This Week In The Seanad

Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd  and Thursday 3rd April 2014




14:30 –                         Order of Business

15:45 –                                   Fines (Payment and Recovery) Bill 2013 – Committee and Remaining Stages                                       [Minister for Justice and Equality]-

Spokesperson Senator Martin Conway



10:30 –                         Order of Business

11:45 – 13:00                       Protection of Children’s Health from Tobacco Smoke Bill 2012 – Report Stage    [Minister for Health]

                                                Spokesperson Senator Colm Burke


13:00 – 14:30                       Friendly Societies and Industrial and Provident Societies (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013 – Order for Second and Second Stage-      [Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation]

                                                Spokesperson Senator Deirdre Clune


15:00 – 17:00                       Private Members Business

Higher Education and Research (Consolidation and Improvement) Bill 2014

                                                [Senator Sean Barrett]

                                                Spokesperson Senator Jim D’Arcy


17:00 – 19:00              Private Members Business- Gov. FG. Motion as follows:

                                    That Seanad Éireann:


recognises the central role of sport in Ireland and its enrichment of people’s lives both as active participants and as a country;

values the better physical and mental health and well-being that is to be gained through sports participation;

values the achievements of Ireland’s sporting heroes;

recognises that sport and recreation also have other benefits for the nation both economic in terms of sports tourism and employment opportunities;

supports the Government’s efforts to increase participation and interest in sport; and

calls upon the Government to continue:

to improve and develop sports facilities at national, regional and local level;

to make Ireland an internationally recognised destination for competitions in as many  sports as possible; and

to build upon previous successes and work to attract world class competitions to Ireland such as, for example, the Rugby and Golf World Cups, international cycling and equestrian competitions and other high profile events that will have economic, social and reputational benefits for Ireland.


Senators Terry Brennan, Maurice Cummins, Deirdre Clune, Paul Coghlan, Michael Comiskey, Martin Conway, Eamonn Coughlan, Colm Burke, Jim Darcy, Michael D’Arcy, Cáit Keane, Imelda Henry, Tony Mulcahy, Michael Mullins, Hildegard Naughten, Catherine Noone, Pat O’Neill, Tom Sheahan




10:30 –                         Order of Business

11:45 – 13:30                       Role of the SME Envoy Network-[Minster of State for Small Business]

Spokesperson Senator Deirdre Clune


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