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  • Former Labour Senator (Nominated by the Taoiseach)
  • Entered the Seanad on 20 May 2011 — appointed
  • Left the Seanad on 24 April 2016 — General election

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Seanad: Flooding: Statements (20 Jan 2016)

“That is no problem at all. I am delighted to have the opportunity to raise the issue of flooding with the Minister of State, who has been to Galway and knows that south Galway was particularly badly affected. We badly need a resolution. Any proposal for flood relief measures in south Galway should be sensible and realistic and should provide a real assurance to local families, businesses,...”

Seanad: Flooding: Statements (20 Jan 2016)

“I just need 30 seconds. They interfered with a number of turloughs in the area. Given that I would not build a house on a turlough, I do not expect the State to build motorways in turloughs without having any adverse effects on the local community. We are seeing this now. We need to examine European directives. I propose that the State go to Europe and seek a relaxation of laws on...”

Seanad: Flooding: Statements (20 Jan 2016)

“I am nearly finished. This is a very important point to my constituency and I want to make it.”

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  • Has spoken in 31 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
  • 11 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 164 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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