Mark Dearey in the Seanade

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Seanad: Economic Situation: Statements (20 Apr 2011)

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Mark Dearey: I also would like to wish the Minister of State well. He will bring a sharp mind and a clear sense of priority to his new role. I look forward to watching him from the sidelines in the years ahead. The Government has made a decision to long finger the issue of a climate change Bill. Such a Bill is not only a progressive and critical environmental measure, it would also provide massive...

Seanad: Order of Business. (20 Apr 2011)

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Mark Dearey: I join other Senators in wishing all candidates well in the forthcoming Seanad elections. I wish to raise two items with the Leader, the first of which is the status of the Climate Change Bill. I note the plan is to decline it a Second Reading on the basis that all-party consensus has not been agreed. It is item No. 5 on the Order Paper. That is a great disappointment given the urgency of...

Seanad: Order of Business (24 Mar 2011)

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Mark Dearey: I join my colleagues in offering my best wishes to Senator Cummins in his new role. As a proud parliamentarian and Irishman, he fully appreciates the honour bestowed on him and I know he will fulfil his duties with great dignity. It is ironic that the Green Party was the only party in the general election to campaign on the basis of retaining the Seanad. The principle of bicameralism is...

Seanad: Finance Bill 2011: Second Stage (28 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: I know it is not the Green Party to which Senator Hannigan is referring.

Seanad: Finance Bill 2011: Second Stage (28 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: I would like to share two minutes with Senator Ó Brolcháin.

Seanad: Finance Bill 2011: Second Stage (28 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: I cannot recall a time when the permeability that always exists between the political process and the state of the economy has been greater. They are causing each other to flux in a way that none of us can recall and have created a level of instability that needs to be addressed and remedied. On one level, it is futile to spend too much time looking back, but it is necessary to acknowledge...

Seanad: National Monument at 14-16 Moore Street, Dublin: Statements (26 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: There is hardly a more important monument in the country than this, but there are many potential pitfalls around its preservation that could be wounding to our memory of what happened in 1916 if poorly handled. An unseemly squabble for ownership of 1916 would not be appropriate when everyone can claim lineage to it. I claim lineage to it which I will explain briefly. My grandmother Peg...

Seanad: Order of Business (26 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: It is a pity a few more Members were not available to hear the presentation given by Professor Karl Whelan at yesterday's meeting of the Joint Committee on European Affairs in respect of the extremely intricate but very dynamic workings of the European Financial Stability Facility, the European Financial Stability Mechanism and the IMF loan. Professor Whelan discussed how these mechanism...

Seanad: Order of Business (26 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: ——should be carried forward and taken up by the next Government. The dividing lines between those who support the legislation and those who oppose it are clear. This should inform the approach of the next Government in the context of delivering strong legislation such as that introduced by the Green Party in this House.

Seanad: Bretton Woods Agreements (Amendment) Bill 2011: Second and Subsequent Stages (20 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: I welcome the Minister of State. I wish to take up the theme of democratisation in welcoming the Bill which represents some progress on that front. When one considers how slow any democratisation of the United Nations Security Council is, one must be thankful for signs of it within the IMF. I have been following the United Nations Security Council's debate on reform for many years. It is...

Seanad: Export-led Growth: Motion (19 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: Ireland's industrial growth, according to the innovation task force, has experienced two inflection points since we began to embrace the notion of Ireland as a country capable of industrial production and move away from an agricultural, agrarian society. That is not to say the agricultural economy is not absolutely critical to Ireland's future. The inflection points identified by the...

Seanad: Climate Change Response Bill 2010: Second Stage (Resumed) (19 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: The tonnages are the same.

Seanad: Climate Change Response Bill 2010: Second Stage (Resumed) (19 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: The Bill does not do that.

Seanad: Climate Change Response Bill 2010: Second Stage (Resumed) (19 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: There were higher targets.

Seanad: Climate Change Response Bill 2010: Second Stage (Resumed) (19 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: The targets were higher. Fine Gael agreed to that.

Seanad: Climate Change Response Bill 2010: Second Stage (Resumed) (19 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: If Senator Coffey proposes it, he should say it.

Seanad: Climate Change Response Bill 2010: Second Stage (13 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: I welcome the Minister of State. I welcome also the placing of the Climate Change Response Bill 2010 before the House. It is a significant day. It is probably an historic day in the sense that climate change has been on the agenda since the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. This country has been through an enormous time of economic change. We did not take account of the message of...

Seanad: Water Services: Motion (12 Jan 2011)

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Mark Dearey: I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Finneran. This debate on this most precious of resources, its management, responsibility for its delivery and environmentally friendly production processes is also welcome. Water flushes and sluices life on a daily basis but this needs to be done in a way that is both efficient and responsible in terms of how water is treated and where it ends up....

Seanad: Order of Business (17 Dec 2010)

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Mark Dearey: I wish you, a Chathaoirligh, the Clerk and staff of the Seanad a very happy Christmas. I thank them for the welcome they gave me earlier this year when I arrived in the House. I extend those wishes to all the Members opposite and on this side. I have a particular affinity for sound engineers. I wish them, all the technical staff and the people who provide us with the Official Report well....

Seanad: Order of Business (16 Dec 2010)

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Mark Dearey: I too call for a debate on the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights this morning regarding one of the three women who took an action over her right to an abortion in circumstances where her life might be threatened. One of the three women had her rights upheld by the court. There has already been talk of a constitutional referendum. I am not sure this is what is needed in this case...
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