Seanad debates

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Personal Statement by Member


3:00 pm

Photo of Paschal MooneyPaschal Mooney (Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I am very grateful to the Cathaoirleach for his indulgence. It has come to my attention that remarks I made about non-nationals during my contribution on the Taxi Regulations Bill 2013 earlier today have been misinterpreted. I wish to unreservedly withdraw the remarks and apologise for any offence caused. I fully acknowledge and respect the contribution of non-nationals to the life of Ireland and I clearly stated at the time that my remarks should not have been interpreted as discriminatory to anyone.


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