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Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (25 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I raise again the case of Emma DeSouza, which I raised consistently in the previous Seanad and will be familiar to many Members of the House. Without going into the complexities of the case, and trying to put it as succinctly as I can, Emma DeSouza was brought to court by the British Home Office for asserting her right under the Good Friday Agreement to identify and be accepted as an Irish...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Shared Island Unit (23 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Cuirim fáilte roimh an Teachta Chambers. Déanaim comhghairdeas leis an Aire Stáit as a cheapachán. Táim ag dúil go mór le bheith ag obair leis as seo amach, go háirithe i dtaca le cúrsaí Gaeilge agus cúrsaí Gaeltachta de. I welcome the Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach, Deputy Jack Chambers, and thank him for...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Shared Island Unit (23 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: On Tuesday, 20 July, in a response to a written question, the Taoiseach stated, "Work on its [the shared island unit's] structure, staffing and work programme is under way and I hope the unit will start this work in the coming weeks." In all of that, we have not been provided with an actual start date. We are all very familiar with the sentiment and the objectives of the Good Friday...

Seanad: Withdrawal Agreement Between the United Kingdom and the European Union: Motion (23 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Yes, we will take four minutes each. I thank the Minister of State for representing the Minister here today and I thank the Fianna Fáil Senators for bringing this important motion before us. We are at a rare moment in the evolving political history of our nation, one which encompasses centuries of history, centuries of injustice, centuries of interference in the affairs of our people,...

Seanad: Withdrawal Agreement Between the United Kingdom and the European Union: Motion (23 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Hear, hear.

Seanad: Withdrawal Agreement Between the United Kingdom and the European Union: Motion (23 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Hear, hear.

Seanad: Withdrawal Agreement Between the United Kingdom and the European Union: Motion (23 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Hear, hear.

Seanad: Withdrawal Agreement Between the United Kingdom and the European Union: Motion (23 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Hear, hear.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (18 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: On Wednesday night, RTÉ1 broadcast the ground-breaking documentary film "Unquiet Graves", the story of the Glenanne gang, which was directed by Sean Murray and features much of the Trojan research carried out by Anne Cadwallader for her book Lethal Alliesand by Margaret Urwin, who will be familiar to many Members, for her book A State in Denial. Between 1972 and 1978, more than 120...

Seanad: Election of Leas-Chathaoirleach (18 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I move: "That Senator Fintan Warfield be elected Leas-Chathaoirleach." In nominating Senator Warfield, I make the point that we in this House are very lucky and very privileged to have candidates of such calibre before us this afternoon. I echo and agree with the remarks made in respect of our colleague, Senator Joe O'Reilly. I have spoken to the Senator and I know he understands our...

Seanad: Election of Leas-Chathaoirleach (18 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Senator Wilson is right.

Seanad: Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Report and Final Stages (18 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: The Minister of State is welcome. Sinn Féin does not oppose the technical amendments as outlined. We have an amendment of our own, of which the Minister of State will be aware. I was not party to the debate on previous Stages, so I will look to the Cathaoirleach to keep me right in terms of when my amendment is coming up so that I might speak to it. In the broadest sense possible,...

Seanad: Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Report and Final Stages (18 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I move amendment No. 7: In page 32, between lines 28 and 29, to insert the following: “Amendment of section 36 of Act of 2005 29. Section 36 of the Act of 2005 is amended, in subsection (1), by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (a): “(a) within one year after the board’s establishment day, or within one year of the enactment of this Act if...

Seanad: Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Report and Final Stages (18 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I thank the Minister of State for her comprehensive response. In many ways, we are on the same page in what we are seeking to do. I take her point that this needs to be handled professionally and that we need to ensure the fullest rigour regarding public health and safety and people's well-being, but we are now at a point where we have to act to achieve that. With this amendment, we could...

Seanad: Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Report and Final Stages (18 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I wish to congratulate the Minister of State and wish the legislation well as it passes its next steps. I wish to echo the words of thanks and commendation for all those working in the Department, particularly those working on the front line of our healthcare services. It is a challenging time, but I know this Chamber stands ready to assist in all efforts to help the Department and all...

Seanad: Election of Leas-Chathaoirleach (18 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: The Senator should not listen.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: A Chathaoirligh-----

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Sep 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: On a point of order, a Chathaoirligh-----

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