Tuesday, 14 May 2019
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
Brendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour)
In the spirit of new politics and harmonious relations between Government and Opposition, I acknowledge that the Government will progress the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Bill 2017 that passed Second Stage here in January 2018. I also welcome the fact that the Cabinet has now approved a number of amendments to that Bill and will present them to the House. I am sure that, like myself, Deputies will have received many queries from concerned parents and young people about the urgency of getting this legislation passed. When will the Bill proceed into Committee and would the Taoiseach share my ambition of seeing this Bill enacted by the summer?