Seanad debates

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Death of Shane O'Farrell: Motion


10:30 am

Photo of Jerry ButtimerJerry Buttimer (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I welcome Mrs. O'Farrell and her daughter to the Gallery and thank them for being here. It is important to recognise that the Minister intimated quite early on, on behalf of Government, that he would not oppose the motion.Senator Norris needs to reflect upon his contribution regarding the logistics of yesterday. It is quite disappointing to hear the picture painted by the Senator. When he asked me on the Order of Business yesterday about the motion, I was amenable to having it taken today. I could not give a commitment yesterday because Government had not made a decision regarding the motion. I cannot speak on behalf of Government in terms of a decision by it on a motion. The Senator needs to reflect upon his contribution and what he said this afternoon and yesterday on that because-----


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