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Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (3 Dec 2019)

“I remind the last speaker that this year, €21.2 billion will be paid out in social welfare and that the amount has increased each year since 2011, when we came into government. That €21.2 billion is currently being paid out. The issue I raise is one that has been brought up in this House on a number of occasions over the last 12 months.It is now time to examine it from the...”

Seanad: HSE Capital Plan 2019: Statements (23 Oct 2019)

“I thank the Minister for coming to the House to discuss the capital plan. It is important that we continue to develop and improve our healthcare facilities. One of my concerns relates to the negativity about our health service. I attended a health committee meeting this morning and the way some members of the committee were speaking, including Senator Swanick's colleague, one would swear...”

Seanad: Family Law Bill 2019: Second Stage (23 Oct 2019)

“I welcome the Minister to the House and thank him for bringing forward this Bill. The issue has already been decided in the referendum and the necessary changes have been made. In looking back at my involvement in the court process, I remember my first family law case, which was not that long ago. The judge kept adjourning the matter and would not deal with it. This is not a criticism of...”

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  • Has spoken in 78 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") 831 times in debates — well above average among Senators.
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