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Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Road Safety (12 Jul 2021)

“I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Madigan, to the House and thank her for taking this Commencement matter.I also thank the Cathaoirleach for allowing me to raise the matter this morning. In an effort to enhance and strengthen road safety, I propose that it be a mandatory subject at second level. Some schools already do modules on road safety during transition year and this has proven...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Road Safety (12 Jul 2021)

“I thank the Minister of State for her comprehensive reply. While I appreciate that driver theory testing is the responsibility of the RSA, there is a role for the Department and for second level schools in preparing young people for the driver theory test. I would go further and say that secondary schools should be designated centres to undertake the theory test under the supervision of the...”

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence: Situation in Palestine: Discussion (Resumed) (13 May 2021)

“I thank the ambassador and the other speakers for their presentations. It is good to see Mr. Shatter back in the Oireachtas, albeit remotely, and at a committee he was so active in for so many years. I will be brief. As Ms Griffin and Ms Hausdorff have said, we are meeting in shocking circumstances at a very serious time for the Israeli and Palestinian people. I send my sympathies to the...”

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  • Has spoken in 4 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") 561 times in debates — well above average among Senators.
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