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December 2009
10 December 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Fine Gael Group) Wednesday 16 December 2009
"That Seanad Éireann: noting that: the Budget forecasts a further cut in employment levels of 65,000 in 2010, after the estimated fall of 165,000 this year; the OECD, the European Commission and the IMF have concluded that, after the end of the debt-fuelled property and public spending bubbles, a return to the export-led economic growth of the 1990s is the only route for Ireland out of recession...
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04 December 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Labour Party Group) Wednesday 9 December 2009
Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Bill 2009 [Seanad] (PMB)
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November 2009
26 November 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Green Party Group) Wednesday 2 December 2009
Mental Health (Involuntary Procedures) (Amendment) Bill 2008
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19 November 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Labour Party Group) Wednesday 25 November 2009
Consumer Protection (Gift Voucher) Bill 2009 [Seanad] [PMB]
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13 November 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil Group) Wednesday 18 November 2009
"That Seanad Eireann welcomes the Government initiative to introduce a biofuel obligation scheme in July 2010, in view of the benefits accruing in terms of emissions reductions from transport, in terms of increased security of supply for road transport fuel, and the increased potential for employment and economic activity from domestic production of biofuel.
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October 2009
30 October 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Fine Gael Group) Wednesday 4 November 2009
That Seanad Éireann: Notes with concern: the huge increase in the number of people unemployed, or working shorter weeks, has put enormous financial strain on families in meeting their mortgage repayments, and paying other debts, with 14,000 households currently in mortgage arrears according to most recent figures (June 2008) which is now estimated to have doubled;
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23 October 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Independent Group) Wednesday 28 October 2009
Appointments to Public Bodies Bill 2009 [Seanad] [PMB]
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15 October 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil Group) Wednesday 21 October 2009
"That Seanad Éireann:Commends the Government's continued support of the national marine mapping programme, INFOMAR, on the tenth anniversary of its initiation as the Irish National Seabed Survey. Welcomes the findings of the independent economic study which has shown that the benefits of the work being undertaken are estimated at €275m across a range of sectors.
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08 October 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil Group) Wednesday 14 October 2009
Minister of State for Natural Resources and Knowledge Society, Conor Lenihan T.D. Proposed Motion: That Seanad Eireann - Commends the Government's continued support of the national marine mapping programme, INFOMAR, on the tenth anniversary of its initiation as the Irish National Seabed Survey.
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01 October 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Fine Gael Group) Wednesday 7 October 2009
That Seanad Eireann; Noting - That the continued provision of public rural transport links is essential to the social and economic health of rural life. The withdrawal of these services will plunge homes all over Ireland into isolation, loneliness and expense..
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July 2009
03 July 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Labour Party Group) Wednesday 8 July 2009
That Seanad Éireann: recognising the importance of rural Ireland to the social fabric of the nation; recognising the level of isolation felt by many residents in rural Ireland; recognising the benefits in social communication brought about by Broadband access;and recognising the importance of broadband availability for the setting up and running of rural based businesses,calls on the government to...
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June 2009
26 June 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Green Party Group) Wednesday 1 July 2009
"That this House supports measures aimed at slowing and ultimately reversing the increases in the rate of unemployment, measures such as preventing job losses, re-directing the unemployed towards re-skilling and further education and stemming long-term unemployment through subsidy measures to help with reintegrating them into the workforce". - Green Party Senators
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18 June 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Fine Gael Group) Wednesday 24 June 2009
That Seanad Éireann; Recognising the crisis facing the dairy industry and the threat posed to the future viability of the sector; Considering milk prices have fallen to a low of 20 cents per litre, significantly short of a break even point for suppliers; Noting the value of the dairy industry with 2008 exports worth in the region of €2.02bn to the economy; Considering the negative contributory factors of an overproduction in milk globally, a fall off in South Asian market demand and the global economic downturn which have added to the domestic crisis...
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11 June 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil Group) Wednesday 17 June 2009
"That Seanad Éireann welcomes Government initiatives to support the further development of sustainable information and communications technologies in Ireland with a view towards creating sustainable economic opportunities in new information and communications technologies sectors."
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04 June 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Independent Group) Wednesday 10 June 2009
That Seanad Éireann noting Ireland is currently positioning Human Trafficking within its immigration policy and practice and not within the sphere of organised crime; The victims of sex trafficking are individuals who have experienced human rights abuses at the hands of criminal gangs..
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May 2009
22 May 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Fine Gael Group) Wednesday 27 May 2009
"That the Monageer Report in full be referred to the Joint Committee on Health and Children for the Committee's consideration..
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14 May 2009
Seanad Éireann, Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil Group), 20 May 2009
"That Seanad Éireannacknowledges and welcomes international endorsement of the Governments overseas aid programme"
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08 May 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Labour Group) Wednesday 13 May 2009
"Seanad Éireann recognises that Ireland is crippled by a lack of confidence: lack of confidence among consumers; lack of confidence among investors in our banks; lack of confidence in the government. As a step towards restoring confidence Seanad Eireann believes that the government must demonstrate its seriousness about rooting out corruption...
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April 2009
30 April 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Independent Group) Wednesday 6 May 2009
"That Seanad Éireann, recognising the need for Ireland to be energy independentsupports the various efforts to ensure that Ireland is protected against a shortage of energy in the years ahead...
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17 April 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Fine Gael Group) Wednesday 22 April 2009
That Seanad Eireann,noting the Government's proposal to establish a National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) to purchase up to €90 billion of developer loans from banks;
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03 April 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Green Party) Wednesday 8 April 2009
"That Seanad Éireann acknowledging that an ongoing examination of state agencies and public bodies is occurring; recognising that those who are and have been appointed to such bodies have done so with the purpose of commitment and the following of principles of strong public service; believe that the review should further examine how such appointments can best be made in the future."
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March 2009
27 March 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Fine Gael Group) Wednesday 1 April 2009
That Seanad Éireann calls on the Government to implement a new economic stimulus package by establishing a state holding company called the New Economic and Recovery Authority to oversee targeted investment in a series of key infrastructural areas designed to generate 100,000 jobs over the next four years, while also re-structuring existing government agencies dealing with these areas.
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20 March 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Fíanna Fail Group) Wednesday 25 March 2009
"That Seanad Éireann welcomes the various government interventions in broadband which have  led to improved choice, quality and prices of services and the National Broadband Scheme which will make broadband available in those parts of the country not currently served."
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06 March 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Independent Group) Wednesday 11 March 2009
"Seanad Éireann, recognising the All-Party support for the Report on Seanad Reform - welcomes the fact that the indirect method of election by local authority members remains a core part of the new approach..
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February 2009
27 February 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Green Party) Wednesday 4 March 2009
That Seanad Éireann supports the development of Microfinance in this country along with greater support of the credit union sector to allow for the creation of local economic initiatives, an important and necessary step towards bringing about national economic recovery.
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20 February 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Fine Gael Group) Wednesday 19 February 2009
That Seanad Éireann Recognising that: Reckless and incompetent management, regulation and oversight of the domestic Irish banking system has damaged domestic and international confidence in Ireland's economy. the Irish economy cannot recover from the deepening economic depression without a functioning banking system that enjoys the trust of depositors, international markets and the community at large...
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12 February 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Fianna Fáil Group) Wednesday 19 February 2009
"That Seanad Éireann commends the government on its introduction of a national insulation programme aimed at: tackling the legacy of poorly insulated homes improving energy efficiency reducing electricity costs protecting vulnerable members of society, and securing additional green employment opportunities."
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06 February 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Labour Party Group) Wednesday 11 February 2009
That Seanad Éireann acknowledges: that over 76,000 children are living in poverty in Ireland; the fact that 1 in 5 children are living in households where the income is so low that they are at risk of poverty; that the Towards 2016 agreement includes a commitment to work towards the elimination of child poverty; Seanad Éireann therefore calls on the Government to...
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January 2009
30 January 2009
Seanad Éireann Private Members Business (Independent Group) Wednesday 04 February 2009
That Seanad Éireann in the light of: The abolition of the Combat Poverty Agency; The destruction of the Equality Authority; The downsizing of the Irish Human Rights Commission and The absorption of the National Council on Racism and Integration; As well as the refusal to advocate the monitoring of the human rights protocols attached to the External Trade Agreement between Israel and the EU; The abandonment of...
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23 January 2009
Seanad Éireann, Private Members Business (Fine Gael Group), Wednesday 28 January 2009
Motion on Unemployment: That Seanad Éireann -Acknowledges the fact that there is a global economic down turn, that Ireland was the first EU country to officially enter recession, and that the EU predicts the Irish economy will have the second worst contraction rate of 5% in 2009; Notes that standardised unemployment rate increased to 8.3% in December last which resulted in 293,500 people being on the live register at the start of 2009...
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