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  • Former Independent Senator (Nominated by the Taoiseach)
  • Entered the Seanad on 20 May 2011 — appointed
  • Left the Seanad on 5 February 2013 — Resigned

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Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement: Restorative Justice Programmes in Northern Ireland: Discussion (18 Oct 2012)

“I welcome Mr. Maguire and Ms Watters and thank them for two impressive presentations. They referred to their background. I want to emphasise both their backgrounds, on the one hand a republican one and on the other a loyalist one. It is a significant statement of where we are at in the peace process that they are working so closely together. I note that they have an ambition to grow...”

Seanad: Order of Business (19 Sep 2012)

“I also welcome colleagues back to the House. This morning I returned 11 tickets to Croke Park for Sunday's All-Ireland Football Final because I could find no one to take them off my hands.”

Seanad: Order of Business (19 Sep 2012)

“I recall stating, when I was first appointed to the Seanad, that I looked forward to working with colleagues to make this House a place to which citizens would look for inspiration, reassurance and encouragement. During the summer I reflected on the extent to which we had achieved this goal. In that context, I asked myself what the House had done to be innovative and imaginative and improve...”

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  • Has spoken in 5 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below 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") 15 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
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