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Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Road Network (16 May 2019)

“I thank the Minister of State. My issue is that, as the Minister of State is aware, there is a long-standing proposal to build the new Cork to Limerick motorway. It is back on the books and a new contract was signed recently to start the initial process of identifying the route and delivering a motorway between Cork and Limerick, or as people in Limerick would say, the Limerick to Cork...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Road Network (16 May 2019)

“I thank the Minister of State for her contribution. It concerns the one area where road infrastructure needs to be built. The reason I suggest the eastern section should be done first is the western section is complicated because of the landscape. If there is a decision to work on all parts of the north ring road together, one will keep hearing the project is expensive and that the...”

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (16 May 2019)

“My colleague on the opposite side of the House raised the issue of housing. The Central Statistics Office, CSO, has released figures today for house and apartment completions in the first quarter of 2019. The total number is 4,275.This is very welcome news. It shows that every effort is being made by the Government to encourage the building of new houses and apartments, as well as making...”

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  • Has spoken in 104 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 808 times in debates — well above average among Senators.
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