Thirty-sixth Amendment of the Constitution Bill 2018: Committee Stage

The substance of the debate on Committee Stage relates to the wording of the proposed constitutional amendment which is contained in the Schedule to the Bill. The sections of the Bill are merely technical. Therefore, in accordance with long-standing practice, consideration of the sections is postponed until consideration of the Schedule has been completed. In accordance with precedence and Standing Order 151, consideration of sections 1 and 2 of the Bill will be postponed until the Schedule is disposed of. Is that agreed? Agreed.

Aontaíodh an Sceideal.
Schedule agreed to.
Aontaíodh alt a 1.
Section 1 agreed to.
ALT 2
SECTION 2
Tairgeadh an cheist: "Go bhfanfaidh alt 2 mar chuid den Bhille".
Question proposed: "That section 2 stand part of the Bill."

I intend to call a quorum because it is disgraceful-----

-----that on an issue like this, there are so few Teachtaí-----

Are we not in the middle of a vote?

We cannot just do it like that. I have to put the question, "That section 2 stand part of the Bill."

Cuireadh an cheist.
Question put:
The Committee divided: Tá, 95; Níl, 18; Staon, 0.

  • Adams, Gerry.
  • Bailey, Maria.
  • Barry, Mick.
  • Boyd Barrett, Richard.
  • Brady, John.
  • Brassil, John.
  • Breen, Pat.
  • Brophy, Colm.
  • Broughan, Thomas P.
  • Browne, James.
  • Bruton, Richard.
  • Buckley, Pat.
  • Byrne, Catherine.
  • Byrne, Thomas.
  • Calleary, Dara.
  • Carey, Joe.
  • Chambers, Lisa.
  • Collins, Niall.
  • Connolly, Catherine.
  • Coppinger, Ruth.
  • Corcoran Kennedy, Marcella.
  • Cowen, Barry.
  • Crowe, Seán.
  • Cullinane, David.
  • Deasy, John.
  • Deering, Pat.
  • Doherty, Pearse.
  • Donnelly, Stephen S.
  • Donohoe, Paschal.
  • Dooley, Timmy.
  • Doyle, Andrew.
  • Durkan, Bernard J.
  • Ellis, Dessie.
  • English, Damien.
  • Farrell, Alan.
  • Ferris, Martin.
  • Fitzgerald, Frances.
  • Flanagan, Charles.
  • Fleming, Sean.
  • Funchion, Kathleen.
  • Harris, Simon.
  • Harty, Michael.
  • Healy, Seamus.
  • Heydon, Martin.
  • Humphreys, Heather.
  • Kelly, Alan.
  • Kenny, Gino.
  • Kenny, Martin.
  • Kyne, Seán.
  • Lahart, John.
  • Lawless, James.
  • Madigan, Josepha.
  • Martin, Catherine.
  • Martin, Micheál.
  • McConalogue, Charlie.
  • McDonald, Mary Lou.
  • McEntee, Helen.
  • McGrath, Michael.
  • McHugh, Joe.
  • McLoughlin, Tony.
  • Mitchell, Denise.
  • Moynihan, Michael.
  • Munster, Imelda.
  • Murphy O'Mahony, Margaret.
  • Murphy, Catherine.
  • Murphy, Eoghan.
  • Murphy, Paul.
  • Naughton, Hildegarde.
  • Neville, Tom.
  • Noonan, Michael.
  • O'Brien, Jonathan.
  • O'Callaghan, Jim.
  • O'Connell, Kate.
  • O'Dowd, Fergus.
  • O'Reilly, Louise.
  • O'Sullivan, Jan.
  • Ó Broin, Eoin.
  • Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín.
  • Ó Cuív, Éamon.
  • Ó Laoghaire, Donnchadh.
  • Ó Snodaigh, Aengus.
  • Pringle, Thomas.
  • Quinlivan, Maurice.
  • Rabbitte, Anne.
  • Ring, Michael.
  • Rock, Noel.
  • Ross, Shane.
  • Ryan, Brendan.
  • Sherlock, Sean.
  • Shortall, Róisín.
  • Smith, Bríd.
  • Stanley, Brian.
  • Stanton, David.
  • Varadkar, Leo.
  • Zappone, Katherine.

Níl

  • Aylward, Bobby.
  • Butler, Mary.
  • Cahill, Jackie.
  • Cassells, Shane.
  • Chambers, Jack.
  • Collins, Michael.
  • Fitzmaurice, Michael.
  • Fitzpatrick, Peter.
  • Haughey, Seán.
  • Healy-Rae, Danny.
  • Healy-Rae, Michael.
  • MacSharry, Marc.
  • McGrath, Mattie.
  • O'Keeffe, Kevin.
  • O'Rourke, Frank.
  • Scanlon, Eamon.
  • Smith, Brendan.
  • Smyth, Niamh.

Staon

Tellers: Tá, Deputies Joe McHugh and Tony McLoughlin; Níl, Deputies Mattie McGrath and Michael Healy-Rae.
Question declared carried.
Faisnéiseadh go rabhthas tar éis glacadh leis an gceist.
Aontaíodh an Réamhrá.
Preamble agreed to.
Cuireadh an cheist: "Gurb é an Teideal an Teideal a ghabhann leis an mBille."
Question put: "That the Title be the Title to the Bill."
The Committee divided: Tá, 96; Níl, 20; Staon, 0.

  • Adams, Gerry.
  • Bailey, Maria.
  • Barry, Mick.
  • Boyd Barrett, Richard.
  • Brady, John.
  • Brassil, John.
  • Breen, Pat.
  • Brophy, Colm.
  • Broughan, Thomas P.
  • Browne, James.
  • Bruton, Richard.
  • Buckley, Pat.
  • Byrne, Catherine.
  • Byrne, Thomas.
  • Calleary, Dara.
  • Carey, Joe.
  • Chambers, Lisa.
  • Collins, Niall.
  • Connolly, Catherine.
  • Coppinger, Ruth.
  • Corcoran Kennedy, Marcella.
  • Cowen, Barry.
  • Crowe, Seán.
  • Cullinane, David.
  • Deasy, John.
  • Deering, Pat.
  • Doherty, Pearse.
  • Donnelly, Stephen S.
  • Donohoe, Paschal.
  • Dooley, Timmy.
  • Doyle, Andrew.
  • Durkan, Bernard J.
  • Ellis, Dessie.
  • English, Damien.
  • Farrell, Alan.
  • Ferris, Martin.
  • Fitzgerald, Frances.
  • Flanagan, Charles.
  • Fleming, Sean.
  • Funchion, Kathleen.
  • Harris, Simon.
  • Harty, Michael.
  • Healy, Seamus.
  • Heydon, Martin.
  • Humphreys, Heather.
  • Kelly, Alan.
  • Kenny, Gino.
  • Kenny, Martin.
  • Kyne, Seán.
  • Lahart, John.
  • Lawless, James.
  • Madigan, Josepha.
  • Martin, Catherine.
  • Martin, Micheál.
  • McConalogue, Charlie.
  • McDonald, Mary Lou.
  • McEntee, Helen.
  • McGrath, Michael.
  • McHugh, Joe.
  • McLoughlin, Tony.
  • Mitchell, Denise.
  • Moynihan, Michael.
  • Munster, Imelda.
  • Murphy O'Mahony, Margaret.
  • Murphy, Catherine.
  • Murphy, Eoghan.
  • Murphy, Paul.
  • Naughten, Denis.
  • Naughton, Hildegarde.
  • Neville, Tom.
  • Noonan, Michael.
  • O'Brien, Jonathan.
  • O'Callaghan, Jim.
  • O'Connell, Kate.
  • O'Dowd, Fergus.
  • O'Reilly, Louise.
  • O'Sullivan, Jan.
  • Ó Broin, Eoin.
  • Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín.
  • Ó Cuív, Éamon.
  • Ó Laoghaire, Donnchadh.
  • Ó Snodaigh, Aengus.
  • Pringle, Thomas.
  • Quinlivan, Maurice.
  • Rabbitte, Anne.
  • Ring, Michael.
  • Rock, Noel.
  • Ross, Shane.
  • Ryan, Brendan.
  • Sherlock, Sean.
  • Shortall, Róisín.
  • Smith, Bríd.
  • Stanley, Brian.
  • Stanton, David.
  • Varadkar, Leo.
  • Zappone, Katherine.

Níl

  • Aylward, Bobby.
  • Barrett, Seán.
  • Butler, Mary.
  • Cahill, Jackie.
  • Cassells, Shane.
  • Chambers, Jack.
  • Collins, Michael.
  • Fitzmaurice, Michael.
  • Fitzpatrick, Peter.
  • Haughey, Seán.
  • Healy-Rae, Danny.
  • Healy-Rae, Michael.
  • MacSharry, Marc.
  • McGrath, Mattie.
  • Moynihan, Aindrias.
  • O'Keeffe, Kevin.
  • O'Rourke, Frank.
  • Scanlon, Eamon.
  • Smith, Brendan.
  • Smyth, Niamh.

Staon

Tellers: Tá, Deputies Joe McHugh and Tony McLoughlin; Níl, Deputies Mattie McGrath and Michael Collins.
Question declared carried.
Faisnéiseadh go rabhthas tar éis glacadh leis an gceist.
Tuairiscíodh an Bille gan leasuithe.
Bill reported without amendment.