Seanad debates

Friday, 16 December 2022

Election of Leas-Chathaoirleach


11:30 am

Photo of Emer CurrieEmer Currie (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I spoke about Senators Mark Daly and Joe O’Reilly earlier today but I do not want to let the opportunity pass to thank them both once again. I am delighted that Senator Daly has put his name forward for the role of Leas-Chathaoirleach. In a way, he is easing us out of having him as Cathaoirleach of the Seanad.

As I have the pleasure of occupying the office next door to that of my great friend, Senator Joe O'Reilly, I get to hear his booming voice on the phone to Cavan about 12 times a day. When we come in to this Chamber, Senator O'Reilly brings a gravitas to the Chair while at the same time making everybody feel at home. The comments of others on his eloquence and wit are true. I thank my dear Cavan friend for his presence in the Chamber and for his guidance, not just in the Chair but in general.


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