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Seanad: Order of Business (19 Jun 2018)

“I stand as an Irish citizen, an immigrant citizen and a naturalised United States citizen. I am also a father and a grandfather and someone who moved to the United States over 20 years ago to pursue the American dream. I feel compelled to speak out today against the inhumane separation of immigrant children from their parents at the United States-Mexico border. These families, seeking...”

Seanad: 25th Anniversary of Decriminalisation of Homosexuality: Motion (19 Jun 2018)

“I thank the Minister for his fine speech. This may be the first time in this House when I almost feel incapable of using words with relative meaning, spoken as they are, in the presence of my colleague, the great Senator Norris. I also thank Senator Nash for introducing this important motion.”

Seanad: 25th Anniversary of Decriminalisation of Homosexuality: Motion (19 Jun 2018)

“I feel truly humbled to be a Member of a Seanad which has as a Member a man who almost single-handedly over the course of 50 years made our State and our society tolerant, as well as a beacon for other nations around the world. Who would have thought that in 1973, when Senator Norris commenced his campaign to decriminalise homosexuality, Ireland would become the first country in the entire...”

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  • Has spoken in 19 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") 39 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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