Dáil debates

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation


12:30 pm

Photo of Mairead FarrellMairead Farrell (Galway West, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

Gabhaim buíochas, a Cheann Comhairle, agus guím Nollaig shona ar fhoireann Theach Laighean agus tá súil agam go mbeidh Nollaig álainn acu ar fad.

A Thánaiste, the Women of Honour group has set out their view that a review, as proposed by the Government, does not go far enough. It is clearly inadequate for an internal review to be held with no power to compel witnesses or apportion blame. If these serious allegations are to be addressed and learned from, Women of Honour want to see a robust and independent investigation that will identify the issues and put in place mechanisms to ensure no other women are treated in the same way again. I urge the Tánaiste to listen to these concerns now and act urgently to take them on board. Will the Tánaiste give a commitment that he will speak to the Minister for Defence, Deputy Coveney, to establish an independent external investigation without any further delay?


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