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RSS feed Francis O'Brien, former Senator

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  • Former Fianna Fail Senator (Agricultural Panel)
  • Left the Seanad on 25 April 2011 — General election

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Seanad: Order of Business. (20 Apr 2011)

“I support Senator Wilson's call for a debate on the Quinn saga which has gone on for the past 12 months. Over the past 38 years, Seán Quinn did not set out to do anyone wrong or cost the taxpayer any money. He started off delivering sand and gravel and grew his business from there. In a recent television interview, he told the country he had made mistakes and his judgment was wrong. Will...”

Seanad: Order of Business (24 Mar 2011)

“I congratulate the new Leader of the Government parties here in the House, Senator Cummins, a great friend of mine for many years. The Cathaoirleach, Senator Wilson and himself have accommodated me on many occasions over the years-----”

Seanad: Order of Business (24 Mar 2011)

“-----and I am very grateful for that. I ask the Leader to raise with the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the matter of the Department office in Ballybay, known as the DV office, which has a great cloud hanging over it. I would appreciate if the Leader would ask the Minister to do everything in his power to ensure this office is maintained to provide the service for the people...”

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  • Has spoken in 10 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
  • 3 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 30 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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