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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Appointment of Special Envoys: Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseach (29 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Regardless of whether one regards this as significant issue in hindsight, the reason it is important to compare is that the Oireachtas system actually crashed given the volume of public interest and disgust around the issues of the mother and baby homes, so heavily lobbied were Members at that time. When we have the opportunity, it is a relevant question to ask Mr. Fraser of his own...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Appointment of Special Envoys: Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseach (29 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: -----Mr. Fraser will take the opportunity to answer it. I will, however, take the Chairman’s direction on that point.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Appointment of Special Envoys: Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseach (29 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: It does and I thank the Chairman.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Appointment of Special Envoys: Secretary General of the Department of the Taoiseach (29 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: -----from the Secretary General. This is a question-and-answer session and as I have already mentioned, this was offered up by Mr. Fraser in the course of his own contribution, so it is pertinent to our overall discussion. The real question that might be more relevant to what we are discussing here today is whether this is what we can expect regarding any investigation into the leaking of...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (28 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Tá ábhair ghairide ar mhaith liom a lua inniu. The Leader will know, and I am sure she will agree, that in recent months there has been a lot of noise generated about the protocol. It is important to recentre ourselves and actually deal in facts and realities when it comes to the protocol and the protections and mitigations it offers this island and, specifically, to the North....

Seanad: Defence (Amendment) Bill 2020: Second Stage (28 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire agus ba mhaith liom mo leithscéal a ghabháil leis as a óráid a chailleadh ach tá a ráiteas léite agam. I apologise for missing the Minister's opening remarks. I have read the speech that was given to us by the ushers. I am sure many of the sentiments I express tonight will be similar to those expressed by colleagues...

Seanad: Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person (Amendment) (Stalking) Bill 2021: Second Stage (22 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Gabhaim mo bhuíochas leis na moltóirí as an mBille seo. I welcome the Minister of State and commend the proposers of this legislation because, as has been said so eloquently by colleagues, there is a need for it. In listening to the powerful testimony from Senator Keogan, it certainly touched on the reasons it is necessary and, in what was a powerful and convincing...

Seanad: Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person (Amendment) (Stalking) Bill 2021: Second Stage (22 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: It says a lot.

Seanad: Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person (Amendment) (Stalking) Bill 2021: Second Stage (22 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Hear, hear.

Seanad: Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person (Amendment) (Stalking) Bill 2021: Second Stage (22 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Yes.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (21 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Ba mhaith liom mo chomhghairdeas a dhéanamh leis an Seanadóir Moynihan agus a fear cheile nua. Congratulations. I acknowledge and commend the President, Michael D. Higgins, on his many acts of reconciliation and peace-building over many years in elected office, with a majority of people-----

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (21 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Ceart go leor. The Leas-Chathaoirleach's role is to keep us right, so he can consider me kept right. I will try to be as creative as other colleagues in making my next contribution, seeing that it is the first day back and all. There is no leeway, it seems.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (21 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I suppose "events, dear boy", events have proven that the debate as we mark our way through the decade of centenaries is live. The debate around partition, not just the historic legacy but the malign impact it still has on our lives, is in the political realm 100 years later and should not be shied away from, but should be addressed.

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (21 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I noted some discussion in the public discourse around the correct use of titles. Without commenting on the President or the office-----

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (21 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I could not even imply. I think it keeps me on safe political ground to say that, while the President is in office, not all of us can vote for the President. As I have raised often in this House, I think it is a programme for Government commitment. We have reached a time past the restrictions where the referendum committed to to extend voting rights to citizens in the North and among our...

Seanad: EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Motion (21 Sep 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Sinn Féin supports this motion to opt into the Prüm convention decision for an extension on the time period to exchange DNA profiles, finger prints and vehicle data with the UK. In doing so, we wish to highlight a number of concerns, some of which relate to civil liberties and the need to subject the strictest oversight to particular types of technology that are associated with...

Seanad: Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (Resumed) (25 Jun 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Climate action, or more particularly, climate inaction is probably the most pressing issue facing humanity. Prior to the arrival of the pandemic, the debate about climate action had the status of a college debate especially for those not closely involved in it and whole positions of authority in Government or influence in business - swot up on the facts, make an impressive and passionate...

Seanad: Offences against the State Act 1998 and Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009: Motions (22 Jun 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire fásta. This is my first opportunity to engage with Deputy Humphreys in her role as Minister for Justice. I welcome her to the House. Today's debate provides us with an opportunity to assess the current state of the capacity of the Oireachtas, the judicial system and the policing system to deliver on the most fundamental objective of all three...

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (21 Jun 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Ar dtús báire fáilte, cuirim fáilte roimh an chéim shuntasach agus tábhachtach a glacadh an tseachtain seo caite i dtaca le reachtaíocht Ghaeilge ó Thuaidh. Seo reachtaíocht ar a bhfuilimid ag fanacht le tamall maith, le blianta fada anuas, agus is dea-scéal é go raibh muid in ann é seo a bhaint amach. I will begin my remarks by...

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