Seanad debates

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

10:30 am

Photo of Denis O'DonovanDenis O'Donovan (Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

On the matter Senator Reilly raised, it was a bit over-the-top for Senator Ó Ríordáin to make such remarks. Neither the President nor the unsuccessful candidate for the Republican Party has a criminal record as far as I know, and we have to be very careful of making such allegations from the safety of this Chamber. I do not condone such remarks. It is unfair, and I am not in favour of anybody outside the Chamber being castigated where there is no obvious evidence. Allegations have been made against many of us. However, the case here has not been proved.


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