This data was produced from a variety of sources.

RSS feed Larry Butler, former Senator

Photo of Larry Butler
  • Former Independent Senator (Industrial and Commercial Panel)
  • Changed party from Fianna Fail on 4 Jun 2010
  • Entered the Seanad on 13 September 2007 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 25 April 2011 — General election

RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Seanad: Finance Bill 2011: Second Stage (28 Jan 2011)

“It is important we bring the Bill through the House and, while doing so, scrutinise it in great detail. That is the strength of this House, that we look at all the legislation going through it. The House has been well worth its value in terms of ensuring proper, well-structured legislation goes through, and this Bill is no different. It is important from an international point of view that...”

Seanad: Export-led Growth: Motion (19 Jan 2011)

“I congratulate the Minister of State for his clear description of what we are doing to take advantage of export opportunities in Asia and various other parts of the world. The past three years have been the worst period of our history since the 1930s. In addition to a crisis in the financial sector and the world economy, the construction industry has collapsed. This has forced Irish...”

Seanad: Export-led Growth: Motion (19 Jan 2011)

“That example demonstrates how a fine industry was brought to its knees by overvaluing the various services being provided. Land was also exploited. A site in a normal area which should have cost €30,000 was being traded for €100,000. That gives a hint about why the construction industry collapsed. Raw materials and labour became too expensive and when that happened, Joe public could...”

More of Larry Butler's recent appearances


These statistics are updated only each weekend. Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site.More about this)

  • Has spoken in 39 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
  • 2 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 157 times in debates — average among Senators.
    (Yes, this is a silly statistic. We include it to draw your attention to why you should read more than just these numbers when forming opinions.)