Friday, 16 December 2022
Election of Leas-Chathaoirleach
I move: "That Senator Mark Daly be elected Leas-Chathaoirleach."
It is my pleasure and honour to propose Senator Mark Daly for the position of Leas-Chathaoirleach. He was first elected to Seanad Éireann in 2007 and, as has already been alluded to, he has been a poll-topper ever since. He is widely known for his huge work ethic and his extensive interest in foreign affairs, the Good Friday Agreement and the constitutional future of the island of Ireland. He is known also for his tremendous work representing Senators and this House not just in Ireland but also in the United States, which he often visits. He has built strong and lasting relationships with many members of the US House of Representatives and other key figures.
The Senator is someone I have got to know very well as a member of Fianna Fáil over many years. He first reached out to me when I was not even elected, and this would not be unusual. It was before I was even a councillor.