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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

Government must re-appoint dedicated Minister for Drugs

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice and Equality Niall Collins TD has called on the Government to re-establish the Office of the Minister for Drugs in order to spearhead the National Drugs Strategy. Deputy Collins made the call following a visit to the Merchants Quay Ireland Homeless and Drugs Services Centre in Dublin on Wednesday. The Minister for Drugs was abolished when Fine Gael and Labour came to power resulting in a failure to coordinate Government actions to tackle the scourge of drugs in our cities and towns. Read More | Share

Speech by Justice & Equality Spokesperson Niall Collins on the Children & Family Relationships Bill

Ireland has changed immeasurably in the past three decades. How we communicate, how we work, and how we live are now unrecognisable to only a number of years ago. Our state has had to update its laws to reflect these changes and ensure that legislation reflects a modern Ireland. This is true too of our families. It is a simple fact that Irish families are far more complex today than our legislation recognises. Many non-traditional loving family units are not protected or supported by our current laws. This needs to change. Read More | Share

Fianna Fáil calls for tougher sentences for crimes against older people

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice and Equality Niall Collins has published legislation today which would allow for mandatory minimum sentences for people convicted of assaults on older people. Read More | Share

Collins Alarmed at Prisoner Escape from Tallaght Hospital

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice and Equality Niall Collins TD has expressed alarm at the escape of a prisoner from the custody of the Irish Prison Service following the stabbing of two prison officers. Deputy Collins made the comments as members of An Garda Síochána and the Irish Prison Service launched a manhunt to apprehend the dangerous criminal. Read More | Share

Collins demands Special Dáil debate on overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick

Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins is seeking a special Dáil debate this afternoon on the overcrowding crisis at University Hospital Limerick. Read More | Share

Best parliamentary procedures being sidelined in approach to Children & Family Relationships Bill

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice Niall Collins has said he has serious reservations about the approach the Government is taking this week with regard to the Children and Family Relationships Bill. The latest information available to the party suggests it will be Thursday before the opposition sees the legislation in its entirety, having been put to Cabinet on Wednesday, and the Dáil is then expected to have a detailed debate on the Bill on Friday. Read More | Share

Walkinstown murder is utterly reprehensible – FF

The barbaric and senseless nature of last night’s murder in a quiet Dublin neighbourhood is reprehensible and must be condemned in the strongest possible terms, Fianna Fáil justice spokesperson Niall Collins has said. Read More | Share

Collins urges Government to name date for Marriage Equality referendum

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice and Equality Niall Collins has called on the Government to confirm the date for the forthcoming Marriage Equality referendum. He has called for a date in early May to limit the impact on students studying for exams. Read More | Share

Sinn Féin talking out of both sides of their mouth in Northern Ireland – Collins

The Northern Assembly today started to debate a new Welfare reform bill that will introduce Tory welfare cuts to Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin has stated its support for the bill which to date includes sweeping cuts to social welfare supports in Northern Ireland with no alleviating measures. They have not put forward any amendments to the bill. Read More | Share

Collins Questions Failure to Publish Crime Statistics

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Justice and Equality, Niall Collins TD has queried why the crime statistics compiled by the CSO on a quarterly basis have not been published for Quarter 3 of 2014. These statistics are usually published in December of the same year. The Garda Inspectorate Report on Crime Investigation published in November 2014 severely criticised the way statistics were recorded by An Garda Síochána. The Report also recommended developing new Crime Counting Rules for both recording and detecting crime in which the Central Statistics Office should have a central role. 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