Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Equality & Justice

PQ No 192 – 21st April – Reaching the UN’s Aid Target of 0.7% of GNP

To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade with reference to The Global Island policy framework, his plans on reaching the United Nations target of providing 0.7 per cent of Gross National Product for development assistance; and if he will make a statement on the matter – Seán Kyne. Reply: Minister of State, Seán… Continue Reading

PQ No. 421 – 21st April – Update on Legislation to combat Sex Trafficking and Exploitation

To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2014; and if the passage of this legislation will be expedited in view of the upcoming reforms in neighbouring jurisdictions, which could negatively impact on this country – Seán Kyne.   Reply: Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances… Continue Reading

PQ No. 10 – 2nd April – New HQ for Garda Galway Division

  Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will provide an update on the provision of the new divisional headquarters for An Garda Síochána in Galway city; the construction timeframe; and if she will make a statement on the matter. Minister Frances Fitzgerald:  The programme of replacement and refurbishment of Garda accommodation… Continue Reading

Construction on new Galway Garda Division HQ to begin in the coming months

81 Garda Vehicles for Galway Division at end of March with further 11 on way Work on the new Galway Garda Division Headquarters is at an advanced stage with construction expected to commence within months. The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald confirmed the progress on the facility to be based in Murrough in… Continue Reading

34th Amendment to Constitution – Marriage Equality Bill 2015 – Second Stage Speech

“It is 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 State, this should be made possible via civil marriage. This will provide equality and protection to these couples.” Those were my views in 2009 when running for re-election… Continue Reading