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  • Former Fianna Fail Senator (Agricultural Panel)
  • Left the Seanad on 24 April 2016 — General election

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Seanad: Order of Business (3 Feb 2016)

“I, too, would like to join with colleagues on both sides of the House in thanking the Cathaoirleach, the Leas-Chathaoirleach, Senator O'Donovan, and the Leader of the House, Senator Cummins, who has played an outstanding role. It should not be forgotten that he took a very brave and courageous stance on the referendum on the Seanad in effectively going against Government proposals, which...”

Seanad: Order of Business (3 Feb 2016)

“He worked closely with Senator Wilson. It was much more difficult to manage the smaller group of Fianna Fáil Senators to ensure that we looked after our side of the House. He did that magnificently and there were occasions when he stepped into the breach, something that is not on the record, but I want to acknowledge it. That ensured the smooth and effective running of the House. I...”

Seanad: Order of Business (3 Feb 2016)

“He has taken stances and principled positions on issues that perhaps did not always generate unanimity. It has been his strength that he has stuck to his principles. I have had the pleasure of working with him on a group he set up in this House some years ago called the human dignity group. As the name suggests, it is about the preservation of human dignity and it has attracted support...”

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  • Has spoken in 131 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above 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") 1084 times in debates — well above average among Senators.
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