The Wheels of Justice Grind Slowly On

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Meeting with Victims Group on Injustices in Northern Ireland

At a meeting on 13th May with the Cross Party Group on Victims of Conflict, we discussed reports of Barrister Amal Clooney to take part in the case of the ‘hooded men’ and their grievances related to their alleged claim that they were held without trial and were tortured, following the 1971 introduction of internment in Northern Ireland. They claim that then British Prime Minister Ted Heath was aware of and condoned the use of torture on detainees.
We also discussed the evidence found in the 1972 foreign ministry memo that indicates Heath was also aware of the murders of Catholics by British soldiers. The note by Heath mentioned in the memo indicates in paragraph 7 that “[t]here is no question of an extension of the powers available to, or the rules of engagement which apply to any soldiers.”

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Regulation of Receivers in Ireland

On the 6th May, I spoke in the Seanad about the need for the regulation of receivers within the banking system. Without regulation on the repossession of people’s property, banks will continue to operate in a thug-like manner and in their own best interests.

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Patriotism, as I understand it, is a combination of love of country, pride in its history, traditions and culture, and a determination to add to its prestige and achievements” -Lemass

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Senator Mark Daly

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Leinster House vs Westminster


Mark has now played international-level rugby for Ireland. Playing against England in Trinity College, the match consisted of Dáil and Seanad members versus the Lords and MPs of Westminster. Ireland won 27 to 7, making it the 14th win in a row.

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Moore Street Bill Moving Forward to Second Stage

Well done to Senator Darragh O’ Brien and the Fianna Fáil members of Dublin City Council on all their work on the Moore Street Area Renewal and Development Bill 2015.

Click here to view the bill.

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