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Seanad: Order of Business (27 Oct 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Eight months ago a young Gael from outside Belfast, Mr. Odhrán McKenna, was involved in a very serious road traffic collision. He was taken to hospital following the swift action of paramedics who were close to the scene of the accident. His family was told to prepare for the worst, due to the severity of the brain injuries that Odhrán had sustained. The GAA family in Antrim,...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: Maghaberry Prison: Discussion (3 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I thank the witnesses for their presentations. I want to point out at the start because it is important to put it on the record, given some of the previous contributions, that it is not as if there has not been any political engagement or engagement from political parties with this issue in the North. I note Mr. Peter Bunting's comments in regard to our party chairperson but it goes back...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: Maghaberry Prison: Discussion (3 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I was waiting for it.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: Maghaberry Prison: Discussion (3 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: No. The point was not directed at Mr. Bunting.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: Maghaberry Prison: Discussion (3 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: There is a broader context.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: Maghaberry Prison: Discussion (3 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I supported Senator Feighan's suggestion with regard to meetings. It might be worthwhile to seek to meet Ministers from Dublin at intergovernmental level to raise some of the points alluded to by Mr. Finucane in his concluding remarks. Fair enough the DUP has signed up to Fresh Start, and this gives us a positive launching pad, but the elephant in the room remains the Northern Ireland...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: Maghaberry Prison: Discussion (3 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Earlier this week or last week, a UUP motion sought to do a wee bit of skulduggery around the issue of segregation. It was amended and the substantive motion, which was amended by Sinn Féin, was passed by the Assembly. It spoke about Fresh Start and the panel's review findings. This in itself indicates at least a marginal shift, that people are prepared to look at this and not just...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: Recognition of Traveller Ethnicity: Discussion (9 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I really hope such an announcement from the Taoiseach would do that. I would love to see the day on which it happens. Mr. Collins is correct that the hostility permeates through all levels of life. One sees it manifest in political life and beyond. I agree with much of what my colleagues around the table have said. Like Senator Black, I am a new member of this committee so I appreciate...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: Recognition of Traveller Ethnicity: Discussion (9 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I wish to touch on a point that was raised in a previous contribution. It may be an unfair question, but Mr. Martin Collins made a point that I found intriguing. It concerned the obligations on the Government for equivalence of rights under the Good Friday Agreement and the recognition that exists for Travellers in the North. Does Dr. McVeigh see that as a possible avenue? Be it...

Seanad: National Tourism Development Authority (Amendment) Bill 2015 (Certified Money Bill): Second Stage (10 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Gabhaim mo bhuíochas leis an Aire Stáit as a bheith anseo linn inniu. The Minister of State made a very compelling case in his contribution as to why he wants this Bill to pass and why we would want to invest further in our tourism offer. As Senator Ned O'Sullivan outlined very eloquently, Ireland overall has a fantastic, world-class tourism offer, the economic benefits of which...

Seanad: National Tourism Development Authority (Amendment) Bill 2015 (Certified Money Bill): Second Stage (10 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Not yet.

Seanad: Order of Business (15 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I support the call made by Senators Black and Bacik on Traveller ethnicity. The debate on this issue is critical and badly needed for all the reasons the Senators outlined. It is an issue to which I will return in the coming period when, I hope, the Minister appears in the House to have this debate for the reasons eloquently outlined. It is important, given the week that was in it, that a...

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016: Second Stage (15 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: The Minister will be glad to hear that I do not think I will need to use my eight minutes either but I will put on record our position. I welcome the opportunity to speak on this important Bill. As has been said, this Bill essentially amends the legislation to activate a suspended sentence in the event of the commission of another offence by a person who is subject to a suspended sentence....

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016: Second Stage (15 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I know all about it.

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016: Second Stage (15 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Will the Senator point out where I made such a comment?

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016: Second Stage (15 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: What did I say?

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016: Second Stage (15 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: On a point of order, will the Acting Chairman rule on whether it is in order for me to be misquoted? Where exactly did I make the statement the Senator alleged I made?

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016: Second Stage (15 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: It is a point of order because it is not in order to be lied about.

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016: Second Stage (15 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Yes.

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Suspended Sentences of Imprisonment) Bill 2016: Second Stage (15 Nov 2016)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: She lied.

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