Archive for the category: ‘Senate Speeches’

18. 5. 2017

My Speech on the Adoption and Tracing Bill,

First and foremost this Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill will give adopted persons, birth parents and relatives a legal right to an information and tracing service. In my view, this […]

18. 5. 2017

My Speech on Childhood Obesity

  As this House is well aware, I have long been a strong and vocal advocate for the urgent need to tackle the growing obesity epidemic – especially childhood obesity. […]

10. 5. 2017

My Speech on the Litter Pollution (Amendment) Bill 2017

The 2015 National Littering Monitoring System revealed that 62.8% of Ireland was slightly polluted. The reality that over 60% of our country is polluted to some level is not a […]

9. 5. 2017

My speech on the new report by the National Oversight and Audit Commission

I was struck by the new report released by the National Oversight and Audit Commission, released today which found that less than half i.e only 15 out of 31 local […]

3. 5. 2017

My Speech at the Press Conference

Emigration is a central part of Ireland’s history. Although it became particularly prominent during the Great Famine, emigration has continued throughout the decades in spite of Ireland’s evolution and development. […]

12. 4. 2017

My Speech on the Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill 2017

Ireland has developed considerably since the Intoxicating Liquor Act was passed into law in 1927, particularly with regards to economic and social aspects. The tourism sector has grown significantly, making […]

9. 3. 2017

Irish Cancer Society’s Campaign to Reduce Hospital Parking Costs Needs to be Supported by Govt

Today, I called on the Minister for Health to support the Irish Cancer Society’s ongoing campaign to reduce exorbitant hospital car parking prices by issuing parking pricing guideline. I was […]

9. 3. 2017

My Speech On The Excavations on the site of former Mother and Baby Home Site – Tuam.

The discovery of a mass grave at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home is truly appalling.  The physical excavations by the Commission of Investigation have unearthed a true chamber of […]

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