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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Overseas Development Aid: Teagasc (14 Feb 2018)

“I come from an agricultural background. I am interested to hear about the diversity about which Professor Boyle spoke, especially in relation to the potato, given the experience here during the Famine. Most conflicts throughout the world today cause displacement and hunger among refugees and global change. The delegates have given excellent answers. I congratulate all of them for the...”

Seanad: Order of Business (6 Feb 2018)

“I would like to offer my sympathy to a fellow Chicagoan, the great actor John Mahoney, who has passed away. He played the character of Martin Crane in "Frasier". I knew him pretty well. He was a great lover of Ireland and performed many times in the Galway arts festival over the years. I wish to extend my sympathies to his family. In 2014 he said the two places he loved most in the world...”

Seanad: Foreign Affairs: Statements (6 Feb 2018)

“I thank the Minister of State for coming to speak to us in the Chamber today. I commend him for his commitment to addressing the issues faced by Ireland's diaspora. As we near St. Patrick's Day, with many members of Cabinet and the Minister of State travelling to the United States, I ask the Minister of State that as well as promoting inward investment to the State, he ensures that whether...”

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  • Has spoken in 29 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") 34 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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