Results 81–100 of 348 for speaker:Sinéad McLaughlin

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matters of the Day: Resignation of the First Minister ( 7 Feb 2022)

Sinéad McLaughlin: The resignation of the First Minister will have and is having dreadful consequences, none more so than on the victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse. It is difficult to think of a worse event in the life of a child than to be abused by those who are in charge of protecting them and caring for them. For some of those children it was sexual abuse; for others, it was physical...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matters of the Day: Resignation of the First Minister ( 7 Feb 2022)

Sinéad McLaughlin: — and have waited such a long time for an apology? The action of the First Minister —

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matters of the Day: Resignation of the First Minister ( 7 Feb 2022)

Sinéad McLaughlin: — was unforgivable.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Members' Statements: Bloody Sunday: Fiftieth Anniversary (31 Jan 2022)

Sinéad McLaughlin: I, too, stand with pride to thank the Bloody Sunday families and the Bloody Sunday Trust for organising an impressive and inclusive fiftieth anniversary commemoration event. It was an important milestone for the people of Derry, and it was important, too, that it be dignified and respectful — it was all of that. What happened that day was unspeakable. Innocent civilians were slaughtered on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Economy: Apprenticeships (24 Jan 2022)

Sinéad McLaughlin: Will the Minister commit, today, to meeting the chief executive of E+I Engineering? For the past four years, he has been in negotiation with Invest NI about significant investment in its Campsie site, but the investment is in jeopardy because of a lack of commitment to the Assured Skills programme. I would like the Minister to meet him face to face. The company is a major investor and a major...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy: Update (24 Jan 2022)

Sinéad McLaughlin: In advance of the completion of the violence against women and girls strategy, will the First Ministers commit to having a fully resourced media campaign targeted at men and boys, in particular, to stress the need to respect women and girls? That is really important. We need action now. We cannot keep waiting for strategies to come forward. We need a firm commitment from the Executive Office...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Public Services Ombudsman: Complaints-handling Procedures Statement of Principles (19 Jan 2022)

Sinéad McLaughlin: I beg to move That, in accordance with Section 35(2) of the Public Services Ombudsman Act (Northern Ireland) 2016, the draft statement of principles concerning complaints-handling procedures laid before the Assembly on 6 December 2021, be approved.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Committee Business: Public Services Ombudsman: Complaints-handling Procedures Statement of Principles (19 Jan 2022)

Sinéad McLaughlin: It gives me great pleasure to bring the motion to the Assembly on behalf of the Committee. It marks the culmination of a considerable body of work aimed at standardising the various systems of complaint handling and making them more transparent and accessible. The Public Services Ombudsman was established by the Act of that name in 2016. The legislation was scrutinised by our predecessor...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Matter of the Day: Ashling Murphy (17 Jan 2022)

Sinéad McLaughlin: Women across this island are angry. We are upset about the murder of Ashling Murphy, but, more than that, we are traumatised by it. A criminal investigation is taking place, so we must be careful about what we say, but what I can say is that Ashling Murphy did everything right. She was getting exercise in a public place and in broad daylight. However, even talking about doing everything...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: The Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill: Consideration Stage (14 Dec 2021)

Sinéad McLaughlin: I support the opposition to clauses 1 and 2. I am against the Bill. I am a mother of two daughters. Both have said that they want to have children some day, and Peter and I greatly look forward to the day that we become grandparents. It is the most natural thing in the world to create and sustain life, yet it is not always straightforward: just because you plan a family does not mean that it...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Healthcare Students: Financial Support (13 Dec 2021)

Sinéad McLaughlin: Is the Minister aware that some of the available financial assistance can inhibit students from applying for student loans and grants as income is taken into consideration? Will the Minister look into that, please?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Nationality and Borders Bill (13 Dec 2021)

Sinéad McLaughlin: T3. Ms McLaughlin asked the First Minister and deputy First Minister whether they will make representations to the Home Office to oppose the Nationality and Borders Bill. (AQT 1893/17-22)

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Nationality and Borders Bill (13 Dec 2021)

Sinéad McLaughlin: The Bill could create a hard border on the island of Ireland because of the enforcement of nationality rules and the potential requirement for EU 26 nationals with settled status to carry identity papers. That is not acceptable. Do the First Ministers agree that that is not acceptable? Those people are crossing the border on a daily basis just to go to work.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: FICT Report: Action Plan (13 Dec 2021)

Sinéad McLaughlin: Junior Minister, do you think that the £800,000 was well spent?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill: Second Stage (29 Nov 2021)

Sinéad McLaughlin: The Bill is welcome legislation that will make a real difference to the lives of victims and survivors of domestic abuse. Too often, we read the tragic stories in the papers and there is a public outpouring of grief, yet our institutions are not moved to action. The status quo remains, and we go on. Then it happens again and again and again. It is not at all an exaggeration to say that the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry: Update (29 Nov 2021)

Sinéad McLaughlin: I go back to the apology process, I am afraid. Last Wednesday, the Committee for the Executive Office received a briefing from the commissioner in which she recommended that the redress and review should be decoupled from the apology. Based on that recommendation, can you set a date on which the victims and survivors will receive a heartfelt apology from this state?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Members' Statements: Energy Policy (29 Nov 2021)

Sinéad McLaughlin: Hear, hear, junior Minister. Many constituents are in financial crisis, just as the cut in universal credit comes through. We have serious price inflation for food and record-breaking energy prices. For a large number of homes, energy bills will rise by about £1,000 over the year. For low-income households, it will be a choice of whether to heat or to eat. The Utility Regulator has called on...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — The Executive Office: Good Friday Agreement (15 Nov 2021)

Sinéad McLaughlin: Does the First Minister accept that the failure of some Ministers to attend the North/South Ministerial Council is a breach of obligations under the Good Friday Agreement and is, at the very least, an act of bad faith?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statements: 'Mother and Baby Institutions, Magdalene Laundries and Workhouses in Northern Ireland - Truth, Acknowledgement and Accountability' (15 Nov 2021)

Sinéad McLaughlin: I thank the First Ministers for the statement and welcome some action on the matter, the lack of which to date has caused considerable frustration among the victims and survivors. On behalf of the Committee, I echo the sentiments that what the women and their children endured should never have happened, that we all must ensure that it never happens again and that we address the harm caused to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Period Products (Free Provision) Bill: Second Stage ( 9 Nov 2021)

Sinéad McLaughlin: I proudly support the Bill. It is so positive. I am a bit disappointed in those who have sought to distract from the good work that it seeks to achieve. The inclusive language that is used is to be commended. It does not erase women and girls in any way whatsoever. The proposal in the Bill is quite simple: make free period products available in schools, colleges and other public buildings....


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