A little victory

29th January, 2009

Just received my Seanad plan for the week. The Harbours Bill is on next Thursday. No end point has been set for it. Will I ever get out of the chamber? The filibustering could go on until Friday!

Readers of earlier posts might remember that the last session on this ended with a colleague saying of a report that he was reading into the record :- ‘well that’s page 5 done of a 45 page report’.

I should point out that the Government informed me that they are going to insert one of my amendments into the next stage of the Bill. This amendment set out the need for public consultation in some areas and detailed how this could be done. A small but enjoyable victory!