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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)

  • 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 (since 21/05/2021)
  • 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 External Relations (from 13/10/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (since 12/10/2022)
  • 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 (since 26/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (since 26/01/2021)
  • 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)


Last speeches

24/01/2023 | 19:28:09 Thank you very much once again, Mister President. The road to Reykjavik has been a long journey, and we are only halfway there. I want to thank all of those who have shared this journey and lightened the load and gave me the trust to bring us to this stop on our journey. To those who engaged, I listened and did my very best to produce a collaborative report. Thank you to the Irish and Icelandic presidencies who have made this summit both a priority and a reality; to the Alliance of Liberals... 24/01/2023 | 16:36:15 Thank you, Mr President. And dear President, dear Mr Tiny KOX, Secretary General and colleagues, Europe, no doubt, is confronted with extraordinary and grave challenges and grave moments such as these must be matched by great ambition and that is why we are here on this day at this time. The Russian Federation is waging a brutal war of aggression against Ukraine in defiance of international law including the Council of Europe Statute, the Helsinki Final Act and the Charter of the United... 24/01/2023 | 10:56:25 Thank you very much, Chair. Over the last year, in this very chamber, we have borne witness to the testimonies of our female battalion from Ukraine, who spoke movingly and compassionately about the absolutely degrading practices that many of their women and, of course, some men have undergone in relation to conflict-related sexual violence, which is the most degrading experience for anyone. And we are talking about rape, we are talking about sexual slavery, we're talking about forced... 13/10/2022 | 19:16:48 I was nearly happy to have that. Thank you, Chair and colleagues. Let me start by thanking the co-rapporteurs for this report on Romania. Ms Edite ESTRELA and my Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe colleague Ms Krista BAUMANE for their work and I think also for their empathy and their understanding for the complex issues in Romania. It's important to say that this is mainly a positive report. Of course, the general framework of the rule of law is in a significantly better shape than... 13/10/2022 | 18:13:30 Thank you very much, Chair. I want to congratulate the rapporteur on her excellent work, on her conclusions and recommendations. Ireland is very well known for its passion for sport, whether it's football, rugby, golf, horse racing, which is very important in my own county of Kildare. We also celebrate our special Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Gender discrimination in sport has long been a controversial topic due to inequality regarding wages, audience viewing numbers, and the overall...