Thursday, 10 September 2020
Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages
Barry Ward (Fine Gael)
What was most pointed about the Senator's contribution was a question he asked. He asked whether money was talking in the political system. That was an unfortunate question and I believe he should withdraw it and the associated comments he made. He asked this question as if these institutions did not exist when he was in the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. It is regrettable that he would throw that around without a scintilla of evidence having been presented. It is merely a smear which he has thrown out as part of his contribution in the context of something that is not part of this.