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In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the Unified European Left since 16/03/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 16/03/2018 Representative - Ireland

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 16/03/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (since 26/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (since 26/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (from 30/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 26/03/2019 to 29/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas (from 23/01/2019 to 25/03/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 14/09/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Integration (from 26/04/2018 to 28/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Marcella CORCORAN KENNEDY (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 24/06/2019 to 08/08/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Frances FITZGERALD (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 23/06/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Seán CANNEY (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 16/03/2018 to 20/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Barry COWEN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 26/04/2018 to 22/01/2019)


Last speeches

30/09/2021 | 10:04:19 Thank you, Madam President. I want to welcome for the most part this report, and fair play to Tony putting it together so quickly. But I have to say there is something kind of fundamental missing. Call me old-fashioned, if you will, but I think it's still wrong to invade other people's countries and occupy them for 20 years. I think we seem to have lost sight of that somehow here. We need to talk about responsibility when we talk about Afghanistan. A number of Council of Europe member states... 28/09/2021 | 13:05:23 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I want to commend the Rapporteur and support this resolution. The rapporteur makes a number of very important points about the impact of rising inequality across Europe which has led to deeper poverty, the erosion of social rights, reduced social mobility and greater social polarisation. A few short points in response to this report: The first is that the rapid rise in inequality in recent decades is no accident, but rather a direct result of... 27/09/2021 | 17:25:09 Thank you, Madam President. I want to thank all of the contributors for their thoughtful contributions. I want to tell you about my two most vivid memories of my trips to both Armenia and Azerbaijan. In Yerevan I saw the military cemetery and all of the new graves of young men, the same age as my oldest son - 18 in many cases - and the heartbreaking cries of loved ones mourning their lost sons. It was absolutely tragic. I'm sure my colleagues in Azerbaijan could have shown me a similar... 27/09/2021 | 16:31:39 Madam chairperson, dear colleagues, First I want to thank both delegations for the immense amount of work to facilitate my report and to visit their countries, Armenia in May and Azerbaijan in July. I regret I was not able to visit the conflict region. This affects the quality of the report without a doubt, and issues of access to what we call grey zones must be sorted out for the future. I've tried to avoid politics and keep to the humanitarian and linked human rights concerns. My report, as... 24/06/2021 | 16:59:25 Good afternoon, I want to warmly congratulate my friend and comrade Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW on this excellent report. I believe it will be historic when we pass this report today and absolutely essential. It's long overdue from the Council of Europe to acknowledge the link between contemporary racism and colonial history enslavements and the transatlantic slave trade. I can't emphasise enough just how important I think the issue of education is in this regard. When I grew up in England...