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  • Former Labour Senator (Industrial and Commercial Panel)
  • Entered the Seanad on 13 November 2015 — Byelection
  • Left the Seanad on 24 April 2016 — General election

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Seanad: Order of Business (3 Feb 2016)

“I had not intended to speak as I was sitting in my office listening to everybody else’s contribution, but I decided I would. I did not believe I would ever in my life use the phrase "Senator Scobie." I thank the Senator very much for his remarks. I became a Member a very short time ago. I was somewhat nervous coming here because, although one is used to watching people on the...”

Seanad: Order of Business (2 Feb 2016)

“I am calling for an urgent debate. I understand the Minister may not be available today but, hopefully, she may be available tomorrow. The issue concerns allegations of abuse within a foster home, and particularly what the HSE knew and when. First, I want to put on record that my heart goes out to the woman at the centre of this case who has become known as Grace and to her family because...”

Seanad: Order of Business (26 Jan 2016)

“I am raising an issue of great importance today because I was contacted directly by victims yesterday and this morning regarding a story printed yesterday by Allison Morris in the Irish News. I am calling for an urgent debate on the matter. The story states that the IRA broke into Special Branch headquarters in 2001 and stole thousands of documents, which it decoded. It discovered its...”

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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 0 comments 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") 8 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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