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  • Former Labour Senator (Agricultural Panel)
  • Entered the Seanad on 27 April 2011 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 24 April 2016 — General election

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Seanad: Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis: Statements (2 Feb 2016)

“It was an honour and a responsibility to be a member of the banking inquiry. I use the word "responsibility" advisedly because it was a difficult and at times a frustrating task. My wise colleague, Senator D'Arcy, described it as a partial report. That is a very good short version of what happened because it was partial for so many different reasons. I will refer to some of them. Before...”

Seanad: Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis: Statements (2 Feb 2016)

“Parliamentary inquiries are not perfect. If someone can show me the perfect inquiry, I will be the first to say it is the model we should use. In the meantime, we make the best of what we have. We improve and build on it and commit to the notion of accountability and transparency. The ideal of having parliamentary accountability is necessary. If we need to go back and ask the people in a...”

Seanad: Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy (27 Jan 2016)

“I express my thanks to Brian Friel for having lived his life and shared his great intellect and work with the rest of us. Like many others, I saw many of his plays during the decades and the one I valued the most and that spoke to me the most was "Translations". It had the capacity to draw in so many difficult strands, so many parts of our life, culture and history. To be able to create...”

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  • Has spoken in 20 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
  • 8 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 261 times in debates — average among Senators.
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