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  • Former Labour Senator (Labour Panel)
  • Entered the Seanad on 13 September 2007 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 25 April 2011 — General election

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Seanad: Economic Situation: Statements (20 Apr 2011)

“I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Hayes to the House and wish him well in his brief. I listened to his speech earlier. I did not hear Senator Boyle's speech, but I am sure he will fill me in on anything that I missed. The fact that the IMF-EU-ECB troika has just completed its quarterly review of our finances gives us a fairly good idea of where we are at. The economy is on a...”

Seanad: European Directives: Motion (20 Apr 2011)

“I welcome the Minister to the House. The necessity of the European Union directive on the retention of passenger data is unquestionable. Like enterprise and governance, crime and terrorism have become globalised. We are all aware of that. A co-ordinated international response, therefore, is required. The retention of passenger name data has been used to thwart terrorism, drug smuggling...”

Seanad: Order of Business. (20 Apr 2011)

“It is my last day and contribution here. I have been delighted to have been part of the 23rd Seanad and would like to wish everybody that is going forward for election the best. On the Nyberg report, which cost €1.2 million to tell us what we knew, and the herding and group-think but were the key drivers of financial instability, there was no collective consciousness in that regard....”

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  • Has spoken in 41 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.
  • 6 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 140 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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