Monday, 21 June 2021
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
I will begin by formally seconding the proposal on the Order of Business by my party colleague, Senator Pauline O'Reilly, to take No. 20 on today's Order Paper before No. 1.
I wish to mention two very sad matters today. First, 15-year-old Tiggy Hancock is being laid to rest this afternoon. She was an exceptional horse rider and had a bright future ahead of her in eventing but last week that all ended in a most tragic fatal accident at a training session. One journalist wrote, "the world has lost an angel". Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. I will also mention the fact that it is approaching ten years since university postgraduate student, Shane O'Farrell, lost his life in a tragic hit-and-run incident near his home in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan. The full circumstances leading to this fatal accident remain unresolved. We know that the person who did this had a record of criminality and was a repeat offender. The scoping inquiry has been extended on several occasions.