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Sinn Féin

Seanad Éireann
IE - - Dublin 2

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020 , 2019 , 2018


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

22/04/2021 | 13:06:47 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Turkey has been moving away from democratic discourse and practice in recent years. The disgraceful decision to withdraw from the Istanbul convention should be seen in this context. This break from democracy has been stimulated by the dominant political actors under the role of the AK Party. In 2019, in the context of the democratic situation in Turkey, the Parliamentary Assembly reiterated that political opposition in and outside parliament... 20/04/2021 | 17:24:05 Good afternoon. Thank you. On behalf of the United European Left Group I want to welcome the opportunity to debate this very important issue. For me this is doubly important as I am also the rapporteur for the humanitarian consequences of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Our group is deeply concerned by the lack of progress on the fate of the captives and missing persons from the recent six-week conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. According to the press release of the... 20/04/2021 | 15:29:58 Thank you, Mister President. I just want to begin by congratulating the rapporteur on behalf of our group, the Unified European Left. I want to warmly welcome this draft resolution on fighting fiscal injustice and the taxation of the global digital economy. Our group congratulates the rapporteur for his content, offer our full support and note the significance of the timing of this resolution. Thankfully, after four decades of a race to the bottom in taxation of corporations we may finally be... 20/04/2021 | 12:09:40 Thank you Mr President. I want to begin just by condemning the antics of Mr Oleksii GONCHARENKO earlier in this debate. The last thing we need is a return to the politics of the 1930s. I want to offer my full support for this excellent report and congratulate rapporteur Mr Tiny KOX. The resolution sets out key priority issues that are of strategic importance to the Council of Europe and that deserves careful consideration by every delegate attending this Assembly. In the short time available... 28/01/2021 | 12:31:15 Good morning chairperson, good morning colleagues, I want to begin by warmly welcoming this resolution and commending the rapporteur. The creeping menace of racism and xenophobia is already stalking many parts of Europe. Tackling ethnic profiling is one concrete action that every country can and should make to combat prejudice and racial discrimination. Racial or ethnic profiling and policing has been defined as the use by the police with no objective and reasonable justification of grounds...