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Seanad: Northern Ireland and 20th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement: Statements (18 Apr 2018)

“Senator Alice-Mary Higgins spoke about women and families and we can start and finish there in relation to many things when it comes to trauma, stress and violence. It is the women who pick up the pieces. I am reminded of a poem from the First World War, although I cannot remember who wrote it, which asked did not the German mother sitting at home knitting socks for her son at the front...”

Seanad: Fodder Shortage: Motion (18 Apr 2018)

“I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Doyle, who I have known for a long time, to the House. I am delighted Senator Boyhan mentioned the Glen of Aherlow. It is a place very close to my heart. I grew up close to it. I remember the first oil crisis in November and December of 1973. We went from 30p for a gallon of petrol to 50p overnight. Schools closed down for longer over Christmas,...”

Seanad: Order of Business (17 Apr 2018)

“On the edition of "Prime Time" broadcast on 10 April, a story was told about a young boy named Adam King, who is less than four years of age. His mother outlined his wheelchair needs. He is one of 53 children and 207 adults in this position in the Cork-Kerry region alone but I revert to the story about Adam because what appals me and is really serious is that at the end of that programme,...”

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  • Has spoken in 43 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 60 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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