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RSS feed John Ellis, former Senator, former TD

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  • Former Fianna Fail Senator (Nominated by the Taoiseach)
  • Former Fianna Fail TD for Sligo-Leitrim
  • Left the Dáil on 24 May 2007 — General election
  • Entered the Seanad on 13 September 2007 — appointed
  • Left the Seanad on 25 April 2011 — General election

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Seanad: Order of Business (24 Mar 2011)

“Like my colleagues, I would like to be associated with the vote of congratulations to Senator Cummins. I do not doubt that he will make an excellent Leader not only in the short period before the Seanad election, but also in the future. I am sure all Members of this House are quite willing to recommend to the Taoiseach that he should reappoint Senator Cummins as Leader after the election.”

Seanad: Order of Business (24 Mar 2011)

“Senator Burke is going to higher office. This is probably the last chance some of us will have to say something in this House. I would like to make some final remarks after 30-odd years in the Oireachtas. Every citizen of this country has a duty to support the Government as it tries to ensure our 12.5% corporation tax rate is not changed. If it is changed, this country's chances of...”

Seanad: Order of Business (8 Mar 2011)

“I congratulate Senator O'Brien on his appointment and congratulate those who have been elected to the Dáil. I used the same route to the Dáil and I am using the same route out of the House. Before we leave this House, we need to put a few things on the record. Senator O'Toole signalled that we must make haste slowly when it comes to abolishing the Seanad or other forums available to the...”

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  • Has spoken in 34 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 79 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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