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Seanad: Commencement Matters: Commemorative Events (19 Apr 2018)

“I welcome the Minister of State to the House and thank him for taking this matter. Last night, I attended an event in O'Connell House to celebrate the creation of the State as a republic on 18 April 1949. The event in question highlights the need to mark momentous changes that have occurred in Ireland. A significant number of centenaries are due to be celebrated in the coming years. Those...”

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Commemorative Events (19 Apr 2018)

“I thank the Minister of State for the detailed reply. I very much appreciate it. There were one or two issues that occurred to me. First, I have noticed that there have been a short lead-in times in respect of certain events held in the past six months. I wonder whether it would be possible to publish a calendar over the next 12 to 24 months so that people would have up to six months'...”

Seanad: Order of Business (18 Apr 2018)

“Several people referred to the delivery of housing. It is important to note that in the context of the delivery of student apartments, over 2,600 bed units have been provided in the past 18 months. Another 5,000 are under construction and the target is 21,000 units by 2024. This will remove approximately 5,000 houses from student accommodation and make them available to those working or...”

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  • Has spoken in 116 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 709 times in debates — well above average among Senators.
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