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  • Former Independent Senator (University of Dublin)
  • Left the Seanad on 31 March 2020 — General election

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Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (18 Dec 2019)

“I want to raise a difficulty that surrounds the Irish National Immigration Service, INIS, particularly for people who are granted refugee status in this country and then try to get their relevant papers. They are blocked because of a website that has been set up by the Department of Justice and Equality. This is the only way that refugees have to book an appointment to get a Garda National...”

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (18 Dec 2019)

“Hear, hear.”

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (18 Dec 2019)

“I thank the Leader very much. I just noticed a big article about the issue in The Irish Times. People are actually giving personal details to these third parties. It is very dangerous.”

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  • Has spoken in 82 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above average among Senators.
  • People have made 12 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average among Senators.
  • 40 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 3136 times in debates — well above average among Senators.
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