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  • Independent Senator (National University of Ireland)
  • Former Progressive Democrats TD for Dublin South East
  • Left the Dáil on 24 May 2007 — General election
  • Entered the Seanad on 25 April 2016 — General election
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Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (30 Nov 2023)

“I advert to an issue arising out of the recent troubles in Dublin. People have been speaking about an expectation that the Judiciary will inflict tough sentences. The Judiciary will do what it will do. I draw attention to one simple fact, which is that, at the moment, there are waiting times of two years at least in some jury cases involving rape and matters like that. The Courts Service...”

Seanad: Recent Violence in Dublin City Centre: Motion (29 Nov 2023)

“I welcome the Minister. There are a few things I want to say. It seems there is now a decent Garda presence in Dublin city. I said at a meeting of the justice committee that my business means that I traverse the city up to four times a day, moving from here to there. I see the absence of policing in Dublin. Gardaí are not there. They are not visible. They are not out on the street...”

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality: Policing Matters: Discussion (Resumed) (29 Nov 2023)

“I welcome the witnesses. I welcome Mr. Harris's statement in response to Deputy Brophy that he will not resign. He has my full confidence and support. Some of the people who have called for his resignation in recent times have used violent disorder as a political tactic in the past. I will put it no further than that. On a general issue, the Constitution does, as the Commissioner...”

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