This Week In The Seanad


Schedule of Business

Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th April 2014



14:30 –                         Order of Business

15:45 –                                   Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) Bill 2013 – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage

                                                [Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport]

Spokesperson Senator Pat O’Neill  


10:30 –                         Order of Business

11:45 –                                   Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2014 – All Stages

[Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government]


Motion regarding the early signature of the Electoral (Amendment) (No.) Bill 2014 – Without Debate

[Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government]

Spokesperson Senator Cait Keane


15:00 – 16:00                       Employment Equality (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2013 – Committee Stage Resumed[Department of Justice and Equality]

                                                Spokesperson Senator Martin Conway


16:30 – 18:30              Private Members Business

                                    “That Seanad Éireann:

Conscious that almost 29,000 people die each year in Ireland and 290,000 people are newly bereaved

Aware that contributors to the recent hearings on palliative, end-of –life and bereavement care, by the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children identified that end-of-life issues are wider than healthcare:

Calls on the Government to put in place a review:




To explore the components of an overarching strategy on End of Life and Bereavement,

which would have regard to the wider societal issues arising, including legal, financial, economic, educational and cultural aspects.”

                                    [Senators Marie Louise O’ Donnell, David Norris and Jillian van Turnhout]

19:00 – 20:00              Motion regarding Terms of Reference for a Commission of Investigation         [An Taoiseach]


10:30 –                         Order of Business

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

                                                Spokesperson Senator Colm Burke



13:00 –                                   An update on the situation in the Ukraine

                                                [Minister of State for European Affairs]

                                    Spokesperson Senator M. Mullins




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