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- Former Independent Senator (Nominated by the Taoiseach)
- Former Progressive Democrats TD for Dún Laoghaire
- Changed party from Progressive Democrats on 20 Nov 2009
- Left the Dáil on 24 May 2007 — General election
- Entered the Seanad on 13 September 2007 — appointed
- Left the Seanad on 25 April 2011 — General election
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- Seanad: Order of Business. (20 Apr 2011)
“I compliment the new Government on two areas. First, the Minister for Education and Skills has taken to his new job with great enthusiasm. I particularly like the way he is in consultation with Catholic agencies, concerning their participation in, and examination of, church patronage. I very much welcome that process and wish him great success with it. Second, I think the Government is...”
- Seanad: Mental Health (Involuntary Procedures) (Amendment) Bill 2008: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages (24 Mar 2011)
“Unfortunately days like this on which the work is done on an all-party basis are all too rare in the Seanad and much work that deserves a great deal of attention is not given enough attention. There have been a few occasions during the lifetime of this Seanad when we all worked together to the advancement of good, rights-based legislation. I would like to think that in the next Seanad it...”
- Seanad: Mental Health (Involuntary Procedures) (Amendment) Bill 2008: Committee Stage (Resumed) (23 Mar 2011)
“I, too, welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Kathleen Lynch, and wish her well in her new role. As a new Minister at the beginning of a new term I am sure she will take on board what has been said and what must be addressed in this area. I am sure that with her enthusiasm she will deal with it. In a sense one would want the wisdom of Solomon to deal with the issue. This is a particularly...”
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- Has spoken in 60 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — average among Senators.
- People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average among Senators.
- 5 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 164 times in debates — average among Senators.
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