IE - - Dublin 2
Working language: English
Declarations of interests:
25/01/2023 | 19:12:52 Thank you. Dear colleagues, Can I start by adding my voice of thanks and gratitude to the rapporteurs for the work that they have done. If you'll forgive me for signalling out one in particular, my Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe colleague Ms Petra STIENEN, who I know from my time as serving on the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination with her from 2016 to 2020, has been an extremely strong voice on this important issue. The eradication of gender-based violence is a key... 24/01/2023 | 19:00:10 Madam Vice President, Distinguished Colleagues, Firstly, can I thank Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN for her work as rapporteur on this report and compliment her on producing such a comprehensive report which has received such strong support across all political groupings. We, in Ireland and in our party in Ireland, are very proud of the work that my friend and colleague has completed. I think the length of this debate and a huge interest and a number of contributions, to my mind, demonstrates the... 02/10/2019 | 16:46:34 Thank you, Mr Vice-President. I want to compliment the rapporteur and, in reading the report, I can't help but think if more of our global financial institutions had acted even with some of the ethical values of the Council of Europe Development Bank, then the global crisis that we are just coming out of may not have been as severe. Regulatory failure, corporate greed, and failure by policymakers have ensured that the Bank established in 1956 is needed now as much — if not more — than any... 01/10/2019 | 10:20:01 Thank you Madam President. I'm very happy to speak in favour of this very timely and important report on improving the protection of whistle-blowers. Whistle-blowers play an essential role in any open and transparent democracy. Whistle-blowing is acknowledged as one of the most effective ways to stop wrongdoing. Wrongdoing which ultimately stems from greed, a sense of entitlement and a mentality of superiority and belief that self-interest trumps all else. Both these behaviours and attitudes... 26/06/2019 | 11:29:50 Mental health historically has been covered in a shroud of darkness because of the stigma attached to it. People who suffered from mental health have been marginalised, shunned and demonised throughout history. Sent away, locked up in institutions, never to see the light of day. Families do not dare to speak due to the huge source of embarrassment. While undoubtedly over the last decade or so much better awareness of the challenges of mental health and how it can affect anyone of us at...
30/01/2023 | Doc. 15697 | Motion for a resolution Misuse of the anti-money laundering measures and countering the financing of terrorism regulations as a tool of transnational repression 27/01/2023 | Doc. 15696 | Written declaration Financial assistance for Palestinian Interior Ministry and security services must be withheld until significant human rights progress is made 26/01/2023 | Doc. 15693 | Motion for a resolution Ensuring Azerbaijan’s accountability for serious violations of international humanitarian law and its statutory obligations 26/01/2023 | Doc. 15695 | Written declaration The United Kingdom must allow trans people to live their lives with dignity 27/03/2020 | Doc. 15094 | Motion for a resolution COVID-19 – an effective and human rights-compliant response
24/01/2023 | Doc. 15681, vote on the draft text for recommendation The Reykjavik Summit of the Council of Europe: United around values in the face of extraordinary challenges 26/06/2019 | Doc. 14922, vote on the draft text for resolution Challenge, on substantive grounds, of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation 25/06/2019 | Doc. 14908, vote on the draft text for resolution The Istanbul Convention on violence against women: achievements and challenges 25/06/2019 | Doc. 14907, vote on the draft text for resolution Towards an ambitious Council of Europe agenda for gender equality 25/06/2019 | Doc. 14907, vote on the draft text for recommendation Towards an ambitious Council of Europe agenda for gender equality