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Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Education Restart: Parental Anxiety (15 Sep 2020)

Emma Sheerin: T2. Ms Sheerin asked the Minister of Education, after commending staff and parents for the extra work that they have put in to allow schools to reopen, what his Department is doing to engage with parents who have not yet sent their children back to school either because they, their children or someone else in the family home has an underlying health condition, particularly because, although...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Education Restart: Parental Anxiety (15 Sep 2020)

Emma Sheerin: Thank you for your answer, Minister. Can you give us some assurance to those parents who are concerned and do not think that their child should be returning to school, that there will not be a penalty and that you will deal with each case on a case-by-case basis and treat the parents with sensitivity and flexibility?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Race Equality (14 Sep 2020)

Emma Sheerin: Ba mhaith liom a mholadh. I beg to move That this Assembly recognises that the racial equality strategy 2015-2025 was not fully implemented and is now significantly outdated; acknowledges the commitment contained in New Decade, New Approach to the publication of a new and updated racial equality strategy within 100 days of the restoration of the Assembly; further recognises the positive...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Race Equality (14 Sep 2020)

Emma Sheerin: I rise today to urge Members to support the motion, to send a clear and unequivocal message to the population of the North that racism is a scourge that the representatives in this Chamber take seriously and will act with urgency to stamp out. Sinn Féin believes in a society that cherishes equality and respect as central tenets, a society free of discrimination in all its forms. The House...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2020 (14 Sep 2020)

Emma Sheerin: Like most people on a Monday in the middle of a global pandemic, the Union flag is not my top priority. It is fair to say that the Union flag is never my top priority. As Irish republicans, additional flying days for the flag are never going to be something that we, in Sinn Féin, will celebrate. Indeed, the presence of the Union flag above Parliament Buildings and other civic spaces — at...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Business: Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2020 (14 Sep 2020)

Emma Sheerin: I thank the Member for his input. I am coming on to the fact that the British Government have got other commitments as per NDNA that they have not yet signed up to or implemented. That is why I am saying that the motion is bizarre. With everything that is going on around us right now, ensuring the increased flying of a flag seems like a strange item to put at the top of the agenda. Of course,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland Assembly Commission: Centenary of Northern Ireland 2021 (8 Sep 2020)

Emma Sheerin: I thank the Member for his answers so far. I am conscious that Members on the opposite Benches referred to some of the commentary from my party as "offensive". However, the fact is that the process that led to the partition of Ireland was not democratic, and, as such, it is felt by many in the nationalist and republican communities that it was fundamentally unjust. The Six County-state was...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland Assembly Commission: Centenary of Northern Ireland 2021 (8 Sep 2020)

Emma Sheerin: My question is coming. Events should be inclusive and reflect the very different and conflicting political and historical perspectives of the time, ensuring that the violent sectarian reality of the period is fully referenced and remembered so that lessons can be learned for the future.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Disability Services and Family Carer Support (7 Jul 2020)

Emma Sheerin: No one in the Chamber would argue against an equal standard of living for those in society who live with a disability. However, it is not enough to simply state that we want to see people with disabilities treated equally; we have to act and we have to put in place the measures that will allow disabled people to live equally. During lockdown, life changed for everyone, but the needs of those...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: NSMC Institutional Meeting (23 Jun 2020)

Emma Sheerin: I thank the Minister for his statement. How many meetings of Ministers, North and South, have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic? Has the memorandum of understanding proved beneficial between both Administrations?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: COVID-19 Pandemic: Support for Sheep and Beef Farmers (9 Jun 2020)

Emma Sheerin: As I have spoken about at length in the Chamber before, I have a particular interest in the sector, coming from a farming family. Just last week, my colleague Declan McAleer and I joined Sinn Féin TDs Claire Kerrane and Matt Carthy, from Roscommon and Monaghan respectively, in a Facebook Live session focusing on rural issues. We were inundated with questions from rural dwellers the length...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: COVID-19 Pandemic: Support for Sheep and Beef Farmers (9 Jun 2020)

Emma Sheerin: Yes. That is exactly my point. We do not want to see anyone excluded, but we want to make sure that everyone is included, particularly those in the sheep and beef sector who have not been mentioned.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: COVID-19 Pandemic: Support for Sheep and Beef Farmers (9 Jun 2020)

Emma Sheerin: Does the Member agree with me that many farmers missed out on the self-employment scheme because they invested their income back into their farms, for example in buying farm machinery and doing necessary works to the farm, which then meant that they did not have enough profit to avail of the scheme?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Legislation: Non-fatal Disabilities (2 Jun 2020)

Emma Sheerin: I thank the Member for his comment. I am a Sinn Féin representative, and, as such, I speak for Sinn Féin. To serve disabled people properly, we need to build infrastructure that is totally accessible. We need to have inclusivity to properly service section 75 obligations across all public-sector bodies and to raise awareness of the issues that face less-able people in their daily life. Sinn...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Legislation: Non-fatal Disabilities (2 Jun 2020)

Emma Sheerin: I beg to move the following amendment: Leave out all after "rejects" and insert "the specific legislative provision in the abortion legislation that goes beyond fatal foetal abnormalities to include non-fatal disabilities, including Down's syndrome."

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Abortion Legislation: Non-fatal Disabilities (2 Jun 2020)

Emma Sheerin: The DUP motion today is an attempt to undermine any and all abortion provision in the North. We in Sinn Féin oppose the DUP's attack on women's reproductive rights, and we oppose the DUP's attempt to undermine our right to modern healthcare. The amendment that we have tabled would see a refining of the law to offer abortion services in the North mirrored with the services that we already...


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