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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: Tourism: Statements (28 Jul 2020)

“I thank the Minister for joining us and giving us a most informative and open statement. With her collective portfolios she is going to play a vital role in the development of rural Ireland. A couple of the issues I was going to raise today have already been raised. Senators McGreehan and Ó Donnghaile talked about the cross-Border element of tourism. It is a vital element which we...”

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (23 Jul 2020)

“Much has been said in the past, particularly during lockdown, about front-line workers and I second the proposal by Senator Murphy. We have all seen how hard they have worked. When we think of front-line workers, we think of those who are at the front line in the health services. Without wishing to take away anything from those workers, I would like to acknowledge today the work of our...”

Seanad: An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (16 Jul 2020)

“Gabhaim buíochas leis an gCathaoirleach. I second the motion of Senator Byrne in respect of the universities panel. The way in which people have obtained degrees in this country over the years has evolved and it is time that we also evolve the legislation so that everybody who has a degree has a say in the make-up of this House. There is discrimination happening on this issue where...”

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  • Has spoken in 22 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among TDs.
  • Has spoken in 4 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") 4 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.)