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Politicians Are Not Naturally Courageous With Rónán Mullen

Niall Boylan | June 27, 2024
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    Politicians Are Not Naturally Courageous With Rónán Mullen
    Niall Boylan

In this episode Niall sits down with Senator Rónán Mullen to discuss some of the most pressing issues in Irish politics. The conversation begins with the recent approval of international surrogacy plans, including both retrospective and future arrangements. Senator Mullen, who has been a strong opponent of the legislation, expresses his concerns about the commercialization of women’s reproductive capabilities and the exploitation of vulnerable women around the world.

The discussion then moves to the EU Migration Pact. Senator Mullen criticizes the lack of thorough debate and public consultation before Ireland opted into the pact. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining national sovereignty over migration policies and the need for a better-coordinated approach with the UK.

Niall and Senator Mullen also tackle the controversial hate speech laws, highlighting the potential risks to free speech and the dangers of suppressing public debate. Mullen argues that existing legislation is sufficient and questions the government’s motivations for introducing new laws with lower thresholds for incitement.

Throughout the episode, Senator Mullen offers candid insights into the legislative process, the role of media in shaping public discourse, and the challenges of maintaining democratic principles in a rapidly changing political landscape. This episode is essential for anyone interested in Irish politics, legislative integrity, and the protection of fundamental human rights.

Join Niall Boylan and Senator Rónán Mullen for a thought-provoking discussion that challenges the status quo and calls for greater transparency and courage in political decision-making.




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