Sherlock, Seán

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Garda Síochána (Amendment) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

My party has been calling for Garda reform for well over a decade and we have not been doing so from an ivory tower. Our demand for reform is very much rooted in an understanding of why the commun...More Button

This Bill is a welcome contribution to the ongoing debate. We support the general thrust of it, although naturally we have some concerns and would propose some changes. At its heart the Bill pr...More Button

The Labour Party's Garda authority policy dates back to 2006. We freely acknowledge that the legislation we enacted in government, which finally created a Policing Authority, is by no means perf...More Button

I wish to refer to one issue that continues to operate as an impediment to serious public debate about the design of the institutions of State. I refer to the legal advice to the previous Govern...More Button

I am all in favour of a close and confidential role between the Government and its Attorney General but when it comes to legislating for the oversight of policing, the Government's legal advice a...More Button

Deputy O'Callaghan's Bill does not seek to do this. To the extent that it seems to accept the status quo, the Bill is a stopgap measure.

  More generally, public confiden...More Button

Departmental Funding

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: her views on further State funding for the event centre in Cork city.More Button

Hospital Closures

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason for the planned closure of the health centre in Passage West, County Cork; and the measures in place to ensure public health services remain in the communityMore Button

Severe Weather Events Response

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the applications for storm relief funding that have been submitted by Cork County Council and Cork City Council; and the engagement that has taken place between officials in his Department and offi...More Button