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Friday, 16 October 2020

Seanad Éireann Debate
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An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

I will not need a minute as Senator Craughwell has covered all bases. I was also going to second his proposal.More Button

  I take the opportunity to ask Members of the House that before we debate the Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter,...More Button

I ask Members to go outside and explain to the survivors - to their faces - why they are going to seal their documents away for 30 years.More Button

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Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages

Has Senator Seery Kearney spoken to the survivors?More Button

On a point of order, we have spoken to them and they are happy-----More Button

-----with a delay of 28 days if it deals with the substantial issues.More Button

We have consulted the organisations, specifically because we initially thought like Senator Seery Kearney that an extension to the deadline would give to the survivors with one hand and take back w...More Button

I also want to speak to the amendment to delete section 2 in its entirety. Senator Ó Donnghaile cannot be here because he is self-isolating, but he would like to speak on this Bill which is incred...More Button

  Having listened to the Minister, I welcome that he is taking on board some of the concerns that Members of this House have raised with him, but once again I point to the process. Senat...More Button

  On our reasons for wanting to delete section 2, I was heartened that the Minister said it was all about agency. Senator Ruane stressed the importance of asking people what they want. ...More Button

  Even those who were not associated with mother and baby homes will speak of their experience of dealing with Tusla. Tusla regularly cites unverified information that somehow those who ...More Button

  I welcome that the Minister is considering keeping the archive in its entirety. That is essential. I echo what Senator Higgins said about him depriving Members of the Dáil of an oppor...More Button

It is important that I put on record that the Sinn Féin Senators are deeply uncomfortable with section 6 being shoehorned into such a sensitive Bill. There are two points. First, it is bad practi...More Button

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Commission of Investigation (Mother and Baby Homes and certain related Matters) Records, and another Matter, Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Shannon Group: Motion (Resumed)

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