Seanad debates

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Electoral (Amendment) (Voting at 16) Bill 2016: Committee Stage


10:30 am

Photo of Marie Louise O'DonnellMarie Louise O'Donnell (Independent) | Oireachtas source

I welcome the Minister of State. I want to tell the young people in the Gallery that I am the only Independent Senator in the Seanad. Every other Independent Senator is part of a group. Within that group, there is a tendency to speak for, with, by and around the group. I am a completely Independent Senator and not, as somebody in Sinn Féin tried to point out, a person who cannot speak for herself. That was co-ordinated into speaking against Sinn Féin because that is the way we all work in here. It is not true.


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