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Léirítear sna díospóireachtaí a bhí sa Seanad ó 1922 i leith roinnt de na ceisteanna achrannacha a bhfuil Éire ag dul i ngleic leo le 100 bliain anuas.

Roghnaíomar díospóireacht shuntasach ó gach tréimhse deich mbliana chun léargas a fháil ar roinnt de na saincheisteanna atá tagtha chun cinn ó bhunú an Stáit.

1925

Reachtaíocht um cholscaradh

“Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds you open the way for every kind of intolerance and for every kind of religious persecution.”

— W.B. Yeats

1933

Bille Bunreachta (Móid do Chur ar Ceal)

“Ba cheart dom a chur i gcuimhne don Seanad nach seo an t-aon Teach Uachtarach a bhí i gcoimhlint le Seomra an phobail. I Sasana bhí Teach na dTeachtaí i gconspóid le Teach na dTeachtaí, a raibh de thoradh air gur baineadh cumhachtaí de na Tiarnaí.”

— An Coirnéal Maurice Moore

Grianghraf portráide den Ridire John Keane

© Gailearaí Portráidí Náisiúnta, Londain CC BY NC ND 3.0

1944

Cinsireacht

“Anois, tá curtha in iúl go bhfuilimse, mar gheall ar mo dhroch-chlú, ar tí ionsaí eile a dhéanamh ar ár ndaingean morálta. Is féidir liom a dhearbhú duit nach bhfuil aon rud den chineál sin sa rún seo.”

— An Ridire John Keane 

1955

Pionós i mBunscoileanna

“Is é mo rún pearsanta nach ndéanann sé maith riamh páistí a bhualadh. Creidim gur minic a dhéanann sé dochar dóibh.”

— Owen Sheehy Skeffington

Grianghraf de Garrett FitzGerald

Le caoinchead Fine Gael

1966

Comhaltas CEE na hÉireann

“If the Government fail to pursue this aim as thoroughly and as efficiently as we think is desirable, we will be pressing them from behind…It will do no harm to our position in Brussels and in this country if it is seen that this House is concerned about this matter.”

Garrett FitzGerald

Grianghraf de Mary Robinson

Íomhá: RollingNews

1973

An Bille um Beartú Muiríne

“I make this final appeal: let us as Senators confer on ourselves the jurisdiction to debate what every other forum in the country has debated. Let us not shirk the issue.”

Mary Robinson

Grianghraf de Katharine Bulbulia

Le caoinchead Fine Gael

1988

Clár Faisnéise agus Oideachais ar SEIF

“I am pleased this House has had this debate. I hope that some good will come of it and that the Minister will feel encouraged and emboldened and will decide to be more explicit, more up front and more dynamic about this matter.”

— Katherine Bulbulia

Grianghraf de David Norris

Íomhá: RollingNews

1990

Breithiúnas den Chúirt Eorpach um Chearta an Duine

“The laws under which I have lived out my 46 years of life are the exact and direct parallel of the Penal Laws which discriminated against Roman Catholics in this country, to the shame of the then Government.”

David Norris

Grianghraf de Mary Henry

Íomhá: RollingNews

2004

Dlí Teaghlaigh

“The Constitution consigns the growing number of alternative family forms, such as non-marital partners and lone, unmarried parents and their children, to a legal no-man's land.”

Mary Henry

Grianghraf de Mark Daly

© Mark Daly CC BY 4.0

2016

An Bille um Theanga Chomharthaíochta na hÉireann

“Is ceist ceart sibhialta é seo. Baineann sé le deis chomhionann a thabhairt do bhaill den phobal bodhar chun a bheith ina saoránaigh iomlána den Stát.”

Mark Daly

Grianghraf de Alice Mary Higgins

© Alice Mary Higgins CC BY 4.0

2021

Tarscaoileadh TRIPS

“Tá aithne againn go léir ar dhaoine a fuair Covid le mí nó seachtain anuas. Tá sé ag scaipeadh go han-tapa ar fud na hEorpa, an Ríocht Aontaithe agus Éire san áireamh. Samhlaigh na cúinsí i dtír nach bhfuil vacsaín ach ag 5% den daonra. Ina leithéid de thír, ní hamháin go bhfuil níos mó daoine ag fáil an víris, ach tá níos mó daoine ag fáil bháis de.”

— Alice-Mary Higgins 

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