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Seanad: Land and Conveyancing Law Reform (Amendment) Bill 2019: Second Stage (27 Mar 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: Fianna Fáil is supporting the Bill. It is happy to support any measures that will, in principle, help distressed mortgage holders. It is welcome that the purpose of the Bill is to broaden the scope of matters that courts must take into account. We believe that loans should not be sold to vulture funds. Such practices are causing great distress to people across the country. Apart...

Seanad: Period Poverty: Motion (27 Mar 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: I second the motion. I welcome the Minister of State. I am delighted that we are having this debate. It follows on from the debate in Dáil Éireann, which was very well received both here and by the general public. I, too, commend the Women's Caucus for formulating this motion and putting it forward. I am delighted that we have cross-party support across both Houses. The motion...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (26 Mar 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: Last December, a stillborn baby girl was found wrapped in a cloth on a beach in Balbriggan. She was found by a passer-by and had been there for less than 24 hours. The local community named the child baby Belle. Despite numerous appeals for baby Belle's mother to come forward to receive the care and attention she needed, she did not come forward. We in north County Dublin took baby Belle...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (27 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: I wish to highlight the issue of Dublin Port and call for a debate on its future post Brexit. The House has had many debates on the unfolding situation, but it would be good to have a specific debate on the future of Dublin Port. The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Ross, needs to outline the plans for the port post Brexit, be it at the end of March or a short time...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (27 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: Hear, hear.

Seanad: Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017: Committee Stage (Resumed) (27 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: On a point of order, it is called fulsome debate.

Seanad: Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017: Committee Stage (Resumed) (27 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: I am not giving you a lecture; it is just a point of order.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (26 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: I speak about the horrific murder of Clodagh Hawe and her three sons, Liam, Niall and Ryan. Last night's documentary on "Claire Byrne Live" was a great public service.RTÉ should be proud of it. It gave a voice to Clodagh, her sons and the Hawe family that had been missing for a long time since their deaths in August 2016. Mary and Jacqueline, Clodagh's mother and sister, gave a great...

Seanad: Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017: Committee Stage (Resumed) (20 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: I move amendment No. 87:In page 29, line 3, after "concerned" to insert the following:", having regard to the objective that the membership of the judiciary should comprise equal numbers of women and men". Senator Bacik stated she wishes to withdraw that amendment but wants liberty to re-enter it on Report Stage. Having moved it, I will withdraw it.

Seanad: Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017: Committee Stage (Resumed) (20 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: On a point of order, there are not many Members present and Senator Craughwell's contribution should be listened to by an appropriate number of Senators.

Seanad: Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017: Committee Stage (Resumed) (20 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: The idea of a quorum is that people remain.

Seanad: Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017: Committee Stage (Resumed) (20 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: Is the idea of the quorum not for people to remain for the debate?

Seanad: Order of Business (13 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: I refer to the cervical smear scandal and the continuing fallout. We were all rocked last April when it emerged that Vicky Phelan had refused to sign the gagging order and lifted the lid on the scandal of the year. It is ongoing. With many others, I was shocked to hear that the interim director general of the HSE, Ms Anne O'Connor, had said she was concerned about the length of time it had...

Seanad: Order of Business (13 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: This issue should be the focus of the Department of Justice and Equality, not that ridiculous Bill that is taking up so much time when we have women who are very ill and dying and cannot access justice in a timely manner. Justice delayed is justice denied. We cannot stand over justice being denied to the women affected by this outrageous scandal.

Seanad: Order of Business (13 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: There has been no obstruction from Fianna Fáil.

Seanad: Order of Business (13 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: I am not heckling.

Seanad: Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2018: Second Stage (13 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: I thank the Minister of State for his overview of this very important Bill which Fianna Fáil will support. Increased sentences for these crimes are very important, but the Government has failed to establish a sentencing commission, meaning that when this legislation is in place, there will continue to be huge inconsistencies in sentencing. In April 2018 a judge, in sentencing a man who...

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Rehabilitative Periods) Bill 2018: Second Stage (13 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: I commend Senator Ruane and her team for bringing before the House this excellent proposed legislation. Senator Ruane outlined in very clear and concise terms why this legislation is absolutely needed. It is a human rights issue and a compassionate piece of legislation. Irish people are known to be a compassionate people. We all have had second chances in our lives in one form or another....

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Garda Stations (12 Feb 2019)

Lorraine Clifford Lee: I thank the Minister of State for coming to the House to debate this important issue.I am looking for an update on the reopening of Rush Garda station. Rush station was one of the six Garda stations that were announced in November 2017 to be reopened as part of a pilot project. That was November 2017 and now we are in February 2019 and I am looking for an update. The people of Rush were...

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