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  • Former Independent Senator (Nominated by the Taoiseach)
  • Entered the Seanad on 27 May 2016 — appointed
  • Left the Seanad on 31 March 2020 — General election

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Seanad: Business of Seanad: Motion (21 Jan 2020)

“On this last sitting of the Twenty-fifth Seanad, I would like to say that it has been the greatest honour and privilege of my life to serve in Seanad Éireann for the past four years as Senator for the diaspora. During my time in the Seanad I have worked with the most enthusiastic and passionate group of people I have had the pleasure and honour to meet. I would like to start by...”

Seanad: Business of Seanad: Motion (21 Jan 2020)

“I take this opportunity to thank the Taoiseach, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy Coveney, and the Minister of State, Deputy Cannon, for their committed support for this referendum and for the global Irish. I am sure that whatever Government is in place following the general election will not forget about and will continue to lobby on behalf of the undocumented Irish. That...”

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (27 Nov 2019)

“It was a day.”

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  • Has spoken in 15 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.
  • 14 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 55 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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