Thursday, 20 December 2018
Order of Business
I also wish all my colleagues in the Oireachtas a peaceful Christmas and a prosperous new year as well as the hard working staff of the service who have done so much great work in the last year.
I have been a Member of the Seanad since 2002 and it has certainly changed. It is not the same type of divisional Seanad. Some six or seven years ago, Senator Craughwell was the first person in the history of a majority Government to have more Fine Gael people voting for him in a Seanad by-election than voting for their own candidate for certain reasons-----