Thursday, 27 June 2019
Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil
There will be no further opportunity to speak on this but I remind the departing Deputies that all of the Leaders or their representatives spoke on questions on promised legislation today and wished them all well. I believe I speak for everyone when I wish Clare Daly well. I know all four departing Deputies will be missed. They made a major contribution to political life in Ireland and they will make a major contribution to political life in Europe. As an Irish mother would always say, the door will always be open. It will be a hard door to open. The Tánaiste and I are two of those who had a dual mandate and both doors were open to us but that is not the way it is now. Some of us came back and we are very happy.
As I said yesterday, I have no doubt that, despite carrying different flags, from the left and the right, the four departing Deputies will all represent Ireland and wear the Irish jersey while in Brussels. We are confident that they will do so. Guím gach rath ar na Teachtaí. Áth mór orthu agus go n-éirí go geal leo.