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- Former Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid West
- Former Fine Gael Senator (Labour Panel)
- Left the Dáil on 29 June 2019 — Resigned
- Entered the Dáil on 26 February 2011 — General election
- Entered the Seanad on 13 September 2007 — General election
- Left the Seanad on 26 February 2011 — Resigned
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- Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil (27 Jun 2019)
“I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle. I was not expecting this but I thank him for giving me the opportunity to say a few words on this very special day for me, which is the last day of my service in the Houses of the Oireachtas. I remember very clearly the first day I walked into the Dáil and the sense I had of what a fantastic privilege it was to be elected by the public to serve....”
- Written Answers — Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: National Biodiversity Plan (21 Feb 2019)
“61. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the details of existing and planned initiatives to protect biodiversity here including initiatives in Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8595/19]”
- Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: International Conventions (6 Feb 2019)
“94. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the outstanding issues concerning the ratification of the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women; and the timeframe for ratification in this regard. [5797/19]”
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- Has spoken in 4 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — well below average among TDs.
- Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average among TDs.
- People have made 12 comments on this TD's speeches — well above average among TDs.
- This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 127 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 1227 times in debates — well above average among TDs.
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