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Seanad: Order of Business (16 May 2018)

“This is my first opportunity to address the House since the very disappointing decision by Apple to scrap its plans for a data centre in Athenry in Galway. I can tell Senators that, even from my brief discussions with the business community in the US, this has generated a real negative feel factor about the investment environment in Ireland. I am deeply concerned that, having invested so...”

Seanad: Forestry Sector: Statements (25 Apr 2018)

“The Minister of State is very welcome. It is an issue very close to my heart. I was very involved in forestry in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Coming from a dairying background, which I did in the 1960s and 1970s, I know forestry is an extension of farming. At that stage, massive incentives were given by the Irish Government in conjunction with the European Union to incentivise people...”

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Diaspora Issues (29 Mar 2018)

“I thank the Minister of State for attending to discuss this important topic. In February last, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade published a report by Indecon Economic Consultants on addressing challenges faced by returning emigrants. I am pleased the Minister of State with responsibility for the diaspora is committed to implementing the report in full. This independent research...”

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  • Has spoken in 21 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 36 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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