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Niall Collins, Spokesperson on Justice and Equality

Niall Collins

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Limerick

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Red House Hill
Patrickswell
Co. Limerick

Telephone - 061 300149 / 01 6184277 / 087 2749659 
Fax - 061 307451 / 01 6184183

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Personal Details

Niall Collins, 37, is an accountant having worked with Ernst & Young and is a former lecturer at Limerick Institute of Technology. Prior to his election to Dáil Eireann Niall was deputy CEO of the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board. Niall now works full time as a public representative. Married to Eimear, they have one son, Conor and one daughter Kealon. Niall has a keen and active playing interest in sports including GAA and Rugby.

Local News

Govt allows Limerick towns lag behind - Collins

Limerick TD Niall Collins says he’s not surprised by a report which found that two towns in the county are some of the most economically depressed in the country. Abbeyfeale and Rathkeale came in the bottom five towns in the Teagasc survey of economic performance, indicating they’ve suffered some of the worst effects of the downturn. Read More | Share

Collins demands action after spike in Limerick crime

Limerick TD and Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins says he’s extremely concerned about increases in certain crimes in the Limerick area. The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal startling rises in areas like assault, robbery and weapons and explosives offences. Read More | Share

First item on Inquiry’s agenda must be Garda Commissioner’s removal from office – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins TD has said it’s unacceptable that the public and the Gardaí would be forced to wait up to a year for the truth about what happened in the run-up to the removal of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. Read More | Share

Government Answers on Shatter Crisis Needed Now – FF

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins TD has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Justice Minister Alan Shatter to schedule a press conference to take questions about recent controversies and address some of the many unanswered questions about the removal of Commissioner Martin Callinan, the presentation of the Garda Tapes controversy and the treatment of Garda whistleblowers. Read More | Share

Speech of Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins, FF Dáil Motion of No Confidence in Minister Alan Shatt

I move that Dáil Éireann has no confidence in the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter TD We also note the amendment that has been tabled by the Government and which was broadcast on the six o'clock news this evening. Read More | Share

FF Requests Publication of Disputed Shatter Letter

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins TD has called on Minister Alan Shatter to immediately publish the letter that was sent from Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan on 10th March asking that the Minister be made aware of the Garda recordings issue. Read More | Share

FF Requests Publication of Disputed Shatter Letter

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins TD has called on Minister Alan Shatter to immediately publish the letter that was sent from Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan on 10th March asking that the Minister be made aware of the Garda recordings issue. Read More | Share

Rise in violent crime & theft underpins need for more garda resources – FF

Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins has raised concerns about the rise in homicides, kidnappings and theft last year as outlined in new figures from the CSO. It follows CSO figures released last week which also show a significant rise in murders and manslaughters in 2012. Read More | Share

Latest Justice Revelations Further Proof of Shatter’s Negative Impact – FF

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins TD has responded to the latest revelations in the unfolding crisis surrounding the behaviour of Minister Shatter and the departure of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. Media reports have revealed that Commissioner Callinan had wanted to withdraw the ‘disgusting’ comments at the centre of the recent controversy, but had been asked by Minister Shatter’s officials not to. It was his perceived refusal to withdraw these comments which led to the recent build-up of pressure on the Commissioner. Read More | Share

Minister’s Belated Admission of Wrong-Doing ‘Too Little, Too Late’ - FF

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins TD has described Alan Shatter's comments in Dáil Éireann today as “a belated admission of wrong doing on the part of the Minister that is simply too little, too late”. Read More | Share

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Pallasgreen – Pat Ryan’s Bar at 9.30pm. Bruff – Jack Clancy’s Bar at 8.15pm. Kilmallock – Flanagan's Bar at 7.30pm. Newcastle West – Desmond Complex at 6.30pm. Patrickswell – Cuchulainn Bar at 2pm. Abbeyfeale – Michael Lane & Co. Solicitors at 11am.

Political Record

Niall Collins is a TD for County Limerick since 2007

Currently Spokesperson on Justice and Equality

Previously served as Spokesperson on Environment, Community and Local Government

An Accountant and former Business lecturer in Limerick Institute of Technology Niall worked as Deputy CEO of the Shannon Fisheries Board prior to his election to the Dáil