This Week In The Seanad

Schedule of Business
Tuesday 12th Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th May, 2015

14:30 – Commencement Debates
15:30 – Order of Business
16:45 – 18:15 Statements on ‘Alcohol Consumption in Ireland’
[Minister for Health]
Spokesperson Senator Colm Burke

10:30 – Commencement Debates
11:30 – Order of Business
12:45 – 14:45 Statements on Early Childcare
[Minister for Children]
Spokesperson Senator Imelda Henry

15:00 – Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011
[Department of Justice and Equality]
Spokesperson Senator Martin Conway

17:30-19:30 Private Members Business – Labour Motion –
[Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht]
Spokesperson Senator E. Coghlan

Private Members Business – Motion
“That Seanad Eireann:
– Commends the Government for the work done to maintain services in the National Museum, National Library of Ireland, Natural History Museum and National Arts Gallery, in the face of the economic difficulties experienced by the country since 2008;
– Commends the Government for the continued high value being placed on the educational merit and appeal as international tourist attractions of these institutions; and for continuing to support the policy of not imposing admission charges to the above institutions, thereby encouraging public access; and for continuing to support and sustain our national heritage sites and attractions countrywide;
– Further commends the Government for continuing to acknowledge the role and importance of our natural heritage in terms of education, biodiversity and amenity in reference to Special Areas of Conservation, nature reserves, wildlife & habitats, protected species and our National Parks and Heritage sites.
– Calls on the Minister for Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht to outline the Government’s proposals to bring forward a plan to further enhance the above institutions through initiatives such as upgrading the buildings, preserving library books and records, assisting in digitising publications and establishing a shared storage facility for TCD, UCD, and the National Library of Ireland. “
Senators Denis Landy, John Whelan, Ivana Bacik, John Gilroy, Jimmy Harte, Aideen Hayden, Lorraine Higgins, John Kelly, Marie Moloney, Mary Moran, Susan O’Keeffe.
[Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht]

10:30 – Commencement Debates
11:30 – Order of Business
12:45 – Children (Amendment) Bill 2015 – Second Stage
[Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Spokesperson Senator Imelda Henry

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