Seanad debates

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017: Committee Stage


10:30 am

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

The last time I was in Roscommon at official functions, of which there are many, I also missed the Senator, but I had the pleasure of the company of his daughter who had a very successful year as cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council. I wish her well for the remainder of her term.

My colleague, Senator O'Mahony, has been in contact with me also regarding some Garda stations in the west, not too far from his own neck of woods, if I can use such an expression. I am pleased to inform the House that Ballinlough Garda station is in course of refurbishment. I am very keen, having visited Roscommon, to have this Garda station refurbished to the highest quality at the earliest opportunity. I am aware of the situation in Tarmonbarry. I am aware of the traffic issues in Tarmonbarry and I would be happy to consult bilaterally with the Senator on that. I hope a form of resolution can be found to what is a challenge, subject to the availability of resources. I am always pleased to take representations from Senator Leyden.

I acknowledge the Senator's support of the Bill and of the Government's stance towards this amendment, but I hope Senator Norris will accede to Senator Boyhan's proposal that we will reflect further on amendment No. 1 and resume on it on Report Stage.


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