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RSS feed John Gerard Hanafin, former Senator

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  • Former Fianna Fail Senator (Labour Panel)
  • Left the Seanad on 25 April 2011 — General election

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Seanad: Economic Situation: Statements (20 Apr 2011)

“I am conscious of the fact that we have had beautiful weather, especially in the past four weeks. It is a good time to reflect on an industry that is important to this country. I am talking about tourism. This year the numbers will be increased. Figures suggest the American tourists have returned. The American tourists are back and the tourism industry has responded positively. I am...”

Seanad: Order of Business. (20 Apr 2011)

“I would like to take the opportunity, which I missed during the previous sitting, to pay tribute to the Cathaoirleach and to the staff of the Seanad and the Oireachtas in general. On occasion, particularly in the morning, one hears the greeting, "Good morning, Senator", and this is uplifting when one is about to partake in public service during which one is expected to give of one's best and...”

Seanad: Order of Business (24 Mar 2011)

“I congratulate the Leader. I am delighted Senator Cummins was elevated to the position. Of course the incoming Government is entitled to the support of every Irish man and woman - it will have it wholeheartedly from me - in ensuring that the country returns to prosperity and that the necessary changes are made. However, I ask the Leader to ensure we do not have 11 separate constitutional...”

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  • Has spoken in 95 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 304 times in debates — average among Senators.
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