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Seanad: Health (Amendment) Bill 2021: Committee and Remaining Stages (1 Mar 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Hear, hear.

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

Niall Ó Donnghaile: I echo the words of others by acknowledging Senator Norris's return to the House and wish him well in his recuperation. I commend the family of Margaret Keane in Coventry, England. Members may have read about the case on social media. Margaret's family had to lodge an appeal following a decision by the Consistory Court of Coventry, which initially refused an Irish-only inscription - in...

Seanad: Covid-19 (Transport): Statements (26 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Mar gheall gurb é an Aoine atá ann, b'fhéidir nach mbainfidh mé úsáid as an am ina iomláine. Tá fáilte romhat ag an Aire. I welcome the Minister. I associate myself with what Senators Dooley and Moynihan have said about front-line transportation workers. As someone who has used public transport to access this institution during the course of...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Qualifications Recognition (19 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Gabhaim buíochas leis an gCathaoirleach Gníomhach agus leis an Aire Stáit fosta as an gceist seo a ghlacadh. Tá a fhios agam go mbeidh mórán eolais aige agus aitheantais tugtha aige freisin don ábhar seo agus ar na fadhbanna atá ann fós maidir leis. The Minister of State will know that mutual recognition of professional qualifications is a live...

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Qualifications Recognition (19 Feb 2021)

Niall Ó Donnghaile: Go raibh maith agat as an eolas cuimsitheach sin. As I said at the beginning of my remarks, I appreciate that this is a movable feast at the minute, and that the Minister of State is in the midst of it. What is crucial and important for the people affected is that they hear an update from the Government. However, going forward, beyond the details of what the Minister of State is...

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: I thank Professor Harvey and Mr. Bassett for their presentation. My question relates to the broader role of the institutions, some of which were key players in the formation and creation of the Good Friday Agreement while others are part of the outworking of the agreement itself. In the interim as we journey towards constitutional change, what role can the institutions, such as here in the...

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: Put a unionist in the Seanad, John, would be a great start.

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...

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