Seanad debates

Thursday, 28 January 2016

10:30 am

Photo of Feargal QuinnFeargal Quinn (Independent) | Oireachtas source

I propose an amendment to the Order of Business, that No. 14 be taken before No. 1 today. This is a Bill that is worthy of consideration and I would welcome the opportunity to have it introduced as soon as possible.

We should have the ability to do more than we are doing about the concern that terrorists may come to Ireland. The French introduced legislation particularly in regard to passports that people with dual nationality could be deprived of their French nationality if they have been involved in terrorist activities elsewhere. That has caused a fuss in France where the Minister for Justice had to resign yesterday because she did not approve of this. By turning a blind eye to the dangers ahead of us we could leave ourselves open. We should discuss the possibility that we have the right to take action against people who have come to Ireland and have dual nationality. We should be able to remove that nationality from them if they have been involved in terrorist activities. I would welcome the chance to debate that in the future.


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