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Independents 4 Change

Dáil Éireann
IE - - Dublin 2


Working language: English


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: Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter (since 24/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Joseph O'REILLY (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 21/01/2019)


Last speeches

02/10/2019 | 16:11:27 Thank you Madame Chairperson. I would like to take this opportunity to commend the rapporteur Madame TRISSE for her report and recommendations, and also to congratulate the Governor of the bank on behalf of the United Left Group. Madame Chairperson, the Council of Europe Development Bank, or CEB as I will call it from now on is a very important institution of the Council. I feel the ability to lend money to member states that support the aims of the Council as an important part of supporting... 01/10/2019 | 11:03:35 Thank you. I would like to thank the rapporteur Mr Sylvain WASERMAN for his report. It is very interesting. Madame President, the protection of whistleblowers is vitally important. Many public bodies and organisations rely on the effect of whistleblowing in order to provide effective governance. It is a sad reflection on public organisations, but having effective protections and indeed having effective Ombudsman legislations which we will also be discussing this week are critical to ensure... 26/06/2019 | 10:38:13 Thank you, Madam Chairperson. I'm speaking on behalf of the Unified European Left. Madam Chairperson, according to global advocates on mental health, we are facing a global human rights emergency in this field. All over the world, people with mental health disabilities experience a wide range of human rights violations. Member States of the Council of Europe must advocate for mental health systems across the world to conform to a human-rights based approach, which is compatible with the... 25/06/2019 | 17:53:38 The Istanbul Convention is a very important document for the people of Ireland and should touch the standard and high estate deals with violence against women. In Ireland, one in five women have suffered an intimate partner violence and domestic abuse. Nine out of ten women who are killed, are killed by someone known to them with 56% of them killed by a partner or ex-partner. That in itself shows the importance of the Convention and the need to implement it and the measures of the Istanbul...