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Seanad: Order of Business (11 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Ná bí buartha. Ná bíodh aon imní ort, a Chathaoirligh. Bhí mé chomh lochtach mé fhéin. At the weekend communities along the Border mobilised against the decision taken against their will on Brexit. I have raised this issue consistently in this Chamber. It was impressive and uplifting to see people beyond the realm of politics take to their...

Seanad: Order of Business (11 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Tá cinnte.

Seanad: Order of Business (11 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: The Senator has seen the example of Martin McGuinness.

Seanad: Order of Business (11 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Why is the economy fragile?

Seanad: Order of Business (11 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Who busted it?

Seanad: Rent Certainty (No. 2) Bill 2016: Second Stage (12 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Hear, hear.

Seanad: Rent Certainty (No. 2) Bill 2016: Second Stage (12 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: The Senator should not refer to it as a comedy. It has been a very good debate.

Seanad: Rent Certainty (No. 2) Bill 2016: Second Stage (12 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I am engaged in serious politics.

Seanad: Judicial Appointments and Threatened Industrial Action by An Garda Síochána: Statements (12 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Go raibh maith ag an Tánaiste as an chur i láthair atá déanta aici. There is a degree of unity in the Chamber this evening around the Tánaiste's proposal regarding judicial reviews. We all acknowledge, as the Tánaiste did in her contribution, that the previous process is outdated and no longer fit for purpose. Going back many years, it has been Sinn...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: Priorities for An Garda Síochána: Garda Commissioner (12 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I thank the Chair and the Commissioner. When the Minister was here last week, she said that her Department and the Department of Justice in the North were carrying out impact assessments in relation to the whole Brexit situation. What is the Garda Síochána's level of input or participation in that process? What bespoke, individual and unique preparations are being taken on board...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: Priorities for An Garda Síochána: Garda Commissioner (12 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I am cautious in my words here because none of us quite knows what is ahead of us in this regard. In terms of that reinforcement of the Border, it has been made clear from any number of Ministers and indeed from the Taoiseach down that the final decision on the Border may not even rest with that North-South or east-west axis and that it may rest entirely elsewhere. I presume the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: Priorities for An Garda Síochána: Garda Commissioner (12 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: It is perhaps slightly unfair to ask the Commissioner whether the arrangement would remain the same post Article 50 being concluded, but is she, from an organisational and corporate perspective, arguing with the relevant Ministers and in terms of input into those negotiations that the policing arrangements, which have been much more fruitful, harmonised and positive in recent times, be...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: Priorities for An Garda Síochána: Garda Commissioner (12 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: As a demotion, not a promotion, to be honest.

Seanad: Order of Business (13 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Hear, hear.

Seanad: Order of Business (13 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I commend to the House the report published this morning by the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on the recognition of Irish Sign Language as an official language of the State. Our committee heard from the Irish Deaf Society a fortnight ago. Its presentation, on the back of the very important work of Senator Mark Daly on the issue, had a profound impact on the members of the...

Seanad: Order of Business (13 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: How much are Deputies and Ministers getting?

Seanad: Order of Business (13 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: They are paid well.

Seanad: Order of Business (13 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: They are surely. Greedy. Is it not enough money for us?

Seanad: Order of Business (13 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: There has been no decision on that.

Seanad: Order of Business (13 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: We proposed the same pay decrease in the North.

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