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Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (20 Oct 2021)

“I support the calls for a debate on antisocial behaviour, but also on general disorder in public and the lawlessness we have seen. I have raised this issue in the House previously. Much of that antisocial behaviour and, in particular, that lawlessness is directed towards people who are not Irish. That is a particular aspect that we need to address. Yesterday, I had the privilege of...”

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Smuggling of Persons) Bill 2021: Report and Final Stages (20 Oct 2021)

“We had this discussion on Committee Stage, with regard to Senator Higgins's amendments. I appreciate very clearly the difference between an exemption and a defence, and I understand where the Senator is coming from. In the context of amendment No. 2, which adds in the words "whether for profit or otherwise", I can see the value in that and I do not have a difficulty with that. On the...”

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  • Has spoken in 116 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 145 times in debates — average among Senators.
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