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RSS feed James Heffernan, former Senator

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  • Former Social Democrats Senator (Agricultural Panel)
  • Changed party from Independent on 3 Sep 2015; from Labour on 20 Dec 2012
  • Entered the Seanad on 26 April 2011 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 24 April 2016 — General election

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Seanad: Order of Business (13 Jan 2016)

“Hear, hear.”

Seanad: Order of Business (13 Jan 2016)

“A cover-up.”

Seanad: Order of Business (13 Jan 2016)

“I do not know what happened over the Christmas break but some of the Government Senators sound as if they are in opposition. Senator Conway has just given out about the decline in rural GP services even though the Government has cut the services and made them unviable.”

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  • Has spoken in 41 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
  • 5 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 100 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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