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Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: The EU and Irish Unity - Planning and Preparing for Constitutional Change in Ireland: Discussion (16 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: You are not, is the point I am making.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (15 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I wish to reiterate my call for statements with the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the implementation of the Irish protocol. We all agreed at the beginning of the term that we should not allow the issue of Brexit to fall off the agenda or the radar of the House. We are at a critical juncture in terms of getting information to people. The Seanad affords the opportunity to cut through some...

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 Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union: EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: IBEC and Food Drink Ireland (9 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I apologise to the witnesses for missing the initial part of the presentation. Unsurprisingly, my question is about the engagements that IBEC has had either towards the end of the transition period and subsequently, given some of the issues that the witnesses referred to and the kinks that became apparent in the new year. What engagement has the organisation had with counterparts and other...

Seanad Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union: EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: IBEC and Food Drink Ireland (9 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Could Mr. Willoughby furnish the committee with some detail around the professional qualification question? It is something that would be of use to the committee and it could explore the question and, I hope, assist in resolving it. On Dr. Ivory's points, I am not surprised by the reference to the Manufacturing NI survey. If this is an unfair question, please tell me, as it could be work...

Seanad Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union: EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: IBEC and Food Drink Ireland (9 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I thank Mr. Kelly for his very comprehensive presentation. I want to home in on the issue of the all-Ireland market and dynamic. I add a caveat by saying this example is very anecdotal and very modest. However, certainly in my own experience of shopping at home in Belfast, I have noticed a change in some of the produce that is on the shelves. For example, I am seeing a bit more of the...

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...

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