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  • Former Independent Senator (Administrative Panel)
  • Entered the Seanad on 25 April 2016 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 31 March 2020 — General election

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Seanad: Business of Seanad: Motion (21 Jan 2020)

“I am pleased to have an opportunity on a day such as this to make a few remarks, to show appreciation and to make one or two points. Much correct and worthy appreciation and thanks have been expressed by other Senators to colleagues here and in the other House and to staff, etc., so I will not go through that in any detail. Many people with disabilities and other marginalised groups, whom...”

Seanad: Business of Seanad: Motion (21 Jan 2020)

“These four years were my noviciate, we hope. The Cathaoirleach is making an interesting point. That was called a vocational experience but politics in a democracy is a vocation. We need to be skilled and professional but actually, at its deepest, it is a vocation. I clearly see that. I thank my Civil Engagement colleagues who were very tolerant towards me, not because of my gender, it...”

Seanad: Imminent Closure of Cuisle Accessible Holiday Resort: Statements (27 Nov 2019)

“I welcome the Minister of State. I thank Senator Leyden for ensuring that the matter is being discussed at this stage. I will not parse and analyse every turn in the road that has led us here. Last Thursday at a special meeting of the Joint Committee on Health, we had an opportunity to turn a corner and move away from the hurt, concerns and heat that naturally come into the issues such as...”

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  • Has spoken in 12 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average among Senators.
  • 28 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 101 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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