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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: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Jul 2024)

“I ask the Leader for a debate in the House on Uisce Éireann. It is a gripe of mine. I am not denigrating the authority, but there are issues with its capacity, financial support and ability to deal with the demands for water from our ever-growing population. In my lifetime, there has been substantial building of houses and apartments. I have come to Dublin since I was a student; I...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Energy Conservation (8 Feb 2024)

“I thank the Leas-Chathaoirleach for selecting my Commencement matter. I was chuffed by the fact that the office of the senior Minister, Deputy Eamon Ryan, rang to say he was not able to take it and that the Minister of State, Deputy Fleming, would deputise. The Minister of State is quite welcome to deal with this and I am sure he is very competent as well. My issue relates to SEAI grants...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Energy Conservation (8 Feb 2024)

“I have no doubt that these are extraordinarily good schemes. I put my hands up and applaud what is being done, but I think there should be greater interaction with and more explanation given to the customers who ring up and ask where their applications are at and what is delaying them. I refer to those customers being told it was going to be six months down the road. Perhaps the Minister...”

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  • Has spoken in 3 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") 1148 times in debates — well above average among Senators.
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