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  • Former Green Party Senator (Agricultural Panel)
  • Entered the Seanad on 15 December 2009 — Byelection
  • Left the Seanad on 25 April 2011 — General election

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Seanad: Order of Business. (20 Apr 2011)

“Like other Senators, I wish everybody well. I support what Senator Dearey said on climate change. I will not repeat what he said, but it is an issue of great importance. Many Senators raised the issue of the sale of State assets. Many lessons could be learned from the way Ms Margaret Thatcher went about matters and how her country sacrificed long term sustainability for short term gain....”

Seanad: Order of Business. (20 Apr 2011)

“Not the 11 Members themselves. They should stand for election. There is a great opportunity now for political reform of the Seanad and that opportunity should be taken. The oversight the Seanad provides would be extremely costly if it had to be provided in another way. The Seanad is good value for money and I would like to see it reformed rather than abolished.”

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

“There is nothing better than the threat of abolition to focus minds. That applies very much to the Seanad and the Green Party. It is appropriate that probably the last legislation to go through the House is Green Party legislation. I commend Senator Boyle on his huge contribution as deputy leader to the House and bringing the Bill forward. There are many others I wish to congratulate....”

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  • Has spoken in 111 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above average among Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average among Senators.
  • 12 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 133 times in debates — below average among Senators.
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