Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Equality & Justice

The Garda Síochana (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2015 – Second Stage Speech

This Bill represents a very important reform for our country in terms of justice. For the first time ever we will have a new policing authority, which will be independent and will oversee the structures and performance of An Garda. I concur completely with the Minister’s observation that the establishment of the new policing authority… Continue Reading

Marriage Equality – Why I’m voting YES

“It’s difficult enough to find love in this world and where two same sex individuals find love and wish to have this recognised and acknowledged by the Irish State then this should be made possible via civil marriage. This will provide equality and protection to these couples”. The above quote was one I gave to… Continue Reading

PQ No. 200 – 21st April – Promoting Climate Justice

To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in recognition of the effects of climate change, which have impacted on Ireland through the severe Atlantic storms of last winter, but which impact hugely on developing nations, the steps his Department is taking in promoting climate justice, including the work to secure international agreement in… Continue Reading