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Seanad: Be Winter-Ready Campaign: Statements (15 Dec 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Gabhaim mo bhuíochas leis an Aire Stáit as a bheith linn. I am glad Senator Norris is not here because unusually for me I have put a few notes together. I hope the Minister of State will not be offended when I read my notes. When launching the Be Winter-Ready initiative in early November, the Minister of State stated it was designed to provide practical advice on the measures...

Seanad: Appropriation Bill 2016: Second and Subsequent Stages (15 Dec 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire Stáit as bheith anseo. I am deputising for my colleague Senator Paul Gavan so I hope the Minister of State will accept a lesser Senator in this instance. The Bill is a necessary piece of housekeeping effectively to validate all expenditure by Departments approved under the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates processes. Previously, this housekeeping...

Seanad: Courts Bill 2016: Second Stage (15 Dec 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Never fear, I will not be using the full eight minutes. I do not want to prolong the agony for my fellow valiant Senators who have lasted the pace this afternoon. The Minister of State already knows the Sinn Féin position on this Bill. We tabled some very modest amendments to it but they were not accepted, unfortunately. However, we still have an opportunity to reflect on those very...

Seanad: Order of Business (24 Jan 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I want to set my comments in the context of Senator Kevin Humphrey's earlier contribution, which were telling at a time of such significant political crisis in the North and potential for instability. I wonder was it the SDLP, or perhaps the remnants of the Sticks, who phoned him to let him know there was an election coming up and he had to get at Sinn Féin. Perhaps he would have the...

Seanad: Order of Business (26 Jan 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Ba mhaith liom cúpla pointe a ardú inniu. An ceann is minice agus is tábhachtaí a bhfuilimid ag caint faoi ar na mallaibh ná ceist an Breatimeacht nó an Sasimeacht, that is, Brexit. I am sure the Leader and all other Senators have been closely following the recent decision of the Supreme Court in London on Brexit. As Senators will be aware, the North voted...

Seanad: Northern Ireland: Statements (26 Jan 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Gabhaim mo bhuíochas leis an Aire as a bheith linn. Tá sé thar a bheith tábhachtach agus dearfach go bhfuil sé anseo linn inniu chun cúrsaí ó Thuaidh a phlé. Sílim gur cheart dúinn smaoineamh air sin agus é a dhéanamh níos minice.I thank the Minister for being here today to comment on the current political developments in...

Seanad: Northern Ireland: Statements (26 Jan 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Does Senator Davitt want to give way to allow me to respond to that?

Seanad: Northern Ireland: Statements (26 Jan 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: The British Government said last week that it had no commitment-----

Seanad: Northern Ireland: Statements (26 Jan 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: That is an important point. I do think-----

Seanad: Northern Ireland: Statements (26 Jan 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Given that it is not yet 3.30 p.m. perhaps the Minister could take another quick supplementary question.

Seanad: Northern Ireland: Statements (26 Jan 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: It is not quite 3.30 p.m. and perhaps the Minister would indicate if he is willing -----

Seanad: Order of Business (31 Jan 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Ba mhaith liom féin mo chomhghairdeas a sheoladh go Máirtín Groves ar a cheapachán feasta. I congratulate Mr. Martin Groves on his appointment. I wish to expand slightly on what Senators Black and Craughwell have said about Brexit. I particularly wish to draw the attention of the Leader and the other Members to the report issued recently from the policy department for...

Seanad: Order of Business (31 Jan 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Boston is a sister city of Belfast.

Seanad: Order of Business (14 Feb 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: It is a political issue. Is Senator McFadden mad?

Seanad: Order of Business (14 Feb 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Now for something completely different. The Leader will know that I attended the Government's all-Ireland civic dialogue on Brexit yesterday. The purpose of yesterday's meeting was to focus on the implications of Brexit for the human rights aspects of the Good Friday Agreement. These are very critical and harmonious rights and entitlements right across the entire island. I took great...

Seanad: Order of Business (14 Feb 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: -----to initiate and imbed aspects of the Good Friday Agreement. To conclude, a Leas-Chathaoirligh-----

Seanad: Order of Business (14 Feb 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: -----although Senator Devine may already have done so-----

Seanad: Order of Business (14 Feb 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: In that case, I second Senator Conway-Walsh's amendment to the Order of Business.

Seanad: Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015: [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] Report and Final Stages (14 Feb 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Aontaímid leis an méid atá ráite cheana féin faoin bpíosa reachtaíochta thar a bheith suntasach seo. Tá an Bille tábhachtach do dhaoine ar bhonn áirithe difriúla. Léiríonn an díospóireacht seo an méid spéise agus díograise atá ag daoine sa chineál ábhair atá á phlé againn...

Seanad: Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015: [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] Report and Final Stages (14 Feb 2017)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Tá mé ag iarraidh cúpla focal a rá maidir le cúpla de na rudaí a phlé muid cheanna. In respect of some of the things that have been discussed or touched upon, the 1983 Act has long been recognised as inadequate when it comes to persons with disabilities. We particularly note the broad welcome from organisations who work with people with disabilities for...

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