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RSS feed Senator Niall Blaney, former TD

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  • Fianna Fail Senator (Agricultural Panel)
  • Former Fianna Fail TD for Donegal North East
  • Changed party from IND-FF on 26 Jul 2006
  • Left the Dáil on 25 February 2011 — did not stand for re-election
  • Entered the Seanad on 30 March 2020 — General election
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Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (1 Dec 2021)

“I will speak about the new scheme put in place by the Minister, Deputy Darragh O'Brien, yesterday. I strongly wish to put on record how much I welcome this new scheme. It affects the Deputy Leader's county as well as mine. There has been an awful lot of confusion overnight. I wonder how much of the €200,000 Sinn Féin raised at a golf event in the US over the past number of...”

Seanad: National Development Plan 2021-2030: Statements (30 Nov 2021)

“I welcome the Minister of State to the House. As a Donegal man, it would be remiss of me to stand here without mentioning the approval of the mica scheme by the Government. It is welcome and we will speak more about that another time. I am somebody who has taken a keen interest in the national development plans. The concept of the national development plan has come to the fore since the...”

Seanad: Address to Seanad Éireann by An Taoiseach (18 Nov 2021)

“I welcome the Taoiseach. We are very proud to have him here as our Taoiseach. I was equally as proud on the day he asked me to be his spokesperson on Northern Ireland. Considering what he has done and the republican approach he has taken in the context of the shared island unit and what he is trying to do there, he is setting up an approach to deal with issues in this country in an...”

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  • Has spoken in 22 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among TDs.
  • Has spoken in 25 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among Senators.
  • Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — below average among TDs.
  • People have made 0 comments on this TD's speeches — average among TDs.
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  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 64 times in debates — well below average among TDs.
    (Yes, this is a silly statistic. We include it to draw your attention to why you should read more than just these numbers when forming opinions.)
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 27 times in debates — well below average among Senators.
    (Yes, this is a silly statistic. We include it to draw your attention to why you should read more than just these numbers when forming opinions.)