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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)

“It is hard not to be moved as I listen to all the speeches. I never expected to be here. One day in May 2016, I got an unexpected phone call from Deputy Micheál Martin. I was expecting it to be about issues with a day service in Cork or something like that. He asked me whether I was willing to allow my name to be put forward to the then Taoiseach, Deputy Enda Kenny, for nomination to...”

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  • Has spoken in 26 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
  • 17 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 134 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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