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  • Former Labour Senator (Nominated by the Taoiseach)
  • Entered the Seanad on 20 May 2011 — appointed
  • Left the Seanad on 24 April 2016 — General election

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Seanad: Order of Business (3 Feb 2016)

“I join with all other Senators in wishing Senator Quinn very well in his retirement. To me, he epitomises the word "gentleman". He is an utter gentleman.I also wish Senators Walsh and Mac Conghail well in their retirement as well as to anybody who has indicated they do not intend to come back to the House. I extend my good wishes to the Cathaoirleach, the Leader of the House and the Deputy...”

Seanad: Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis: Statements (2 Feb 2016)

“The committee - especially the Senators on the committee, Senators D'Arcy, MacSharry, Barrett and O'Keeffe and its chair, Deputy Ciarán Lynch - deserve our thanks for carrying out a very difficult task, under well-publicised constraints as to who they could and could not take evidence from. They amassed a wealth of evidence and pulled together a coherent set of analysis and...”

Seanad: Order of Business (28 Jan 2016)

“I also welcome the publication of the Report of Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis and congratulate the Members of this House who participated in it and put in many hours to ensure the report was completed. I welcome the fact that the Leader has committed to holding a debate on this topic next Tuesday. While I know we have run out of road, it is a pity we are not having a...”

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  • Has spoken in 83 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment 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") 370 times in debates — average among Senators.
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