Former MLA, Belfast West
Sinn Féin MPs do not take their seats in Parliament.
Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. I want to speak in support of the motion and to thank the Education Committee for bringing it forward. Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí is an Irish proverb. It means, cherish the young and they will flourish. There is a wealth of reports, studies and information to support the wisdom of that proverb and to prove conclusively the value of...
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. The two phrases used by the Minister should have been pronounced most properly as “Ógra Shinn Féin” and “Tí Chulainn”. Go raibh maith agat.
Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. Tá mé ag labhairt i bhfabhar an rúin agus an leasaithe. I speak in favour of the motion, and I accept the amendment. I listened to Members from the Benches opposite. For over three years, successive Ministers have refused to bring forward an Irish language strategy or an Irish language Act, putting forward very feeble excuses on both...
Former Sinn Fein MP for Belfast West, Former Sinn Féin MLA for Belfast West
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 26 January 2011 — Resigned
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Left the Assembly on 7 December 2010 — Resigned
Party was Sinn Fein until 14 May 2001; Sinn Féin until 28 Apr 2003; Sinn Fein until 11 Apr 2005; Sinn Féin until 30 Jan 2007; Sinn Fein until 12 Apr 2010; Sinn Féin until 7 Dec 2010
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