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Deputy's statement on ACTA is confused

Posted on July 05, 2012

Minister Sean Sherlock

Deputy Ferris' statement on ACTA is confused and shows a lack of understanding - Minister Sean Sherlock responds:

ACTA and the Statutory Instrument are two different things. I never signed ACTA. The Statutory instrument was signed by the Government. I believe that Deputy Ferris is confusing ACTA with the signing of a Statutory Instrument. The Government amended the Copyright Act (SI). I am not sure if Deputy Ferris is deliberately confusing the two issues, I suspect that the Sinn Fein PR machine doesn't actually understand the difference between the two issues at hand.

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Introducing Deputy Sean Sherlock

Posted on August 07, 2007

Deputy Sean Sherlock - One of the new faces on our PLP, Deputy Sean Sherlock who retained the Labour seat in Cork East previously held by his father.
One of the new faces on our PLP, Deputy Sean Sherlock who retained the Labour seat in Cork East previously held by his father.

Sean Sherlock, the newly elected TD for Cork East, is the youngest Labour TD having retained the seat held by his father in Cork East.

While other young people might rebel against their parents, Sean found himself heavily influenced by the politics that surrounded him growing up.

"In the normal run of things a teenager would rebel against their parents and buck the trend but I have always been political. My political consciousness was awoken by the Anti-Apartheid Movement and Amnesty International as well as through the music of Billy Bragg, Woody Guthrie, Christy Moore, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen."

The fact that one of Sean's earliest memories involves his father's clinics being held in the family home also cements Sean's love of politics.

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