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Seanad: Nithe i dTosach Suíonna - Commencement Matters: Legal Aid (9 Jul 2024)

“I thank the Minister of State for coming to the House. This is an important issue. This morning, I stood in the rain outside the Criminal Courts of Justice with my colleagues at the criminal Bar to demonstrate the importance of this issue. The reality is that cuts were made to the criminal legal aid scheme in the aftermath of the financial emergency in this country.Nobody had a difficulty...”

Seanad: Nithe i dTosach Suíonna - Commencement Matters: Legal Aid (9 Jul 2024)

“I appreciate the Minister of State’s sincerity in this regard, and what she said about recognising the importance of legal representatives and the role played by solicitors and barristers. I confess, having spoken to them outside the courts this morning, that they do not feel that importance is recognised and if a further withdrawal of services is to be avoided, there is a very simple...”

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (9 Jul 2024)

“I join with colleagues in expressing my condolences to the family of John O'Mahony.I knew John, not from in here, but from politics certainly. Both he and my father were from Ballaghaderreen. He was a gentleman and somebody who was very understated in terms of his achievements and what he had done. I greatly regret hearing the news this week and I pass on my sympathies to his family. Ar...”

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