As a member of the 25th Seanad, I’ve worked to make a meaningful contribution to law making through my work in the Seanad chamber, through the Oireachtas committee networks and through my advocacy work outside Leinster House. I’m proud of my record of achievements in this area, some of which I’ve set out below.
We’ve also worked to find new ways of working in the Oireachtas. After the last election, I co-founded the Civil Engagement Group; an alliance of mostly independent senators who organised together to bring the voices of civil society groups into the Seanad. We’ve collaborated to have a real impact on law-making in areas like housing, migration, occupied territories and the safeguarding of vulnerable adults, with the support of our NGO partners.