Chief Whip Announces new Legilative Programme for the coming Dáil Session, Tuesday 19th January 2010
The Government Chief Whip Pat Carey, T.D. has today announced the Legislative Programme for the forthcoming Dáil session, which commences today.
Minister Carey said “The Dáil and Seanad will be key players in ensuring that Ireland continues on the road to economic recovery. The legislative and budgetary measures passed by the Dáil in recent sessions have helped to stabilise the Irish economy in the midst of a severe international recession. The coming Dáil session will now allow us to build on this record.
Along with charting the economic recovery of the Irish economy, we are also focussed on strengthening Irish society. Key pieces of legislation to achieve this goal which will be published during the coming Dáil session are:
· Minerals Development Bill
· Education (Patronage) Bill
· Noise Nuisance Bill
· Wildlife (Amendment) Bill
· Central Bank Bill
· Criminal Law (Defence of Life and Property) Bill
These new Bills aim to improve Irish society and strengthen the Irish economy. I believe that they acknowledge the challenges that we now face, but are designed to meet those challenges head on.
I believe that our work in the Dáil can help to point the way to a safer and stronger Ireland. We have the ability to show leadership and to put in place the legislative framework necessary for a modern and confident country. I believe that today’s legislation programme helps to achieve those goals.