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Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Courts Service (25 May 2023)

“Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire Stáit as ucht teacht isteach sa Teach chun an cheist seo a fhreagairt. Last week, the Courts Bill 2023 was passed by the Oireachtas. Primary among its functions is to increase the number of judges in all courts, including the Court of Appeal, High Court, Circuit Court and District Court. It is a very welcome measure. As I have said on several...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Courts Service (25 May 2023)

“I thank the Minister of State very much. I acknowledge that the Minister, Deputy Harris, is dealing with Priority Questions in the Dáil this morning. I accept entirely and understand that he is not able to be here. I am grateful to the Minister of State for coming to the Chamber. I acknowledge what the Minister of State said about the progress made in the Department on streamlining...”

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2022: Second Stage (23 May 2023)

“Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire agus gabhaim comhghairdeas leis as an mBille seo, Bille an-tábhachtach ar fad a dhéanann rudaí go bhfuil gá leo a chur sa dlí in Éirinn. On behalf of the Fine Gael group, I welcome the Bill. There is quite a lot in it. Although it is a miscellaneous provisions Bill, it does many really important things to change the law in...”

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  • Has spoken in 93 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among Senators.
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