June 2014
That Seanad Eireann:-Notes the need to ensure adequate protection of children and of children's rights in our laws, and in particular to ensure that children are not coerced or forced into 'arranged' marriages;- Notes that sections 31 and 33 of the Family Law Act 1995 allow exemptions from the normal rule that parties to a legal marriage must be over 18; and that the possibility of seeking this exemption by way of...
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06 June 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 11 June 2014
Public Service Management (Transparency of Boards) Bill 2014  
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06 June 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Tuesday 10 June 2014
Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2014 - (Senator Katherine Zappone)
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May 2014
30 May 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 4 June 2014
That Seanad Éireann:Notes- That tackling racism and promoting diversity is not just the responsibility of Government. Everybody in Irish society, including individuals, organisations, businesses, Governmental and non-Governmental Organisations have a responsibility to address racism and its impact on the people who experience it. - That the Programme for Government (2011-2016) states “We will promote...
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23 May 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 28 May 2014
“That Seanad Eireann -noting – -  the deep disquiet about the proposed reconfiguration of obstetrician-led  maternity services in the West and North West hospital group following the  emergence of a private and confidential Health Service Executive (HSE) report on  the matter prepared by Health  Consultants Health Partnership in February of this  year; - that there .....
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08 May 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 14 May 2014
Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) (Amendment) Bill 2014 - (Senators Sean D. Barrett and Feargal Quinn and John Crown)
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02 May 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 7 May 2014
"That Seanad Éireann:- Notes that Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UN CRPD) provides that States should recognise “the equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others” and commits States to “take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of this right and
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April 2014
11 April 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 16 April 2014
“That Seanad Éireann: Conscious that almost 29,000 people die each year in Ireland and 290,000 people are newly bereaved Aware that contributors to the recent hearings on palliative, end-of –life and bereavement care, by the Oireachtas .....
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03 April 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 9 April 2014
That Seanad Éireann: - notes the HSE National Operational Plan 2013 which states that 'based on population projections, there will be a significant national deficit of long stay beds by 2016 based on the HSE's target of 4% of older persons in long stay care; - notes the finding by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland, CARDI, in its report, Future Demand for Long Term...
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March 2014
28 March 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 2 April 2014
That Seanad Éireann:recognises the central role of sport in Ireland and its enrichment of people's lives both as active participants and as a country;values the better physical and mental health and well-being that is to be gained through sports participation;values the achievements of Ireland's sporting heroes; recognises that sport and recreation also have other benefits for the nation both economic in...
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21 March 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 26 March 2014
That Seanad Éireann: Notes- The collapse in beef prices over the past number of months.- The refusal of processors to slaughter bulls throughout the country.- The changing of carcass specifications by processors mid-way through the production cycle.- The use of labelling issues as a barrier to free trade between the Republic of Ireland and the UK.- The severe impact the crisis is having on beef producers and on...
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06 March 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 12 March 2014
That Seanad Éireann:- rejects the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources with the British government to export energy from renewable sources from Ireland;-acknowledges renewable energy sources are valuable natural resources that belong to the people of Ireland, and that the government has a duty to ensure that any benefit  accruing  from...
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February 2014
27 February 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 5 March 2014
That Seanad Éireann:- Recognises that childhood, as a time-specific and unique period in a person's development, is a distinct space from adulthood. - Appreciates the difficulties and pressures faced by children and parents as the distinct space between childhood and adulthood becomes increasingly blurred through media, advertising and popular culture. - Believes that every effort must be made to...
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25 February 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business Tuesday 25 February 2014
Motion - That Seanad Eireann:  -  recognises that consideration should be given to the establishment of a Community Court in Dublin city centre on a pilot basis;-  recognises that a Community Court could effectively deal with low-level offences, focusing primarily on criminal anti-social behaviour by responding to the underlying problems of offenders; -  recognises that a Community Court may further .....
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14 February 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 19 February 2014
That Seanad Éireann: notes: — that the mental health policy, A Vision for Change, published in 2006 was a landmark policy in advocating both for closure of the old psychiatric hospitals and continued building up of community-based services as well as cultural change in the form of human rights-based and recovery-orientated services;— that A Vision for Change was also progressive in taking a whole of...
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07 February 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 12 February 2014
That Seanad Éireann:requests the Government to outline in detail its proposals and estimated time line for radical reform of the Irish political system including reform of Oireachtas procedures, Dáil reform, full proposals for reform of Seanad Éireann, reform of the nomination procedures for the Presidency and reform of the financing of political parties.Senators David Norris, Sean Barrett 
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January 2014
31 January 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 5 February 2014
That Seanad Eireann: welcomes the commitment of this government to end long-term homelessness by 2016 and recognises that significant challenges are now emerging in relation to housing supply: .....
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23 January 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Wednesday 29 January 2014
That Seanad Éireann:- conscious that the people of Ireland have recently rejected a constitutional amendment for its abolition- noting the clear terms of Article 6 of Bunreacht na h- Éireann which acknowledge that it is the “right” of the people “to designate the rulers of the State”,- noting that the terms of Bunreacht na h- Éireann at Article 18 provides for a “general...
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17 January 2014
Seanad Éireann - Private Members Business - Wednesday 22 January 2014
Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2013 - (Senators Mark Daly, Thomas Byrne, Labhras Ó Murchú)
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10 January 2014
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business - Thursday 16 January 2014
[Senators Paul Coughlan, Maurice Cummins and Michael Comiskey]
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