Further to the publication of the Prison Visiting Committee reports 2010 last week, the Minister for Justice and Law Reform answered questions on the matter in the Dáil yesterday. Deputies Clare Daly (Socialist Party) and Jonathan O’Brien (Sinn Fein) raised matters arising during the Topical issues time (a new procedure in the Dáil to raise… [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Alan Shatter'
January 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments · Elections, General Election 2011, Irish Politics
It was with great sadness that I watched the final speech of Michael D Higgins last week during the debate on the Finance Bill. You can watch the speech here and it’s really worth it. Michael D. is a poet and thus we could surmise that the Dáil is to lose it’s laureate. However yesterday [...]
May 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Irish Politics
A private members debate concluded tonight with the Government defeating a Fine Gael proposal to compel that by-elections to be held within six months of a vacancy arising. There are currently 3 vacancies to be filled in Donegal South West, Dublin South and Waterford. The Donegal vacancy is nearly a year old with the resignation [...]
March 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Irish Politics
This morning I though we had lost an elder statesman such were the gushing tributes on twitter (twibutes!) from Fergus O’Dowd Louth FG TD. Fergus had come to twitter a few months ago to talk about his weight loss on Operation Transformation. Now we get progress reports (3 Stone gone) interspersed with concerns about transport [...]