Maiden speech still 29062020

I was delighted that my maiden contribution in Seanad Éireann was to speak in support of the motion to renew the powers of the Special Criminal Court, but also to sound some notes of caution in relation to its operation and the safeguarding of jury trials.

I was also delighted that my remarks were reported in The Irish Times, the next day.

You can watch the full debate on the motion on the Offences Against the State (Amendment) Act 1998 and the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009, here (from 5h 00m 00s approximately:

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