WATCH: Ratification of the Optional Protocol of the UNCRPD

Transcript: Deputy Patrick Costello: My question is for the Minister with responsibility for disabilities. Will the Minister commit to ratifying the optional protocol of the UNCRPD in the lifetime of the Government? There is not much time left. Minister Roderic O’Gorman: As the Taoiseach outlined in the House last week, the Government’s commitment is to…

WATCH: RTÉ Archives Reform – PMB

View bill here. View explanatory memo here. Full transcript: I thank the Minister, Deputy Catherine Martin, for her time. I am delighted to bring forward the Bill to Second Stage. It is almost a year to the day since I introduced it, and the past year has certainly been interesting for broadcasting. It has perhaps shown…

WATCH: Statements on Genocide in Gaza

Full transcript: “We have spoken a lot about genocide. It is important to underline that genocide turns on intention to kill or destroy. It is not about the numbers, the method used or the time it takes to happen. Before the current brutal phase of this long conflict, we saw the brutality of the occupation,…

WATCH: Oliver Bond Housing Conditions

Full transcript: I attended this morning’s launch in the Oliver Bond flats of the report into respiratory health. It is disgraceful that someone living in the Oliver Bond flats has double the likelihood of suffering a respiratory illness. Promises have been made about regeneration and there has been plan after plan, yet still nothing happens…