Sitting Arrangements: Motion

I move:

(1) That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business, the Seanad on its rising on Tuesday, 15th June, 2021, shall adjourn until 9.30 a.m. on Friday, 18th June, 2021, in the Dáil Chamber, and unless otherwise ordered, 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 she may authorise in that behalf.

Schedule

Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage.

Subject to the publication of the Bill, the Order for Second Stage and Second Stage of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 shall be taken at 9.30 a.m. and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 10.45 a.m. The opening contribution of the Minister at the debate on Second Stage shall not exceed 8 minutes, the contribution of all Senators shall not exceed 5 minutes, and the Minister shall be given no less than 8 minutes to reply to the debate.

Suspension of Sitting.

On the conclusion of the proceedings on the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2021, the sitting shall be suspended until 11.15 a.m., or for 15 minutes after such conclusion, whichever is the later.

Residential Tenancies (No. 2) Bill 2021 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage.

Subject to the publication of the Bill, the Order for Second Stage and Second Stage of the Residential Tenancies (No. 2) Bill 2021 shall be taken on the resumption of the sitting and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion after 75 minutes. The opening contribution of the Minister at the debate on Second Stage shall not exceed 8 minutes, the contribution of all Senators shall not exceed 5 minutes, and the Minister shall be given no less than 8 minutes to reply to the debate.

Suspension of Sitting.

On the conclusion of the proceedings on the Residential Tenancies (No. 2) Bill 2021, the sitting shall be suspended for 15 minutes.

Affordable Housing Bill 2021 – Report and Final Stages.

The proceedings on the Report and Final Stages of the Affordable Housing Bill 2021 shall be taken on the resumption of the sitting, and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 5.30 p.m. by one Question, which shall be put from the Chair and which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Government; the proceedings shall be interrupted after two hours for 20 minutes to allow for the sanitisation of the Chamber, and the order of debate shall resume thereafter.

(2) The Seanad on its rising on Friday, 18th June, 2021, shall adjourn until 10.30 a.m. on Monday, 21st June, 2021 in the Dáil Chamber.

Question put:
The Seanad divided: Tá, 29; Níl, 2.

  • Blaney, Niall.
  • Burke, Paddy.
  • Buttimer, Jerry.
  • Byrne, Malcolm.
  • Byrne, Maria.
  • Carrigy, Micheál.
  • Casey, Pat.
  • Chambers, Lisa.
  • Clifford-Lee, Lorraine.
  • Conway, Martin.
  • Crowe, Ollie.
  • Currie, Emer.
  • Daly, Paul.
  • Davitt, Aidan.
  • Doherty, Regina.
  • Dolan, Aisling.
  • Dooley, Timmy.
  • Gallagher, Robbie.
  • Horkan, Gerry.
  • Kyne, Seán.
  • Lombard, Tim.
  • Martin, Vincent P.
  • McGahon, John.
  • McGreehan, Erin.
  • Murphy, Eugene.
  • O'Donovan, Denis.
  • O'Reilly, Joe.
  • Seery Kearney, Mary.
  • Ward, Barry.

Níl

  • Keogan, Sharon.
  • Mullen, Rónán.
Tellers: Tá, Senators Robbie Gallagher and Seán Kyne; Níl, Senators Rónán Mullen and Sharon Keogan.
Question declared carried.