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I welcome the opportunity to participate in today's debate, because this is really important legislation and the rights that it contains are long overdue. The Bill recognises parental bereavement as being a significant issue that, unfortunately, affects the lives of so many people. Parents who experience the unimaginable pain of losing a child deserve to be supported and offered compassionate...
I am sure that the Minister will agree that, whether it is down to COVID or Brexit, many of our rural communities are facing huge challenges. Those difficulties need to be addressed within the rural policy framework in order to make any great difference. While the rural halls refurbishment scheme is a good initiative, is the Minister considering any rural business and community investment...
T3. Ms Brogan asked the Minister of Justice for her assessment of legislation to protect retail workers from abuse and assault. (AQT 1823/17-22)
Sinn Féin MLA for West Tyrone
Entered the Assembly on 23 November 2020 — appointed
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