Archive for the category: ‘Senate Speeches’

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 […]

22. 2. 2017

My speech to the Minister for Education & Skills, Richard Bruton, on his statements regarding the Action Plan for Education 2017

For our education system to be truly equal fair and inclusive  – every child must have the opportunity to fulfil their  potential, regardless of circumstances. Moreover, we must strive to […]

16. 2. 2017

My Speech on the subject of Statements of Clarification on Statements made by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Let me start by saying that the top priority in this matter is achieving justice for the McCabe family. I have not encountered one person- since the story broke- who […]

8. 2. 2017

My Speech on The Derelict and Vacant Sites Bill 2017

Private Members Bill – Derelict and Vacant Sites Bill 2017 The Derelict and Vacant Sites Bill 2017 proposes to amend three existing Acts, the Derelict Sites Act 1990, the Urban […]

8. 2. 2017

My speech addressing Frances Fitzgerald on The Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017

The Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 The Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 is an important piece of new legislation which will give necessary financial security to those who require lifelong […]

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