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Seanad: International Protection (Family Unification) (Amendment) Bill 2017: Report and Final Stages (7 Mar 2018)

“I support the Bill, which is a clear reflection of the great compassion Senator Kelleher has shown for many years.”

Seanad: Data Protection Bill 2018: Committee Stage (Resumed) (27 Feb 2018)

“My colleague, Senator McDowell, delivered a very factual argument on this topic but I propose to focus on an emotive aspect of the topic. Let us put the Government into the centre of this picture.One of the best ways of describing the Government and its attitude towards children is to look at the ad for Barnardos on the television at present. Barnardos has done a truly magnificent job on...”

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs: Business of Joint Committee (21 Feb 2018)

“Apologies have been received from the Chairman, Deputy Alan Farrell and from Deputies Kathleen Funchion and Lisa Chambers. Senator Martin Conway is formally substituting for Deputy Farrell. We will now suspend very briefly to allow the witnesses to take their seats.”

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  • Has spoken in 17 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") 25 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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