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RSS feed Senator Denis O'Donovan, former TD

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  • Fianna Fail Senator (Agricultural Panel)
  • Former Fianna Fail TD for Cork South West
  • Left the Dáil on 24 May 2007 — General election
  • Entered the Seanad on 13 September 2007 — General election
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Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: EU Directives (15 Jun 2021)

“I welcome the Minister of State to the House. As I think this is my first time speaking before him, I wish him every success in his brief. The EU Regulation, Article 61(1) of the Control Regulation 1224/2009, imposes unrealistic and extreme demands on fishermen and fisherwomen to have all products weighed at the place of landing before being transported, held in storage or sold. This new...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: EU Directives (15 Jun 2021)

“I know the Minister of State is standing in for the Minister, Deputy McConalogue, but that answer disappoints me. The facts are that tomorrow week, there will be hundreds of trawlers coming up the Liffey by way of protest. The reasons for this are that countries like Belgium have a larger quota for certain species than the Irish have. We have been totally unrepresented. The Minister,...”

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (15 Jun 2021)

“I wish to raise the issue of the fishing industry in general. Tomorrow week, there will be a major protest during which fishing trawlers from Killybegs, Ros an Mhíl, Castletownbere, Dingle, Kilmore Quay and all around the coastline will come up the Liffey. I am aware that many Senators and Deputies have no interest in the fishing industry whatsoever. I have been involved in public...”

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  • Has spoken in 9 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1135 times in debates — well above average among Senators.
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