Warfield, Fintan

Friday, 16 October 2020

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

I was planning to propose an amendment to the Order of Business to reflect what Senator McDowell has just outlined. Perhaps he might allow us to second his proposal to take only Committee Stage to...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

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The Leas-Chathaoirleach will see that Sinn Féin opposes section 2 outright. Obviously, we are discussing the deposit of certain records of the commission with the Child and Family Agency, Tusla. ...More Button

  Will the Minister reiterate the point about why the records are being broken up? Why are some suitable to be held by his Department and others not? As I mentioned, Sinn Féin objects t...More Button

  In September, the general scheme of the Bill and associated briefing paper referred to 11 institutions whose associated records would be lodged with Tusla. The ministerial briefing wit...More Button

  I add my voice to the concerns expressed about the process today. We were due to table an amendment to the Order of Business. As it turned out, we supported Senator McDowell's amendme...More Button

Sinn Féin has put its name to amendment No. 22 and I wish to add my voice. Under the general data protection regulation, GDPR, and the Commissions of Investigation Act 2004, the Minister can take ...More Button

I wish to put on record our support for a full indexing of the material. It is obvious from the amendment that a body such as Tusla or the Department itself would not be suitable to carry out this...More Button

  Professionally-run archives have been suggested as suitable repositories. Have the Minister's officials ever approached the National Archives or the National Library of Ireland with a ...More Button

Sinn Féin maintains its belief that the Bill should be withdrawn. We will take that approach into the Dáil. Our Dáil team will submit amendments to the legislation to remove Tusla from the Bill. ...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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