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Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (10 Oct 2019)

“I raise two matters relating to the mid west. First is yesterday's good news with €10 million announced in the budget for new routes for which Shannon Airport can apply. That is very good news as there has been much discussion about Shannon Airport in the House recently. I also raise Facebook's policy. Facebook would not allow advertisements for a new book published on the monks at...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Hospital Staff Recruitment (9 Oct 2019)

“I welcome the Minister of State. We have had debates on this issue in the past and he gave me a very promising answer, but I am very frustrated at this stage because it is my understanding that, despite funding having been sanctioned for a nursing position at least eight if not 12 months ago, progress has stalled. When I wrote to University Hospital Limerick to ask it to outline the...”

Seanad: Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters: Hospital Staff Recruitment (9 Oct 2019)

“I thank the Minister of State for that offer because I raised this issue with Mr. Reid at the committee last week when we discussed MRI scanners and overcrowding. If a neurological clinical nurse specialist was put in place it would definitely help to reduce waiting lists. The more pressure we can put on Mr. Reid the better.”

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  • Has spoken in 77 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — above average among Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 161 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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