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  • Former Independent Senator (Industrial and Commercial Panel)
  • Changed party from Fianna Fail on 24 May 2015
  • Entered the Seanad on 27 April 2011 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 24 April 2016 — General election

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Seanad: Flooding: Statements (20 Jan 2016)

“I welcome the Minister of State. Everybody was caught unprepared by the extent of the extreme weather over Christmas. The Minister of State was out doing his best to address it. Understandably, there is a great deal of anger throughout the country, particularly in areas that had previously been flooded. I refer, for example, to Athlone, which was also badly flooded in 2009. What is...”

Seanad: Order of Business (13 Jan 2016)

“I support the amendment to the Order of Business proposed by my Independent colleague, Senator Mary Ann O'Brien. I also wish to commend the work undertaken on this issue for some time by Senator John Whelan concerning the Environmental Protection Agency in Portlaoise. The arguments have been well set out here, so I urge all Members to support that amendment. As we are short of time, I will...”

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Adoption Legislation (17 Dec 2015)

“At the start of this year, the Seanad passed the Adoption (Identity and Information) Bill proposed by me and seconded by Senator Jillian van Turnhout. The Bill passed the Seanad with unanimous support. It was also supported by groups representing adopted people and natural parents. In July, the Government indicated its intention to move this issue forward by bringing forward its own Bill....”

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  • Has spoken in 24 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 344 times in debates — average among Senators.
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