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

Serious questions for Justice Minister as one in five crimes goes unrecorded – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins has welcomed the Central Statistics Office review of the quality of garda crime data which has revealed that one in five crimes reported to gardaí in 2011 didn’t appeared as ‘recorded crimes’ on the official garda system. Read More | Share

FF calls for mechanism to support victims of Brendan Smyth

Fianna Fáil’s Justice Spokesperson has called on the Justice Minister to look at setting up a new mechanism to address the concerns of the victims of convicted paedophile Brendan Smyth. It comes in the wake of new revelations concerning the former priest, which have come to light this week during evidence given to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland. Read More | Share

Tougher penalties needed for attacks on emergency workers – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins has called on the Government to make it a specific offence to assault a member of gardaí, a fire fighter, paramedic or nurse. Read More | Share

Govt Cut to Rape Crisis Network Incomprehensible- Collins

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Justice and Equality, Niall Collins TD has stated that the dramatic cut of funding to the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) is short-sighted and undermines the Government’s commitment to tackling sexual violence in Ireland. The ending of all funding from Tulsa to the RCNI effectively shuts down the network completely. Read More | Share

Shatter Judgement Vindicates Guerin & Builds Pressure for Publication of Fennelly Report

Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins has responded to the High Court judgement dismissing the case brought by Former Minister Alan Shatter against the Guerin Report. Read More | Share

Fianna Fáil makes renewed appeal for voters to back Marriage Equality referendum

Fianna Fáil Director of Elections Niall Collins and Deputy Director of Elections Senator Averil Power have today appealed to party members and supporters to support the Marriage Equality referendum and vote Yes on Friday. Read More | Share

Burglary Response Unit long overdue – Collins

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins has welcomed long overdue plans for a Burglary Response Unit to tackle the scourge of burglaries that’s plaguing communities across the country. Read More | Share

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

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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