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Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (11 Jul 2019)

“I first met Noel Whelan in 2013 when I was invited to work with his Democracy Matters campaign to save the Seanad in order to reform it. In 2015, I asked him to assist the Disability Federation of Ireland to make sense of the wider political and civil landscape so we could be more potent in our work. In a 15 minute conversation in the company of my management team, he put me through my...”

Seanad: Genetic Testing: Motion (10 Jul 2019)

“I was delighted to see this motion coming before the House. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to support it. I thank Senator Norris for it. I thank, in particular, the Martin family for the work they have done on this and for the public service they have done at a time when they have plenty on their plate. Rare diseases are not rare. There will be more of them identified as we...”

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government: Housing for People with a Disability: Discussion (4 Jul 2019)

“I am being embarrassed this morning. I am delighted to be here. I welcome the witnesses and, equally, the contributions of my three Oireachtas colleagues. I am in and out of various committees on a regular basis and on this occasion every one of them brought not just an interest but knowledge, expertise and a commitment to the issue. I understand that not everyone on an Oireachtas...”

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  • Has spoken in 22 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") 94 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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