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Seanad: Order of Business (28 Nov 2018)

“I, too, congratulate Senator Ruane on her fantastic achievement. She is a great addition to the House. I also congratulate Joe Schmidt, Johnny Sexton and the rest of the Irish rugby team on winning the coach, player and team of the year awards, respectively. It was an unbelievable achievement. Senators may not know that in my sport Dominic Casey from Skibbereen was last week voted world...”

Seanad: Order of Business (28 Nov 2018)

“The Cathaoirleach has it. I inform the House of a proposed reciprocal visa deal that would allow Irish citizens to apply for E-3 visas as part of new immigration legislation before the US House of Representatives. As the Bill is due to be voted on this evening, it is fingers crossed. The visas would come from the unused portion of the 10,500 E-3 visas currently allocated to Australia which...”

Seanad: Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018: Second Stage (21 Nov 2018)

“I welcome the migrant groups and thank them for all they do for immigrants in this country. As an Irish citizen and American citizen, I am very proud that this is one of the few countries in Europe that does not have an anti-immigrant party. Long may that last. On 11 June 2004 the Irish people voted in favour of an amendment to our Constitution that in my view, both then and now, was a very...”

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  • Has spoken in 15 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 42 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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