Seanad debates

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Parole Bill 2016: Committee and Remaining Stages


10:30 am

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

-----for people who have influenced me greatly. I am not just influenced by AdVIC but by the society in which we are becoming very violent. We are entertained by violence and communicate through violence wrongly. We are trying in the best way that we can, starting with young people in education, and in 1,000 different ways, to look at who we are. We are not the monkey shaved; we are civilised human beings. I also believe in mercy and forgiveness. I believe in all of those things but I am trying to articulate this on behalf of victims of serious crime who have been traumatised for the rest of their lives because of what was done to them wilfully by others. I take on board and thank the Minister of State for everything he has said.


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