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RSS feed Maria Byrne, former Senator

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  • Former Fine Gael Senator (Agricultural 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 (18 Dec 2019)

“I seek the Leader's support in asking the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Ross, to intervene in the situation of Limerick FC. It was announced last Wednesday that the club is due to be liquidated. While Limerick FC has acquired many debts over the years, soccer is still the most played sport in Limerick. Limerick city is the third largest city in the country and not...”

Seanad: Regulated Professions (Health and Social Care) (Amendment) Bill 2019: Committee Stage (18 Dec 2019)

“I thank the Minister for his commitment today and answering the many phone calls during the week about this. I also thank him for meeting me and other colleagues. When contacted about this, he was very forthcoming in saying he would see what he could do about this. As there are four pharmacists and a pharmaceutical assistant in my family, I suppose at this stage I have a vested interest....”

Seanad: Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019: Report and Final Stages (18 Dec 2019)

“I thank the Minister for his explanation. Following the discussion we had on Committee Stage, I spoke to a number of school principals and some parents. There were mixed views regarding what had been proposed by the other side of the House. One of the principals said that not everybody is in a position to make a voluntary contribution, there are circumstances in which a contribution is not...”

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  • Has spoken in 64 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 184 times in debates — average among Senators.
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