Senator Gerard Craughwell

Independent Senator
Gerard Craughwell

I'm surprised at how much important work that effects so many peoples lives goes on in Leinster House, unnoticed by the general public. As an independent Senator, I intend to participate in the legislative process making it more effective and responsive to citizens needs.

Dear Friends, it has been a busy and eventful year and I have much to be grateful for. My sincere thanks to the City and County Councillors who elected me to the 25th Seanad and to members of the ICPSA who nominated me. It is an honour to represent you.   As a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Affairs and the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement Committee, I have been very involved in the preparations for Brexit which I believe is one the most serious international issues facing Ireland. At home, my efforts have been concentrated on important legislation including the Planning and Development  (Residential Tenancies ) Bill which will be passed into law this week.  As we all know, legislation alone will not solve the worsening homelessness crisis because at the heart of market triumphalism there is still the  greed  of the few at the expense of the many. Greed is the biggest personal and political challenge we face and we need to keep thinking and talking about it until it is solved.  I want to thank each and every one of you for engaging with me during the year and I look forward to sharing 2017 with you. 

Tweets

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GCraughwell @AxelGrindington @defenceforces You may well get jumped on. I won't do it just am convinced of need for @defenceforces

2 hours ago. via Twitter for iPhone in reply to AxelGrindington

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GCraughwell @DAMOSPOSTS @defenceforces That is a problem in every country.

4 hours ago. via Twitter for iPhone in reply to DAMOSPOSTS

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GCraughwell @BenDalton15 Interesting question. Personally I think the freedoms given to prisoners has gone too far.

5 hours ago. via Twitter for iPhone in reply to BenDalton15

 

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