Sitting Arrangements: Motion

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business:

(1) The Seanad shall meet at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 and the following arrangements shall apply:

(a) Standing Orders 29 and 30 shall stand suspended;

(b) the Order of Business shall be taken at the commencement of public business.

(2) The Seanad shall meet at 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 18th April, 2019 and the following arrangements shall apply:

(a) Standing Orders 29 and 30 shall stand suspended;

(b) there shall be no Order of Business;

(c) the business to be taken shall be confined to the items set out in the Schedule to this paragraph and, accordingly, no other business shall be taken unless the Seanad shall otherwise order on motion made by the Leader of the House or such other Senator as he may authorise in that behalf.

Schedule

Statement by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D.

The proceedings in respect of the Statement by An Taoiseach shall commence at 10.30 a.m. and shall conclude no later than 12 noon, and shall consist of:

(a) an opening Statement by An Taoiseach,

(b) a contribution not exceeding 8 minutes from Group Spokespersons (time may be shared),

(c) a contribution not exceeding 3 minutes from other Senators (time may be shared),

(d) a contribution not exceeding 3 minutes from the Leader of the House,

(e) a concluding response of not less than 15 minutes by An Taoiseach.

Civil Registration Bill 2019 [Dáil] – Second Stage.

The proceedings on the Second Stage of the Civil Registration Bill 2019 [Dáil] shall commence at 12.15 p.m.

(3) The Seanad on its rising on Thursday, 18th April, 2019, shall adjourn until 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 8th May, 2019, and the Order of Business shall be proposed at 3.30 p.m.”

Question put:
The Seanad divided: Tá, 14; Níl, 21.

  • Burke, Colm.
  • Burke, Paddy.
  • Butler, Ray.
  • Buttimer, Jerry.
  • Byrne, Maria.
  • Coffey, Paudie.
  • Coghlan, Paul.
  • Conway, Martin.
  • Hopkins, Maura.
  • Lombard, Tim.
  • McFadden, Gabrielle.
  • Noone, Catherine.
  • O'Reilly, Joe.
  • Reilly, James.

Níl

  • Ardagh, Catherine.
  • Bacik, Ivana.
  • Boyhan, Victor.
  • Conway-Walsh, Rose.
  • Craughwell, Gerard P.
  • Daly, Paul.
  • Devine, Máire.
  • Freeman, Joan.
  • Gallagher, Robbie.
  • Gavan, Paul.
  • Humphreys, Kevin.
  • Leyden, Terry.
  • Marshall, Ian.
  • McDowell, Michael.
  • Norris, David.
  • O'Donnell, Marie-Louise.
  • Ó Céidigh, Pádraig.
  • Ó Donnghaile, Niall.
  • Ó Ríordáin, Aodhán.
  • Warfield, Fintan.
  • Wilson, Diarmuid.
Tellers: Tá, Senators Gabrielle McFadden and James Reilly; Níl, Senators Victor Boyhan and Michael McDowell.
Question declared lost.