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Seanad: Order of Business (20 Sep 2018)

“I wish to raise a housing matter that is not often talked about, namely, the progress that has been made in the provision of student accommodation. My understanding is that more that 5,000 fully operational student beds have been brought into use over the last 12 months, with a further 4,000 being built and approximately 7,000 going through the planning process. This is part of the...”

Seanad: Children's Health Bill 2018: Committee and Remaining Stages (19 Sep 2018)

“Freedom must be given to a board. There may be circumstances where a development is required and it is essential that it is separated out from the hospital unit. It must be remembered that it cannot be done without the Minister's consent. It is not an unusual situation in the case of a large organisation providing a service such as this as there sometimes needs to be a separation of...”

Seanad: Children's Health Bill 2018: Committee and Remaining Stages (19 Sep 2018)

“I am a bit surprised at the suggestion that we should not want a philanthropist to come along with an offer to provide funding. Universities are dependent on philanthropy and there have been many good developments in universities as a result of philanthropy. This is about paediatric care, and research and development. In medicine there are always situations where the State is not in a...”

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  • Has spoken in 113 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above average among Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 737 times in debates — well above average among Senators.
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