Niall Collins, Spokesperson on Justice and Equality

Niall Collins

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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

New figures reveal dramatic cuts to garda numbers across the country – Collins

Figures obtained by Fianna Fáil reveal a dramatic reduction in garda numbers in divisions across the country over the past 5 years. Read More | Share

FF complains to Ceann Comhairle as Govt dodges questions on garda numbers

Fianna Fáil has made an official complaint to the Ceann Comhairle about the Justice Minister’s refusal to answer Parliamentary Questions regarding the strength of the garda force. Read More | Share

FF proposes radical new approach to tackling drugs crisis

Fianna Fáil has published a National Drugs Action Plan to respond to the escalating drugs crisis, the changes in patterns of drug abuse and the worrying lack of coordination between existing services. The plan is as a result of extensive consultation with groups, agencies and individuals working to tackle drug abuse at community level. Read More | Share

FF proposes 3 years mandatory jail time for burglary

Current laws not a deterrent as criminals are being put back on the streets Read More | Share

FF publishes Bill to crack down on public disorder in Dublin

Fianna Fáil has today published a Bill to immediately establish a dedicated Public Order Unit in Dublin to crack down on public disorder and anti-social behaviour in the city. The Bill sets up a special unit within the gardaí to clean up the city, target blatant substance abuse on the streets and crack down on violent and intimidating behaviour on public transport and in public areas. Read More | Share

Communities put at risk as dangerous prisoners transported without armed gardaí – Collins

Almost 6 out of every 10 requests for armed escorts for the transportation of dangerous criminals were denied last year, according to new figures obtained by Fianna Fáil. In reply to questions from the Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins, the Minister for Justice has confirmed that the prison service requested an armed garda escort for prisoner transfers on 166 occasions last week. Only 69 of these requests could be granted. Read More | Share

Bailey Judgement Clears Way for Report on Callinan Departure – Collins

Noting the conclusion of the High Court case taken by Ian Bailey against the State and An Garda Síochána Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins commented: "This is an important judgement in the High Court on very serious allegations made by Mr. Bailey against An Garda Síochána and the State. I am hopeful now that the conclusion of this case can clear the way for the draft report of the Fennelly Commission. Read More | Share

FF demands action on spike in tourist muggings in Dublin

Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins has appealed to the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to walk through Dublin city centre with him to witness the surge in criminal activity and anti-social behaviour. Read More | Share

One Year on and Taoiseach still Playing Games re Callinan Departure – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins has attacked the Taoiseach for the continued failure to answer straight questions regarding the resignation of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan a year on from his departure. Read More | Share

Sinn Fein must come clean on latest allegations of sex abuse cover up – Collins

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins has repeated his party’s calls for a Commission of Inquiry to be set up to investigate allegations of abuse which were not dealt with by the respective justice systems on both sides of the border. His comments come following fresh allegations of Sinn Fein cover ups reported in today’s Sunday Independent. Read More | Share

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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