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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Distribution of Covid-19 Vaccines to Developing Countries: Discussion (9 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I have a specific question. Having discussed it with my Seanad colleague, Senator Higgins, I know she would have intended to ask this question if she could were it not for the Covid-19 restrictions. She understands and appreciates that. Building on Senator O’Reilly’s question to our panel, there are public health concerns internationally, specifically around Israel's...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (8 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: On 5 February 1992, members of a notorious UDA gang entered the Sean Graham bookmakers on the lower Ormeau Road and murdered five people. Several more were injured and untold devastation, pain and loss were brought to this proud, tight-knit and small inner city community. Last Friday, on the 29th anniversary of the massacre, families and survivors gathered, as they do every year, but on...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (8 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I have just a few lines left and I thank the Leas-Chathaoirleach for his indulgence. As the Leader knows, we were promised a new, accountable, just and respectful police service. We are determined to have one. Many people are justifiable in their view that the PSNI is not that service yet but nationalists and republicans are determined that it will be.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (8 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: And it was on the button.

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2020: Committee Stage (8 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Like my colleagues, I will be brief because I agree with the sentiments expressed about the complex and technical nature of this. Like Senator Gallagher, I do not have the legal background and expertise of others present, so I am acutely aware of the need to address the complex nature and tone of the legislation that comes before us and how we can support the work of ensuring that the public...

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2020: Committee Stage (8 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Given the advice from the Leas-Chathaoirleach around the impending conclusion of this Stage I will not take a prolonged period to speak. I believe colleagues have raised eloquently many of the concerns we have. My guess is that many Oireachtas Members are not even aware of concerns about how intrusive elements of this guidance appear to be. That is why it is welcome that Senator McDowell,...

Seanad: Free Provision of Period Products Bill 2021: Second Stage (8 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Hear, hear.

Seanad Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union: Engagement with Committee for the Executive Office, Northern Ireland Assembly on Impact of Brexit (2 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I thank Mr. McGrath for his presentation and opening remarks. I do not have many questions at this stage but I will make a couple of observations and proposals. I agree with what Mr. McGrath stated, and what my colleagues in the Assembly said, about the importance of tempering our language, given the events of the weekend. That is key. Approaching it in a sincere spirit, my Seanad...

Seanad Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union: Engagement with Committee for the Executive Office, Northern Ireland Assembly on Impact of Brexit (2 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: There is a lighthouse in Killough in Mr. McGrath's constituency, so he has all the light in the world to shine on issues.

Seanad Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union: Engagement with Committee for the Executive Office, Northern Ireland Assembly on Impact of Brexit (2 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Although I am proudly green, I am much more than just green. It does a great disservice when we reduce people to those one-dimensional labels, and I am not doing so from the perspective of my party or my politics. The main point we must remember is that the majority vote to remain was not green or orange, it was multicoloured. We had the great advantage in the previous Seanad and on this...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (1 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Gabhaim beannachtaí na féile Bríde do na Comhaltaí go léir. Mar atá ráite ag comhghleacaithe cheana féin, seo lá speisialta agus ceiliúradh speisialta. Anois go bhfuil an t-earrach bainte amach againn, is cúis dúinn píosa dóchais a bheith againn agus muid ag dul ar aghaidh i 2021. I want to move an amendment to the Order...

Seanad: Vacancy in Seanad Membership: Motion (1 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I move: That the Clerk of Seanad Éireann do send to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage notice of a vacancy in the membership of Seanad Éireann occasioned by the resignation of Senator Elisha McCallion, a member elected from the Oireachtas Sub-Panel of the Industrial and Commercial Panel at the General Election for Seanad Éireann, April, 2020.

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (1 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire Stáit agus gabhaim buíochas leis as a bheith linn don díospóireacht inniu. I express my concern and disappointment, shared by colleagues, at the fine imposed on the State as a result of the delay in the passage of the Bill. Without over-egging the pudding, that is an important point to put on record once again, for all the reasons...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (26 Jan 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Gabhaim buíochas leis an gCathaoirleach agus an gCeannaire fosta. I remember when I came here first in 2016 I would very often advocate for the Government to prepare for constitutional change. Many of the responses were that it was not the time, asking why I was raising this and saying that people were not talking about it and that there was no need for this. The onset of Brexit and...

Seanad: Covid-19 Vaccination Programme: Statements (26 Jan 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire Stáit. Tréaslaím leis an méid a bhí le rá ag an Seanadóir Clifford-Lee agus Conway i dtaca le straitéis chumarsáide trí mheán na Gaeilge agus trí mheán Braille chomh maith. I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Rabbitte, and welcome her to the House for this very important debate and...

Seanad: Report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation: Statements (Resumed) (26 Jan 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Like other Senators, I am very conscious of the symbolism and significance of having Senator Boyhan in the Chair for this debate. The last few weeks have been extremely difficult for survivors and their families. The publication of the report of the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes has reopened many difficult memories and caused enormous upset and re-traumatisation....

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

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I echo the words of well wishes for Christmas and the new year. I did not wish to bring in a sombre tone but while we reflect upon what a year it has been, unfortunately, we are still in this year and it remains a very worrying and unsure period for people, not least heading into the Christmas break. I wish to use the platform afforded to me here this morning to encourage people to remain...

Seanad Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union: Engagement on Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (16 Dec 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I thank Mr. Russell. It is good to see him again, even if it is just virtually on this occasion. I look forward to seeing him at our next plenary, wherever that might be. I will make a couple of points and then I will ask a question. It is heartening and uplifting to engage with someone who is a Cabinet secretary with responsibility for constitutional affairs. My experience in this...

Seanad Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union: Engagement on Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (16 Dec 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I join in the words of welcome expressed for Congressman Neal and congratulate him on his re-election as Chairman of the US Congressional Committee on Ways and Means. I thank him for all the hard work that he has done over many decades and for his efforts to assist building peace and prosperity in Ireland. I welcome the remarks that he made during an online discussion on Ireland's future....

Seanad Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union: Business of Special Committee (16 Dec 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: What is the date of our next meeting?

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