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Appointment of Member and Chair of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission: Motion (15 Dec 2021)

Mick Barry: I wish to use this opportunity to make a broader point about the make-up of GSOC. It is not representative of communities that are badly policed or over-policed. Where are the young people, the people of colour, the members of the Travelling community or the trade unionists? Where is the diversity and the diverse experience? I cast no personal aspersions, but this deficit will...

Appointment of Member and Chair of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission: Motion (15 Dec 2021)

Cathal Berry: I welcome the opportunity to speak on this motion and thank the Minister for bringing it before the House. I have just three points to make in the time allowed. First, I very much welcome the appointment of Judge Rory MacCabe to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. Having reviewed his CV, I think he is eminently suitable for the role. Not only is he suitable as an...

Appointment of Member and Chair of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission: Motion (15 Dec 2021)

Brendan Howlin: I am glad to have the opportunity to speak briefly on this matter. The vast bulk of members of An Garda Síochána, whom we are very fortunate to have, have been the line of defence of our State over several turbulent decades, but there have been several issues. There will always be issues that require an investigation independent of the police because society and the Oireachtas...

Appointment of Member and Chair of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission: Motion (15 Dec 2021)

Catherine Murphy: The debate is about the appointment of the new chairperson of GSOC. Like Deputy Howlin, I do not know Judge Rory MacCabe but wish him well in his new role. There is a lot of work to be done to realise the full potential of GSOC. Indeed, we will be talking about some changes in the new year. GSOC was not resourced properly from the get-go. We repeatedly hear that. GSOC does not have...

Appointment of Member and Chair of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission: Motion (15 Dec 2021)

Martin Kenny: I am sharing time with Deputy Carthy. We have no issue with this new appointment. I wish Ms Justice Mary Ellen Ring, the outgoing chair, all the best for her future on her retirement from the role. I met her on a number of occasions and she was certainly diligent in trying to do the right thing and progress things. She felt handicapped on many occasions, particularly in regard to funding...

Appointment of Member and Chair of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission: Motion (15 Dec 2021)

Matt Carthy: I have not had an opportunity to formally welcome the Minister back. I congratulate her on her recent arrival. GSOC should be the route whereby families or victims who feel they have been ill served by Garda actions can find truth and justice. One family that sought this were the parents and siblings of Shane O'Farrell. This House will recall that Shane was a 23-year-old Carrickmacross...

Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Instruction to Committee (15 Dec 2021)

Paul Kehoe: I thank Deputy Fitzmaurice for giving me time. I appreciate what the Minister and Minister of State are trying to do here and I welcome the amendments, but this falls far short of what we really need. There is a major crisis within the forestry sector. The chair and the other members of the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will agree with me on this point. This is the...

Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Instruction to Committee (15 Dec 2021)

Question put and agreed to.

Appointment of Member and Chair of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission: Motion (15 Dec 2021)

Appointment of Member and Chair of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission: Motion (15 Dec 2021)

Helen McEntee: I move: That Dáil Éireann, noting that the Government on 7th December, 2021, nominated Judge Rory MacCabe for appointment by the President as a member of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission and as its chairperson, recommends, pursuant to section 65(1)(b)of the Garda Síochána Act 2005, that Judge Rory MacCabe be appointed by the President as a member and as...

Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Instruction to Committee (15 Dec 2021)

Danny Healy-Rae: I hear the Ministers talking about planting native trees but they have the forestry industry finished. For a long time, it thought it was the case that Department officials were lagging. Others thought that objectors were causing the delay in the issuing of felling licences. However, I now honestly feel that it is the Government and these Ministers that have the whole thing completely...

Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Instruction to Committee (15 Dec 2021)

Michael Fitzmaurice: I will share two and a half minutes of my time with Deputy Kehoe. I will be fairly brief. The largest part of this Bill relates to the cull of the mink. We need not to forget those people because they seem to be kicked to the side in the new amendments that have come in. Fair compensation must be given to them. They have worked with the Department in every way. Some of them will say...

Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Instruction to Committee (15 Dec 2021)

Paul Murphy: I wish to focus on the underlying issue of the Bill, which is the central issue, that is, the ban on fur farming. I will make two points on that. One, there needs to be a just transition for workers engaged in these industries that will have to be shut down and for which we have been campaigning for a long time to shut down. It is not just an issue of redundancy payments. It is also a...

Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Instruction to Committee (15 Dec 2021)

Verona Murphy: This Bill seeks to ban fur and skin farming of certain animals. The explanatory memorandum published by the Oireachtas states: ...there is now a broad consensus among veterinary and other scientific experts that certain animals should not be farmed for their fur or skin because of serious animal welfare concerns that cannot be mitigated. There are also increasing serious societal concerns...

Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Instruction to Committee (15 Dec 2021)

Seán Canney: I welcome the opportunity to speak on the Bill. Like the previous speaker from the Regional Group, I look at this and ask what is broad consensus and how would you define it. We could have broad consensus on anything, but do we have the proof that there actually is broad consensus? We could take a stance on different issues, but at the end of the day we must talk about animal welfare and...

Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Instruction to Committee (15 Dec 2021)

Jackie Cahill: I thank Deputy Cairns for sharing her time. It is very much appreciated. I also thank the Minister and his officials for arranging to give a briefing to the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and Marine this morning. As has been said, these amendments came out of the blue for the committee. This morning's briefing was very beneficial to the members and we greatly appreciate it. I...

Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Instruction to Committee (15 Dec 2021)

Richard Boyd Barrett: We will support the amendments insofar as they seek to facilitate planting of native trees on small parcels of land and provide for schemes to be set up to allow that to happen relatively easily. However, as others have said, there is concern about the way this has been sprung on people and the lack of consultation with stakeholders who are concerned with forestry, including those in the...

Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Instruction to Committee (15 Dec 2021)

Ivana Bacik: The Labour Party is serious about taking measures to tackle the climate crisis and ensuring we meet our ambitious but necessary targets on climate. As such, we welcome any proposals to increase tree planting and afforestation, particularly native tree planting and woodland cover. We see that increase in forest cover as an essential component of actions to meet our climate targets,...

Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Instruction to Committee (15 Dec 2021)

Holly Cairns: I am sharing time with Deputy Cahill. I welcome the motion in many aspects, as I would welcome any change that will improve animal welfare and afforestation. Regarding the phasing out of fur farming, it is fair to say this is a case of the law catching up with societal changes. The majority of people are deeply uncomfortable with the idea that an animal would be raised for the purpose of...

Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021: Instruction to Committee (15 Dec 2021)

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