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Seanad: Commencement Matters: Garda Deployment (18 Dec 2018)

“I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Stanton. I rise today to discuss areas of justice. I am looking for a greater Garda presence in the east Limerick area. Recently I made a submission to the Castletroy development plan in which I looked for a full-time Garda station in that region. The area is expanding. At the time the chief superintendent said that due to lack of resources it...”

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Garda Deployment (18 Dec 2018)

“I thank the Minister of State. I neglected to say that the community gardaí are meeting the residents tonight and have been very responsive. It is a big factor that people do not see the Garda on the ground. It is pretty much a rural area. There has been a spate of burglaries. I commend the Government on the reopening of the Garda College. It is good that there are so many extra...”

Seanad: Order of Business (Resumed) (18 Dec 2018)

“I support Senator Ó Ríordáin's call for a debate on women and sport, an issue about which I am very passionate and have a keen interest in. I congratulate the ladies' hockey team who won the best team award in the RTÉ sports awards on Saturday night. It was a great tribute to their contribution representing Ireland, for which they won silver medals. They have set a high...”

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  • Has spoken in 88 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") 126 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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