Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017: Committee Stage
We are in favour of the Bill, in principle, and we will be supporting it. With respect to a former eminent senior counsel, he is here as a Senator, not as a senior counsel. His opinion and our opinions are equal in this House. I could not say that in respect of the Four Courts. He would have a superior approach there compared to us. I respect that is his opinion but the opinion of our spokesperson is quite clear, namely, that we are not supporting the amendment in this case.
I commend the Minister on the work he is doing. I concur with Senator Norris that he is courteous in coming to this House. He was in Castlerea a week ago and the normal procedure is that a Senator who represents the area would be invited to such events.