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  • Former Independent Senator (Nominated by the Taoiseach)
  • Entered the Seanad on 20 May 2011 — appointed
  • Left the Seanad on 24 April 2016 — General election

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Seanad: Order of Business (3 Feb 2016)

“Ba mhaith liom buíochas a ghabháil le chuile dhuine - chuile Sheanadóir anseo - as ucht an t-am suimiúil agus spreagúil a bhí againn le ceithre bliana anuas. I acknowledge this important day. I acknowledge the Taoiseach who nominated me as a Senator. It was a deep privilege for me to be inside, working in a democratic institution, albeit in grave need of...”

Seanad: Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (27 Jan 2016)

“I offer my deep condolences to Anne, Mary, Sally, Judy, David and all of the grandchildren. Sally, David and Mary are in the Visitors Gallery, as are some of the McLoones, the Friels and the Morrisons.I also wish to acknowledge the presence in the Visitors Gallery of the chairman of the Abbey Theatre, Dr. Bryan McMahon. This is an emotional day for me as he was a friend, a critic and a...”

Seanad: Direct Provision: Motion (27 Jan 2016)

“I second the motion. I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. This might be our last time engaging formally. The Minister of State might be busy over the next while as we wait to be nominated or re-nominated. I wish him all the best in the general election. In his short time as Minister he put an impetus and full public support behind the report of...”

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  • Has spoken in 16 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") 131 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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