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  • Former Labour Senator (Administrative Panel)
  • Entered the Seanad on 27 April 2011 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 24 April 2016 — General election

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Seanad: Order of Business (3 Feb 2016)

“Along with others, I take this opportunity to wish everybody who is running for election the very best of luck, whether for the Dáil or Seanad. I also wish anyone who is retiring, particularly Senator Feargal Quinn, the very best of luck and good health in retirement. I know there was some confusion over whether Senator Craughwell would run for re-election. It amuses me, however, that...”

Seanad: Order of Business (3 Feb 2016)

“I pay tribute to the Cathaoirleach who is a good, decent Mayo man. He has been very kind to every Senator in this House. I also want to compliment Senator Cummins who was an excellent Leader of the House. I also thank Senators Bacik and Hayden who were of help to me. In addition, I thank Senator Wilson who, as the Opposition Whip, was always so amenable to giving one a pair where...”

Seanad: Local Government (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2016: First Stage (3 Feb 2016)

“I move:That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to amend the Local Government Act 1991 to ensure that the county status of a community shall not be altered without the explicit consent of the majority of its electorate.”

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  • Has spoken in 48 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among Senators.
  • People have made 3 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average among Senators.
  • 6 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 244 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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