Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Monthly Archives: June 2012

Criminal Justice Bill – Withholding of Information

Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information) Bill A society can only progress if it is prepared to learn from past mistakes. One of our society’s gravest mistakes was the creation and maintenance of a culture of secrecy and undue deference. It contributed to the shameful abuse and exploitation of thousands of young and vulnerable citizens, both… Continue Reading

National Cultural Institutions (Private Members’ Motion)

National Cultural Institutions (Private Members’ Motion) As a Deputy for Galway I know at first hand of the positive impact the arts and culture sectors have on our communities and our country. Galway is fortunate to have some of Ireland’s best known festivals and arts organisations, including the Galway Arts Festival, the Clifden Arts Festival,… Continue Reading

Companies Amendment Bill 2012

Companies Amendment Bill 2012 Our economy is one of the most open in the world, a fact that has both negative and positive aspects. An open economy is more vulnerable to international economic events and shocks which leave indigenous companies and businesses more exposed and thus constrain the intended effects of economic decisions taken by… Continue Reading

Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Bill (2012)

Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Bill (2012) I welcome the publication of the Bill. The Ryan and Murphy reports investigating abuse, including that which occurred at residential institutions, were shocking in their revelations of systemic abuse of a verbal, physical and sexual nature. For many years, courageous individuals attempted to expose the despicable activities of some… Continue Reading