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Seanad: Political Donations: Motion (11 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: That was the ruling, a Chathaoirligh.

Seanad: Political Donations: Motion (11 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I will come to that in the course of my contribution.

Seanad: Political Donations: Motion (11 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I take the advice of the Cathaoirleach. I note that I will be careful and compliant with his guidance. This was part of Fine Gael's creation of additional super junior Minister positions. So when the media started to ask questions about this, Paschal Donohoe's special adviser told his departmental press office, it is reported, to sit tight on this for now. This is the same Senator who...

Seanad: Political Donations: Motion (11 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I adhere to the advice and guidance of the Cathaoirleach. I respect it but I think everything that I have just read into the record is on the public record already. This motion is not serious and that is the crux of things. It is a PR stunt and even the most ardent Fine Gael loyalist will see that is the case. The sheer arrogance and notions of the proposers that Sinn Féin would be...

Seanad: Political Donations: Motion (11 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: A point of order, A Chathaoirligh.

Seanad: Political Donations: Motion (11 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I do not think you can refuse me a point of order, A Chathaoirligh.

Seanad: Political Donations: Motion (11 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: You might direct me. Just to keep the record accurate, I would like it if you could inform the House that, under the current restrictions, Sinn Féin is only allowed one seat in this Chamber for debates and that is why there is one Senator here.

Seanad: Political Donations: Motion (11 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: May I clarify the situation, a Chathaoirligh. My understanding was, and I was informed, that tellers would not be instructed from either side regarding this vote. It was on that basis that I agreed not to appoint tellers because the voice vote was sufficient. However, if tellers were appointed for one side of the vote that is not what I was informed. I do not want to be problematic. I...

Seanad: Political Donations: Motion (11 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I wanted to make that point for the purposes of the record. I have a further point I wish to make which I think is important for the purposes of the record. During the course of the debate Senator Ward advised the----

Seanad: Political Donations: Motion (11 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I think it is important for the purposes of the record.

Seanad: Political Donations: Motion (11 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: The record might need to be corrected. That is why this is a point of order.

Seanad: Political Donations: Motion (11 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I nominate myself and Senator Gavan as tellers.

Joint Committee on the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Irish Speaking Community: Gnó an Chomhchoiste. (11 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Mar atá ráite ag an Chathaoirleach, bhí sé luaite ag finnéithe Chonradh na Gaeilge an tseachtain seo caite ag an chruinniú agus luaigh mé féin ag an chruinniú gur ceart dúinn smaoineamh faoi rúin mar seo a leagan os comhair an choiste. Tá súil agam go mbeidh muid in ann iad a aontú mar gheall ar na fáthanna uilig a...

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

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I will make a quick point on Senator Pauline O'Reilly's contribution. The milk bank in the North was featured in a recent segment on the news. It has been impacted by the Covid restrictions and is seeking donations. It is encouraging mothers who can contribute to do so. The importance of this service is that it provides for babies who are sometimes very ill and very vulnerable in...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (6 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I cannot endorse enough Senator Wall's suggestion in respect of the Changing Places facilities. We opened one in Belfast City Hall in January last year. For families caring for people with profound disabilities, just the knowledge that such a facility is there for them affords them an opportunity as families to do things together, to plan their day and to plan recreation and important...

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Act 2020: Motion (6 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I move: To delete “9th day of June, 2021” and substitute “9th day of February, 2021”.

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Act 2020: Motion (6 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I welcome the Minister of State and this debate. Talking is a good thing. Reviewing is a good thing. Engaging in the parliamentary process is a good thing and that is the purpose of this amendment. It is to bring what are essentially emergency powers back to the Oireachtas in order for these institutions to have the opportunity merely to review, reassess and provide the Government, as...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: European Health Insurance Card (5 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I thank the Minister for Foreign Affairs for addressing this Commencement matter on the European health insurance card, EHIC. To be fair to him, he is always keen to come in to address Commencement debates on this issue, so I am appreciative of that. I also acknowledge that there has been a lot of engagement on this issue in recent weeks. I noted the Minister's remarks on it at the recent...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: European Health Insurance Card (5 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I thank the Minister for his response, which was fairly comprehensive in one sense. I am not trying to catch anybody out or trip anybody up because I believe the Minister is committed to this. As he correctly acknowledged, we are 57 days out from the end of the transition period. People need to start hearing detail and have this issue explained to them so they understand it clearly. I...

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (5 Nov 2020)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire Stáit. Silim gurb é seo a chéad seal ag plé ábhair linn ina ról nua. Déanaim comhghairdeas leis. Before I speak to the Bill, I touch on an issue that may appear a bit awkward. I am sure it will not be lost on people that today the Government is bringing through legislation that aims to protect the EU's financial interest...

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