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  • Former Independent Senator (Nominated by the Taoiseach)
  • Entered the Seanad on 20 May 2011 — appointed
  • Left the Seanad on 31 March 2020 — General election

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Seanad: Business of Seanad: Motion (21 Jan 2020)

“The first person I would like to thank this afternoon is Deputy Enda Kenny. The reason is that he appointed me to the Seanad in 2011 and then reappointed me in 2016. That is possibly the greatest affirmation one could ever have. Most of us need affirmation in our lives. Sometimes one gets it in the strangest places. “Behaviour that’s admired is the path to power”....”

Seanad: Business of Seanad: Motion (21 Jan 2020)

“In perpetuity.”

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (11 Dec 2019)

“I would like to make two points. I have been following the farmers who have been standing outside the distribution areas of factories, conglomerates and supermarkets in the hope that they will be given a fair deal. They are still not getting a fair deal. Visas for workers with essential skills are being given to people who are going to work in these factories as animal boners, but such...”

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  • Has spoken in 26 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.
  • 23 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 233 times in debates — average among Senators.
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