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Dáil Independent Group

Dáil Éireann
IE - - Dublin 2

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022 , 2021


In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the Unified European Left since 23/01/2019
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 21/01/2019 to 22/01/2019

In the Assembly

  • since 21/01/2019 Substitute - Ireland

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 12/10/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (since 24/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 25/01/2021 to 26/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter (from 24/01/2019 to 14/09/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Dara CALLEARY (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 25/01/2021 to 23/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Seán HAUGHEY (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 15/09/2020 to 11/10/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Emer HIGGINS (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 15/09/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Paul GAVAN (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 24/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Joseph O'REILLY (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 21/01/2019 to 14/09/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Emer HIGGINS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 23/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Paul GAVAN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (since 26/01/2023)


Last speeches

26/01/2023 | 12:58:15 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Mr. President, dear colleagues, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the council for the opportunity to speak on this important debate. There is no doubt that the invasion and illegal war by the Russian Federation is totally wrong and should be opposed on all sides. There is a need that all forms of aggression need to be highlighted and brought to justice. The people of Ukraine did not ask for or pursue this war. While there is no... 24/01/2023 | 18:43:17 The Rekjavik Summit of the Council of Europe is without doubt a success of the Irish Presidency of the Council of Europe. I would like to pay tribute to the Icelandic Presidency as well for the hosting of the conference. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and pay tribute to the leader of the Irish delegation, Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN, on her work in making this event happen as well. (This is probably the only time I will pay tribute to a member of Fianna Fáil during a speech in... 11/10/2022 | 18:56:34 Thank you Madam Speaker. I'd like to thank Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW for his report. I'm happy to support it here tonight. As noted within the explanatory memorandum, the concept of the "other" is utilised and weaponised throughout the political strategy. As we witness the increasing rise of right and far-right politics within member States, it is vital that we do not fall into a trap of ideological neutrality and ambivalence. Indeed it would do us well to remember an interview given by Mr... 22/06/2022 | 10:25:24 Before I start, I would just like to commend and recommend Amendment 1 on behalf of our Group, put forward by Ms Laura CASTEL and Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW, I recommend that to the Parliament. Antisemitism is on the rise across Europe. That is a very worrying statement, but certainly it appears to be true. Of course, in Ireland, we cannot say that because we have no way of officially recording incidents of antisemitism, or indeed, any racist comments or crimes. I will deal with that later on... 21/06/2022 | 10:18:28 Go raibh maith agat, a Uachtarán (Thank you President) The role of the Council of Europe is very much the focus of attention now with the conflict in the Ukraine. Indeed sometimes one would be forgiven for thinking that the Council has a military arm when listening to the recent debates in the situation in Ukraine. It is understandable from the members from Ukraine to a certain extent but from some of the other members it is hard to take. I agree with the the Secretary General Ms Marija...