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Seanad: Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Committee Stage (28 Sep 2022)

“I echo Senator Black's words of gratitude to some of the people we have been working, particularly members of Mental Health Reform and some others who have been good and have done as much work as the Department has done on this legislation. They have been casting an eye over it, advising and putting forward different ways in which it could be tied in with human rights. A question has come...”

Seanad: Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2022: Committee Stage (28 Sep 2022)

“It is very welcome that the Minister seeks to reform and expand AHDs and to ensure that preferences of people with psychosocial disabilities are protected but I am concerned that amendment No. 42 creates further confusion because it creates a piecemeal provision. It feels as though the amendment pays lip service to the protection of rights while allowing them to be undermined on the basis of...”

Seanad: Impact of Cost of Living Issues on Young People in Ireland: Motion (28 Sep 2022)

“I welcome the Minister of State to the House. The cost-of-living crisis has been hard on the country and based on what we know it looks like it will be with us for years to come. I feel this personally because me and my peers came of age during the last recession. A lot of us left and some of us came back and now it feels like it has all gone to pot again. That is a sentiment I toss...”

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  • Has spoken in 79 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 118 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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