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Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN (Ireland, ALDE)

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 25/01/2021
  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 15/09/2020 to 25/01/2021

In the Assembly

  • since 15/09/2020 Representative - Ireland

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

  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 23/01/2024)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 25/04/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • Ex officio (Rule 14.3 of the Rules of Procedure): Bureau of the Assembly (from 21/05/2021 to 18/05/2023)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 25/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 15/09/2020)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 15/09/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Education and Democratic Values (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Youth and the Society of the Future (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 13/10/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 12/10/2022 to 21/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 27/01/2022)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 25/01/2022 to 11/10/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 26/01/2021 to 21/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 26/01/2021 to 22/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (from 26/01/2021 to 23/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Robert TROY (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 23/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Dara CALLEARY (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 24/01/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Paul GAVAN (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 15/09/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Robert TROY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on External Relations (since 23/01/2023)

Interventions

Last speeches

23/01/2024 | 17:29:21 Thank you, Chair. When I was a young girl, one of the first books that I have a very strong memory of and left a lasting impact on me was Anne Frank's diary. I could not understand or comprehend such cruelty, such a horrific example of man's inhumanity to man. Years later, I visited Dachau, Auschwitz and Belsen, and again, I was horrified as to what happened. It was explained by everybody I knew by people saying, "we didn't know", "the world didn't know what was happening", "we're ashamed and... 10/10/2023 | 19:48:44 That's fine. Thank you very much, Chair. And can I thank all of those who contributed to debate. And just to emphasise that at all times that we, myself and Ms Yelyzaveta YASKO, behaved in an absolutely professional way in terms of listening, engaging, and fact checking in terms of the information that is in the report. I'll just respond to a few of the comments. This report has been almost two years in the making. So for Sir Edward LEIGH to try to bring this in context with the atrocities... 10/10/2023 | 18:47:24 Thank you very much, Chair, Preparing a monitoring report on the host state of our organisation is certainly not an easy task. As we speak here in Strasbourg, or indeed where we have our Committee meetings in Paris, it would be easy for any observer unaccustomed to our Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) to wonder why of all countries, should France be submitted to such a scrutiny. France of course is an... 21/06/2023 | 19:51:05 Thank you, Chair. Today, for many reasons is significant, in that the British government's Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill is being heard at report stage in the House of Lords. This Bill proposes an effective amnesty for those accused of killing or maiming people during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. While some amendments were made on the 8th of this month, the substance of the Bill remains intact. I wish to express my very grave concerns about this Bill, which... 20/06/2023 | 19:19:05 Thank you, Chair. I think this is a very, very timely report and I really want to congratulate the rapporteur. As we are emerging from the brutal trauma that was Covid, and we deal with new and emerging crises ever since, it's vitally important that we collaborate our respective and our collective learnings and experiences. And, of course, evaluate shortcomings that were there, and to help build a really strong and resilient health system and implement measures that will curb health...

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