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Seanad: Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (23 Oct 2019)

“I welcome the Quinn family and am thankful for the opportunity to pay tribute to Feargal Quinn. In a situation like this, I am most envious of my colleagues for the way they can speak most eloquently here in the Chamber about Feargal Quinn. I am really envious because I never met him. However, I had a special interaction with him about 25 years ago. I ask Senators to cast their minds back...”

Seanad: HSE Capital Plan 2019: Statements (23 Oct 2019)

“I am delighted to see the Minister here. On a personal level, his enthusiasm, knowledge and belief in what the HSE can deliver are commendable. I apologise for being a little late getting to the Chamber. When I got here, the music from the film "Jaws" came into my head. It is a case of me being Jaws, incidentally, because I seem to attack every person who is involved with mental health....”

Seanad: Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Second Stage (23 Oct 2019)

“I welcome the Minister of State. I thank Senator Buttimer for his kind words and acknowledgement. His insight into mental health services was very intelligent and compassionate, not just now but also earlier today. The reason I keep pushing the committee is to address the question of what is happening with the money. We have a population of only 5 million. Addressing the question was the...”

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  • Has spoken in 15 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") 41 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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