Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017: From the Seanad
Seán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
I thank the Minister of State. This initiative reflects very well on Members on all sides of the 32nd Dáil. I acknowledge Deputy Shortall's considerable tenacity who, through the Business Committee, has pursued this matter for some time. As Chairman of the Oireachtas Commission, I thank Deputy Shortall for acknowledging the role of the Office of the Parliamentary Legal Advisor. We are well served by superb people in that office and we are absolutely committed to ensuring it continues to have the resources to enable it to service people on all sides of this House into the future.