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RSS feed Sean Barrett, former Senator

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  • Former Independent Senator (University of Dublin)
  • Entered the Seanad on 27 April 2011 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 24 April 2016 — General election

RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Seanad: Order of Business (3 Feb 2016)

“I am willing to second Senator Kelly's amendment to the Order of Business. Today, there is a strike in the institutes of technology throughout the country. The institutes have had a 33% increase in students with a 10% decline in staff.I hope the new Oireachtas will address that issue and perhaps look to the highly successful apprenticeship systems in Norway, Austria, Germany and...”

Seanad: Order of Business (3 Feb 2016)

“Of course, O'Connell, as well as Redmond and Henry Grattan. They achieved much in Parliament on behalf of the people.”

Seanad: Order of Business (3 Feb 2016)

“There is much more to do and may we all be successful in our endeavours to return here.”

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  • Has spoken in 119 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well above average among Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average among Senators.
  • 10 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 977 times in debates — well above average among Senators.
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