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Leaders' Questions (25 Apr 2018)

Mick Wallace: I am not making allegations. I am stating facts. I want the Taoiseach to dig deeper. Not only does NAMA have a tendency to play a bit footloose with criminal law, but it seems to care little for the data protection law. Two months ago, the Data Protection Commissioner found that NAMA was in breach of its obligations under data protection law regarding requests for data from the O'Flynn...

Leaders' Questions (25 Apr 2018)

Mick Wallace: The end of February saw the first ever prosecution resulting in a conviction in the UK of a corporate body for failure to prevent bribery. The case concerned the managing director of a company paying a £10,000 bribe to secure a contract worth £6 million. This was the first test of section 7 of the UK's Bribery Act, which provides that a corporate body is guilty of an offence if a...

Leaders' Questions (25 Apr 2018)

Mick Wallace: I have done that. I promise the Leas-Cheann Comhairle.

Data Protection Bill 2018 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed) (18 Apr 2018)

Mick Wallace: One could be forgiven for suspecting that the Government and some Departments simply either do not understand privacy and data protection issues or choose to ignore them. I say this because some things the State has been up to for the last years in the knowledge that the GDPR is on its way, including the public services card, PSC, the single customer view, CCTV schemes and the Health...

Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (18 Apr 2018)

Mick Wallace: The Ceann Comhairle started by saying Peter was not a conventional politician.

Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (18 Apr 2018)

Mick Wallace: I would like to think it was to his credit that he was not deemed to be conventional.

Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (18 Apr 2018)

Mick Wallace: He was a bit fancy with the dress all right. We all agree that he was incredibly idealistic, but it came as a bit of a shock that he was so idealistic that he would go to Fianna Fáil and think he could change the way it looked at things. That was a new one on me. I am amused that the Taoiseach was receiving the long text messages along with the rest of us. I do not know how he found...

Topical Issue Debate: Syrian Conflict (17 Apr 2018)

Mick Wallace: I appreciate also that the Tánaiste said he urged caution. He said Ireland has not supported military action but he did not condemn it. The Tánaiste said he condemns the use of chemical weapons, but that is before he can get proof on whether they were used or who used them. He is just taking their word for it. It suits the agenda. It is nuts. How do we know what is going on?...

Topical Issue Debate: Syrian Conflict (17 Apr 2018)

Mick Wallace: I thank the Ceann Comhairle for picking the subject. International law, under the UN Charter, makes clear two exceptions to the general prohibition of war. The first is the use of force by a state against another, the self-defence clause as defined by Article 51. The second permits certain military interventions when authorised by the UN Security Council under chapter 7 of the Charter....

Other Questions: Prisoner Transfers (17 Apr 2018)

Mick Wallace: I thank the Minister and will make contact with him. The Department previously indicated that the necessary legislative changes would be considered in the context of the European Union framework decision 2008/909/JHA which governs the transfer of prisoners between EU member states. The heads of a Bill to transpose the framework decision has been approved since 2013 but has not been brought...

Other Questions: Prisoner Transfers (17 Apr 2018)

Mick Wallace: 37. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the prisoner transfer system; the number of prisoners seeking a transfer; his plans to bring forth legislation to deal with the Supreme Court ruling; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16533/18]

Other Questions: Prisoner Transfers (17 Apr 2018)

Mick Wallace: I understand the reason for the suspension of the transfer of sentenced persons, which is due to the High Court and Supreme Court judgments of the past few years, but I do not understand the reason for such a prolonged delay in resolving the matter. I appreciate that this is complex and legislative or administrative changes may be necessary. The problem is now several years old and both the...

Other Questions: Prisoner Transfers (17 Apr 2018)

Mick Wallace: As I understand it, if a prisoner applied for repatriation before July 2016, the prisoner should have received a letter from the Irish Prison Service advising of the current situation and indicating that the application is on hold. However, if a prisoner applied for repatriation after July 2016, no processing of the application has taken place. The Minister can correct me if I am wrong...

Service by the Defence Forces with the United Nations in 2016: Motion (Resumed) (28 Mar 2018)

Mick Wallace: I welcome the opportunity to debate the report on Ireland's Defence Forces' involvement with UN missions. Our peacekeeping forces have a great reputation internationally and we are supportive of their work. However, concern has been growing in recent years regarding how and where they are being deployed. We now often find that the diplomatic alliances and decisions of the Government work...

Service by the Defence Forces with the United Nations in 2016: Motion (27 Mar 2018)

Mick Wallace: Let him on.

Government Response to Salisbury Attack: Statements (27 Mar 2018)

Mick Wallace: The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade said the UK Government has concluded that the Russian state was highly likely to be behind the attempted murders. We are not going by somebody else's evidence in our decision-making. They do not even have any. They say it is highly likely. When was anybody ever convicted for being highly likely of being guilty? I do not...

Topical Issue Debate: Shannon Airport Facilities (27 Mar 2018)

Mick Wallace: If we were genuinely concerned about the humanitarian problems and conditions in these countries, we would not allow aircraft to land in Shannon to go on there and wreak havoc on these peoples. The Minister of State says that one of the conditions on military aircraft to land are that the aircraft must be unarmed, carries no arms, ammunition or explosives and it must not engage in...

Topical Issue Debate: Shannon Airport Facilities (27 Mar 2018)

Mick Wallace: I thank the Ceann Comhairle for selecting this matter. Last week was the 15th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. On 20 March 2003, Dáil Éireann approved a Government motion authorising the use of Shannon Airport for the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq. With that motion, put forward by the then Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, Ireland declared itself party to an illegal and...

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