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Seanad: Order of Business (20 Jun 2018)

“Last year I brought a Bill to the House called the Controlled Drugs and Harm Reduction Bill 2017. At the time there was a lot of commentary on it from Senators, which was fairly positive. Obviously, some Senators asked very legitimate questions and raised concerns. I have not pushed that Bill back onto the agenda because the Minister of State carried out the national drugs strategy and...”

Seanad: Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016: Committee Stage (20 Jun 2018)

“I move amendment No. 1:In page 5, line 5, to delete "20 school days" and substitute "10 school days". I welcome the Bill, which provides for a radical change of our education system. While I was unable to contribute to the Second Stage debate I look forward to hopefully improving the Bill on Committee Stage today. This amendment deals with the number of days for which a student must be...”

Seanad: Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016: Committee Stage (20 Jun 2018)

“I thank the Minister for his response. I completely accept that the 20 days sounds reasonable when we look at the other possibilities for early intervention. The disappointing thing for me is that I know these early interventions are not being utilised. Other speakers have said that principals in schools will suspend students as a last resort. I imagine that is true of most schools....”

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