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

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Seanad: Commencement Matters: Ambulance Service Provision (20 Jan 2016)

“I am pleased this morning that it is the Minister State, Deputy Kathleen Lynch, who is in the House to take this matter, because I have found in the past that not only is she aware of what is going on but she has a great knowledge of and insight into the actual situation. Equally important, I have found her to be a listening Minister of State who persists and perseveres, sometimes against...”

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Ambulance Service Provision (20 Jan 2016)

“I accept the Minister of State's assertion that there must be reforms and that, with radical improvements through the use of new technology and flexibilities, we must have a modern ambulance service that can be dispatched. I also second her sentiments regarding the professionalism, commitment and hard and vital work of ambulance crews. However, I have first-hand knowledge of the crews in...”

Seanad: Flooding: Statements (20 Jan 2016)

“I am glad the Minister of State, Deputy Simon Harris, is in the House today to discuss this important issue. Flooding may have abated for the moment but it certainly has not gone away and it will be back. A hard rain has fallen and it will keep coming back until we deal with it with some purpose, some vision and serious sustainable and long-term strategies. Present company excluded, I am...”

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  • Has spoken in 18 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
  • 7 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 203 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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