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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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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Pre-Agriculture and Fisheries Council: Discussion (25 Oct 2023)

“I welcome the Minister, Deputy McConalogue, here this evening. He has an unenviable task. I have been involved in politics for about 39 years. I remember back in the mid-1980s on the coastal management committee for Cork county and whatever. From what I read here, in many ways the Minister is caught by a straitjacket and there is little wriggle room. We cannot expect him to work miracles...”

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Pre-Agriculture and Fisheries Council: Discussion (25 Oct 2023)

“Before I conclude, a Chathaoirligh, I rarely impose any kind of stricture on you because of my absolute perfect attendance and annoyance to members here, but would the Minister have a look again at the decommissioning situation? I fully agree with him that it frees up more quota for other boats so they can survive. It is more economical. It does haunt me a little that these three guys who...”

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill 2022: Second Stage (13 Jun 2023)

“At the outset, I also welcome the Minister back to the House, and I wish her well in her future life and work in the Oireachtas. My concerns with this Bill mostly relate to legal and constitutional issues. I am deeply concerned about Article 38.1 of the Constitution of Ireland, which states that, "No person shall be tried on any criminal charge save in due course of law." I have concerns...”

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  • Has spoken in 2 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below 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") 1144 times in debates — well above average among Senators.
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