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  • Former Fianna Fail Senator (Nominated by the Taoiseach)
  • Entered the Seanad on 13 September 2007 — appointed
  • Left the Seanad on 25 April 2011 — General election

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Seanad: Mental Health (Involuntary Procedures) (Amendment) Bill 2008: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages (24 Mar 2011)

“I pay tribute to all who contributed to the Bill. The debate reflected the strong cross-party dimension that has always existed in this Chamber on issues such as mental health, disabilities or child protection. Given that mental health and disabilities do not get much of the spotlight, it is fitting that the last piece of business in this Seanad was on mental health. I thank the Minister...”

Seanad: Mental Health (Involuntary Procedures) (Amendment) Bill 2008: Committee Stage (Resumed) (23 Mar 2011)

“I congratulate the Minister of State and I wish her well. She is highly regarded in the area of mental health for her efforts. Speaking from my own professional and personal experience I have seen the benefits ECT has had on patients. It is important to stress that one is talking about a small number of patients and that the treatment is always used as a last resort. In such situations...”

Seanad: School Placement (28 Jan 2011)

“I welcome the opportunity to raise this issue and I thank the Minister of State, Deputy Haughey, for taking it. This matter relates to the provision of secondary school placements in the Knocklyon-Rathfarnham area. The main secondary school in the area, St. Colmcille's community school - there are two additional secondary schools, one for boys and one for young women - is limited in that it...”

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  • Has spoken in 39 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.
  • 5 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 109 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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