Monday, 14 June 2021
Counterfeiting Bill 2020: Second Stage
I concur with Senator Horkan's contribution. I welcome the Minister of State to the House. Some would say that we are merely engaged in a bit of housekeeping. As the Minister of State outlined, the Bill reflects what we are already doing and transposes an EU directive into Irish law, which is to be welcomed. Senator Horkan said I stood aside to let him speak on this occasion. As the Leas-Chathaoirleach knows, us country boys are very obliging and we would not like to think that the city slickers would take advantage of it. I have no doubt that this will not happen.On a more serious note, I am not going to delay the passage of the Bill through the House. I look forward to its speedy journey through the House. As Senator Horkan outlined on behalf of Fianna Fáil, I am delighted to support this legislation.