This Week In The Seanad

REVISED SEANAD ÉIREANN
Schedule of Business
Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October, 2015

Tuesday
14:30 – Commencement Debates
15:30 – Order of Business
Motion regarding the proceeds of the sale of Aer Lingus (Back from Committee – Without Debate)
17:00 – 19:00 Marriage Bill 2015 – Second Stage
[Department of Justice and Equality]
Spokesperson Senator Martin Conway

Wednesday
10:30 – Commencement Debates
11:30 – Order of Business
13:00 – 15:00 Children First Bill 2014 – Report and Final Stages
[Department of Children and Youth Affairs]
Spokesperson Senator Imelda Henry

15:00 – 17:00 Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015 – Committee, Report and Final Stages
[Department of Environment, Community and Local Government]
Spokesperson Senator Cait Keane

17:00 – 19:00 PMB – Independent Senators (Nominees) –
Private Members Business – Motion
That
“Seanad Eireann notes the ratification by Ireland in 1999 of the United Nations Principles for Older Persons which includes:
– Article 6 “Older persons should be able to reside at home for as long as possible.”
– Article 12 “Older persons should have access to health care to help them to maintain or regain the optimum level of physical, mental and emotional well-being, and to prevent or delay the onset of illness.”
– Article 16 “Older persons should have access to the educational, cultural, spiritual and recreational resources of society.”

and calls on the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD to:
– outline how Ireland is upholding the United Nations Principles for Older Persons;
– maintain Government policy which is to facilitate older people to stay in their own homes and communities for as long as possible; and
– continue to develop alternatives to residential care, including
enhanced home care, and to consider the potential of new residential models which would help older people to be more independent and to enjoy a better quality of life for longer.
[Senator Marie Louise O’ Donnell Senator Jillian Van Turnhout]
Spokesperson Senator Colm Burke
Thursday
10:30 – Commencement Debates
11:30 – Order of Business
Motion re Regulation for Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (Back from Committee) (without Debate)
13:00 – 15:00 Marriage Bill 2015 – Committee, Report and Final Stages
[Department of Justice and Equality]
Spokesperson Senator Martin Conway

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