Gavan, Paul

Friday, 16 October 2020

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

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I support the amendment to the Order of Business. I wish to put on the record of the House that I am genuinely disturbed by the way in which the House is being used. Every Senator should be distu...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

I wish to comment briefly on this section because it is crucial in terms of the interactions we have been having with victims and survivors of these institutions. One of the key points survivors c...More Button

  I wish to make two points to the Minister. The first relates to process. There is no way the Minister would have had the time or the availability in the last couple of days to go thro...More Button

  The evidence is clear. I know from my time as a member of the education committee last year and from meeting some of the victims how appallingly they have been treated and how they hav...More Button

  This is a central part of the Bill, and it is wrong. The Minister does not have to take our word for it. A multitude of people, some of whom are outside today, are begging the Ministe...More Button

Sinn Féin will be consistent and will oppose this section. We do not believe that Tusla should be receiving this information and for this reason, we cannot support the idea that it would be accept...More Button

  Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.More Button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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