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Seanad: Children's Digital Protection Bill 2018: Second Stage (12 Dec 2018)

“I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." The purpose of the Bill I am introducing is to safeguard children from exposure to harmful and age inappropriate content online by placing responsibility for the distribution of such information on Internet service providers. I am speaking about content that contains encouragement of and incitement to suicide and self-harm and encouragement...”

Seanad: Children's Digital Protection Bill 2018: Second Stage (12 Dec 2018)

“I thank the Minister of State and welcome his comments and concerns. I truly want to work really hard with him on this, on making the amendments and changes required, and I do understand there is a lot of work involved. The problem I have is that things are quite slow in the Oireachtas. Senator Lombard made the point that his seven year old probably knows more about the Internet than he...”

Seanad: Order of Business (6 Dec 2018)

“I propose an amendment to the Order of Business, that No. 16 be taken before No. a1. I hope the House will agree to the amendment.”

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  • Has spoken in 17 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 33 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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