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  • Former Fianna Fail Senator (Nominated by the Taoiseach)
  • Entered the Seanad on 13 September 2007 — appointed
  • Left the Seanad on 25 April 2011 — General election

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Seanad: Criminal Justice (Public Order) Bill 2010: Second Stage (Resumed) and Subsequent Stages (26 Jan 2011)

“I thank the Minister for his attendance in the House today and staff in the Department for their work on the Bill. I also thank Senators on all sides of the House for their co-operation in dealing with it. As Senator Bacik said, it is probably the last legislative measure that will be passed——”

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Public Order) Bill 2010: Second Stage (Resumed) and Subsequent Stages (26 Jan 2011)

“Yes. The three of us, Senators Regan, Bacik and I, as well as Senator Quinn have been in the House on many occasions in the last couple of years debating the finer points of criminal justice legislation. This Bill adds to our criminal code and the maintenance of public order. In that regard, it must be welcomed.”

Seanad: Criminal Justice (Public Order) Bill 2010: Second Stage (26 Jan 2011)

“I welcome the new Minister for Justice and Law Reform to the House and I welcome the introduction of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Bill. When we are discussing the amendment of the Vagrancy (Ireland) Act 1847 we may note without argument that the review and amendment of the law in this area is long overdue. For years, we have been unable to enforce the Vagrancy (Ireland) Act in its...”

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  • Has spoken in 31 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.
  • 3 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 78 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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