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RSS feed Mary O'Rourke, former TD, former Senator

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  • Former Fianna Fail TD for Longford-Westmeath
  • Former Fianna Fail Senator (Nominated by the Taoiseach)
  • Left the Dáil on 25 February 2011 — General election (stood again)
  • Entered the Dáil on 24 May 2007 — General election
  • Left the Seanad on 24 May 2007 — Resigned

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Finance Bill 2011: Second Stage (25 Jan 2011)

“That was an aberration which should not have happened. It was my fault entirely and that of the Fianna Fáil headquarters, which did not allow me outside the bridge in Athlone. That was an amazing direction but I have come a long and hard road since. There is much debate on the radio and elsewhere concerning new ideas from some wonderful people, like Ms Elaine Byrne, for whom I have great...”

Finance Bill 2011: Second Stage (25 Jan 2011)

“I will have to try to remember which ministerial hat he is wearing when I approach him. He did good work in the community sector in Athlone. It is a pity he is not running in the town because its people have great time for him.”

Finance Bill 2011: Second Stage (25 Jan 2011)

“I hope their appreciation of the Minister's work transfers to me. My advice to those Deputies who propose to stand in the forthcoming general election is to be stout of heart. I am quite sure I will not be back to the House. If I do not make it, I will not join the group of past Members of the Oireachtas but stay at home, write a book, mind my grandchildren, go for walks, have tea with...”

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  • Has spoken in 29 committee discussions and Dáil debates in the last year — below average among TDs.
  • Has received answers to 56 written questions in the last year — average among TDs.
  • People have made 1 comment on this TD's speeches — above average among TDs.
  • This TD's speeches, in the printed record, are readable by an average 14–15 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 9 people are tracking whenever this TD speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 100 times in debates — below average among TDs.
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