Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Business of Seanad: Motion
I do not think I have excluded anyone. I have really enjoyed my tenure as Cathaoirleach of the Twenty-fifth Seanad. I thank all the Senators for their co-operation, in particular the Leas-Chathaoirleach. Not alone has he been an exemplary Leas-Chathaoirleach, but before he became Leas-Chathaoirleach he respected me as a close friend and was somebody in whom I could confide. His integrity, demeanour and dedication to this House is second to none. I hope we will see him back here. He was very loyal to me. When I was ill for a few weeks, he took over the responsibility of the Chair with great aplomb. If he has any failing, it is that he was too considerate and too helpful to many of our colleagues here. He was too nice.