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  • Former Fianna Fail Senator (Cultural and Educational Panel)
  • Entered the Seanad on 25 April 2016 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 31 March 2020 — General election

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Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (11 Dec 2019)

“Today, the faculty of paediatrics of the Royal College of Physicians called on the Government to abolish the system of direct provision for asylum seekers because the welfare of children is at stake. The author of the report issued today, Dr. Niamh O'Brien, stated the system is unethical, stigmatising and needs to end. Children in direct provision present with increased mental health issues...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Ambulance Service Provision (20 Nov 2019)

“I welcome the Minister of State to the House. He is probably aware of the desperate situation regarding ambulance services in rural areas. Councillor Erin McGreehan from Louth recently raised with me the specific issue of ambulances in the Omeath area of north County Louth. At present no ambulances are operating in this district of the county. It has been revealed that ambulance services...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Ambulance Service Provision (20 Nov 2019)

“I thank the Minister of State for his comprehensive response. While the ambulance is based in Belmullet, if the ambulance is not available locally we have to get an ambulance down from Castlebar or Ballina. Returning to north County Louth, I would like the Minister of State to consider expanding the co-operation with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Places such as Omeath are only...”

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  • Has spoken in 14 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.
  • 19 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 131 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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