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Seanad must consider the rights of northern citizens – Ó Donnghaile

8 June, 2016 - by Niall Ó Donnghaile


Niall Ó Donnghaile, Sinn Féin Senator from Belfast, has said that the lazy, partitionist discrimination of Irish citizens living in the north must come to an end. His comments came after the first meeting of the 25th Seanad this afternoon.

Senator Ó Donnghaile said:

“We must bear in mind the needs of Irish citizens across the 32 counties of this nation and this Seanad must reflect the views of people across the island.

“The lazy, partitionist discrimination against citizens in the north must come to an end. I cannot vote in elections in the south, I have no representation in the Dáil. Neither do my family, my friends, or thousands of other proud Irish citizens.

“I will be an advocate for the north in this chamber and will champion this chamber becoming an inclusive and representative body.” 

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