Seanad debates

Friday, 16 December 2022

Election of Leas-Chathaoirleach


11:30 am

Photo of Regina DohertyRegina Doherty (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I am very happy to second the motion. Senator Chambers has described a consummate politician but a very generous person. We are all very busy here and sometimes we try to help those ahead of us and behind us. Sometimes you can get caught up in your life but Senator Mark Daly proactively ensures he looks after people and he is right about spotting talent.

While our business is to scrutinise legislation that comes to us from Dáil Éireann or from the Government, long before he was ever Cathaoirleach Senator Mark Daly extended himself to national issues. I refer to his love of the Irish flag and of the Irish language. There is not a town or village in the country that does not have a commemorative garden because of him. It shows the breadth and extent of what a Senator can actually do and a Senator's reach. This particular Senator has a huge grá not only for his community and his place but for his people. On that basis, I second the motion so he can continue his good work and support the Cathaoirleach from the Leas-Chathaoirleach's office.


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